Saturday, November 5, 2011

Family Theme Night 2011

Okay, this is the last post I will write regarding Halloween.  I swear.  I hope. 

Much to my surprise, Carnival Night was a lot of fun.  We had a ring toss, goldfish toss (with real goldfish; they all ended up in our pond by the end of the night), balloon darts, pie-eating contest, lion-taming show, and a few other games that I can't currently remember.  For food we ate giant turkey legs, hot dogs, nachos, funnel cake, popcorn, and cotton candy.  I use the word "we" loosely, because I pretty much didn't eat that night (wasn't really in a junk food mood). 

My only complaint about the evening was that everyone decided to clean up the party's mess that very same night, which was a real downer.  Whenever I host an event, I wait until the guests leave to do the big clean-up.  I'll do some basic cleaning while guests are still over (such as putting perishables in the fridge and moving dirty dishes into the sink), but killing the whole party's ambiance with an hour of clean-up makes no sense to me.  It's going to be the last thing your guests remember.  My other complaint is the fact that Clint's sister never puts on any music.  Seriously, it's a party--put on some music!  Other than those two details, the night was great.  Moo did an amazing job decorating the house, the food was great, and the games were really entertaining.

Teri took over a hundred pictures (that's not an exaggeration), and I just narrowed them down to 37 I want to post.

Damn.  I can't post 37 pictures.  Blogger needs a slide show feature.  Hold on, I'm going to check and see if there are any slideshow gadgets that actually work....

Okay, I'm back.  Blogger does have a slideshow gadget, but it requires a Photobucket or Flickr account, and I remember trying it out about six months ago and, even with the account, I couldn't make it work.  I think I'll try it out again, but not tonight.  I have some important movie-watching and nacho-eating to do.

So, until I can get the pics to come out, I'll put up a few pictures of everyone in their costumes.

 Mike (Elvis), Moo (gypsy), Lucas (magician) and Nettie (tightrope walker)


 Carey and Teri (dressed as "tourists"--complete with hula-hoop stomachs)


Me (clown) and Clint (tattooed freak)


 Forgot to mention the GIANT carnival prizes!

 Trinity the leopard (she couldn't find a lion costume)


Elijah the lion tamer (sorry about the lack of a close-up)


Trin and Elijah

 Pie-eating contest


 Trinity with one of her prizes


  Nettie and Lucas cuddling with bears that could swallow them in one gulp if they were actually alive.

That all counted as a "few," right?