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This coming Friday is the October posting of The Redhots! News, reviews, and interviews brought to you by your favorite redheads, Marcia Richards and I!
We’re excited to bring you a surprise interview by a new indie author! And, he’s giving away not 1, not 2, but 6 prizes!!!
You could win one of the following:
- Grand prize will be an autographed print book by our indie author plus a Halloween Goody Bag.
- 5 bonus prizes of a Kindlegraphed ebook from the author
Curious how to enter?
1. There are three categories you can enter one time each:
- Costume – your best ever, be it scary, cute or funny
- Outdoor decorations – your scariest or most creative
- Party room decor – you can include your Halloween tablescape, your unique pumpkin carving, and your room decorations
2. Post your pictures, up to 3 only, at our Twitter hashtag: #TheRedHots between October 19th and October 30th. The winners will be announced on Halloween!
3. For extra chances to win, you can choose to do the following:
- “Like” Marcia’s and my Facebook pages
- Tweet about the contest three times between the 19th and the 30th linking to our posts
- Subscribe to our blogs
Looking for ideas on what to submit? Halloween is my favorite holiday!
Here’s some pictures I took to get you in the mood!
The possibilities are endless! So get started! I’ll be watching for you over at #TheRedHots. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
(Not on Twitter? Feel free to post the photos on my Facebook page! I want to see whatcha got!)
Last week I shared with you my Wicked review about the story of the Wicked Witch of the West. Today I wanted to share some ideas for throwing a Wicked party!
Party Option Number 1: A Wicked Party
I’m a little behind this year with my Halloween decorating, but last year Joe and I went all out. It all started when we helped my brother and sister in law decorate their house for a Wicked theme party. The whole family and several friends were coming over for brunch and then we were all headed to see the musical.
They had tombstones in their yard. We cobwebbed the house, set skulls and crows and bugs around the tables, and draped the entryway with Halloween streamers.
Everyone was already so excited to be getting together and attending the show, but we didn’t tell anyone we were getting all spooked out! We wore witch hats and invited everyone in the haunted house. The most creative decoration was made by my brother, courtesy his wife’s closet. Can you guess what it is?
This party was so much fun, and even if you didn’t plan to attend the show, you could still throw a Wicked party because who isn’t familiar with the story of The Wizard of Oz or the Wicked Witch of the West?! You could jazz it up more than us and all come as the characters if you wanted. Maybe you could make theme foods like a Yellow Brick cheese road, and a fun lime-flavored drink to go with the Emerald City. The key is to make it YOUR kind of party. If you’re having fun planning it, then your guests will certainly enjoy themselves to.
Party Option Number 2: A Make Your Own Scissorhands Theme
I told you Joe and I got excited after helping my brother. So, we came back and decorated our own house and planned another Halloween party.
We cobwebbed the house, making sure to drape all the paintings and posters, put plastic bugs all over, and made a spooky music mix cd to play as guests arrived and even had a fog machine!
We plan to bust out our decorations really soon this year. Set up the haunted houses, turn on the jack-o-lantern lights, light the candles. We even put in scary movies while we decorate to get us in the mood.
As guests arrived we did a simple soup (vegetable tortellini), salad, bread dinner with fun orange-colored appetizers (cheez balls, chips and salsa, pumpkin bars, etc.).
So here’s where things got fun. While eating, we were all watching the film Edward Scissorhands, which is actually a nice Halloween/Christmas movie about a man with scissors for hands who changes the lives of a small town community forever.
After dinner, Joe and I announced we were going to play a game. I dumped boxes of plastic picnic ware on the table along with some straws and toothpicks and a couple rolls of tape. The contest was who could make the best scissorhand…but what they didn’t know was they also had to prove its functional ability by eating one more dish with their scissorhand!
We timed out the contest and everybody had fun “bragging” over who’s scissorhand was the best. One guest even decided to eat the rest of their meal with their invention!
The ideas for Halloween parties are endless. Look to your favorite films and stories of the season and base your party around that idea. I’m sure many of you have thrown some dazzlingly wicked parties, now do share! What kind of Halloween parties have you hosted or attended? What made them so fun?