Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween in My Community, 2011

This is the first year where neither of the kids dressed up for Halloween, so the holiday snuck up on me a little. Paul and I went over to some friends' house in a neighboring community where Halloween is a BIG deal.  All the adults dressed up:
The "1%"; Captain Kirk and a intergalactic conquest.
The "Girl with the Dragon Tatoo."
"Devil's Slide," which is the name of the stretch of highway just north of here, which slides into the ocean occasionally, causing all kinds of traffic problems. This was my favorite costume.  Then we all went over to "The Witch's House," which is decorated with all kinds of pumpkins:
The neighbors next door were showing "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on a wall in their garden:
And, another group of neighbors had set up a stand to give out "jello shots" (vodka-infused jello) in syringes to adults:
I think I'm going to like the post-kid Halloween stage!
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I'm adopting Deb's November Month of Gratitude idea, and I'll be listing things for which I am grateful each day in November.  Today I am grateful for: having adult friends who know how to have a good time.

14 comments:

Amy said...

My goodness, what a tremendous effort and a lot of fun by the looks of things!
Halloween is barely acknowleged here, a vast contrast for sure, looks like it was a really great night for the big kids!

Karen said...

In our little spot of the world we are so out in the sticks that we don't even get any trick or treaters. I love the excitement that goes on around your home town.

Sian said...

Wow! I especially love the idea of having the film running. I think over here we have a lot of catching up to do - it's not so many years since fireworks were illegal and everyone stayed indoors as soon as it got dark here.

Gail said...

Oh wow they really go to town on it don't they. Love some of those costumes - a lot of thought has gone into them and I can't believe the artistry on those pumpkins! Here we're lucky to see the plain old stuff before the teenagers smash on the roadways. (:

Karen said...

We haven't been to a Halloween party in years! Looks like a lot of fun.

Jimjams said...

Looks like a lot of fun - we were suffering from lack of teen interest/too much homework this year and so the night itself was quiet!

scrappyjacky said...

That's pretty amazing....halloween is not big over here....and we didn't even get any trick or treaters!!

laurie said...

now that's a neighborhood that knows how to celebrate!!!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Wow! I want to spend next Halloween with you, Rinda! You're right - your friends really know how to have a good time. All those pumpkins? Wow! And the jello shots in syringes is a great idea.

PS: So grateful we are friends! xo

Irene said...

Sounds like a fun neighborhood. Those pumpkin carvings looked great.

Anonymous said...

omg that's fantastic!!! Angelina didnt trick or treat this year either, but she did go to a party which required a costume ... what was YOUR costume???

Mariana in CA

Alison said...

That all looks like so much fun!
Alison xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

This is the sort of stuff I really miss by not living in a neighborhood. Looks like a lot of fun!

Heather said...

Wow those pumpkins are amazing! We had fun this year with Jake going trick or treating with his friend Owen. And we got a few treaters at our door too ... one of which stole our ghost lantern!! Fun times xx