Well, about 19 days left before Halloween and we still have some important decisions to make! First of all, "Charlie" needs to decide whether he will be a "ghost" this year or, like last year, a "snowman"! Thank goodness he's a cat and doesn't complain about those 2 being his only choices every year!
In any event, the best way I know to save money on cat Halloween costumes is to adopt an all white cat!
And Charlie agrees!
Here, Charlie models his "ghost" costume.......
|...and here he is as a "snowman". I can see why he can't make a decision!|
|You have to wonder, what kind of people actually buy creatures like this! |
|If you place a witch like this in front of a mirror, once the drinks start to flow you will receive many nice compliments on the "pair" of them! Happened to me...will probably happen to you! (Make one - get one!)|
Saturday is my party for the "kids". Today is Thursday and I've been busy decorating (but not cleaning! -see above!) all week. The best celebratory effect comes from the crepe paper streamer "tent" I put up every year. Attach long strips in black and orange from the center lighting fixture to all 4 corners of the room. Nestle spooky creatures in the fixture on branches spray painted black. Large spiders are great, but so are vultures! Here is one of my silent sentinals!
For efficiency, I bring the black dinner plates out days early, but, in my house, they need to be run through the dishwasher just before party time....."just in case"! One year I caught one of my cats curled up in a cute little fuzz ball dead-center on a dinner plate just before "show time", so really, around here...you never know!
Hey, what did you guys have to eat at your mom's fabulous party?
Oh, you know, Halloween stuff!.....toad legs, eye of newt, hair of cat.......!
(He he he!)
One last thing on my "to-do" list for today! Set up the whoopie cushions! Yep, you read that correctly! This year I am placing them on the guys' seats, covering them in black fabric, and enlisting the girls to help by having them tell their husbands that they are playing a trick on me and they should sit down together only when signaled! Will it work? I will let you know! On one hand, all 3 of the son-in-laws are pretty smart guys....on the other, they basically are guys....and will hopefully be distracted by the food and free beer...until they sit down, that is! That is my hope! We'll see!
Come back soon for more Halloweeeeeen!