There were a few reasons why I didn’t take pictures of this year’s ultra cool Halloween party. For one thing, it was too dark. The only light that there was was coming from the billions of candles we had lit, so it was pretty dim in my house. I was also kind of busy running around doing stuff. I did manage to take some pictures after the party when the lights were put on, but that’s definitely not as cool as having pictures of people. I took like 200 pictures at Jill’s Halloween party where I was once again assigned to camera duty. Once she gets those pictures up on Flickr, I will totally link back to those. They’re really funny. Since I was dumb and didn’t take any pictures of my Halloween party, I think I’ll just do a little recap of the day’s events and stuff.
I woke up at like 9:30 and spent basically the entire day running around the house, cleaning up, and putting up massive amounts of creepy Halloween decorations. I got pumpkins and apples carved, streamers put up, I set up the projector and my laptop for scary movie viewing in my living room…. I was kind of pooped by the time my party started, but it was no biggy since I was excited.
People came relatively fast, so I guess they did listen to my “COME RIGHT ON TIME” note on my invitation. I was a little surprised. There were a few accidents early on, but I was so busy that I couldn’t really take time to freak out about my favorite Halloween ornament being smashed or a candle holder filled with fake blood breaking and spilling water and candle wax everywhere.
After most of the people had come to the party, Chloe, Jill, Shannon, Mary, Hannah, Robyn, some little people, and I went outside to do tarot card readings. Chloe did Jill’s tarot card reading with a fancy ten card celtic cross spread. I’m sorry to say that Jill’s future seems rather bleak, at least according to the reading. After that, I did Hannah’s reading with a simple three card layout and was very happy to see that the reading made complete sense. We were both really excited that the reading was so good. Then, after the tarot card reading was done, Hannah, Robyn, Chloe, and I walked to Robyn’s father’s house to get some more wood for our bonfire.
When we returned, we set up a seance in the back yard. I used to be so into the whole contacting-the-dead-new-age-spiritual thing so I kind of knew what I was doing. I set up a white cloth on the ground and I had everybody who believed in ghosts to sit on it in a circle. I passed a white candle around the circle and instructed each member of the circle to “charge” the candle with positive energy by imagining positive light coming out of it. We ended up contacting Hannah’s dead neighbor. We asked her to give us a sign that she was there and right when we told her to do that, OHMYGOD, the fire went out. We asked Robyn, who was tending to the fire since she didn’t believe in ghosts, if she had done that on purpose. She said no. So that was kind of cool.
After the seance, Jill, Hannah, Robyn, and I took our mugs of hot cider down to Mary’s house to get Shannon and Mary and tell them to get their butts down to my party. They turned out to be asleep, but we had them come down anyway. When we got back, we basically sat around in the kitchen while the other people at the party watched Underworld. I originally had Underworld on as sort of a filler movie to play before I showed the main feature. People got kind of into it though and I had to turn off the subtitles and put the sound on.
In the kitchen, Mary did some freestyle rapping and Robyn showed us some really cool card tricks. Then….. Underworld ended and I put on The Village. Then some of the people started to leave so I said goodbye to them and then we watched the rest of the movie, then the rest of the people left, and I’m getting really tired or writing a flat-out summary of my party so I’m going to end this post right now. But it was fun. To see the rest of the decoration pictures, Click here