Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloweenie Roast 2009 photos



Happy Halloween!

We hope you and yours are having a terrific holiday weekend!
Did you dress up this year?
If you did, and you'd like to share your pics, email us at Mr.LetteredCottage@gmail.com. We'd love to see your costumes!

We haven't dressed up in a few years, but we had so much fun putting our outfits together this year. Here we are in our pirate get-ups:





I think we snarled "Argh!" and "Ahoy, Matey!" a million times throughout the night. (Aw, heck, I'll be honest- we've been snarling ever since we bought the things!)
You'll notice I wasn't quite sure what to do with my hand in the photos. Meanwhile, Kevin had a cool, skull-covered dagger to add to his whole pirate persona. I knew I should have bought that hook to wear over my hand!

I ended up spending more time taking photos at the party than I did shooting video. It was just too hard to play hostess, take pictures and make our guests uncomfortable by shoving a video camera in their face- so I opted to just play hostess and take pictures. ;-)

Here are the creative (and kooky) costumes our guests showed up in...

First up, Shannon and Travis. Shannon had on the cutest little Minnie Mouse costume and her boyfriend (whom we had never met before this night) was dressed up as Michael Phelps. Boy did our jaws drop when he came strolling in!



I don't know who is more brave, Travis for dressing up as Michael Phelps or Shannon for going out in public with him! :-)



My "Lettered Cottage Home" partner, Sarah, dressed up as Progressive Insurance spokesperson "Flo"...



Her resemblance to the popular Progressive personality was incredible!

And this is Sarah's husband, Jason.




Jason and Kevin are bandmates. (He plays drums) His Sham-Wow! dude costume had us intentionally spilling things all night. :-)

This is our old boss Josh and his wife, Aubrie:



Josh used to play bass in Kevin and Jason's band, but now he co-owns one of the most popular photography studios in the state. (You can check out his work at New South Art and Kim Box Photography) He was nervous about sporting the super-small girls gym shorts his wife thought were a necessary part of his costume, but once he got a load of Travis' Speed-o, his worried mind was quickly put at ease. :-)

Aubrie and I both met our husbands while we were working together for a company that was providing tour support to their band. Aubrie and I lived in California at the time, but after meeting our sweet Southern suitors we quickly made the switch from sunny So.Cal to sweet home Alabama! Josh and Aubrie welcomed their first baby into the world this past July. His name is Ever, and his snuggly little shark suit provided the inspiration for their swimmer-themed costumes...



I love the tiny triangular teeth that frame his adorable face. :-)



Unfortunately for us, Ever didn't come to the party- but I bet his Grammie and Great Grammie had a ball babysitting him!

Next up is Kevin's friend, Jason Rash, who dressed up as a wounded hospital patient.



He used to work as a real estate agent (he represented us at the closing on this house), but now he works full-time as a personal trainer. The back side of his costume had everyone in stitches. (no pun intended)

Jason's wife, Brooke, showed up right as the party was winding down. She had another party to go to before she could make it to ours. We were so glad she came by, even if it was a little later.



Here are our friends Nick, Shannon and their little boy Dominic.



Their awesome Amish-themed costumes worked so well with Nick's newly-grown beard. :-)
And little Dominick was an absolute delight.



He has such a sunny little personality!
(Maybe we should get a Dominic too?) ;-)

And last but not least, our neighbors Jessica and Eric from the Half Note Cottage on the left side of our house, and Josette and Peter, who live in the Tudor-style home on the right side of our house, finally got to meet each other.



Jessica and Eric came straight from work, so they didn't have costumes on, but Peter came as an old, beach-combing man- complete with a metal detector and a trucker cap covered in bird droppings. Josette was decked out as a gypsy, and really got into the part by acting like she was going to go through everyones purses when they came in the house. It was hilarious!

And there ya have it!
Now we'd like your help choosing the winning costume(s). The poll is located in the left sidebar of our blog, just below the Sponsor section.
The winners(s) of the contest will receive a $25 gift card to Cracker Barrel.
Voting will start today and end next Saturday, November 7th.

Thanks for helping us decide, and don't eat too much candy!
:-)

Kevin and Layla


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37 comments:

nanab said...

I could eat Ever with a spoon. He is absolutely beautiful! Those lips are so kissable.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Looks like so much fun. What creative, fun friends you have. The winner has to be Travis!

Laura Lynn said...

LOL-Phelps and the wounded patient! But the others like Flo and the baby shark were so great. So hard to choose!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh what a fun party! Travis IS a very brave man! (ha). Thank you for sharing the photos ~ too cute

The Redhead Riter said...

Double, double toil and trouble;
fire burn and cauldron bubble.
~ Shakespeare "Macbeth"~

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Nick, Brianne and Landen said...

Dear Kevin + Layla,

You two inspire me!

Love,

Brianne

My name is PJ. said...

I voted, under duress, for Sham Wow and Progressive...but I protest this whole voting thing! Ever was not even listed and let me tell you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, he had best costume and best name! I cry foul! Do over!

You guys all looked great! Very creative too! Scariest costume - Travis. The memory of it still gives me chills down my spine......

joanbayonne said...

Michael Phelps, I mean Travis.

Terry said...

OMG - the Michael Phelps costume is so gutsy! How could he not be the most popular person? That is so funny! I wished I could have been a fly on the wall when he walked in the door!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Looks like everyone had a fabulous time! So generous of you to share the fun with all of us :). I think Phelps had it from the start!

foggogs said...

The Amish Family is my favorite for the win! Looks like you guys had a great night.

Leen said...

Ok, I voted but it wasn't easy! You guys even have creative friends.

Glad you had fun!

Mary Beth Smith said...

All the costumes were so original! Looks like you have many creative friends too. I have to go with Phelps though...super hilarious! Very brave guy!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Sooo fun!! We went to a costume party this weekend too...crazy people. Lot's of fun to see all the originality:) Great outfit for the two of you. And that baby...just beautiful!

Patti said...

I agree with the crowd, not an easy choice as all the costumes were awesome and wonderfully creative. I went with Phelps(Travis) as he threw all caution to the wind and really went for it. I love adult costume parties, it is always fun to see what people come up with.

Roberta said...

I voted for Jason...cause he was brave enough to go out in public wearing my butt...lol He needs to so "How to Look Good Naked"...for some intervention. Great party...thanks for sharing, R

Lori said...

I must say that Travis is a very brave guy but he pulled it off! Loving the shark ~ just too sweet for words. I DO think you need your very own Dominic! Looks like you had an awesome time.

Will said...

Ever was adorable! He should be on the list : ) Everyone looked amazing!

Chloe and Co. said...

Great, FUN costumes! Of course, my eyes kept going to the background that show your rooms.

It was tough choice between the Progressive lady and Michael Phelps!

Sarah said...

Can baby Ever win? He is adorable! If not, I gotta go with Michael Phelps! Gutsy!

Miki said...

I vote for Jason - the backside was hilarious!!! Looks like an awesome party :-) Miki

Amy Kinser said...

I guess I will vote for Travis because he has more guts than most people I know. I can assure you that I wouldn't let my husband go out of the house that way.:)

The baby was actually the cutest by far.

Sarah Ann said...

Travis. Guts + hilarious = best costume ever!

Cote de Texas said...

my cousin's name is Josette too. i have never met another one - weird.

darling party!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I vote for Jason!! Clever costumes. Glad you had a fun Halloween!!! Love & blessings from NC!

lyla said...

lots of good ones, but i had to vote for michael phelps...how could you not give the man a meal at cracker barrell after showing all that?

Symone's Mommy said...

Michael Phelps was genius, but standing next to Minnie brought him down LOL. @hospital patient - ewww. Flo - adorable!

Julianna said...

Jason, the wounded hospital patient

Katia said...

Looks like a fun party! I think you should get a "Dominic" too... I can't wait to see what you wood do with a babies room ;)

Candy said...

Those costumes are all so creative! Love them all and it will be so hard to choose! We have 3 little girls and they dressed as the 3 little pigs, while hubby was a low-key Big Bad Wolf and I was Little Red Riding Hood. Fun stuff. Oh, and congrats on the tv show!!!!

Candy said...

One more thing, my SIL's boyfriend says I remind him of Flo so I'll have to steal that for next year!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Layla and Kevin,
Way to funny! I think the "butt" costume "Wins" for me!.My daughter works in O.R. as a Surgical Tech.I have to show her and the Doctors this one.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Angie said...

Unrelated to the Halloween costumes, but have to ask....where did you get the hutch/buffet in your kitchen that is behind you on the right in your pirate photo? Thanks!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Michael Phelps is great! My favorite however, besides the sweet shark, is Flo....love that girl and the lipstick shade is perfection!

mikewozowski said...

ever, of course!!

{ L } said...

Super fun post! You two always look so cute together. Actually all the costumes looked really good...(but that wounded patient!! I don't know about that! errrr) ;)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

oh my gosh that shark costume is the cutest thing I've ever seen!