Hello there wonderful people who came to our Haunted House Halloween Party!
Thank you so much for coming and enjoying yourself, you all looked amazing wandering round with glowsticks attached in innovative ways. Below is a quick summation for those who canít really remember what the hell went on, or those who were too foolish to come because of the £2 entry (your loss, I do so hope your night cost less than £2 as to justify not coming up to our party)
So how did it go?
Wonderfully according to the most excellent people who came and enjoyed the:
Fancy Dress - Kudos to those who dressed to the max, you made the party
Decorations - Our house looked amazing, thank you to everyone who helped out, special thanks to Phil - you sir are a legend!
Apple bobbing - I congratulate Jimmy on his technique
Skittles vodka - Some enjoyed this too much and certain silly folks didn't follow the guidelines of adding mixer
Fortune Teller - We cannot vouch for the accuracy of any predictions I'm afraid, turns out it was just some lanky Northerner in drag
UV Barn and more precisely Romin - Thank you so so much, you were utterly amazing. Also cheers to Serena for the extra UV light
Chilli - Thank you to the kind people who commented on my chilli, the secret (well not anymore) is add a tsp of peanut butter when browning off the mince
Soup - Paul's soup is the best cold fixer-upper
Pumpkin Pie - There is none left so I guess you enjoyed it
Sweeeeeeets - Damn you people and your ability to eat sugar!
Homebrew - An acquired taste, but as the evening proceeded more seemed to acquire it
Fireworks - Thanks to Charles not only were you treated to the splendours that gunpowder can provide but also the fear of being burnt to death, oh the adrenaline was good for you!
Glowsticks - They are making the tree outside the kitchen shine still
Fire Poi - Cheers Rob looked awesome
Anything of interest happen?
Well yes actually, as you would expect at a party of 200 people (yes that right, throughout the evening we had 200 people enter our house), there were one or several mishaps:
Hospitalisation - Yup some poor girl drank too much and eat too little (and for the first time it wasn't me!)
Chuckin out - One young whipper snapper had to be removed from the premises for actions unbecoming of a gentleman
Fun with Fireworks - As previously mentioned some of the fireworks were a little wily and decided to head for the garden trees. No-one was hurt so yay!
Homebrew Tom-foolery - Some spanner thought it would be a good idea to depressurise our homebrew thus wrecking something which took ages to prepare - cheers!
Invasion of the Chavs - Fairly harmless but still unwanted, were some Leamington scallies
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail - Started off tasting wonderful, ended up not. Archers and evaporated milk good friend do not make!
How did the clean up go?
Very smoothly and fairly quickly, we now have a clean house (lucky seen as our inspection is coming up soon). Thank you to everyone who helped restore the house to working order, a big thank you to James for getting bin bags in the morning Ė also thank you to all of you non-residents who were clearing up when we came downstairs.
All the cans are now being recycled as are all the bottles, my car stinks to high heaven as a result of this. I did gain new hubcaps though, they were right by the recycling bins at Tesco.
Did you break even?
Just about once power bills come through, hopefully we'll be able to replace the alcohol that people found hidden in cupboards. But lets ignore the financial implications for a second and look at the more important things in life, enjoyment!
Everyone we have spoken to said they enjoyed themselves (or what they can remember), so in my eyes we've made a profit.
Where can I find photos of the Halloween Party?
Well so far from Matt but Paul will be uploading his soon, as hopefully will Ollie . I'll bung some up when Jamie sends me his.
Again let me say thank you for coming, it was great to see you all you are ace!