Well, we decided this year we should really jump into American Halloween with both feet. Seen as last year we did nothing but hand out candy.
Luckily this year we bought a pumpkin, costumes and we got invited to not 1 but 2 parties.
We decided to start our Saturday night by picking a design, pinning it to the pumpkin and having fun carving.
I decided I could mainly go with my own clothes. My lovely black jagged skirt & spider web cloak from the Gothic capital of Britain, my lacey black camisole and my knee-high work men boots. All I bought was fishnet tights & witches hat, belt & cuffs. I know its strange that I already had the most of it.
Chris decided for party 1. He would go as the one and only Arthur Dent from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Complete with bath robe, towel (because he’s a cool frood) and a book saying Don’t Panic.
Party No. 1
This party was at Carolin and Ruediger’s house and surprisingly we weren’t the first people there which makes a change. It was a good night with costumes, food, drink and costume contests.
It was in walking distance, so we decided not to drink too much so we could take a “romantic” walk home at 2:30am.
The romance died when we passed the Halloween shop and saw it had been broken into so like the good citizens that we are we called the police.
Party No. 2
The plan originally was to stay in on Halloween night and give candy to any trick or treaters, but Chris came home from work on the Tuesday to advise me that we had been invited to his work friend Marc’s house. We could have walked to his house but it was nearly 2 miles away, so we decided to get the Arts bus there as it stopped at the end of his street.
I decided for this party as no-one had seen me at the other party I could re-use my costume. However, Chris decided he wanted an actual Halloween costumer with face-paint and everything, so I had to make a trip to the Halloween store and $25 later I came back with a set of face-paints complete with latex to texture his skin as he had decided that he wanted to be Batman’s arch nemesis Two-Face.
I was very impressed with my make-up skills even if I do say so myself.
When we got there we were the first people there which did not surprise me.
We were told it would be good if we could help with trick or treaters, we both were happy to help with this as were the other guests. We all took it in turns to answer the door and hand out candies and activate the falling spider onto the trick or treaters. We even got some older trick or treaters doing a dollar or better trade trick or treat. They came to the door with a butternut squash and Marc traded them a lazy Susan for it.
Some of the little trick or treaters were so cute we even got a 6 month old baby dressed as Snow White, her mum said she only wanted to bring her to show how cute she is. It was very true.
After we started to have fun with trick or treaters it was decided that food was a must so we got carry out from a Thai restaurant in Pasadena called Daisy Mint . It was very good.
After the scrumptious food we were told that a board game had been brought called Betrayal at House on the Hill
Basically we split into teams and collected things as placing the rooms to build the house, then someone must roll the dice to see when a haunt is activated, once the haunt is activated a card is drawn to find out who the traitor is. Surprise in this game the traitor was our character and we had to read how we can win the game. in this case we controlled vines which we would move around the house to capture the other players, then we would have some “fights” with them and if we won then the vine could drag them back to where it originated and turn them to mulch. Yep I said it MULCH.
We realized maybe we had picked a weak player as his might was not very strong, but with the dice and vines we managed to mulch a couple of characters, but Oh No! we got into a “fight” with one of the characters and this decreased our might so much we died but hey-ho we still had the vines which would control themselves.
They slowly started picking people off for mulch and we started winning as the vines. It got to a stage where we only had one person left to beat but she knew it was inevitable we would win so she sacrificed herself.
VICTORY was ours on the first time of playing.
Needless to say our Halloween was fun. I hope everyone else had that much fun.