Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

October has been packed to the gills with all of my favorite picking, a wedding, Purdue football, antiquing, a dinner party, great restaurants, trick-or-treating with little ones, pumpkin carving, and all things spooky. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get to take our annual haunted hay ride or don costumes this year, but really, our schedule was already scary enough. (And every free moment has gone to processing our vacation photos...only 313 to go!)

Our apartment was filled to the brim with the Halloween spirit this year. These pictures are just a *few* of our decorations. Can you believe it? Subtlety really isn't my strong suit.

I moved my cupcake wrapper garland from the fireplace to the mirror this year. I like it much more.

I think that Andy is ready to welcome Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Annual Halloween Dinner

Andy and I hosted our parents and Aunt Ruth for our annual Halloween dinner on Sunday.

This year's place cards were a jack-o-lantern theme. (You can see 2009's ghosts here and bats and 2010's bats here.)

I picked up these small jack-o-lanterns and colorful bouquets at Dominick's on the morning of the party. It was a random, but happy coincidence.

The bat straws are from Home Goods. They were a straw fail, as everyone felt they bat was too high up on the straw.

Look  at all of the orange decorations floating in the background. I may be partial, but I love how our Halloweeny apartment looks this year.

I have so many ideas floating in my head for Halloween place cards. I wish that we could have a party a weekend so that I could use them all.

I have a ton of projects to share from the month of October. I've been too busy project-ing to blog. And I'm halfway through processing my Paris photos. They're taking forevs. I'm on the road a lot in November, so I hope to have some hotel downtime to get 'em done.