Maggie and I spent Halloween 2009 in & around New Haven. The day was highlighted with 70 degree weather, a hike at Sleeping Giant State Park, and a costume party with some of Maggie’s PA friends. Here are some pics from the day:
Halloween turned out to be a fun night. Turns out Chipotle really does have free Burritos. We made hats from tinfoil and wore them (along with lots of other people, mostly high school age kids) to Chipotle to get our free Burritos (or in Maggie’s case, a burrito bowl).
After the free Burritos we got ready to head to our 2 Halloween parties we planned to attend. The first was hosted by Katie and Paul and the second hosted by Bryan, Maggie’s friend from college. As you can see below, we went as Howie Mandel and Keltie of the TV show Deal or No Deal. It turned out to be a inexpensive and creative idea that everyone really liked. It was convenient too that Maggie was able to procure a shiny case like they use on the show (it was from the Deal or No Deal boardgame her Dad has) to complete the costume.
Howie Mandel and Keltie
Katie & Paul’s party featured great snack food, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin golf and a costume contest:
Maggie pumpkin bowling
Bryan’s party featured good drinks, great decorations (dark rooms, black lighting, spider webs, etc…) and lots of Ole’s:
Sword vs. Knife; guess who won?
As you can see, it was a great night! For more pictures, check out my Halloween 2008 facebook album.
Reportedly Chipotle is offering a free Burrito today if you dress up as a burrito and show up after 6 p.m. Maggie and I are going to try it out, I’ll report back on our results at the Eagan Chipotle. I figure it’s worth it to walk in with a tin-foil hat to get a free Chipotle burrito!
Also, I’ve decided what I am going to dress up as for Halloween tonight. I’ve created a poll to see which TV game show host you think I’ll be portraying:
Since Halloween is getting close Maggie and I decided to carve a couple pumpkins to help get more in the spirit. It’s not something I’ve done much since I was younger, but it’s fun to get your hands dirty pulling out pumpkin gunk and then trying to design some sort of creative face to carve on the pumpkin. I gave Maggie a head start on hers and still managed to finish before her, but as you can see, hers is much more detailed and looks a lot better than mine. I guess I’m just not that creative!
Joe the Pumpkin (left, not to be mistaken for Joe the Plumber) and Suzie the pumpkin (right)
On a related note, what is are you going as for Halloween this year? Let me know in the comments. We are going to two Halloween parties, so I need to come up with something good. I’m starting to feel the pressure now that Maggie has hers picked out already. If anyone has a costume to trade for a ghostbuster costume or one they can lend me let me know. Otherwise I’ll have to come up with something quick!