We insisted that all of our fiends attend in costumes. Dave and I dressed up as Red Ridding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. I wore a gingham dress I found weeks before the party at the bi-monthly Frock You sale.
My friend Alisha (dressed as Short Round from "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom") brought us a nicely carved pumpkin.
The guests enjoying some food and conversation.
As an incentive to get dressed up, at least for the friends that had a harder time being convinced to do so, we had a costume contest. The prizes were some treats we picked up from our local 99 cent only store.
Alisha and Darth won "Most Original Costume" for their Indiana Jones and Short Round costumes.
She had to get some props as she walked on those wood platforms all night!
Lindsay and Jeremy received the "Funniest Costume" award for their costumes as our former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his harassed whistle blower secretary.
Lisa's Mom, whom we all lovingly call "Mom", won scariest costume as a corpse bride.
Angie was awarded "Sexiest Costume" for her cute salon gal outfit, proving you don't have to wear a very revealing outfit to be sexy!
Lisa and Paul were awarded the "Best Costume". I was sure to warn the crowd before I awarded the "Best Costume" award that I was truly being biased in giving out this award for two reasons. Number one it was a Disneyland based costume, and number two being that it was from my favorite ride The Haunted Mansion. I'll give you a hint if you are not sure where they are featured in ride. They are located on paintings found in the mansion. The dress was made by Mom and the skirt was hand painted by Lisa.
We had such a great time and felt so blessed in how many awesome, caring friends we have here in San Diego. We ended the evening cutting our engagement cake that our friend Lindsay brought for the special occasion. The wedding is right around the corner and now we truly can't wait to celebrate!
Till' Next Time,