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I love my barn. Not only did it provide the most amazing wedding facility, it has been the venue for so many fun, goofy parties. Aside from hosting a movie barn once a month all summer, we like to close the season with a big Halloween Movie Barn - complete with haunted walks, treats, scary movies and bonfires. Last year was a great time, and this year was twice the fun (literally - we had over 80 guests!)
This year Rich wanted to be the Mad Hatter, so we conjured up costumes hopefully reminiscent of other Alice in Wonderland characters, and loosely decorated the barn party as a Mad Tea Party (red wine in the glass teapot, white in the silver one...)
The forecast called for rain, so we set up the treat table in the front of the movie barn, just to be safe:
Lady fingers, anyone?
Dining room table held a lot of props during the weeks leading up to Halloween (and yes, The Shining was the feature film...Red Rum plates for the haunted car, below...)
Rich and my brother Matt worked hard at these artistic pumpkins (including one with the Buckmark - Rich puts that *#@& on everything)
My attempts I like to call, 'Retro'. Matt calls them 'lame'.
Francesca, our resident skeleton, gets out once a year, so she always dresses to kill.
So to speak.
The haunted walk included a hay bale maze inside, and a cemetery, haunted forest, giant spider lair, and a 1950's possessed car, outside..
Rich's homemade Halloween preserves...
Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, and Tweedle Dumer...along with the amour-clad Alice and the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire Cat:
Frank and Johnny were the King and Jack of Hearts:
This gorilla brought her own giant banana...
Another set of Tweedle Dee and Dum...
My Mum and my boy:
This giant spider was dropped on unsuspecting trick or treaters from the garage roof during the haunted walk...
Matt: last year a priest, this year a Rabbi...I sense a trend...
Here's my Lucy, wondering where her treats are: