October's been busy!

October has been busy and Halloween hasn't even officially arrived!
The prep work for the Halloween party has been brutal!
There is the tasting:


After all, we don't want any surprises or misses at the event
so we must be diligent


And on and on it went


It was hard work testing out recipes till we found the right one!

And that's not all, there was more



And that is not even the event planning
Jeesh, it was grueling work
Testing out party strategies to see what would work
We started with scoping out the latest . . .
Joe's 30th birthday bash
complete with beer tasting!



which included more merciless tasting trials



But, we kept on and on working till all hours








No task too difficult 



There was just no end to our diligence in working
to find the secret to the  perfect event!

And so on we worked, ever closer to the masquerade event
setting the scene










no detail left untouched, down to the changing of the artwork on the walls





keep to the theme of the Masquerade!



We set the stage









Ready or not, the guests began to arrive!


The masks were incredible, the costumes magnificent!




Whoops! Caught Terry without his mask!
But, Maureen caught it!


And we had winners!
The Champagne tasting winners were Bill and Jill
with a real French Champagne! 
We do have excellent tasters with such distinguishing taste!

 
and the bottle 



My ballot winner, too!

And the Costume prizes for
Most Unique
Most Mysterious
Most Extravagant
and 
the Funniest!





It was a most outstanding group of Masqueraders!





Happy Halloween to all!

Comments

Dorothy said…
Wow, Wow, Wow! You guys are hard workers....all the diligent tasting!
Your house, your decorations, the cooking, the costumes, I am in awe!!!
That looks like the best party ever!
Katie said…
HAppy Halloween!! Great party - looks amazing!