Halloween With The Wards

Halloween is not my favorite.  Surprisingly, I don’t like dressing up.  I don’t like the scares that come with the celebrating.  And, don’t hate me, but pumpkin spice lattes aren’t my thing.  Spice anything really isn’t my thing and pumpkin is slowly making its way on to my “it’s OK” list.  But my friend Martha… she lurves Halloween.

She lurves Halloween so much, she got married on Halloween.  How ’bout them apples?

She and her husband, Alan, are close friends of ours and we not only dine with them almost weekly but vacation with them as well.  And Martha has a touch that I do not have – she’s got a bit of Martha Stewart going on.  The lady can decorate, garden, knit, cook, bake, sew, craft – her crafts make my crafts look like kindergarten creations.  If you combine her love for the spooky holiday with her eye for making a home cozy… well, you get a house decked out in everything she loves.  (But I do believe pumpkins are her fave.  She confessed she’s quite obsessed.)

So again this fall, Martha and Alan invited friends over to celebrate the season and spend time with each other.  I couldn’t help but take the camera along to show you guys how she does it up for Halloween.  A little creepy, a little kookie and a lot of cute. :)

Take Martha’s love of Halloween and Alan’s love of woodworking and you got yourself a coffin. In the front yard.

Ooogly, googly, squishy eyes.

Really only one of the creepy things in the house. But it’s creepy enough.

Cake is more my style. :)

The cupcakes were chocolate pumpkin with cream cheese icing.  And so good I ate two.

Everyone needs a basket of skulls, no?

“Some” of Martha’s real pumpkins. Because there’s not real ones too.

It was fun, the food was good and it’s always a treat to see little kids dressed up as dragons against they’re will.  But those cupcakes… they’re reason enough to keep going back to Martha and Alan’s.

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November 6, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Stacy - Well done to your friend! Love all of her creepy,spooky, fun decorations.

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