Far and away my favorite holiday, I love the silly, spooky character of the season. Not yet into the mushiness of family time and fresh in the "holiday season", Halloween is all sorts of awesome.
I have fond memories of past outfits and tasty treats. What- You'd like to see some costumes & treats? No problem!
|1st couple costume: Princess Peach & Mario|
|Ledehosen & dirndl double for Hänsel und Gretel|
|For work Halloween I wore the Lederhosen. A bit large|
|Halloween just after our wedding = 1950s housewife & husband, complete with black eye, pipe, and bottle of xanax|
Unfortunately, freinds can be hard to convince to dress in costume as we grow older. They are also not as easily amused by scary movies, pumpkin carving, and caramel apples. Berlin seems similarly nonplussed. Sure there are clubs listed as having Haloween parties, but they are missing the sheer goofiness of the holiday with girls dressed as sexy nurse, sexy cat, sexy Osama Bin Laden (yes, really).
I am still trying to champion a serious Halloween extravaganza, but worse case it will be me, Ian, some fake spiderwebs, apple cider, jack-o-lanterns, and a scary movie. Actually, that sounds kinda great.
UPDATE: We were able to rally some folks & actually had a good little shindig. We've got pictures to prove it - just wait. And guests? Be afraid, be very afraid.