Well tonight is the Annual Hallowed Eve Event I put on. I am very excited. I have been planning this for weeks and months and really since last year. It is probably my biggest personal event I do. We spend a lot of money and time to make it freaking unbelievable. We have it in stages. Early is for the younglings. As the night progresses and the young kids get taken home we evolve it to be more interesting for teens and the adults. I have some red balloons 🎈 that for those of us older know IT! lol The big reveal for those that are older will come later. We have a Haunted house set up in the future racquetball court in the Barn. We have bobbing for apples, the Halloween Costume Runway, dancing, lots of great food and later Pennywise shows up. Oh it is going to be so awesome. Peeps are going to freak! You have no idea how scared they are going to be. Anyway next year is my 20th year of doing the Annual Hallowed Eve Event. The Barn will be done. I have already started to plan for next year. I have something very special planned. We found this video last night (link below) and we are so doing this. It will be so incredible. Witchfest at the Homestead! Enjoy the video. I’m going to be a witch next year in case it is not obvious lol. Don’t overdose on the sugary treats!
So last night six of us hit the town for a girls night in Idaho Falls. We did a Temple session then to Chilis for their brownie and cookie skillets. I even called ahead to make sure they didn’t sell out of them. I let them know I was bringing 6 girls craving chocolate and it might not be a good idea to disappoint. They said they would make sure we were taken care of. After two hours in the Temple we were ready to party some. Lots of laughing and anyway they moved us to the corner away from everyone to “isolate” us from disrupting others lol. I mean really? We weren’t like that loud. Oh well we tipped well and they said we could come back. I have found it a good practice to always ask if we can come back. It creates an opportunity to be remembered and they learn your name. You can get anything in this world if they remember your name 🙂
Halloween is coming! My annual Scare Spectacular is just around the corner. I have been hard at work planning my costume and I think this year I will be a Vampres. Sexy but modest is my mantra. So I have begun making my outfit. Kids are still deciding what they want to be. This year I have decided to plan a special scare for the adults. Something that will probably have a greater freak factor for them than the kids. So I will have a few red balloons 🎈around the house and on the property. I have hired a Clown that will look like Pennywise. Ha it should be fun. Don’t wander off by yourself 🙂 This is going to be an awesome event. We will be able to use a section of the Barn for a Haunted House. It is looking like another fun year!
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