Thursday, September 19, 2013

V.I.P. HORS D' OEUVRE PARTY

HOUSE SITTERS PRESENTATION # 2

I hope you didn't miss the first day of our house sitting, if you did it is directly under this post....there will be A total of three....
I am so excited, the party is tonight and I have a million things to prepare ...I have been so busy I haven't had time to eat, I hope I will survive until the guests arrive...I am as thin as a rail now....
I know they will love the spider bites, I have served them before, the stuffed flies are always a hit, crickets of course and some other wonderful surprises, marinated mice is one of my favorites...anyone for a taste?
It is so hard to read the tiny words in this old book, even with glasses, I hope I got the measurements right...
The stuffed flies are just so juicy, I have to stop snacking and get busy cooking......nom nom nom
It is hard to keep the critters in the bowl, I always like them as fresh as possible for my guests, they are Royalty you know...Get off my hand and get in that bowl .....
Oh, I have to tell you, you don't know what you are missin, these imported marinated mice are so wonderful...I wish I could share the recipe..but I promised I would take it to my grave....they are just bite size....ahhhh
You are lucky you are a domestic mouse or you would be in this bowl with them...Domestic critters are not eatable, to tough and chewy....This is Muffin, he travels with us to visit his cousins here....
Oh the spider bites are perfect as usual, they are my regular stand by, crunchy and a little salty....
I can't believe I am finished and all I have to do is get dressed and the drinks will be served...yay
The hor d'oeuvres turned out so perfect, I know they are going to be a  hit...
The spider bites are yummy..
The house critters have all ready started nibbling, where are your manners, so hard to train them...
These stuffed flies are so plump and juicy, a little red peppery sauce is the perfect touch...
The sauteed mantis is the tastiest dish and one of the Counts favorites, they are harvested from the banks of the old ironside river in Slavokia...The entire township runs for the river in hopes of catching a few...it is something to see....we call them crispy triggers....
Get out of there, guests are first...those mantis are very expensive......

Thats better Muffin, such a good little critter, go along now...before someone mistakes you for a mouse bite.

The twins stopped in to say good night before bed, "finish those eyeball suckers kids"
We have never been able to do anything with that cowlick...oh well who cares when you have those adorable green eyes.....
 Sticky, really sticks to your ribs, but sooo good....I know you are thinkin she looks just like her mother....
Tomorrow is a big day at the pool and then I am preparing a beautiful dinner..for their last night here.
 Everyone loves my hat, I had friends help me pick it out....it's perfect, don't you think....
The Countess brought her critter, Sir Ben, he is always sitting on her shoulder.  I think he waits for the leftovers....who wouldn't..I think thats why he is so fat....
 Go on to bed kids, it's grown up time....tomorrow you can try to float again in the pool ...yay
Oh yes Countess I use to have a pet bat as well...his name was man, we used to call him bat man..
he he he, one of the neighborhood ghouls ate him...such a pity

The Countess  seems to be lovin the  hor d'oeuvres..."oh my dear Agatha, these snakes are so delicious, slippery but so tasty"
The Count is such a wonderful story teller, as long as he doesn't have to much to drink..."get me another scotch my dear"..seems to be in the middle of each story...
Andrew also loves a good cigar, like the Count, guess I will have to open a window..I think I'll have a Crown Royal.....seems so fitting..
The Count was given that medallion by a Russian Czar for his efforts in men's couture for the thinner man....ohhhhh
Excuse me Count, did you just drop that Centipede hors d on Phyllis's new couch???????she is gonna kill us ... and I don't think I could go through that again....... 
Oh, the Countess has the most boo tiful jewels, do you see them, I am just waiting around for them to fall off those bony fingers....lol...she did not even put them on until she arrived, guess she thought they would fall off in the car....
You can tell the Countess is feeling a little buzz, I can tell her head is bobbin along with the music...she is gonna stand up and take the floor any minute with her rendition of Lady GaGa, you go girl...
Oh Count, your stories are just so wonderful, love hearing about the old country and all the scary goolie relatives in the old castle...ahhhh the homeland..the acres of graveyards, the ghosts flying through the rooms when the moon is out oh  and the howls in the misty night, oh I miss the homeland.
Every shot my mouth is full of food, have you noticed, oh well, I'm a foodie..
Everyone is getting a little tipsy, good thing they are spending the night...is this room swaying???
Andrew, what happened to those pumpkins for the buffet...hummmmmmm
Brrrrrp, Oh excuse me, I am feeling so bloated I can't eat another bite,..."Oh Countess your so frail like a bag of bones, please have just one more spider bite before bed...or you will be skulking around looking for them when we are sound asleep...
Don't worry folks, these hors d won't go to waste, the house critters will be on them so fast it will make your skull spin....
Count DEAR, I believe it is time for us to retire to the sleeping quarters, or what ever they call that box we sleep in...you've had enough to drink....you know you need to watch your liver!!!!!.I can see it from here...
Yes I know Andrew you can't hold your liquor, I mean you literally can't hold your liquor!!!!!
 Oh Agatha you can always see right through people...he he he
 Oh I am so pleased the party has gone so well, I do have to say the Count and Countess love their cocktails....and thats the kind of house guest we love...
Crunch crunch crunch crunch....gulp gulp gulp....
I don't think I can eat another bite, well maybe just one before I explode and split a rib....

Thank you Andrew for bringing in the pumpkins, I love the color...
She is stunning isn't she, even with her mouth full the Countess is so exotic....no wonder she has her own castle..
I hope nothing leaks out on that couch...
Right this way folks and I will show you to your room...what a wonderful evening...
"Yes Sir Ben, we are sleepy....off to bed we go....

The perfect ending to the perfect evening....ahhhh this feels great...
What a great party Agatha...My bones are aching honey...tomorrow is another day...Thanks everyone for stopping by for a visit and leaving a comment...Love to hear from you  and don't forget the last episode will be in a few days where pictures of the Grand Dinner Party will be the last meal for us as house sitters....we all have to get back to the home land before Halloween, it is a very important time for us and them too...at the end of the last post there will be a listing of all the diy items and where everything was purchased in case you are inspired to celebrate Halloween   in your own spooky way   betweennapsontheporch  romantichome   astrollthrulife   thededicatedhouse   thetablescaper  thriftydecorchick 
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87 comments:

  1. Wow, I want to come to your house on Halloween!! This was so great! For some reason, I am not really hungry right now, though! lol xo

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  2. Wow!!! you did a lot for Halloween!! but for now I'm in to Full decoration I'm not ready yet for my Halloween decoration.
    Enjoy your great party LOL
    XOX
    Isora

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    1. They are not here for Halloween, they are here to house sit....

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  3. Hi Phyllis , you sure know how to trow a party and the food is ...ahh you picked out such ttasty food for you guests :D , thanks for sharing.

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  4. Well that was some cocktail party and the food was to die for lol. Great job Phyllis, you really did a lot of work on these 2 posts.
    Can hardly wait to see the last one. Hope that there accommodations were suitable for royalty.
    Mar

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    1. Thanks Mar, they are a lot of fun to pose and play with...Agatha thanks you too...

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  5. It looks like you're having a great time house sitting. What a lovely place to be able to stay.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Oh, I wish that my house guests were so exotic! Lovely party they had too!

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  7. This is just incredible....I've never seen anything like it! You need to link it to every party for a month! heehee! It's the best Halloween post I've ever seen! AMAZING....and scary, too! teehee!

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  8. This was absolutely epic! You have amazing creative writing skills! And have the funnest decorating skills!

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  9. Another riot of a post! Those hors d'oeuvres are to die for!! ;-)

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  10. Wow, wow, wow!!! You must have a lot more hours in your day than I have in mine......I have a battle just getting the basics done let alone anything as huge as the production!! Love it..
    Suzyq

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    1. Suzy, it's really not so hard, I just do the fun stuff first....Phyllis

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  11. Oh my heavens. I can't get over the amazing productions in your posts!!! Where on earth ( or under the earth) did you dig up those skeletons!!!!! Your story lines are such fun to read. You're putting us all to shame this halloween season!!!!!! You have a wonderful imagination!!

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  12. lol... OMG this is truly amazing. Phillis you are amazing and so artistic. You are a great set designer. This belongs in a magazine or store front in New York. Where do you find all this stuff. You have a fun and very happy home.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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  13. LOL, Phyliss. What a party. I wouldn't sleep at all with all those "guests" in my house. :)

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  14. Oh Phyllis, your imagination knows no bounds! I really thought from your last post, the house guests, that you really were going on an extended vacation and wanted to do one over the top labor intensive blog to leave us with for the Halloween season! And now you've done another fabulous post with detail after detail, such an incredibly humorous cocktail party! And the promise of another skeletal adventure to come! You really should combine your 3 posts and publish a Halloween book, I know it would be wildly popular! You make your skeleton characters come to life, with all their different personalities and quirks. Your edibles are positively repulsive {in a good way!} and if I was your husband, I would be nervous about my next meal!!
    Thanks for inviting me to your cocktail party!
    Jenna

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  15. This post was as wonderful to read, as it was to see! I couldn't stop smiling! This was cute, and fun, and clever, and delightfully ghoulish! I'll be coming back to your post again and again! What a treat!

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  16. Hysterical Phyllis ...loved it so much! I'll be sharing it! Miss Bloomers

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  17. You know I am loving reading the posts by your house guests; there is something for everyone!
    Fashion, culinary tips, royalty gossip... so much more!

    Your house is beautiful. You must treasure these folks to allow them to take over.
    I am looking forward to your how- to post as well.

    I believe we also have a few house critters here. I am not sure they are as well behaved or polite.

    I am off to tell friends you have a new installment posted!

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  18. Thanks, Phyllis for this most entertaining post...I ♥♥♥ it!

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  19. Hi Phyllis, Oh My Goodness, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I would love to come and hang out with you and your guests. Rhonda

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  20. I love the hors d'oeuvre party...looks like one of my family gatherings! You are such a clever and creative gal. Wish I lived closer, XOXO

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  21. Oh, how fun and creative! Must share now...
    Brenda

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  22. I love your creativity and sense of humor! Fantastic post...found you through Ivy and Elephants party.

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  23. Wouwww........what a production! You are too funny! I enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for visiting me. Great job!

    Have a fabulous week end.

    Ellya

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  24. Looks like you had lots of fun with this spooky bunch! How I would have loved to be a kid trick or treating in your neighborhood! Or even as an adult, I'm sure your Halloween parties are the best! I am your newest follower!

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    1. The kids do ♥♥♥trick or treating at our house, they get to peek in and get a little frightened....BOOOO...lol

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  25. Oh, this is just fabulous.....you have thought of every detail and it's like a (scary, but great!) movie set of the macabre!!!

    Just PERFECT for Halloween time!!!!

    So creative and detail-oriented!!!

    You are always so creative.....but you may have outdone yourself this time....wonderful!!!


    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  26. I will be laughing all day over this. So clever and well written - I have no words for how absolutely creative it all is. Wow - thank you for sharing - what a delight!

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  27. Boo! So much to see, so many goodies to eat. Fun, can't wait to see Thanksgiving. Di

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  28. Ha Ha Ha! So cute, Phyllis! The only thing...I'm disappointed I wasn't invited! :) You have a great and fun imagination and I've loved every little spider and mousey.
    Be a sweetie and Boo to you,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Very cute! Love the black candelabra...

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  30. Too cute for words~ I cannot believe all of your details you put into this setting. You deserve kudos over the top with this post. looks like fun!

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  31. No one should have a dinner without a few delicious "marinated mice." Nope. Never.

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  32. ha ha!! Girl you got right to the BONES of this post..too dang cute and funny..Hugs and love Gloria

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    1. So happy you came by, have missed you so much, I knew you would love the goulie guests....Phyllis

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  33. Those are scary people but had to laugh at your story. Very creative but I won't stay all night.lol

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  34. Oh my gosh, you are SO creative! Ha-ha! Have fun! ♥

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  35. I just love this! So much creativity, and I love your humor, such a hoot! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Phyllis - BEST. BLOG. POST. EVER. EVER!!!!! I don't even know where to begin with what my favorite is... I think either the cigar or the belch! Would love for your guests to stop by my Halloween party and link up...

    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/october-is/haunted-halloween-party/

    Seriously.. this is genius. Hugs, Holly

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, I am linked up to your party...Yay

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  37. Hi Phyllis, What a fun and creative blog post. Best ever!! You are so talented and I just enjoyed this so much.
    Thank you for stopping by and your vote. So kind of you.
    Have a great day and Happy Autumn.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  38. Oh my word, I've never seen anything like this. Unbelievable and so fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  39. This is just too adorable! Nicely done!

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  40. What a clever party! You could be a playwright. This was so fun.
    Karen

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  41. Hysterical! Love your sense of humor and creativity! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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  42. I'm impressed by how much effort went into this spooktacular party. Amazing and so much fun! And you for your kind words on my post yesterday!

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  43. This is kinda kooky, but good fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Wow! That is quite an elaborate Halloween post....it sure must be fun to be a guest at your party!

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  45. This is just too darn cute. Love it, such a clever post.

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  46. This is so totally hysterical. I just love it . This is so creative. I will be copying your URL and sending it out to everyone. Just lovin this one. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  47. This is so cute and hilarious! Great photography, too. I love the Lada GaGa one, you had a good time. Thanks for visiting me. I've got to check out some of your tablescapes, not. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

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  48. OMG, this has to be one of the best post I have read in a long time. Very creative. I am in aww with all the skeletons you have. Where in the world did you get them looking so good? I was married o Halloween day and love anything to do with this day. TFS. ana

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  49. Thank you so much, how exciting to have been married on Halloween, I purchased the skeletons at Costco, their poseable and I loved playing around with them in their goofy poses...Phyllis

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  50. Phyllis you are just having way too much fun with these Bonney Bunch!!!! Everything looks amazing! I would love to be a guest in such a lovely soiree! Thank you so much for sharing and for letting us peek into the fun fun world of Halloween at your home! Hugs, Lizy

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  51. Oh Agatha, what a party! I am so honored to have been on your VIP guest list! You look so professional in your chef hat, and even your reading glasses look good on you. You are obviously a gourmet cook, and I apologize that I wasn't feeling well enough to taste your treats. I know you have worked hard to make this party fabulous, and it has been worth it. The Countess is so elegant, and I'm sure the Count will share even more of his deathly stories when we dine with them. I'm so sorry to have walked in on you and Andrew relaxing in the tub. I may have nightmares about it. I hope you can get the spot off of Phyllis' sofa before she comes home, because I want you to be invited back to house sit next year. Looking forward to dinner. laurie

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    1. Oh Laurie, you must be one of the reasons that Phyllis does a blog...See you at the dinner gala...Agatha

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  52. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  53. Loved your Spooktacular post! Just amazing how much thought and detail your put in to make Halloween
    amazing at your home. It must be the coolest house on the block! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    hugs,
    Patti

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  54. Oh my gosh, you are so clever. What a lot of work and fun went into preparing for this blog. Some crazy mind you have dreaming (nightmaring) up all this. Speaking of nightmares, walking around at night at your house would be interesting.LOL
    A fun if scarry read.
    Thanks for all the effort put in to entertain us.

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    1. Thanks Bev, it's been a lot of fun watching Agatha and Andrew house sit for me....I will be home soon, be sure not to miss their gala dinner party for the last of three postings...I always love your comments and look forward to joining your pink sat. post soon....I need pink...Phyllis

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  55. hahaha...this is amazing! You have outdone yourself in creativity! "Creepiness" with style...love it! The best Halloween post ever! Every detail is simply wonderful....thanks for sharing with us and for visiting me:) Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

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  56. Ma, this is INCREDIBLE... I always knew you were talented. I love it, but most of all I still love, love, love that white mirror in the living room. One day I am gonna have to take it home. I love you so much and know that I am always keeping up on you around here. You know who?! would be so excited for all you are doing and want to put her hands in it too, maybe that's why your creativity seems to just be Overflowing. You got hers too. Much love. Donna

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    1. Hi sweetie, so happy to know you are out there and I am thrilled you are enjoying Agatha and Andrew and the twins..I definitely get a lot of my creativity from my big sis..."it's all in the family"...love you and miss you...Phyllis

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  57. Oh My Goodness! How fun! I think you have really out done yourself. :)
    ~Liz

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  58. You have spun quite the tale for Halloween!! Your characters are so well dressed for the occasion and such wonderful conversationalists. What a wonderful job you have done on this post.
    Ann

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  59. This is absolutely amazing! I've never seen anything like you have created here, and I cannot even begin to imagine the time it took to complete this presentation and the story line as well. You are so talented and creative! Loved it! Peggy

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  60. OMGoodness, this is THE most creative post ever!!!!!! What a FABULOUS party you throw! The hors d oevres look spooktacular!!! Love Agatha, Andrew and the twins:):) I can see they had a wonderful evening. You are amazing!!!!!!

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  61. Oh dear, my bones are shaking I am laughing so hard! Love, it all! I was craving a little snack. Not sure that I'm in the mood for anything quite that crunchy. lol! You have gone all all and it fabulous! I decorated my table as a witches laboratory. A bit eerie, but doesn't hold a candle to yours! Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  62. LOL WOW!!! what a post!!!
    Love, Mona

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  63. Wow! Such a creative idea for a post. I love the characters. You decorated everything just perfect.

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  64. Oh, Phyllis. what a great party you throw. I love your creativity and your props are magnificent. You put so much thought into it and it was fabulous. I am your new follower and soon I will be throwing a party. I already have it planned out but it certainly isn't as marvelous as yours. What fun. I look forward to the remainder of the days until Halloween..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  65. Oh my goodness you are as demented as I am about Halloween!!! LOve it all! I set my skeletons up at the table too! Lol! Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad I inspired you!
    Kim

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  66. Nothing like trashing someone else's house with a GREAT party! Next time maybe make it a toga party for the skeletons...less leakage on the furniture! I'd definitely have to ask Andrew to step outside for his cigar though...

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    1. You are right about the cigar, I would have certainly asked him to take it outside, so sorry I was not there to see that...bummer.....Glad you enjoyed the post...Phyllis

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  67. Thank you so much for stopping by and your wonderful comment. I had not been over to your ‘around the house’ blog for awhile and was overwhelmed with how amazing it is. You have one of the ‘greatest’ blogs I have ever been to...outstanding. I loved your fabulous presentations and your word messages are gripping...loved it all. TFS. I hope you don’t mind if I send your blog url to a friend who absolutely would love it. Be well...enjoy the season, Phyllis.

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  68. So glad you stopped by Sunday View and left a comment on my Halloween creepy art! You are wildly creative, and this post was spectacular. WOW! I'm actually kind of a chicken, so this might give me nightmares (even the art I made was a little macabre for my taste, but I was fulfilling a design team commitment). I love so many of the design elements of your blog and really am happy to find you. I look forward to seeing more of your posts. It looks like there is so much to enjoy!

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  69. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment.Oh my, you are having so much fun with Halloween! What a great sense of humor you have, thanks for sharing it!
    Karee

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  70. You are truly amazing!!! I want to come to your house ~ :)

    xo
    Pat

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  71. AMAZING!!!!!! One of the best Halloween posts I have ever seen!!! I can't believe all the work and effort you have put into this. Definitely sharing this and pinning too!! Cheers from your newest follower.

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  72. SO cute loved your take on a crazy time of the year..(awesome) thanks for sharing your home!

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  73. Oh my gosh! That is scary and cute at the same time!!! You went all out!!! I love it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and helping win a new computer! I really appreciate it! If I were a kid, your house would be the best place to go for Halloween! I love the pearls and blonde haired one!!! I'm smiling!!!

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  74. This post was as wonderful to read, as it was to see! I couldn't stop smiling.online beds company

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