10.24.07

Our Halloween Party…

Posted in business-a-go-go, coupons, Fun Stuff, Main at 11:54 pm by carrie

…was a smashing success :)


Cathi Milligan (glass bead guru) came up to visit & left with a scarf in her trademark turquoise and lime colors…

Miss Lou-hoo and I spent the entire evening making these cupcakes… at #42 I was like a small impatient child on a road trip… “Are we there yet?!?!” Isn’t it awesome to have a meticulous friend who is a whiz in the kitchen? Not to mention… her oven works ;) Mine’s on the fritz… Many many thanks to Graycee’s Kitchen!!!

Although in a cast going on 15 weeks or something, Raegan was a HUGE help!!! The most polite teenager you’ve ever met! (And very sweet brothers, too… but she may disagree! hehe) She cleaned up my messes, greeted customers with a huge smile and sprinkled pixie dust on the party to make it more magical. Thanks again Rae, you’re my favorite sarcasm buddy ;) (She’ll know what that means!)

Transmission to the world:
We have too much candy. (stop)
Please send help. (stop)
I made all those labels by hand. I’m insane (stop)


Remember how in the movies, they’d send a telegram and they would say “stop” a lot?
nevermind… my memories of old movies tend to have dancing food, Shirley Temple in every scene and well, things that just aren’t there :) Rose-colored character phantoms! Yay!
I digress… but…The above is just a sampling of the over 50 pounds of TAFFY I purchased. Caramel apple, banana cream pie, neapolitan, assorted, licorice, halloween mix… my teeth hurt now. Free tooth brush with every pound you buy! (kidding)

For being a Spooky Tea party, we sure didn’t go through much tea. Out of the 50-something people that attended the party, 40 of them had a cupcake, most had candy… ONE had hot tea. I got special swizzle sticks and everything but *sigh* our October has been in the 90’s… not very good tea weather. But I did have an awesome tea set out surrounded by flicker lights:
Besides the cupcakes and one cup of tea available… we had pumpkin bread, shortbread cookies and other snick-snacks. Oh, and iced tea, too. I made little “spooky” labels for each item. For example… “Peanut butter pretzels – to appease angry charging elephants”, “Garlic pretzels – anti-vampire formula”, “Hot water – For your tea and assorted spells”. Etc etc etc… I had them on the candy jars, too… and it turned people off to some of the flavors. “Twisted Root Beer Beans” is really just Root Beer Jelly Bellies… no need to fear. And “Rotten orange seedlings”, just Orange Sherbet Jelly Bellies. I could go on and on ;) (Have I mentioned that I LOVE puns and pun-like things?!???? We should trademark Nathan’s *groan* and eyeroll that he performs after I reveal a pun that I think is brilliant. It’s THAT good.)


I did mention I have a ton of candy, right? Come ‘n’ get it! (Is there a 12 step program for over buying? There has to be… as I remember the mount Purse-uvius incident and hang my head in shame… BUT… we only have about 10 of those puppies left… so HA!)
Also… speaking of over-buying… guys… I got like… 50 tons of candles. They are great candles, don’t get me wrong… but my nose made me buy most of their scents. Bad nose! So, mention my “run-a-way nose” and buy three get one free until the end of November. See, a hidden Coupon… right over there!!! Go find it ;) I ship too, call me! (dang it… to clarify… buy three Colonial Candles and get one of equal or lesser value for free through November 30. Can’t be combined with any other coupons, specials or acts of nature). Colonial Candles… awesome candles and I got Potpourri, too. In Christmas scents (holiday cheer, holiday sparkle, fresh fallen snow and mistletoe). Also, pumpkin Pie, Indian Summer (my fave), ocean scents, florals, fresh cotton scents, papaya, honeydew… too many to mention.
Okay… so my cousin Allison emailed me and said… “I want a scarf (from your blog), how much… pick the coolest one.” I think Cathi picked the coolest one ;) So, Al, I know you don’t like purple, but what is your second favorite color? :) And do you want more serious or girly foo-foo? Is it cold in NC already??? (I’m turning my blog into myspace now, sorry… comments have their place! hehe).
And finally… we put these Doggles on Meg… we thought she’d spend the entire time trying to get them off her little head, but she really enjoyed them. And goodness, can you stand the cuteness??? We recommend these dog-goggles to protect your pup’s eyes… and you too, can swoon at the cuteness that is accessorizing your dog. (I’d whip out the head bows, sweaters, little shoes and tiaras with sparkles but Nathan won’t have it. I had to sneak a pink collar on my GIRL dog. So, Meg gets to wear jewelry when he’s not looking! hehe!)

6 Comments »

  1. Babs said,

    October 25, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Wow – it’s like visiting Candyland!!

    OK, Meg looks like a **movie star** — can I have her autograph?

  2. Graycee said,

    October 25, 2007 at 11:11 am

    I’m so glad the Spooky Tea Party went well! I’m going to have to come over and buy some candles! :-) So happy Miss Meg has Doggles . . . they are so important . . . and super cute too!

  3. Tyn said,

    October 29, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Oh my gosh!! It all looks so wonderful!!

  4. sandy wood said,

    October 29, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    oh my gosh …the place Looks AMAZING!!!! i LOVE the black and white..and am totally drooling right now over those cupcakes!!! I want to eat at least 3 of them!!!! my hips would definately hate me in the morning tho ;)
    how much are the candles??? do you have tarts in the same ‘smells’??
    i really should get to your shop again.. if Im ever up near pasadena ..i’ll be sure to pop in :)
    hugs..
    sandy

  5. Colleen said,

    November 1, 2007 at 5:28 am

    Wowzers, Carrie, that’s a candy dreamland! Everything looks amazing. Its a shame when you put so much prep and time into the food, and the people don’t do what they’re supposed to :( I would have had one of everything!

  6. Holly said,

    November 7, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Everything looks so amazing and beautiful, Carrie! Your attention to detail is incredible. I would have *loved* to have been there! I’d be all over the cupcakes, and I would have had a cup of hot tea, too, to wash them down – just to make sure all your efforts went to good use. ;-)

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