Sunday, October 30, 2005

A Hell-of-a Halloween

So we're a bunch of glutton for punishment because we started our partying for Halloween early. This year, it was at our wonderful hosts Shawn & Fawn's home in Henderson. We also had another reason good to celebrate being that it was the couples anniversary. Just look at the beautiful Hillbilly bride in the middle of the photo.

This year, Johnny and I went as devils--Mr. and Mrs. Satan to the members of the party although I think this "costume" is more of accurate depiction of my real nature when I'm behind the wheel.

As soon as we turned the corner to Shawn & Fawn's house, a rock settled in our stomach as we saw flashing lights and the coroner's truck in front of their house. Only to realize it was part of their Halloween decor as we soon saw a corpse coming out of the lawn, goblins hanging from trees, and the ultimate grim reaper awaiting our arrival. It was only appropriate, given our attire, that the welcoming party made us feel right at home.

Once inside, it felt like we certainly had gone to hell. The walking dead were dancing with the wicked witch of the west to the tune of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I was more taken aback by the awesome work Shawn & Fawn did to the house. There was not a single painting or figurine in the house that did not have to do with this pagan day.

Alas, inside the kitchen was a spread of feast for the dead. We made Kitty Litter Cake, the recipe is courtesy of Annejelynn. Though it was initially met with grimace, the cake later won fans after they discovered it actually tasted much better than it looked. The best part were the little tootsie rolls "dumps" which were carefully formed by Johnny. He liked eating them too!

The funniest thing happened as I recognized a face in the crowd who happened to be someone I use to work with at the junior college I attended in CA. It was Will!! A mutual had told me he had moved here to Vegas but I never thought I would run into him at a party a block away from where I live. What a small world, huh?

We had so much fun--the food was yummy, drinks were plenty and thirst-quenching, and great company of people. Co-workers of Johnny, good friends, and the hosts--who are two of the nicest, caring, and generous people we know. I didn't get a chance to take as much photos as I would've liked but got enough to remember the evening by. Photos not posted here are on my Kodak Gallery album.

The rest of my weekend was spent cleaning up the HUGE mess I made in the kitchen. It looked like there was an explosion in there, I'm surprised there was enough left from my baking to actually form a cake...LOL!! That's plenty of baking for the entire academic year than I am capable of doing. Heck, it's a wonder the cake was actually edible!!

Maybe next year, I might have better luck with the crowd if I bring Devil's Food Cake (from the grocery store). Until then, I think I'll stick to being just plain old "me"--horns and tail tucked in.

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