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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Halloween Party 2009!

Where's Waldo Halloween special.

A successful Halloween party, among other things, requires that the host graduated the first grade. Good timing, or learning how to read a clock, is vital. If your timing is off, it's going to be a bad night.

Asking guests to arrive too early could have them leaving before midnight, as they get tuckered out too soon. I planned our party to start at 8 p.m., as a good party sees guests let loose for at least six hours.

During the six hours of raging, barely controllable drinking, guests inevitably hungered for not only the skullcakes and 'crack' we put out, but the healthy food too. Thankfully we put out the spread just as people like the Joker started arriving. And since the Joker is so unpredictable, it's beneficial to stay on his good side!

After a few drinks, the Joker wasn't so serious at all.Usually one or two celebrities drop by for our annual Halloween party and 2009 was no exception. Jamiroquai stopped by for a bit, struck a few poses, then scrambled off in his private jet, late for a concert somewhere. Captain Jack Sparrow decided to to chill with us as well, and in typical pirate fashion, stirred up trouble and encouraged others to partake of the shenanigans. But the big shocker of the night was Tinky Winky, in all his purple glory, who entertained until the wee hours of the morning.

As if one Paper Bag Princess wasn't enough, another graced us with her semi-naked appearance half-way to contest time. The Paper Bag Princii caused shock and awe among guests when they revealed that one used to babysit the other, and hadn't seen each other in 20 years!

This guy isn't getting enough salad in his diet.When partygoers started getting thirsty, yours truly in my homemade Vince Offer costume whipped out the impressive Slap Chop and slapped away everyone's troubles. The fresh fruit filled their sangria glasses deliciously and guaranteed partying for an additional 2 hours (an additional 4 for the unstoppable Joker).

Being an infomercial star made everything easier. Not only did I soak up spilled beer with my German-made Sham Wow, but in the morning I used one as a bath mat. And I know you're all dying to know, so while we're on the topic of me, yes... everyone did love my nuts.

Abogado poses with her peeps: Lady Liberty and Vince Vaugn with a hat.It's hard to believe, but Abogado, the Russian Superman (an inside joke) even showed up. The timing for the costume contest was crucial, as Abogado and her husband, Indiana Jones, had to both save and defeat Russia simultaneously at midnight.

As V, Dorothy, Snow White, the Statue of Liberty and a pair of obsecene plug and outlets gathered 'round for the costume contest results, Waldo pulled a classic move and slipped in behind for the best photo of the night, captured by the CSI team of Vicki and Ryan.

First prize, and a Slap Chop, went to the Joker, who appeared to text all his friends. Although, there's the possibility he could've been blowing up a hospital. Second prize, a Graty, went to Tinky Winky who promised he would try it on Tacos, Linguini, Fettucini, Martini, and Bikinis.

As the night wore on, people slowly trickled out the front door while a few others stayed the night. Yes, thanks to good timing, our 18th annual Halloween party was a success again. Now I just have to work on updating my blog in a timely fashion.

Last year's mischievousness opens in a new window by clicking here

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Blogger Monogram Queen said...

Sounds like a very good time was had by all and I love how they really put effort into their costumes!!!

8:44:00 AM

Blogger TheatreChick73 said...

You really know how to celebrate Halloween AND throw a kick arse party! That makes for some very good times indeed!

(PS: LOVED your party costume. That was totally brilliant!)

10:28:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

I've think I like the home-made costumes the best, because they allow for the most creativity - or at least the ones that are store-bought, but then altered to be something else.

12:04:00 PM

Blogger Grant said...

It's not a real party unless the police get involved, or you have to disappear a dead Asian hooker.

2:13:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Oh, so 2003 was a "real party" by your definition! Good to know!

3:31:00 PM

Blogger SJ said...

You have fun with Halloween don't you!

11:11:00 AM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

Awesome! Did you eat all your candy, yet?

9:25:00 AM

Blogger Michael Manning said...

Martini: When you throw a party, you REALLY throw a party! This sounds fun! :)

2:18:00 PM

Blogger Vicki Zandbergen said...

It was another great party, Marty!

And I'm glad you liked the photos (the Waldo one in particular).

7:06:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Vicki - it's seriously my favourite! Finding surprises in photos is so... surprising.

1:21:00 PM

Blogger Michael Manning said...

On third pass, I noticed some celebrities in costume. You look like a rock star, Martini! :)

11:31:00 AM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

Okay, Martini, do you think it's time time time to change your blog? lol

10:20:00 AM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

i don't know where you've gone but just dropped by to wish you and suz a happy new year!

5:38:00 PM

Blogger The T-Dude said...

DUDE! Where are you? Still recovering from the best holiday of the year?

9:42:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

ha! it's true, I'm recovering from a party overdose. I am sorry I haven't been around. I have lots of stuff to write about, but no time. I will do my best to post again soon!

5:45:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

Hope things are going okay...If you need ANOTHER vacation, Yellowstone is awesome in the winter!

7:29:00 AM


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