Thursday, November 1, 2012

Becoming Cruella

We had some of our friends over for a Halloween celebration this past weekend.  It was so much fun to get together.  I hadn’t realized how busy the semester had been and that we hadn't hung out with our friends in a while (since Labor day to be exact!).  It was nice to have everyone over, it was also bittersweet to think that it was the last party in this house.

Before the party I pulled out a few decorations.  I had these labels and old medicine jars for years and never knew what to do with them….until last Friday.  Aren’t they spooky looking?  My sister suggested serving drinks out of them, and that’s just what we did :-) Thanks for the tip Kellyn!Halloween Collage

Phil and I took our annual trip to the local church that sells pumpkins profiting local mission organizations.  I did this as a child so it holds a special place in my heart.  But we had to have a pumpkin for a Halloween party, right?DSC_0406-2

I have mentioned this before, but I am not a Halloween person.  I don’t have anything against the holiday, I’m just not into it.  I never think about a costume until too late, and just feel blah about it.  The Mr loves Halloween though, and this year I was determined to be excited for Halloween if nothing else but for him.  So I brainstormed, googled, and polled my classes until I came up with the perfect costume for me. 

My criteria: cheap, fun, not Honey Booboo, or scandalous

Phil was Larry Bird (a former Celtics player from the late 80’s-early 90’s that was on the dream team), and I was Cruella Deville.Halloween Collage-2DSC_0388-2

I have no idea why people used to tease their entire head.  It took me, literally (Phil timed me) 2 hours to untease my hair Sunday morning, and that was after 2 deep conditioning treatments.  eeeek!  Good thing Halloween is only once a year, right?
We had a great time and it was really great once I got my costume together and was surrounded with good friends.  I might actually be looking forward to Halloween for next year now lol
What did you all do for Halloween? What was your favorite costume that you saw?
xoxo Darby

14 comments :

Meg O. said...

How fun!! LOVE your costume and the jars!! Teasing your hair isn't the most fun thing.... lol

Faison said...

How much fun!! I'm loving the jars! And your costume is to die for!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That's totally fun! You look great lady!

Joy said...

You were tooo cute!! Terry said after our wedding with all the bobbie pins and teasing he didn't understand why girls did that to themselves. HA... oh the things we do to make ourselves play the part! Glad y'all had a fun time. Kiss the babies for me!!

Erin Reissig said...

I adore those jar lables. And praise the lord for deep conditioners. lol

Irish Italian Blessings said...

Jar Labels are seriously awesome. I LOVE your costume, I can't even imagine having to comb that out, lol. And I love that you had to explain who Larry Bird is, he is such a classic player I assume everyone knows who he is, then I realize how old I am, gah

Sarah said...

You look adorable!! How fun!

Yeah I always curse myself later when I get a little tease happy.

Susan Fleming said...

love it

Lindsay said...

You looked amazing and for not liking Halloween you had some pretty great goodies stashed away for it. Everything looked great!

Kristin said...

You look MAH-velous DAH-ling! What fun! We did a grand total of nothing for Halloween this year. Like you, I never think of it until too late.- Alas...

DaisyGirl said...

2 hours!!!???!!! Oh my goodness!!! haha!! But it looks like it was worth it...!!!!

The Heights Life! said...

How did I miss this post?! You look freaking awesome!!! Where did you get your smoking accessory?! I hunted several places for one for my costume!

Sugarr2518 said...

Those jars are pretty well....amazing! I've been wanting to do something like that....Love your outfit also:)

sherri lynn said...

Darby you were an AMAZING Cruella!! You seriously did a great job putting this costume together and thinking about all of the details! I hate dressing up haha and I am not creative so I am impressed when others do it so well!

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