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Genie, originally uploaded by punquin.

One of my favorite things about fall is Halloween. And, I'm really excited about it this year because our new neighborhood really gets into decorating their houses. We found this house around Halloween last year, and I've been looking forward to it ever since. There are so many kids that I'm sure I'll have to buy a ton of candy.

I've started sewing my costume. I am going to be a genie this year. I definitely chose the most over-complicated genie costume pattern on earth. So far I've only done the pleated bust part. The instructions were simple, but it wasn't easy. It is a little bit above my sewing level, but that is how I improve - by forcing myself to do something harder each time. I'm starting early so that if Danny actually thinks of a costume idea, I can sew it for him too. Oh, and my costume will not be pink like in that picture. She looks like Genie-Barbie-goes-to-Prom. My colors are closer to the upper left. I still need to get 9 yards of various trims, but I can't find any that are the right color in any local stores. I wish Potomac Mills wasn't so far. They have a huge G Street fabrics with a big trim section.

We've decided, with our two friends, that this year we are hosting a Halloween party here at our house the Saturday before Halloween. Last year they had one at their house and we went early to help set up. So we are reversing this year. I want to send out the Evite today, but Danny still owes me his guest list.

So with the trick-or-treaters AND the party, I want to really decorate well. I'd love to do a graveyard in our front yard and then lots of spooky cobwebs and stuff on the porch. I've been researching places to buy tombstone props and various ways to make my own, and I'll probably go with bought ones. I don't have time to make anything tha would hold up to the elements. I've saved many to an Amazon wishlist for reference, but if a graveyard sugar daddy feels inspired, they could certainly send some my way. Hah!

We also need to plan our yearly apple/pumpkin picking trip. I'll probably want a bunch of pumpkins. Last year I got a lot of tiny ones and made tea light holders for the party. Though I might need to get a few carvable fake ones for the party from Michael's so I can light them for the party. I remember my pumpkins tend to go mushy after being lit all night, so they wouldn't last until Halloween day.

I have more to say, but that is it for Halloween for now...


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Sep. 21st, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Yay for halloween! I am so excited to have a home to decorate this year. I hope we get trick or treaters

Hehhe. I think we are gonna have a party too;> Assuming we can actually get the house together that is;>
Sep. 21st, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh I miss being able to really go all out for halloween decorations. We won't be doing probably this year because I'll be in New Orleans for my brother's wedding that whole week. Hooray for Halloween parties!

Where do you guys usually go picking? I found a Pumpkin Festival out in Maryland.
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to Halloween this year too! Okay, I look forward to it every year, but even more so this year. My gf Janet and I are going to Disney World this October for Mickey's Halloween Party ! I still need to think of a costume though. It's a lot hotter in October in Florida than it is here, so I need something I won't be too hot in. Too bad I can't go as a Genie!
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
You could go as the genie from Aladdin... Then you could skip the shirt and paint yourself blue. :)
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Hey, there's an idea! :)
I've actually thought of a couple of costumes that would look best if I "painted" myself. Not sure if that would be very practical, or comfortable!
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you must suffer in the name of art!
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
That is so true. I certainly have before. I wasn't wanting to suffer more than necessary on this vacation though. ;)
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oh and BTW, if you'd ever seen me without a shirt you wouldn't be so quick to suggest that! ;)
Sep. 21st, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
Your costumes are always so inventive and turn out really well. Can't wait to see this one.
Sep. 21st, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Also, Danny should go as Major Nelson :)
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