Saturday, October 31, 2009

All Hands On Deck!

Today is the big day! Party time. Preparations are still underway and excitement is in the air. Today is the day for the chili/salsa cook off. Oh, and it is Halloween.
Good smells are wafting through the air as each camper prepares their very best potions for the judging. I am preparing my appetite!

Scarecrow Sally has been licking her lips in anticipation. She wants candy........



Scarecrow Sammy is thinking about popcorn balls and peanuts......
No detail is too small. I even made Halloween curtains! Note the gourd birdhouses with frogs appliqued on them. The colors look like a Mexican flag.....the three amigos?

Even the stools got a makeover, thanks to my BCBE (best camping buddy ever), Deb.
BFF is way over used, don't you think?


So many ways to win a prize, a fabulous prize. Deb won't tell me how many are in the jar..... she thinks I might give the answer away with hints. I suppose that the thought would have crossed my mind....

The pumpkin patch is ready for campers to grab one and carve for yet another way to win a fabulous prize........ so long as you aren't afraid to walk through the graveyard ..... ahhhhh ha ha ha ha.........


Better hurry before night falls and the tenants of the graveyard begin to stir about. You've been warned....... watch your back........

Young and old alike have pitched in to help set up the tent and get the tables in place.
The tent is up, lights have been strung, the fire has been laid. Everyone has retreated to their campers to cook their offerings of the night. Love of my life is busy making his ghostly apparitions that overtake Spooky Forest tonight on the hayride. We will begin the festivities at 5. First we eat, then we tally the votes for prizes. After the hayride through Spooky Forest we will all return to the bonfire and warm up with some hot mulled apple cider and coffee.... and no doubt a little more dessert. Then it is BINGO! The weather is cooperating, sort of. The wind is so brisk that everything has been nailed down. We had to relocate the bonfire to higher ground due to the water left behind all the rain. I can improvise, though and all is well in my world today as I prepare to spend the evening with friends.
Happy Halloween!










16 comments:

squawmama said...

Hi Kathy... Looks very festive there and I wish we were there to celebrate with you all... Have a SPOOKtacular evening!

Happy Halloween
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Nancy said...

Yay! It's going to be fabulous! You are so creative.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Trick and Treaters out in force here - run out of sweets! HELP!
Have an enjoyable evening.
Thank you Kathy for your kind comments at my place ~ Hugs ~ Eddie

Sandi McBride said...

Looks like a lot of fum Kath...can't wait to see who wins the prizes! You've put such work into this thing, it can't help but be a huge success!
hugs
Sandi

Rae said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Hope you have a great time.

ellen abbott said...

I am in awe of all you people who go to so much effort for just one day. If I was anywhere near there, I'd be there.

Happy Halloween!

SkippyMom said...

I would LOVE to be there - it looks like SO much fun and I have a great chili recipe ;)

You really worked hard and it shows. I know all your campers are going to appreciate it. When we finally retire and get our RV yours will be the first place we head towards. Save us a space.

I can't wait to see tomorrow's update! [and tell Debi the stools are AWESOME!]

lifein3dee said...

Wish we could be there! Looks so festive, and fun.

labbie1 said...

Oh everything looks GREAT! You and Deb make an awesome team! Oh and I really like that first sign! Where ever did you get that? ;) Miss you guys!

Sunny said...

Sounds like a really fun time.
Happy Halloween. (A bit late!)
Sunny :)

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Sounds brilliant! Hope you had a good time.

Meggie said...

I think I am glad we dont 'do' Halloween here. We have our own particular festive occasions. One of the those, is a horse race- of all things!- which is almost here....the Melbourne Cup.

Alix said...

Dang it, Kathy! I missed the party.

I'm seriously bummed. I would so have like to participate. You know I make prize-winning chili, right? And a hayride? Are you kidding me? I would have been all over that.

I noticed your graveyard did not float away. The weather looked perfect. I'm so happy for you! Sad for me :-( but happy for you and your guests.

There's always next year!

Pat said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Sure hope it all went well. I, too, make chili. Really good chili. So good, in fact, that I call it, "FG Chili". The FG stands for "fucking good". Yes. Okay. 'nuff said.

Brian Miller said...

ok, so i already saw the after pix...you all went all out! i know everyone loved it!

Hit 40 said...

Oh I love the count the candy in the jar game!! I always win that one!!!