We were late in deciding what to do for Halloween this year.
My man has been sick for over a week and I had a paper
to hand in and still have a test to study for. But the thought
of doing nothing was seriously depressing, so we decided
to invite my cousin and her husband over for dinner.
Hosting a dinner party gave us a reason to clean the house,
dress up and cook some good food. The guests also went
all out with their vampire costumes, and somehow one
appreciates one's own Halloween décor much more when
one can show it off to someone else :)
I have so many generous blog friends to thank for my dècor!
In these pictures alone are little Dolly Grim from Spooky Moon,
a coffin and scarf/tablecloth from Goth Gardening, creepy crawlies
from Winter Moon and string lights from Professor Z
and Calamitous Botanicus. Thank you all so much!
I missed the last few years' Trick-or-Treating in my store
and I was secretly hoping some children would find their way
to our door during the evening, but alas. I am still hoping
to get an invitation to my brother's for next weekend,
but I'm not sure their big busy family will have the time.
It was a pumpkin themed dinner. For starter we had
shrimp salad on pumpkin rye bread, that I had used
a cookie cutter on to make in to little pumpkin shapes.
The main course was pork with oven roasted vegetables:
pumpkin, sweet potato and carrots, and for dessert
we had spiced pumpkin cake and little sugar cookies.
These are my first ever typical store bought props.
I'm not usually into the cheap plastic Halloween look,
but I thought this little couple was kind of cute :)
Did you all have a fun Halloween? Did you hand out candy?
What was your costume? Please tell me in the comments!