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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween Party 2006

Our creepy dining room.

Fifteen years ago, during high school, I decided I wanted to start having Halloween parties. Back then they were simple. Chips, pop, one creepy candle, and 6 or 7 friends in our unfinished basement watching a scary movie.

Things are different now.

The amount and quality of the food has multiplied, and the drinks have mostly changed to that sort which have inebriating effects on the non-preg people who consume it. And luckily, all of my friends are happy drunks.

I started planning my costume 3 years earlier, but never got around to actually making it. Last year's phenomenal Zombie thing pushed it back yet again, and this year, as a contrast to last year's evilness, I decided that I absolutely had to finish it. After a lot of hard work (and some not-so-hard work thanks to Arr, the Kraken's beer-belt instructions) I was Duffman! OH yeah!

By 9:00 p.m. there were quite a lot of costumed people squeezing past each other in the foyer, and half an hour later the party was in 5th gear.

Gargamel would be pleased with a bleeding smurf.Inspired by the house drink of the evening, Suz's cousin made a stunning blue, white & red entrance as a Bleeding Smurf. I don't know how well Smurfs can handle their alcohol, because it wasn't even midnight yet when this particular Smurfette tumbled her three apples down the stairs.

Meanwhile, Doctor Est, the breast doctor, was offering free examinations all night, while a demon-eyed, Angel-esque vampire spent the night looking for new victims and influencing his wife to help Dr. Est with the 'hands on' portion of his examinations. Upstairs, animatronic freddy Kreuger scared anyone on a journey to the bathroom. The toilet didn't get flushed much, but the floor needed constant mopping.

We served bean burritos all night long.When the judging for best costume started, Jedi Kevin, weilding a 'real' lightsabre, attempted to influence the judges while others, like the fully decorated and lit-up Christmas Tree, tried to sneak closer for some eavesdropping. Even Rainypete, yes, THAT Rainypete, got in on the action.

Down in the Dungeon, drinks were flying thanks to the main bartender, Suz, and a number of guest-bartenders including Pirate Brett who made me a tasty concoction which I lost, and 80s White Snake-ish dude, >Ryan.

When everyone's bellies were full of beverages and chocolate, we held the Best Costume contest. The judges were myself, Suz, Penny, Chris and Robin. We agreed upon five favourite costumes: Austin Powers, the Vampire, the Christmas Tree, the Bleeding Smurf and Pirate Brett. In order to convince the other party-goers that they deserved the coveted Best Costume trophy, they had to act. In less than a minute they worked out a most hilarious, tears-rolling-down-your-face skit, which I video taped for years of future enjoyment, and maybe a little blackmail.

Everyone voted via almost-secret ballot, and the best costume trophy (an Oscar-like gold skeleton holding his own head) went to Vicki, the Bleeding Smurf. I assume she'll have some pics posted on her blog, but Duffman offers no promises. OH no!

For more pics of party wackiness, click here.
And here.
And even here.

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Blogger honkeie2 said...

I wish I friends like that lol. All of mine are boring and never have any fun parties like that....can I come next year????

12:23:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake said...

I am really really really hoping to have an adult halloween party next year. Yours looks GREAT! Happy Halloween to you and Suz!

1:31:00 PM

Blogger Richard said...

"Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem. Ooh yeah!"

I wouldn't mind sampling that Smurf, as it were. Happy Halloween Martiniman... ;)

4:14:00 PM

Blogger VicZan said...

I'll post pictures tomorrow... but right now I'm preparing for more halloween fun.

- the bleeding smurfette

6:14:00 PM

Blogger stillfindingnemo said...

We're sorry we missed it this year Martini. We'll be there next year!

8:31:00 AM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Definitely a good time. There are some pics of the bash in my Halloween photostream. If you want to filter for just eh party just search for martini

11:12:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

During the night, Duffman was somehow convinced to thrust in the direction of my friend wearing a rubber chicken. The next day I found the video on my camera. It was a fun night.

Happy Halloween everyone! And, see some of you next year!

11:38:00 AM

Blogger Vengelyne said...

Omg... that looked like so much fun!!!

I've never experienced Halloween before. Sigh.

Suz looked so gorgeous. =)

7:37:00 AM

Blogger Rowan said...

Can I come next year???????

12:10:00 PM


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