Here are the boys under our new party tent. Of course we had to decorate the tent with some Halloween goodies!!
Here was our creepy menu:
-Jack o Lantern cheese burgers which I think ended up not actually looking like Jack-O-Lanterns, failure on the grillers part
-Jack-O-Lantern Butternut squash
-Pumpkin deviled eggs
-Carmel corn served out of caldron with skeleton hands
-Vampire Donuts (donuts with vampire teeth in the middle chocolate chips for eyes)
-Scary Halloween cupcakes with all sorts of spooky things on top
-Carrots in the shape of a jack-o-lantern with cucumber eyes with dip
-Spooky punch with an ice cube hand, floating eye balls, and dry ice to make is smoke/extra creepy
-Ice cubes with worms, snakes, or flies frozen in them
-Spooky little wienies
-And chips and dip which wasn't really that spooky
-Elsa: played my Aunt Abbey, not Maggie
-Two pumpkins: Maggie and Grandma
-Boba Fett: Brendan
-Curious George/Dracula/Spiderman(ever so briefly): Zane
-Man in the Yellow Hat: Zach, who wore his costume for all of five minutes, claiming it was "too hot" that cannot happen on Halloween night.
-Spooky Chef: Uncle Able
-Scarecrow in a tie: Uncle Brent
-Lady Liberty: Aunt Kari
-Witch: Yours truly
-Purple Penguin a la Uncle Able's childhood costume: Rowan
The Newly Weds
Rowan in the Purple Penguin costume that Grandma made for Uncle Able back in the day.
I apparently don't have the full Richard clan, but here are Mr. & Mrs. Richards
A literal bat in the cave!
While other people were putting bats in a cave, Rowan was hitting the party punch a little too hard. If you left your cup unattended, Ro was downing it!
After dinner there was a mass pumpkin carving that I happily enjoyed watching and photographing without having to be elbow deep in pumpkin guts. Rowan chose to draw on his belly instead, which was great. Somehow the pumpkin carving ended with everyone in their underwear, I think so as not to get costumes dirty, but made it difficult to take internet appropriate pictures.
Korenak boys with Zane's scary ghost pumpkin
Ro wasn't carving so he just chewed on a knife, excellent parenting on my part!
Take a good look at those awesome socks!