Ah, my favorite time of the year! This year the weather seemed to make an extra effort to create a gloomy Halloween atmosphere: it’s been windy, cold and kind of eerie. Some people hate the darkness, but I love it. I embrace it and become the kind of mad bohemian “candle lady” who fills their house with candles and tea lights and happily curls up under blankets to read ghost stories. And, of course, hosts dinner parties.
This year I may have gone a little overboard, but I celebrated Halloween on two weekends in two different costumes. First one was a gothic lolita type character for my goth-themed Halloween party (slash house warming party), and the other a pierrot. I had actually crocheted a lacy cap for the pierrot costume, but forgot to take it with me on the day of the party! A shame. I’ll have to recreate the pierrot look to take some pictures of it at least.
I hosted the goth-themed Halloween dinner party with Honey B’Zarre. Most of the decor you see in these pictures, like the spider webs, table cloths, picture frames and spiders, came from her massive hoard of Halloween party decoration. Just the sheer amount of it made me quite jealous!
There were apples, heaps of candy, marshmallow squares, jello shots (bright green with chewy brain-shaped candy in the middle), carved pumpkins, carved watermelon brain (that could be handily filled with booze), vegetable pie, yellow curry with tofu, rice, cheeses and oven cauliflowers, kale crisps… A sufficient amount of food to make all our corset-wearing guests loosen up their laces!
The carved melon was a lot of fun to make, but the shape seemed to attract some unwanted guests…
Round 2 of Halloween pictures will come up later!