Costumed Couples Shower

I am not, and really have never been, a fan of Halloween. Even as a kid, I could skip right over the day and head straight for the Holidays ~ the REAL holidays! I’ve been asked many times about my opinion of whether Christians should celebrate Halloween, which is considered by many as satan’s holiday. So here’s my opinion We never celebrated Halloween as a holiday. The day had one purpose, and one purpose alone: get as much candy as humanly possible. It wasn’t even so much about the costumes. Costumes were the means to get the candy. Just as playing soccer was mostly about the post-game snack, attending your sister’s volleyball match was about the concession stand, Halloween was about the candy. Our kids have always had an attraction to food! Junk food, especially. And a word about the costumes ~ the kids were never allowed to go as something evil or sinister; with 5 girls, we had every Disney Princess costume imaginable, and the boys were usually some type of superhero. Also, witches or ghosts were never used in the decorations. Ours was the house with 9 carved pumpkins and clingy happy photos stuck to the chilly windows. Then immediately on November 1, the Thanksgiving decorations were set out.

This past weekend, we had an opportunity to celebrate the upcoming marriage between my brother Ron, and his adorable fiance Alicia. Whenever I have the opportunity to host a shower, I prefer to throw a Couples Shower because I find them far more fun. With the close proximity to Halloween, we thought we’d have the attendees dress up as a celebrity couple.

Snooki and The Situation showed up:

Austin Powers and Foxxy Cleopatra hosted the beautiful event:

Nancy Reagan still looks adoringly at her ‘Ronnie’:

And the Groom-to-be Charlie Sheen with his Goddess:

A wonderful time was had by all. We had great food (reminder of previous mention of what every occasion is really all about), lots of laughter, prizes for the participants in the Newlywed Game, and the couple was appropriately celebrated. It was a perfect way to dress up, eat, and participate in Halloween festivities without celebrating the meaning of Halloween.

Unfortunately, Mike was unable to attend as the Vikings were preparing for the Packers, but he was just as happy to be home with his sweet granddaughter…

Have a safe halloween!









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