The party was a blast and a success. It was fun to see all of our friends, family and neighbors dressed up–some I didn’t even recognize, which was especially awkward when I was nearly in tears as a witch was seriously freaking me out and I later found out this witch was Chris’s sister. What a transformation! She fully deserved her win of “Best Adult Costume.” We picked up a 4 best costume trophies for the party and had all of our guests vote on ballots for Best Adult Costume, Best Child’s Costume and Best Group or Couple’s Costume. The fourth trophy Chris and I gave to the person who put the least amount of effort into their costume–for laughs.
The voting was close, but Erica the witch, Baby Jack as Jack Jack Incredible, the O’Farrells dressed up as the Flinstones and our neighbor boys who threw on a wig and a mask all took home the trophies and posed for a picture.
There was lots of picture-taking that night. We hung up the area rug from our dining room to serve as a backdrop for our “photo booth.”
It felt vintage and a little creepy to us and worked pretty well. The kids especially loved striking a pose in their costumes. We also hung 50 bats from the ceiling stretching from the living room and into the kitchen. I cut the bats out of black poster board and strung various lengths of fishing line through them and Chris helped hang each one from the ceiling.
What a great party! I was SO surprised how many adults really got into it. NO ONE above the age of 30 dressed up at our trunk or treat. I even felt awkward in our hikers outfit which was straight from our wardrobe and nothing too crazy. That witch was INSANE! Her face looked legit. Holy cow!!! Anyways, the bats were a perfect addition and I think next year I’ll do that too-hang from the ceiling. Looks sooo creepy! Good work guys! Your costumes were perfect too!!!! Love the one of you jumping jules! So cute!
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