Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Weekend

Hi!  Happy Friday.

I know Halloween isn't technically here until Wednesday, but as a couple without kids, we have really been looking forward to a fun-filled spooktastic pre-Halloween weekend!

I never used to be a big fan of Halloween. As a kid, I had absolutely no imagination when it came to coming up with a costume. As a teen, I was that girl that would show up at the school dance in rabbit ears or devil horns. I don't know why, but I always drew a blank when I needed a costume.

...even when Derek and I first got married, I would avoid Halloween parties at all costs. I remember going to one party years ago as a hockey player - I actually wore Derek's hockey stuff - talk about huge, bulky and about as non-feminine as you can get!!

We have some friends that love Halloween, kinda the way that I love birthdays and Christmas, and they have costume parties every year. I never used to get too excited about attending....

....that was until we went to a Halloween wedding in Las Vegas last year.

Yes, it was as crazy as it looks. It was SO. MUCH. FUN!!!

I searched and searched for customes for Vegas and ended up with 2; a flapper for the bachelorette and a sexy pirate for the big night. Derek was a cowboy for the boys' night out and a flasher for the big night.

*Guys, if you want the women to swoon, dress your pretty little selves up like a cowboy -- I've been told that the ladies LOVE it (Derek claims he was hit on all night!) and on the flipside, if you want the ladies to run for the hills, dress up like an old perverted flasher - your friends will love it, but the ladies not so much hahahaha* 

I really can't describe in words what it's like to celebrate Halloween in Vegas. It is totally and completely wild and it ended up being one of mine & Derek's favourite vacations ever. We had a great time with great friends and probably will never have another vacation quite like it.

Something about last Halloween ignited a total love for the holiday in me & I've been looking forward to this weekend for a few weeks now. I loaned my flapper costume out to a friend and I'm planning to re-use my pirate outfit.

We've done a total 360 and went from normally having no Halloween plans to having 3 to go to this weekend. Tonight, we are heading to Scary-oke (oh yes, there will be *bad* singing involved) and then we have 2 house parties to go to Saturday.

I can't wait to see what everyone else ends up wearing. Many pictures will be taken!!

So, now I've got to get busy picking up some last minute accessories, so I must bid you all adieu.

What costume will you be wearing this Halloween?

Do you like going out to Halloween parties or do you stay in to greet all the little ghouls & goblins with boatloads of candy?

Have a great Friday,



  1. Woah, a halloween themed wedding in Vegas!! How cool is that!

    Have a fun time this weekend girl :)Can't wait to hear all about it.

    1. Thanks Jessie! I anticipate a great big photo dump early next week ;-)