Our 2nd annual Halloween dinner party happened last night – the theme I picked this year was “The Movies” – everyone did an excellent job on their costumes!

Last year I had 9 guests at the party – this year 13.  13 might be the max capacity as we were pretty cozy around the table.  🙂  And once I actually get furniture in my living room all bets are off as to where we’re going to sit.

I picked up some 50-70% off goodies at Michael’s and Joann’s to add to my decor collection.  And my mom sent me an adorable little Halloween tree from Pier 1.

 

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Tree for me, dots for Lucas from mom.

 

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Since my theme was “the Movies” – I used Halloween inspired popcorn holders as place settings.   We had delicious food that everyone chipped in on.  I made a cheese tortellini beef stew served in bread bowls.  We dipped the bread in olive oil dipping sauce.  We also had chocolate chip pumpkin spice muffins, a witch cupcake cake, dirt dessert, jalapeno dip, chips and guac, veggie platter with dip, cheese/crackers, caramel apple cider and popcorn of course.

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Onto the costumes!  I went with the heroine of one of my favorite movies ever – Gone With The Wind.  My inspiration and my costume:

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My friend Deb made the dress and I added the beading.  I think we did a pretty good job.

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Lucas as Shaun of the Dead

 

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Roxy as Melanie from The Birds.  Photo by Julie.

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Garrett as David the android from Prometheus (and he dyed his hair 4 times to get it blonde) and Lucci as Lydia from Beetlejuice.

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Lynda as Heath Ledger’s Joker from Batman.  She pretty much creeped us all out.

 

 

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Julie as Mildred Pierce – photo by Julie

 

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Dani as one of The League of their Own girls and Darin as The Jerk.  Photo by Julie.

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Jim as Mrs. Doubtfire – photo by Julie.

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Joe as Alan from The Hangover and Garret as Chucky.  Photo by Julie.

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Karla as Dorothy – she made her dress from no pattern in a matter of days!  Photo by Julie.

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And the following are miscellaneous pics from the party taken by Julie.  Enjoy!

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And lastly a group shot minus the photographer.  Thank you everyone for making our parties so much fun!

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