Saturday was our Halloween party at the house and we had such a wonderful time. Ian was Patrick Bateman from American Psycho and I was a groupie. So no, we did not have an adorable matching couples costume. Gotta work on that for next year :)
The above photos are cute, right? Well, please be assured that wrangling your husband for photos is not always the easiest task.
We kept the munchies really simple -- we ordered four pizzas and had chips & dip and homemade Rice Krispie treats. My motto -- keep it simple. I've hosted the parties before where I was tied to the kitchen, sweating in front of a hot oven. No thanks!
I used some black and white striped fabric I had for a makeshift runner and then some Halloween decorations and paper plates and napkins from Dollar Tree (again ... simple!). Lots of candles and low lights gave a fun and spooky feel and of course we had Pandora's Halloween station going on throughout the house.
Around the house, we swapped out a few lightbulbs for green ones. This makes SUCH an impact! We also have a green outside entry light at our front door. Ian also hooked up a strobe light and an iPod playing scary music and hid them behind the planters at the front door, creating a really fun entrance to our house.
We put fake body parts and rubber rats in old jars and emptied out glow sticks into the water. We shone a blacklight on the jars so they glowed neon.
We had candles lit all over the house and even our cute little bust got a not-so-cute makeover.
Our dining room chandelier was cobwebbed out once again.
We had some homemade gravestones in the front yard and backyard. Please don't mind my husband's not-so-subtle political statement. ;)
Everyone's costumes were on point!
So Happy Halloween you guys and I can't wait to see how you celebrate the big day!