As Rachel and I were hiking up a mountain a few months ago, we came up with the idea of having a Halloween party in the mountains with our friends. October is such a beautiful month to be in the mountains and I was so excited to take photos of the fall scenery. I was also looking forward to seeing everyone after being away in Washington D.C. for so long.
We packed up the car around one and headed up so we could decorate before everyone got there.It was supposed to be a two-hour drive, but it turned into a three and a half hour drive because we got distracted and stopped about five times for “decorating purposes.”The house took our breath away. It was so quiet and peaceful, but we were about to change that for the weekend.
This called for a toast!
We had two sets of corn hole out and other games planned.
After decorating and putting away all the groceries, we finished our bottle of champagne and waiting for our friends to arrive.
This place had fishing, canoeing, paddle boats, hiking, and a swimming dock.
I am not a streamer expert, so this was stressful. I dropped the streamers off the top of the deck a couple of times and it was a pain pulling them all the way back up. It was a long way down…but I think they turned out pretty well.
We grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, baked french fries, and had other finger foods out. No one was going home hungry.
Trouble makers holding the culprits.
I was in D.C. for almost a month, so we scratched our original costume idea (because we weren’t going to see each other until the day before the trip) and went with an easier choice, the angel and the devil. We will do something more creative next year!
We ordered our dresses from ASOS and added accessories.
I was impressed with my salad rig. It had carrots, hummus, spring mix blend, crackers, tomato, avocado, pepperjack cheese, and balsamic.
BACK TO THE GAMES!
We spent all day Saturday watching the football games and playing more drinking games. We had an Iowa win and a Notre Dame win!
We played flip cup around the table and Jenga at the same time. Whoever was last to flip the cup had to pull out a Jenga piece. Each piece had a rule written on it.
I stuck to water Saturday night because I can’t do two days in a row. I made a trip to the grocery store to grab necessities for the house and we thought it was necessary to buy a giant pink horse too. Plus, the grocery store was the only place I could get cell reception. I had to Instagram somehow 🙂
I fell asleep after the Notre Dame game Sunday night and was up early Sunday to clean up the house and make breakfast.
One of our friends brought spinach feta quiche and it was delicious.
I made eggs, and baked up the rest of the tots.
I relaxed on the porch with coffee listening the rain fall onto the water.
When I got back into town, I went out to lunch before the football games.
I spent the rest of Sunday doing laundry and hanging out with Grumples. This is going to be a crazy week and I’m out of town again on the weekend. Hopefully it’ll slow down soon!