After my last attempt at making a costume (Poor Pikachu), I tried to redeem myself this Halloween. Eileen wanted to be Lady Gaga in her nasty meat dress this year. I found bacon fabric online that I wanted to drape around her and call a day, but she insisted that it was a cop out. (Apparently, she found out about the B.S. Detector.) So I did what any sane mom would do and spent two hours hot glue gunning 50 lbs. of chicken jerky dog treats to a Goodwill dress.
Aidan was a Lego brick (again). While he is very cute, he’s not so bright.
But it’s just not about the kids. Tom and I went to our friends’ party who are crazy-over-the-top when it comes to Halloween. Their house has been featured on the news and has caused major traffic jams from gawkers. Their neighbors just loved when a news helicopter swooped around their house at 6 a.m a couple of years ago. Here are some highlights — my pictures don’t give their front yard justice:
Tom dressed up as Cam from Modern Family. “Hand to God!” Fortunately (?) all of the clothes were already in his closet. I went as the host, Paul, who won the Seattle Sutton Slim Down challenge this year and is a contest junkie. I did blow a fuse trying to blow-dry my hair to match his perfect coif. The best part about dressing as the host is that I won awards for Best Costume, Most Original Costume, Scariest Costume and Sexiest Costume.
Speaking of sexiest costumes, almost every chick at the party was decked out as a slutty kitty, a naughty nurse, a provocative pilot and yes, a prostitute peacock. (Let your imagination go wild here.) Beside the gal dressed as a can of Red Bull, I was the only one who was guaranteed to not get lucky that night. (Unless Tom was into Paul. Or Pat from SNL. Or a librarian dressed as a gay gym teacher.) We got the hell out of there before the orgy broke out! Good times~