we like throwing parties around here.
lately i've been toying with the idea of dinner parties--
how they bring people together,
how they are just structured enough that people who are total strangers can come together and talk like they've known each other for years.
(for some excellent literature on this idea, read this)
so we put it to the test:
we invited a hodge-podge of friends from here and there,
very few of whom knew each other,
decorated the house all up,
and called it a haunted dinner party!
on the eve of all hallow's eve.
cobwebs hanging from the chandeliers,
burnt name plates
fancy folded napkins
and an exceptionally scary songlist
all was set for a truly ghastly affair.
(all thanks to some expert party-planners. read: roommates & mr. mcintosh)
even my sweet little typewriter got spooked.
the guests arrived, terrifying and morbid:
and then we dined:
salad with carolann's amazing almond brown sugar dressing
mini stuffed peppers
caramel popcorn balls
and best of all, at the end of the dinner, we told ghost stories.
(please notice all the orbs in these pictures--i guess we were visited by more than just spooky dinner guests!)