I just got back from a Halloween weekend spent out of town; my cousins and I had a blast at this year’s Halloween extravaganza. I have two more Halloween reads to blog about — Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino and Sabriel by Garth Nix, but I’ll save that for another post and tell you about the Superhero costume Halloween party.
It was my cousin Chickoy’s birthday celebration, and Dianne and I were eager for another party planning opportunity, so we decided to take on the Halloween party, which doubled as our celebration of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington (aka Nearly Headless Nick)’s Deathday Party.
Dianne cooked up a storm even days before the party, and by the time I got there, I was just line-cheffing for the immediate preparations — plucking basil for the pesto, juicing limes for the salsa, making jell-o, decorating the cake, and plating dishes. We had Snotty Spaghetti (pesto), Spider’s Lair (five-layer salsa dip), finger food (sausages), cheese draculas (cream cheese bites), witch’s brooms (cookie + pretzel), RIPcakes (cupcakes with tombstones), mostly ghostly cookies, a coffin cake, and other Halloween treats!
Since the celebration had an Asian lunch prequel, we had to drive the guests out of the house in the afternoon so we could set up the party area. Since Dianne was doing the last minute kitchen prep and table setting, I took charge of spooking up the house with the Halloween supplies that Dianne and her mom bought earlier in the week. I had a lot of fun unraveling mounds and mounds of cobwebs and trying on masks!
I was goofing around at first, but when we got advised that the party was on the way back, I was whipped into a frenzy to set up the “haunted house.” I was alone in the main house, so when I turned off the lights and turned on the scary pipe-in music, even I was freaked out! I ran all the way to the kitchen to where all the rest of the people were!
When the guests arrived, my cousin Inah and I put on our costumes and lay in wait for them while Dianne was stationed to take their photos.
Tee-hee, that’s me lurking around the corner, frightening an unsuspecting mom.
Dianne and I wore our brand-new, custom-made Hogwarts robes (ordered from Monsieur Malkin) for the occasion.
After dinner, we had our Halloween trivia contest, with the categories Frightful Films, Pinoy Paranormal, Tomes of Terror, Plants vs Zombies, Which Witch, and Trick or Treat (sorry I don’t have photos of the contest just yet — I was busy hosting it!). The birthday boy’s team, Awoo Awoo, came in first place; followed by the girls’ team Sugababes, closely followed by team Paolo, with the Moms (!) trailing behind.
We also had a mini-photoshoot with the boys, who posed very gamely for it:
(More photos here)
How did you spend your Halloween this year?