Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Halloween and My First Ever Costume Party

I know it's hard to believe but this will be the first costume party of my adult life, and maybe even ever...The only Halloween party I can remember going to was when I was 6 years old, and temporarily living in Maine.  I was attending school there during the month of October.  Imagine that.  A first grader who had been very sheltered during those first 6 years, being pulled out of her class and moved nearly a thousand miles away among people she didn't know.  I barely knew my cousins, and they were some years older than I was.  Our reason for being there during the school year was that my Grandmother was in the hospital.  That was the only time during my school career that I ever rode the bus.  Thank goodness I did have cousins going to the same school.  

So, I did go to a Halloween party somewhere, but I don't expect I had a costume, and I don't remember anything else about it...it's just a vague memory.  Sadly, there is no one left who can tell me anything about it.

Moving on to modern times, our Cheers group is having a Halloween-themed get together tomorrow night.  Now, I've know for about 3 weeks that I needed costumes and here it is tomorrow and I'm not ready.  Shame on me!  In my defense, there has been a lot going on in our lives.  My best friend is very creative, and I was hoping we could work up something, but she has a busy life of her own being a 2nd grade teacher with 2 kids of her own.  She gave me some ideas, but not being very creative in that area myself, I didn't get very far.  We have had some family crises going on so hubby hasn't been able to participate in selecting a costume for himself, and I'm still figuring that out.  I have a few ideas, but not much to work with, and I'm too cheap to spend the bucks on something that'll only be worn once.

Anyway, here is what I've come up with for me.  I bought a silver cape with a spider web design and a black top.  I think I'll make a red hour glass design for the front, wear with black pants and shoes and go as a "black widow".  Did I mention that I lack creativity?  What's your costume this year?  I would love to hear about your Halloween costumes or parties you've been to.


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