We celebrated Halloween last night at the home of our friends Lois and Gerry and it was all "treats." And though you can’t tell it from my photos there was a very lively full house!
Halloween at Lois and Gerry’s
Lois and Gerry are masters at creating a holiday party atmosphere. They threw a wonderful nautically themed party for Randal and me back in 2006 when we headed off to China. Their Christmas parties are a wonderland of decorations. But Halloween might be when they go all out turning their huge farmhouse in Boones Mill into a scary delight. The hors d’euvre table featured such temptations as a human brain, eyeballs, severed fingers and toadstools. Cocktail shrimp, hard cooked eggs, hotdog pieces and mushrooms, arranged, coated, decorated, and stuffed to play their rolls as Halloween fare; all edible and all wonderful. I however saved my calories for the ribs Gerry had cooked up for dinner. My camera and I must have fallen under some kind of Gerry and Lois spell because after a few initial photos I started eating and chatting and chatting and eating and chatting which is exactly what they mean for you to do. Every now and then I’d take a few photos and then fall under that eating and chatting spell again.
The “front parlor” with its coffin and mourners….and the dining room with another dearly departed being embalmed.
Family Zombie photos!
These photos changed from charming to creepy as you walked by.
The carapace (I had to look that up!) was cute but kept getting in the way as Lois raced madly around making sure everyone was eating and chatting! So after a bit she ditched the bottom half for pants but kept the extra arms to help out.
There were biscuits, salad, baked beans, fried potatoes, and tons of ribs.
Food and Drink
That empty tray was just the first tray of ribs! I had ribs for starters, main course and dessert. I can take a pass on filet mignon, but I just love ribs! And because it was a Halloween party for adults we had booze rather than Kool Aid!
Lois arranging the desserts….and this was as close as I could get to take a photo.
Pumpkin everything and cupcakes. If I had cut into the line, even just to take a photo, I would have joined the embalmed guy.
Brokeback something? A cowboy and a “horny” scarecrow. Randal and “good” witch Bobbie.
There were tables of people everywhere eating and chatting…all under the spell cast by Lois and Gerry.
We renewed old acquaintances, made new friends and had a thoroughly wonderful time.