The day started with a Halloween parade at Dash's school. Dash was a zombie ninja, his BFF Ethan was a pirate & Will was a tube of toothpaste. Because obvs, Will is the most awesome kid in the world, parented by the most awesome adults in the world. (Dash is now making this face in nearly every picture. I don't ask why.)
Then there was a performance. You should have seen the concentration on their little faces while they were trying to remember the choreography.
And then it was time to return home & start the festivities in earnest.
Josh & I thought we had maybe gone a bit overboard on the yard decorations until we saw the PIRATE SHIP that the neighbors down the road built on their front lawn.
I'm pretty sure Josh took it as a challenge & I will be confronted with an actual gallows in the yard next year.
Did I mention that we had also carved pumpkins the day before? Here's Dash's that he carved all by his own self.
Here is is at the patch, a piece of straw in his mouth, staring wistfully into the distance and remembering his old life on the range.
Here's my Jack Skellington that doesn't really look anything like Jack Skellington.
And here's Josh's Perry the Platypus. Josh carved another pumpkin, too, but it looked better all lit up, so I resolved to take a picture after the sun went down. I bet you can guess how that went.
And then it was time to party. Josh was the Strong Man to my Bearded Lady. Sadly, this is the only (blurry) picture of us from the night.
Jordan & Prudence, adorbs per usual.
Mad Doctor Vinnie decapitating a chocolate rat. As one does.
This was my most favorite costume of the night--the one-armed girl from Soul Surfer! Genius!
Smartie Pants (get it? Get it? Those are Smarties! On his pants!) and Gypsy Bride. Get this: That is her actual wedding gown. That still fits her. Bitch.
I wouldn't trust that doctor if I were you, Uncle J.
Not pictured: About 70% of the guests, including nearly all of the children. Because I had to put down the camera to pick up the glass of wine. Priorities, people.
Wanna see the spread? OK!
Creepy & delicious witch finger cookies by Prudence & zombie hand brownies by moi.
I asked Josh to be in charge of the punch thinking he'd open a bottle of Hawaiian Punch & call it done, but he went all gourmet on me. Lemonade, orange juice, ginger ale, gummy worm ice cubes & an ice skull. We're nothing if not fancy.
I bought those pirate goblets for Dash's next birthday party before he changed his mind from pirate party to space party. So the adults got to drink wine out of them. Everybody wins!
And so. Another Halloween bites the dust & all that's left to do is clear away the cobwebs and get started looking for a new way to make green bean casserole.