So where were we? Oh yes - Halloween.
For whatever reason - I really wanted this years party to be special. I had a great time last year, but wanted something over the top... something that got back to the original reason I started putting on a Halloween party in the first place. So I took a week off, scheduled the shindig a week early so that people wouldn't have to double book, and poured my heart into it.
First up, I did some serious grounds-keeping and took over 800lbs of my yard to the dump. Next, I hired Jessica's troupe (Morning Fyre) to perform for us. Everyone (including myself) was so blown away by her fire dancing a few years ago that I couldn't imagine another party without that. I was nearly out of fireworks so Kellie accompanied me on a trip to Mom and Pops Pyro Shop
. Tara helped me improve my party food repertoire, and I began work on something new - a zombie shootout using airsoft guns and zombie targets that ooze when you shoot them
Long story short - it all came out wonderfully. Even though it was a week early, people still managed some amazing costumes. We finally had proper party food. The fire dancers were fantastic. My fireworks skills continue to improve, and most importantly - the zombie shootout was a huge hit. Folks burned though almost 6000 rounds in just a few hours reducing the targets to a mass of pink ooze and I think its something they will remember for a quite a while.
I have no clue what we'll do next year to top this, but thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great night and to my fiance for helping me make it all happen.