How about a little visual recap of our Alien Invasion Halloween party from this last weekend? Bear with me, there's a lot, but it's pretty cool, so I hope you don't mind.
The entrance to our kitchen, or the "lab", which was quarantined with a plastic curtain and decorated with this simple vinyl graphic. It adds a nice touch, no?
Guests were greeted with flashing lights and lots and lots of caution tape. Hopefully we pulled off the impression of a alien landing site that's been haphazardly taken over by the FBI.
Rodger—the hubbs/mad scientist—took breaks from rounding up the aliens to administer vaccination "shots" to potentially contaminated (sober) guests.
The boys got in on the festivities. They were cows, which usually are the first to fall prey to extraterrestrial visitors. Don't worry, no pugs or cows were harmed in making of our party.
Oh yes, the Pièce de résistance! It's our 10 ft. wide, flashing, creepy sound-emmiting, UFO. The aliens have landed!
When putting together a killer Halloween party, lighting is key. It can take your festivities from an awkward grouping of costumed adults, to a serious scene setter. It's probably one of the cheaper things you can do to create instant ambience!
Our bathroom was our "clean room". It was equipped with a shiny mylar shower curtain and decontamination chamber for all your radiation cleansing needs.
Food is another biggie when it comes to throwing any kind of successful party. Here's my "menu" for the evening. Yes, there is a typo. I ran out of R's. If you don't see it, I'm not going to tell you where it is!
I find that a monochromatic fruit salad makes a tasty and nutritious statement. I called this green concoction "Extraterrestrial Fauna". Take my word for it, it helps set the mood.
Then for all the people who aren't on crazy restrictive diets like myself, we have the hubbs's famous adaptation of of the classic buckeye. Peanut butter, white chocolate and Reese's Pieces make up our "Alien Eyes". A friend of mine "procured" some cool stuff from her lab where she works. So I used microscope slides to label the food.
Rodger, the Mad Scientist. I love the picture of him!
And just because I'm so proud of it, one more shot of my Vulcan costume!!
I love when guests get into our theme and dress for it. Here's an astronaut and martian girl!
Dr. Who and his adorable sheep lady.
Agents Mulder and Scully came to investigate.
Same dress, two ways!
These pics are from after our party. We moved a lot of the props outside for our trick-or-treaters benefit. Look closely, and you'll spy me and my friend as Mario & Luigi!
One of the aliens that Rodger hand made (sculpted, casted and poured) all on his lonesome. He's so talented!