Happy Hallowe'en to all of you!
We had a great time yesterday, partying, dressing up and playing Hallowe'en-themed charades. However, I have to admit that I am now officially done for this year. I am so tired at the moment, but it was really a great party.
This year I decided to not throw a witch ritual party like I did two years ago but keep it a bit more tradititional. I dressed up as a zombie from the 20s (the 20s, so I can wear the dress for the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) and did my makeup accordingly. The cool thing this year was that my man finally agreed to dress up with me (five years of brainwashing finally paying off) and we looked really cool together. He also did the zombie walk all the time, which freaked everyone out because he looked convincingly zombie-ish.
We had a buffet and a great dance-off to Redfoo's Juicy Wiggle and when the part came "Move Your Hips And Dance Like Fish" we all flung ourselves onto the floor and danced like fish (saying, bouncing and shaking uncontrollably on the floor like electrocuted people). My sister filmed the whole spectacle and as soon as I have the video and uploaded it I will give you the link here, you shouldn't miss it and probably it will become a trend or something...
Now, I also want to share my most favourite Hallowe'en decoration and food for this year. You can see the according pics underneath in the gallery.
For decoration, my favourite was the balloon covered with a sheet as a ghost. You simply blow up a balloon, throw a white (light!) cloth over it and draw a face. Done! It's easy and the effect is great.
My gravestone cupcakes are always a highlight and they're sooo easy (I really should do a Youtube video about these things...well, next year!). You simply bake cupcakes and make a buttercream icing. Spread a bit of icing on the cupcake. Buy gingerbread dough or shortcrust dough and cut out gravestones or any other motives you like. Write RIP with icing or baking pens on the gravestones. Put the baked gravestone into the icing on the cupcake and spread everything with cocoa powder for grave earth. Voila!
Alternatively, you can also add red food colouring to the buttercream and dye it pink. Using a small cap for the cornet, spread the cream in half circles on the cupcake, making it look like a brain or entrails. Add a little bit of red food colouring on top for extra blood. Cupcakes to die for!
Cool pumpkins. Instead of carving the old, well-known pattern, it is great to get creative with carving. I, for instance, did a very feminine pumpkin this year because I thought it was sexist that all pumpkins look male and grotesque, so I did a feminine, sexy pumpkin. Or carve a bat or a flying witch on it, whatever floats your boat!
My gravestone! I LOVE my gravestone. I know that sounds gruesome and bizarre, but I am talking about my Hallowe'en gravestone. It's great garden decoration and easy to make. You just need a wooden board which you cut into a gravestone shape. Colour it with grey and write RIP on it in black. Go to the woods and gather some moss which you glue on them. Add some fake (or real) cobwebs and place it in the garden. The great thing is, the mouldier, older and dirtier it gets, the better!
Alright, as always I am a little behind with my Youtube channel to catch up, but I will edit and upload it in the next days and share the link here.
To end this, I enjoyed Hallowe'en and the creepiness of it, however, you know what is today? You don't? Are you sure?
IT'S PRE-CHRISTMAS!!! Today marks the official end of Hallowe'en, which means I can now completely concentrate on Christmas and we can all look forward to the most wonderful time of year! So, buckle up and get ready for a load of Christmas, because I am already summoning my energy for it!
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