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Mmmmh, y’all. Can’t you just smell Halloween in the air?
My work actually already celebrated Halloween. We always have a big shindig with costume contests, skits, and food.
If you know me in real life, you may have noticed that I twitch my nose when I’m thinking. I do this so often that at work they tease me that I look like Samantha from Bewitched.
I figured that was as good a reason for my costume to be . . . a Pin-Up Witch!
The costume was easy enough. It was all things I had in my closet at home already, but I had a ton of fun customizing the basic witch’s hat I purchased from Target.
We also attended a Halloween party this past weekend which had some funny bits I wanted to share with you.
The hosts of the party created an awesome Carn-Evil-themed escape room in their garage. If you’ve never been in an escape room (which I had not), you solve a series of puzzles until you unlock the way out of the room.
In this case, you had to solve the final lock to retrieve your admission tickets to the carnival.
They truly did a fantastic job with the room and puzzles. It took us nearly a full half hour to solve everything and open that final door.
When we did get it opened, we were in for a fright! They had set up a human-size scary clown right inside the door!
Needless to say, I may’ve jumped just a bit.
Fast forward to later that night – The Fellow and I typically sleep on a camp cot at their place when we go up for parties as it’s a bit of a drive from the house. They set the cot up in the dining area which has a straight line of sight up the hallway to the bathroom door.
In the middle of the night, I heard another party guest (who’d had a biiit much to drink) get up to use the restroom but never heard him come back. When I opened my eyes, I could see him standing in the bathroom doorway, silhouetted in the moonlight, just staring into the bathroom mirror.
Concerned, I called out, “Hey, buddy, you ok?” To my confusion, from behind me on the couch, I was answered, “Yea, all good. Just went to the bathroom.” Well, if he’s right there, then who’s standing in the bathroom doorway . . . because The Fellow was asleep beside me?!
I panicked for a minute. My heart started racing; then I figured it out. IT.WAS.THE.CLOWN. Which didn’t exactly make me feel better about the situation.
In the middle of the night, The Fellow and our friend “K” had gone out to the garage/basement area and retrieved the creepy clown and had set it up at the end of the hallway directly opposite our host’s door so when they woke up and exited their bedroom, they’d be met face-to-face with the clown just like we’d been in the escape room!
I didn’t sleep too soundly after that point.
All of our Hallowen activities this year have been awesome. What awesome Halloween-themed things have you gotten to experience this year?