Happy Halloween! This year we did not dress up because we actually had a wedding reception to go to (and no it was not a costume party, even Mike would have loved if it was!). But to celebrate the day I figured I’ll share with you our previous years’ costumes:
In 2007 my friends and I had a mini Halloween party. Mike and I were a boy scout and a girl scout. We got most of our outfits from Salvation Army and I bought random fun patches to iron on in order to make my sash and his shirt.
In 2008 we did not dress up but bought treats to hand out to the little kiddos at home. Ummm MAJOR disappointment! We only had the next door neighbor kids stop by and that was it! And we live in a populated area. :( I was sad. I guess it’s because the street we live on is a side street and not a main thorough fare. Oh well.
We learned our lesson and the next year (2009) went to a Halloween party with Mike’s mom and step dad (Christine and Tony). The party was sponsored by our city’s art association. Mike’s mom made our costumes that year. We were all painters but special “art” painters:
On the back of our painter’s outfits:
If you don’t get it go here: Jackson Pollock.
In 2010 we went to the art association’s party again with Christine and Tony. Christine was Marylin Monroe and Tony was Andy Warhol.
Mike was a lion and I was a lion tamer/safari girl/zoo keeper (you get the point):
The best part of Mike’s costume was that his lion head/mane was actually a kid’s costume. He just tucked the body part of the kid’s costume into his jacket (you can see a bit of the body around his neck). And his jacket/pants are actually a Sean John outfit his mom found at the Salvation Army! It amazes us that P Diddy actually designed/sold this outfit (is it supposed to be a track suit, a winter snow suit???). It sure made a perfect lion’s costume Thanks Puffy!
These parties are fun because they are also a fundraiser for the city’s art association. There are always some really cool auction items:
The best costumes of the night:
Mike and I being creative:
Happy Halloween 2011!!!