It's that time of year again. The annual Weasel Home Halloween party. Every year we host a party for the adults. The kids get to have their fun, so we grown-ups should too.
I love Halloween. It's the easy holiday with no pressure. It's pure enjoyment and fairly easy to prepare for. A few costumes and a truck load of candy(there are a lot of kids in this neighborhood) and your all set.
The kids have their costumes all ready to go. We are kicking it old school and putting together our own costumes rather than the store bought rip offs like 'Drill Sergent Diva'. What is that anyway? There is no such thing. It's a $30.00 way to dress your daughter like a prost-i-tot. That's just not how we roll. Smallest weasel wants to be a vampire. That's old school respectable. But you can't just go by a $3.00 plastic vampire cape anymore. They will only sell you the $30.00 'Spider Vampire Diva' or the 'Vamp Tramp'. Once again, what the heck is that?
I don't have enough sewing skills to keep a button on, so I am stuck out in the cold. I bought a $10.00, one size fits all, red crush velvet hooded cape. It was the closest thing on shelves anywhere that I was looking for. And I will just have to trim the length or pin it up so that she can walk.
Anyway, back to the title. I am trying to think of what Mr. Weasel and I should dress as for the Par-tay. Every year we come up with something. But I don't want to go store bought or expensive. I want to kick it Old School and original. Last year we were Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Koepeckne. Before that Wonder Woman and Super Man. This year I have no ideas.
Mr Weasel has always wanted to be Gomez and Morticia Addams. With me and my 5'4" being Gomez. I have vetoed this for years. I don't ever want to see Mr. Weasel in a long black dress and heels. Call me crazy, but that has too much of a ring of Maury Povich to it.
We've done the cheerleader, football player thing. I don't want to go the McCain /Pallin route. I am out of ideas and that's why I am asking for your help. So come up with something Easy, original, and cheap. If I use your idea I will totally hook you up with a shout out and some link love.
What the hell, we can almost call this a contest! It has a the elements. Except for a definite winner or a prize. Yeah, we 'll pretend it's My First Contest! Good luck kids.
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