Happy Halloween everyone!
If you’re reading this, then I hopefully survived the Frankenstorm! I wanted to make sure to post ahead this week, just in case we lost power, and I couldn’t reach all of you living peacefully out of the path of the hurricane.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, more because of the dress-up part than the candy part (although the candy doesn’t hurt!). Probably at least partly because of my theatre background, I’ve always loved thinking about/creating my costume, although my creativity/effort levels wax and wane depending on the year. Growing up, I was probably a princess 90% of the time and more recently, have put my enormous sock drawer into good use with costumes like Pippi Longstocking.
This year, I didn’t want to spend much on a costume, so when I stumbled across this make-up tutorial in that same amazing October edition of Martha Stewart, I knew it would be perfect.
The title officially says ice princess, but I just threw on white jeans + a white tank top and called myself the White Witch from Narnia. Totally creative, right? The make-up might not be
close quite as good as the magazine, but for a novice, I think it turned out pretty well (the evil queen face could still use a little work, however).
Of course, to go with the costume, we decided to throw a combo dinner + Halloween party extravaganza. Target had amazing decorations, so we picked up this creepy spiderweb and ceiling-hanging spiders.
And then just covered pretty much everything else with faux-cobwebs and lights.
We might have gone just a bit overboard on the menu.
1. Veggie Chili
2. Mini grilled cheese sandwiches w/ homemade pesto and tomatoes
4. And of course–these beauties
5. Homemade spiced apple cider + spiced rum
All in all, I’d say it was a pretty successful night!
Have a wonderful Halloween!!