It was a monster mash! Some of you may already know of last nights neighborhood festivities but here is a brief recap. A bit morbid but what else would you expect from an event planner! We had the Hearst parked in the driveway and the coffin in the garage with a skeleton in it. Was totally awesome! A local sign company make us a bunch of tombstones and we had everyone use a marker to write their name and the year they will die on them. They then got to place it in the yard before coming into the Haunted Homestead. If you did this you got a raffle ticket. We had a big jar there where you could make a donation to our chosen charity for the night and they matched it. What an incredible sponsor. If you donated you got a raffle ticket. ❤️
We had orange lights in all the outside lights so the Homestead was impossible to miss. As you entered you passed through the twilight zone and the black lights. The kids and many adults loved this. Refreshments included scones and hot chocolate, Scotcheroos, so much candy…I am embarrassed to say. Subs, potatoe salad, fruit salad and the best of all a couldron of homemade rootbeer with dry ice. Some of the kids were afraid to drink it cause they overheard me refer to is as my poisonous concoction for the children. Ha ha. I was an evil witch you know?!
We had 3 stages of the party. Each got a bit creepier and darker as the night progressed. First stage we taught everyone how to dance to the Thriller….ha ha ha. If you did you got a raffle ticket. We also had a wizard there doing dark magic. I love magic and so did my victims. The wizard was a master. We did our first round of drawings for the giveaways at 9 pm. Then we had some story tellers come and tell some crazy ghost stories. Honestly that was insane. They weren’t slasher type stories but OMG. We then lit Luminary bags and had a visitor from beyond the grave do another round of giveaways. If you lit a Luminary you got a raffle ticket.
At 11:30 we then had a short stint of fireworks but unfortunately the police showed up. His blue and red lights were flashing and he even hit us with a siren burst to get our attention. As if we didnt already know he was there. He did not seem to be in the Halloween mood. He said there were complaints. I looked around and was like who? Everyone is here. Suddenly there was a blood curdling scream. Everyone froze. There on the floor of my kitchen my BFF lay in a pool of blood. I ran to Mandy and she was trying to tell me who did it but she died in my arms! Her life force slipped away. A few guests pointed at my husband and said he did it. I said no that wasn’t possible. The officer told Keith to put his hands on the counter and he then cuffed him. I kept saying it wasn’t possible and someone please help us discover who the real killer was. Then my helpers passed out clues and we began our hour of who done it! Lol. We still had like 70 people there and this was midnight. Ha Keith was a good sport staying in the handcuffs. I cannot reveal here who was the real killer. Maybe if you know the Key Word I’ll share 😇 If you played you got a raffle ticket.
At 1 we did the big reveal. Keith was freed. The real killer apprehended. We were lucky we had the coffin and morticians. Mandy couldn’t stay dead on my kitchen floor forever. The big giveaway for the night was a 3 day trip to Bear Lake this Spring.
I love to do parties. It brings such joy to hear people scream and laugh. We even had a fair share of teens which you know your doing it right when they want to come. A couple of links below of some of our music selections. We raised a fair share of money we donated to the funeral home to be used for families in need of some financial assistance. My heart is full today because of the generosity of friends. ❤️👻😇
Oh and guess what? Utah lost last night! A perfect day. Happy Halloween! Bwahaha