Monday, November 2, 2009

Sniff Sniff...the decorations are down and so am I!!














It is always a very sad day indeed when the decorations come down.... I always shed a small tear in my heart when I have to put away my make believe world.... BUT...there's always next year!!!
SooOOoOoOoo the party!!! To let you know how good it was...these are the ONLY pictures I was able to shoot before everything went blank...lol! I was able to shoot quick snaps when my guests arrived...only the first 6 (a couple didn't turn out) ...then I am not sure what happened really... the camera was set down and I began to celebrate ...that was the last I saw of my camera for the night...BUT...I hear that others were shooting pics like mad...so if I can round those up, and I don't have to pay to much in blackmail money and if they are fit to print...I will post later!
Suffice it to say... everyone had a great time .... we are a group of artists and musicians ...so as you may have guessed... craziness ensued. The weather was so fantastic...we were able to sit outside for much of the night on the patio ... not common for a late October evening. We were a crazed group of Beatniks, Pirates, Gorillas, Belly dancers, Zombie Gangsters, gypsies to an out of work Ninja!
Food was out of this world and I enjoyed my martinis and Cosmos. We very late in the evening played Pictionary...but as charades ...what FUN!!! Not even sure who won...everyone was laughing so hard it really didn't matter. Even though the moon was bright...we could see the Milky Way. We had very few Trick 'O' Treaters...as downtown was in full force so all the kids like good little zombies make their way there...and forsake the neighborhood candy givers...Oh Well...my BIG Party Kids had a good time...
Everywhere a guest turned I had things that moved and made noise, from flashing strobes to talking skulls, mummies that moaned to flying bats and big fat rats. What a Blast!!
So now that I sadly removed all signs that a crazy event took place....the memories will remain in my heart for a very long time...
I thought of you all and wished from afar that each and everyone had a Good Haunted and Fun Night...
Next Up...Bird Day!!!
Hugs,
Jodi (Wench/Pirate) Alwilda...

25 comments:

Marie S said...

You look fabulous dahling!! And so does Richard, arghhhhhhhhhh!!
I am dealing with the let down now too!!
I hope you have a great week.
Love and hugs.

Pattee said...

You look wonderful Jodi! So does Richard!
I've already put my Halloween decorations back in to the basement...
The lovely ones...

Next the turkey holiday~ not as my fun for decoration but the feast is wonderful!!!!
Pattee

Tace said...

Oh wow, your place looks seriously decked up for Halloween! Awesome, the costumes are fantastic as well. Arrrrgggghhh Mateys, well done!
Our Halloween was really great as well. We dressed up and prowled the streets....handed out candy to kids young and old.
My favorite part of the evening was when we ran into a couple with some very young children, I said in my best monster voice "Candy! Give me your bag I'll put cannnnndy in it."
The kid backed away, a little scared, guilt started worming through me, the adults laughed and the clever child threw his Halloween trick or treat bag half way between us so that if I was really a good monster handing out candy I'd do so, all treats no tricks! hahaha Was a fun moment. We had a blast and it was fun getting to use costume pieces we'd made for previous years, a good costume deserves more than one night's showing!
I love your idea of playing pictionary charades style, fueled by pirate appropriate beverages, GENIUS!!!!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

You look AWESOME Jodi and so do all your guests!!
Sounds like a good time was had by all:) I love those times when you laugh all night long!! SO good for your soul:)
I know it is sad when this holiday passes but there is always another excuse to party just around the corner and as for dressing like a wench....just do it when ever the urge strikes!! LOL Guve them all some thing to talk about!! LOL

Glad to hear it was lots of fun:(

HUGZ
Jacqui

dreamkeeperfae said...

looks like it was a lot of fun...
and if you didn't take much pictures it means that you had a lot of fun and enjoyed everything so much, that it didn't come to mind to pick up the camera ;)).
Too bad they don't celebrate it here..
O, well, I'm getting busy for Sinterklaas and x-mas, but before that the children are having a lovely evening with st. Maarten, the eleventh of November, when they go out with their own made lantern by the doors to collect candy...

well wishes, Andrea

Debbie said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time Jodi. Love the outfits..xx

Patty Benedict said...

Jodi...you look great! glad you had a blast at your party. I'm going to take down Halloween this weekend and put up Holiday. I still have not decided if we will put up a tree, I would like three little trees. For some strange reason I'm more excited about Christmas/Holidays this year then in the past.
BIG hugs!!
Patty

Piper Rain Press said...

For the first time, I know what you mean! Halloween never meant much to me before this year! I want more Zombies and Thriller dancing! Sniff sniff! Such a blast...but looks like I missed a great night over there as well...Pictionary as chararades ...cool idea! You guys look great!

vintagepaletteart said...

Love all the pics Jodi! You all look wonderful! What fun to party and celebrate....I think Halloween is becoming more and more of an adult holiday! lol

I too hate to take everything down.....so I don't! I leave it up until the christmas decorations come out! ;o)

*Lori

Sprite said...

Nice! You both look fabulous, great costumes and pics! So glad you snapped a few. Ha ha ha I too have that giant spider and umm, the giant gorilla costume :/ I'm so glad you had a great time, it certainly sounds like it. Wild bunch huh? ;) Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Sprite

The Bird said...

I know what you mean by the after-Halloween blues :( I take my decorations down very slowly - one room a day so as not to shock the system too much lol You guys look like you had a blast at the party!! Love all the costumes, thanks for sharing.

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie...

Such a bummer isn't it!! Like saying goodbye to old friends...I want to find a good map and find my way to 'HalloweenTown' and live year round...
Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Pattee...

It is like saying goodbye to old friends....I have a moaning Mummy that every so often moans from inside the box ...lol...I think he is saying Bye Bye till next year...in Mummy Talk!!

Right you are...Bird Day is on it's way...

Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

What a great story Tace...I can just see the expression on the little kids face ...sounds like you have loads of fun with this holiday...I like that in a person!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jacqui ...

Yes indeedy...to laugh all the night is to feel like a million bucks the next morning...and feel good I did!!

Hmmmmm a wench when people least expect it...hmmmmmm...you might be onto something there....

Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Andrea...

OooOO I love the sound of your holidays... My dream would be to travel the world and visit friends and share in their customs...but alas that is not possible...so I will settle for enjoying your posts about the events...

Love your Beastly Deer!!! Wonderful...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie...

Hope you are feeling better and stronger with each passing day...I think of you all the time.

We did have a blast...I still wanted to be an out in out Lady Pirate...but Richard would not lend me one of his pistols ...the scurvy rat!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Thanks Patty..
But YOUR costume was the best... so wonderful.

I too am feeling rather Christmassy this year...not sure why...my favorite part of holidays (any holiday) ...the lights!!!and christmas there are always a lot of lights....

Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Pam....

Sooo sorry we missed your Thriller Dance downtown...but I have seen the YOUTUBE...and saw the stills of you guys...you looked GREAT!!!!!

Halloween is a pretty magical time of the year... glad you are having fun with it...

Big Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

So right Lori...Halloween is a fun time for adults to embrace their 'kid side' thus almost becoming more of a 'Adult Time of the year...

I was going to leave stuff up...but I like the bareness...and then when I think I can't take it any longer...*poof* out comes christmas lights and stuff...

Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Sprite...

We are indeed a crazy bunch of artists... one gal even brought her tarot cards...she is an herbalist ...
That is a pretty cool spider....I do love him..

Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Brialee...

That is a very good idea...one room at a time.... I will have to remember that next year...

Hope your Halloween was Super...
Hugs,
Jodi

Designs By CK said...

You guys looked great and looked like a FUN party! '-)

Happy Weekend

Chris :-)

Designs By CK said...

PS: FUN blog layout update as well! '-)

Chris

Creager Studios said...

Hey Chris...

Sorry for the delay in answering...we have been up Palm Trees and into clay...LOL! Cleaning the dead frawns out of our 7 Palms (that's about 6 to many for my liking) and hauling to the dump...such a 'fun' event... and I am working with a new clay...
Ugh!

Hugs to you for a great weekend...

Glad you like my New Colorful Blog Template...it was fun...might change soon again...need to think of a Christmas One...

Big Hugs
Jodi