Whew. You made it through there pretty fast. I hope no one followed you out...
I've been waiting for my guests in my scarecrow outfit:
First to arrive is Dea from The Pumpkin Cottage Press. She has arrived at the party in her four year old clown form. :)
The Pensive Pumpkin was so thoughtful that she brought along some treats for the party!
Chocolate covered Snuffalufagus Spiders:
and No Bake Cookies:
Another guest who arrived with treats to share was Julie, known as Perky Jules on Twitter. Julie is a Nightmare Nurse and her eyes are really freaking me out! Anyway, if chocolate isn't quite your thing, Julie prepared a nice hand and lower jaw for the party!
Also spooky with his white, glowing eyes is zombie Ked! Known as wicKED, Ked is rocking a slimy, rotten sneer. I think he might be just the one to snack on that platter of treats above!
I learned about a new movie from the next party guest's costume! Eric, known as Lugosi6 on Twitter is dressed as one of the Baseball Furies from the movie, The Warriors. After watching a few YouTube clips from The Warriors, I think I might need to find that movie...
The Spooky Vegan is here as Wednesday Addams!
Leatherface has made an appearance in the form of Yadkin KustomScares
The Halloween Spirit (also known as Orange and Black) has dropped by with her severed head!
What is that soft shuffling noise down the hall? Eek! It's Tanja who is making a very unnerving appearance. She slowly approaches the group, resembling a certain terrifying young lady from The Ring...
There's another scary person in our midst: Jack the Ripper! He is about to attack his last victim, Mary Kelly. Jessica Penot is portraying Mary, and her husband is portraying Jack.
Chad Fidler, known as blackcat13brew on Twitter, crawled out of his tomb to join in the fun!
Mike, The Mad Scientist from The Corner of Terror stopped by after... Well, maybe it's best if we don't know which experiments he's been up to! There's an awful lot of blood on his arm.
An antique hearse carried Heidi and her husband over from the 2nd Street Cemetery. Here they are in their beautiful, Gothic anniversary outfits!
There are lots of activities to keep the guests entertained, like apple bobbing...
... and sharing scary stories. Actually, if you'd like to hear some scary stories (and go down memory lane with me), I found an animated reading of More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! This is the complete audiobook:
Of course, every Halloween party needs some good music and I know just what music to play! I'm going to share my favorite song from each mix CD I was sent for the recent CD exchange. I had such a fun time listening to the mix CDs you guys sent! Every day leading up to Halloween has been sprinkled with CDs arriving in the mail. This has been like the 12 Days of Christmas, only it's the 12 Days of Halloween.
Look at all the effort that was put into the CD packaging! You guys are so cool.
Each one of you put together totally different mixes, and my collection of Halloween music feels very complete! Here's each favorite song in the order in which they were sent to me.
Alice Cooper ~ Keepin' Halloween Alive
from Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why: http://aeiouwhy.blogspot.com/
The Groovie Ghoulies ~ Graveyard Girlfriend
from Shawn at Branded in the 80s: http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/
Hedwig's Theme ~ The Harry Potter Soundtrack
from Countess VonRauber at 2nd Street Cemetery: http://2ndstreetcemetary.blogspot.com/
Concrete Blonde ~ Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) from Pensive Pumpkin at: http://pensivepumpkin.blogspot.com/
Susan Tedeschi ~ Voodoo Woman from Wendy at Roadside Wonders: http://roadsidewonders.net
The Reverend Horton Heat ~ The Halloween Dance from Bob at It Came From The Man Cave!: http://mda4life.blogspot.com/
Ministry ~ Every Day is Halloween from The Spooky Vegan at: http://www.thespookyvegan.com/
Molly Hatchet ~ The Creeper from Little Gothic Horrors at: http://littlegothichorrors.blogspot.com
Camille Saint-Saëns ~ The Carnival of the Animals - Aquarim from Dea at The Pumpkin Cottage Press:
Thanks to everyone who participated in this exchange! I learned about a lot of great new music and now own some of my favorite songs. For those who have my mix, which song was your favorite?
It's a beautiful song, but don't blame me if it leaves you with a few nightmares tonight. ;)
Matt was also nice enough to leave his skull as a decoration for the party! Every Halloween party needs a skull.
Thanks to everyone who came to my party! There's still time for anyone who'd like to arrive fashionably late. I'll add costumed pics as they trickle in over the next few days. If you'd like to see last year's party, here's a link:
Justine's Halloween Blog Party 2011