Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Housewarming

How to Throw a Halloween Housewarming Party

Step 1:
Send out invitations to make it legit.

Step 2:
Make sure you plan your costume well in advance, so you aren't making last minute trips to Halloween Express, or paying $20 in shipping for a dress from Forever 21.

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Step 3:
Have lots of food, but if you're planning to cook a pork butt, make sure the crockpot is actually plugged in. Otherwise, better put in a call to Famous Dave's. 

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Step 4:
Try to put a little effort into decorating.

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Step 5:
Let's be honest--you've probably spent hours pinning inspiration to your party board, so you might as well make use of at least one of those pins.

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Step 6:
Invite at least one cute baby. 

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Step 7:
Attempt to parade your dog around in a costume. This will be a failed endeavor, but you'll get an A for effort. 

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Step 8:
Order cupcakes from Donna at Fabulous Fetes and your party will be a guaranteed success. 

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Step 9:
Slave over a hot crockpot all afternoon so you can give away oreo truffles as favors. Your friends will love you forever. 

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Step 10:
Congratulate yourself on throwing a successful party in your first home. 

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A few final notes:
Sleep until noon the next day. Don't bother changing out of your pajamas. Get up from the couch only to open the door for the pizza delivery guy. 

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Even the doodle crashed.


  1. I love this! The pumpkin cooler is incredible.

    1. Thanks! We considered it our crowning achievement.

  2. Fun! Also, those cupcakes and truffles look awesome. I'm going to a post-Halloween party this Saturday and I'm a little too excited to dress up. And drink... I'm excited for that part too.

    1. They were soooo good! It's strange, even though I'm an adult with a steady job, I still look forward to any opportunity for free beverages!

  3. you had me at step 7. And I'm not even worried that my invitation got lost in the mail

    1. Oh you know Nicole, it's so hard to get the postage right when you're mailing things to South Africa. Next time!


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