We celebrated Halloween on Sunday since the official holiday falls on a weekday this year. We had a group over for an old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes meal and a long night of sitting around the fire pit. A lot of wine was consumed and some people got a little rowdy! And no- not me!
I was the hostess with the most-est, making sure that everyone else’s glasses were full. I do believe we went through a dozen or so bottles! That and a big pile of wood. That fire was roaring!!
The table was set very simply and included a “tablecloth” of black netting and cobwebs.
The candelabra was lit with orange tapers and cast an eerie glow to the room when it was fully dark.
All sorts of creepy crawlers surrounded the silver tray in the middle of the table. Here, we see a green creepy crawler being nibble up
by a giant sized spider. Not very appetizing to us, but to the spider, I’m sure it was a good meal!
Several snakes entwined themselves around the base of the candle holder, but they were a quiet duo- they didn’t even hiss at anyone.
This fellow, although he met with a bad demise, certainly took good care of his teeth.
Not a cavity to be seen…….
Miniature bats burrowed into the netting and cobwebs.
This raven seemed determined to snatch morsels of bread crumbs from the diners, while the red-eyed rat in the background went after the spider on the tray.
Keeping watch on us during the dinner hour were fluorescent skeletons on the chandelier.
I wouldn’t want to encounter this guy and the rest of his friends anywhere else in the house!
People were fascinated by all of the crows perched throughout the house.
The baker’s rack in the great room has a bird, bat, and witch theme going for it.
A careless witch left behind her pointy shoe as she attempted to fly off on her broom the night before the party.
Here’s the old witch stirring around in the kitchen.
Perhaps it was this fellow who scared her as he darted in front of her on his way to what he thought was an appetizing meal of white cheddar cheese.
Do you think he ate it or did he get away?
I’m now wondering if that witch is setting up shop in our house in preparation of the witching hour tomorrow, because she also left behind her bottles of magical potions.
Bats have invaded our humble abode and are roosting in boxes and hanging everywhere.
Even the crows are keeping a watchful eye on those winged creatures of the night.
The fireplace is dressed very simply for fall and Halloween.
A smiling cat tassel hangs inside the lantern on the hearth.
He has a Cheshire cat appearance to him, don’t you think?
His cousin seems to have planted himself amongst the potted plants.
This scavenger crow fancies himself quite dapper with his scarf and his jewelry.
He rests on top of a container of hedge apples on the mantel.
And on a more whimsical note are these happy spiders hanging from the breakfast room chandelier.
They aren’t menacing or threatening in any way!
The trick or treaters will be coming out within the hour. Our municipality hosts Beggar’s Night on untraditional dates!
I’m debating if I should get my makeup on and look like the picture below!
Or do you think I’ll scare the little buggers off?!
I just finished treating the neighborhood beggars and wanted to show a few more pics.
Although it’s difficult to tell- there are ghost lights surrounding the doorway. I had a strobe light
flashing wildly and the kids loved it. Howling banshee sounds and
eerie organ music emanated from the upstairs windows
as the rain fell gently and the winds blew cold.
Jack came out to play in the form of a hanging lantern on a shepherd’s crook.
I loved this silhouette of the witch in the birch tree along the walkway. One five year old said it was a little scary,
but since he was dressed as a knight in shining armor, he told his dad t hat he’d be brave!
Out of the mouths of babes!
And here’s a night vision look at the table I re-set for tonight. Oops, I think a ghostly apparition may have moved the knife in the place setting a wee bit out of place.