Posts Tagged ‘costumes

Costume Ideas

September 23, 2009

I think this is my costume this year: I’ll be a Sherlock Holmes-type detective with one of the dogs as my accomplice.  I’m planning to wear a detective-like hat, a cape (or a cape-like plaid shirt I just bought), black dress, and red plaid tights.  I’m going to carry a magnifying class and a pipe.  […]

Halloween Photobooth

September 22, 2009

A photobooth—duh!  Why didn’t I think of this earlier??  I don’t take the best pictures at parties (blame it on the drinks), so this year we’re setting up an official photobooth, where everyone should stop as they are coming in the house to pose for a picture.  I’m going to find a Halloween-themed sheet/tablecloth and […]

Another Halloween Party

October 24, 2008

In the midst of planning our own party, we’ve been invited to another.  (The real reason we’re going to this party is the food, catered from one of the best restaurants in town.)  The issue is that I don’t believe in wearing the same costume, and this party is strict on the costumes: you must […]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

October 19, 2008

Should you tell people what you are going to be for Halloween?  If you don’t, you build up some suspense, but this could be to your favor or detriment, depending on your execution.  If you do, you lose the element of surprise for the party night.  I usually don’t tell, but I found myself blabbing over […]

More Costumes from Halloweens Past

October 16, 2008

A list (in no particular order) of the best costumes I’ve seen at my house: Karl Lagerfeld Bibleman H.I. McDunnough (from Raising Arizona) The Millenial Mummy (tin foil instead of toilet paper) Comic book/Star Wars geek (a very convincing effort at cross-dressing) Britney Spears (we had 2 one year) Killer Bee Blues Brothers Little Red […]

Costumes from Halloweens Past

October 16, 2008

Here’s what I’ve been for the last few years: 2007: The Fire Ant (a made-up superhero) 2006: A zombie (it was very last-minute, but actually very good!)  2005: we suspended Halloween festivities due to a hurricane and the awfulness of it all. 2004: The Raven (my husband was Poe).  Possibly my favorite costume ever. 2003: a […]

Playing Dress-Up

October 14, 2008

Costumes often get forgotten when preparing for Halloween.  I know that sounds crazy, but the invitations, decorations, and party itself mean so much more to a party-planner.  So, my costume is always the last (OK, not THE last, that would be my husband’s costume) thing on my list.  This year I’m going as a fortune […]