Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween hootenanny

This weekend we hosted our first (of hopefully many more to come), Halloween party. I didn't really take many pictures because I was too busy being a cheesy party host...


...but it was a blast!

Seriously we have such a fun group of friends who know how to have a good time. If you know my husband in real life for more than 2.5 seconds, you'd know he loves everything horror- movies, music, decorations, Halloween, costumes. It sounds a little morbid but I promise he is normal :-). I left the decor up to him and he went all out which made the hootenanny that much more fun. 




The bottom photo is Leonard, our fog machine. At first I was a little skeptical because of how much this piece of plastic goblin cost but I am so glad we bought it! It was awesome and creepy, I wish I could have gotten a picture of it in action. It made the party! Jon went crazy with black and orange lights, string lights, themed green and red punch, a kick ass Halloween playlist and more. Our friends had some great costumes too!



As the night wore on, we had wig changes, costume changes, and even an impromptu dance party...


So.much.fun.

Thanks to all our buddies who came out and made our first Halloween shin dig pretty awesome. I never got them in a picture, but my parents came by and my mom was a hit serving (and taking) jello shots with our guests! Classic. We had a couple people stay the night with us and stayed up past 3a which was incredibly fun at the time but man my body just can't do that anymore. And little Ernie, what a party animal. He is so funny during parties, walking around trying to get people to throw his ball. He was SO ready to hit the sack at almost 4am and was happy to be lazy all weekend. 

(fog machine)

The rest of the weekend was spent mostly in pj's and curled up in blankets but we did manage to get out and about for church, home group, lunch at Whole Foods and a car show at the Galleria. Pictures to come!

It feels like Halloween is over but it hasn't even begun! We are going to try to turn our garage into a haunted house for the kiddos in our neighborhood (I think we are probably 1 of 5 families in our neighborhood of 20k without kiddos). It will be awesome!

What did you do this weekend to celebrate Halloween? 

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31 comments:

Tickled Pink said...

I love your outfits! :)

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

oh my word, Jon's jorts are too much. ya'll are amazing party throwers!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

This looks awesome, Ruthie! So so fun! Your wig makes me laugh....and where did y'all find those sweaters!?! Hope ya have a Happy Halloween! :)
-kristen

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Great costumes!

Carolyn said...

Love it! :) Looks like so much fun!! :)

KRISTIN said...

AH! So fun! Halloween is my favorite and I cannot wait until we have a house so we can host an annual party! You guys looked awesome, LOVE the costumes.

Erin said...

So much fun!!! Love all your decor, especially Leonard hahah- if my hubby saw this he would immediately be going out to purchase one of those. We actually might hit up the clearance after Halloween to collect some decor for next year ;)

We are one of the few couples in our neighborhood w/o kids too, ha!

Pamela said...

Oh how fun!!! LOVE IT!

KrystennMarie said...

This looked like so much fun! I love those costumes!

Shannon Marie said...

I love everyone's costumes - so creative and fun! I love that you guys got SO into it! I feel the same about Halloween being over and yet it's not even here! I need to go buy candy for the kiddos because this is my first time in a home! :) XO

Mallorie Owens said...

Love these pics! Such a fun party...and Leonard scared the crap out of me when we walked in the door! I thought he was a real person haha. Oh and I'm so making those brownies they were SO good!

Brooke Houston said...

Ah It was such a blast. You are a fantastic party host! Y'all costumes are still cracking me up!! So so soooo funny!

Claire-Christine said...

Your husband looks like Tobias Funke! HAHAHA

Brandi said...

Oh my gosh I love love love the outfits and all the decor! What a party that had to have been!

Elizabeth said...

the loofah is hilarious, but brilliant!!

Krista said...

Your costumes are PERFECT and I love how Jon decorated the house. I bet the fog machine was a site to see! Great job guys, looks like it was a blast!

Kait said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! Love all the costumes :)

Mason's Mama said...

You guys are too adorable. It looks like a great party.

Ashley said...

What a fun party!!! Your sweater vest is KILLER!!!!

smk053078 said...

We had so much fun! You and Jon outdid yourselves! I wish we could have been there for the costume changes and wig swaps!! LOL! Too much fun! Happy Halloween!!! And thanks for inviting us!! xoxo

Mackenzie @ Life of a Pint-Sized Mama said...

Ruthie - your and Jon's costumes are BRILLIANT. Somehow you still managed to make them look good, but they are ridiculous :) Looks like a fun night!

Nikol Schiller said...

THANK YOU for hosting such a fun party, Ruthie! You and Jon are such good hosts. We love hanging out at y'all's place. And your costumes were to die for!

Samantha said...

We had so much fun, girl! We got home at 1 from your party and the next night stayed up until 5 (FIVE!!!!)am at our other friend's party. We are still young but I just cannot hack it anymore!

Annie said...

Your halloween party looks & sounds like a blast! Gotta love impromptu dance parties, and that pic of you and Shanna is too cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Adrienne said...

LOVE....and I'm with Jon on Halloween....although not too much gore! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This is hilaruous beyond belly laughs. The best costumes to me are the funny ones. Hurry up Halloween come again. Love you!

Lindsay said...

Oh this looks like it was so much fun! I love your costumes and all the spooky decor. Your husband really did go all out! So fun!

Brookes blondereality said...

Oh my gosh! Thats great!


Brooke

Christa @ themeandminebook.blogspot.com said...

Looks like it was a blast!
We are having a party here this year. Everyone and their kiddos come over, we eat tons of ghoulish snacks, and then all hit the streets for some trick-or-treating. We are a huge mass of adults, teens, and little people walking through the neighborhood. It's fun and a safe that way.
Plus the teens will help with the little people and that allows the adults to chat.
Afterwards, we all head back to our house for more treats and some cider, cocoa, coffee, etc. :)
We are looking forward to it!

Jessi Bridges said...

You guys are so cute!! Looks like everyone had a blast and I'm loving all the costumes! Halloween parties are my favorite. We didn't go to any this year.. I'm just super excited to take Isaac trick or treating for the first time tomorrow!

Wendy said...

Hilarious! It's amazing how a hairstyle can change your entire look! Looks like a fabulous party and you are right, some great costumes!
Happy Halloween tomorrow Ruthie!

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