The time changed last night and I’m sitting here wondering how I will handle it these next two weeks. Whenever we ‘fall-back’ I REALLY fall back – as in, hitting the ground hard and then just rolling over to take a nap. It takes a couple of weeks for me to adjust, this business of getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. Ugh!
Okay, Halloween is over so that’s enough ‘moaning’, right?
Speaking of Halloween, (and thank you Vickie for asking!) YES, I did hold my Halloween party this year – which will officially become an annual event from this year forward thanks to the great turnout and response that my husband and I received. It always feel so nice to know that people enjoy coming to my home. We put so much work into our Halloween parties; if I didn’t get this kind of feedback, it simply wouldn’t be worth the effort, otherwise.
One thing I can say about my guests: they were all committed to making their costumes as brilliant as they could be – all hoping to win the Mumm-Award. What’s that, you ask? It’s the coveted First Place Prize that the winner must hold for the year and bring back NEXT Halloween so that he/she can defend their title.
Following are just a few photos taken during the evening, including the winner of this year’s Mumm-Award, but first: my costume this year: An homage to Lichtenstein’s pop art comic book girl:
I hesitated to commit myself to this costume due to the time it takes to add all of those dots, but I changed my mind when I started thinking like an artist and pulled out an art stencil which had tiny dots on them. It took literally 10 minutes to complete the ‘newspaper dot’ effect with the stencil, some blush and a round face brush.
The full effect of my costume – courtesy of my local Goodwill store and a sharpie marker
The Werewolf and an Evil Rag doll (who looks less evil in this photo with her huge grin!)
The most clever costume, in my opinion: A pair of boobs!
and, this year’s winner of the Mumm-Award:
Flo- the Progressive Commercial Lady
Happy belated Halloween, everyone.