My favorite part about the Annual Allport Halloween Spooktacular is the fact that we’ve actually never done it before, I just tend to have a way with words. No one seemed to mind though as my house was full the majority of the day. My mom had been shopping and planning for months trying to find perfect decoration to turn my home into a haunted mansion and she did a wonderful job. By nature my mother is a critical nit picky person, so I basically backed off and let her do her own thing because if I had even bothered helping it would have been all wrong. She hung up spider web from every surface, placed dead rats in serving trays as if they’d passed on while feasting on the final crumbs left in the house and put out these pictures that looked like a normal family picture but then turned into a demon. The house looked great.
Between the hours of 2-6PM there were plenty of children running around, enjoying the playroom and toys they’d never seen and decorating their goodie bags for the pinata. Please take notice of the pinata ghost wearing the bungee cord. His hanger broke and Kelly from SeaWorldMommy was quick on her feet to fix him up. We are very thankful. At one point we played the Mummy game. This is where the kids get into teams and each child gets a roll of toilet paper, then one child stands straight and gets wrapped up. First team to use up the toilet paper and wrap their Mummy wins. Our games was hysterical because it was boys against girls. Let’s just say girls have a definite strategy where boys just want to toss toilet paper around the yard.
In the later part of the evening more of our adult friends came over. I had friends from high school I hadn’t seen in 15 years stop in and friends from work I can’t stand not seeing everyday and of course my blogging friends. You know me, I tend to want to keep my people locked up in a box where they can never leave. This is sort of how I felt that night. Tim had friends from baseball which is totally “his thing” so he was really happy to have his own people to talk to. It was great!
We had a lot of great costumes but our surefire winner was Lisa Rene’e and her husband Andrew as a flapper and zoot suit guy! I wish I had gotten a better picture of them but it was dark and eerie in our home and late at night. They looked amazing! They left with a prize.
I always just wonder how you entertain adults in a party setting? I had alcohol, plenty of it but that didn’t seem to be doing the trick. In general everyone just sat around the tables and talked. Is this how parties go? Should we have played Bingo or Trivial Pursuit? I can only entertain so many people at once and when the groups are so different it’s hard. I really hope everyone had fun and it wasn’t a downer!
I want to take a moment to super duper thank FromTracie because she was my co-host and spent the weekend helping me. I’m really grateful for that and couldn’t have done it without her.