Saturday, October 24, 2009


So, remember when I said that I was taking the peanut butter cups from Ms. Silverstone's book to a friend's house? Well, it turns out that she made the rice krispy treats from the same book! I had not told her about seeing Alicia at Powells or anything, so this just goes to show, great minds think alike. Crappy cellphone picture:

And my lovely pumpkin. My first time using a pattern...I think I like using a marker better.

This year I've been throwing a lot of parties. Probably not the best idea when we're broke, but oh well. Halloween is no exception. I'm planning on turning our creaky old duplex into an extra spooky experience, complete with a haunted basement. There will be a photobooth set up (I heart the Mac!!) and a costume contest. The festivities will end with a scavenger hunt around our neighborhood that leads everyone to the carts at 12th & Hawthorne...pies and fries for all! I actually wrote a cool little poem for the invites. An excerpt:

On All Hallows Eve, before the strike of twelve
a band of hunters will gather and delve
Into the neighborhood where we will find
Clues to where the wicked bind

The first band to cross the line
Will be given a prize divine
The unfortunate band to finish last

Will hold the position of the outcast.

I was pretty proud of it!

Of course, you can't have a party without treats. In addition to a nacho bar (vegan and non!) I'll be making these eyeballs (easily veganized) spooky cupcakes, peanut butter cups from hell and other yummy, fun stuff. A rather large group is coming from out of town (Seattle, Eugene AND Santa Barbara!) so I'll be feeding them a lovely breakfast the next day. I'm so freakin' excited.

Oh, what's that? What will I be dressed up as? Charlie Chaplin, of course!


K.E.N. said...

that sounds awesome, steffers! me and my roommate have been talking about how we need to have another party soon. perhaps we should've taken it upon ourselves to do one for Halloween since our friend who usually doesn't didn't this year. it's a fun theme for sure.

Jeni Treehugger said...

AWESOME jack o lantern. And great poem too - it all sounds fab.