Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, one with childhood memories, ridiculous amounts of candy, all things pumpkin, and getting to dress up as someone or something else is just plain fun. However, it seems like after you get married and before you have children the fun of this holiday evaporates. It’s no longer cool or acceptable to hit the single scene parties or single’s ward functions, and without a little person to dress up and take trick-or-treating it can be rather dull unless you decide to be the change you wish to see in the world.
And thus, the possibly annual Camille & Jacob Halloween bash was born!
We decided we would really miss the old parties from our single’s ward at church, which lead to how much we miss our friends from that era of life. We decided the party should start at our house with our friends from our old church and a few from our college days mixed in. We even had a sibling hear about it and inform us they were going to come too. It was funny, how can you turn down that kind of insistence?
We planned a dinner party early. It took us about a month and a half to plan and get it altogether, but the pay off was worth it!
We started the night off with a getting-to-know you game of bingo. You place an interesting fact or funny story about each of your guests on the squares and make them mingle and figure out who is the owner of which fact or story. The first to get bingo reads them off, everyone is introduced, and a prize is given.
And there were a few creepy appetizers and treats to get everyone going.
Followed by some dessert: caramel pumpkin cheesecake! But this pumpkin crunch cake would have been amazing too!
And thank you thrift stores for helping us pull together these costumes so easily! Used Halloween costumes and thrift stoes items are always a good way to go!
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