Haunted Humpday

It's Haunted Humpday #8!
I missed last week and I wanted to make sure I didn't miss this week so I'm posting on time for a change. It's also almost time for the Broomsticks on the Bayou party so busy busy busy.
Every October I complain about how no one else in my neighborhood seems to get into the spirit of Halloween. I mean here we are halfway through October and I can count how many houses around me might even have a pumpkin by the front door. Right now I'm the only one with any decorations up and well, it just makes me sad.
I have a few things on my mantle at least. I decided to do black birds and white pumpkins this year.
I was so excited to find this gate in the gardening section at Home Depot. I thought it would be perfect for the New Orleans party and afterwards it's going out by the front door to scare off trick or treaters. He he he!
I don't really drink much but mixing drinks fascinates me. I guess maybe because it's a lot like potion making. When I first got into my New Orleans kick I used to make one of their famous drinks called a Sazerac, a cocktail that goes back to the 1800's and is as much a part of New Orleans lore as a Mardi Gras parade.
However, one New Orleans drink I've never tried but seems more appropriate for the season is the Zombie. Want to give it a try?

Blend all ingredients with ice except Bacardi 151 proof rum. Pour into a collins glass. Float Bacardi 151 proof rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint and a cherry.
Are you ready for the party now?
It's going to be a mad rush for me but what else is new? I have beignets to cook, voodoo dolls to hang, tarot cards to find. Up until today I still had no idea what my post was going to be but I think I see a few things forming in my brain.
Oh and I need to find my crows!
I had them on my chandelier 2 years ago and I haven't been able to find them since.
And if you're looking for more spooky chandelier ideas like this one
go and visit All Things Halloween
I'm also finishing up Isis' tutu for the pit bull costume parade.
I can't decide whether or not to do fairy wings for her. I'm lucky she's such a good girl and she'll pretty much wear anything I put on her.
I'll see you guys back here this weekend for Broomsticks on the Bayou and don't forget to check out the rest of Haunted Humpday over at


Ms Misantropia said...

LOVE your decorations and that tutu! And that drink sounds absolutely yummy :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

Ms. Anna: I'd say that you are in full swing for Halloween. Love the crows...which makes me wonder where mine are....hmmmmm. I'll see you on the Bayou Cher......Oma Linda

DogsMom said...

Last minute catches us all.
I am having camera problems that I MUST fix in order to be ready for the aprty!

Natalie Zaman said...

Love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mexitali Rose said...

I hope you find your crows. Isis tutu is fabulous! I must be partial pirate because I'm a big fan of rum, this drink looks so refreshing. Happy Haunted Humpday.

Incipient Wings said...

Maybe the crows are waiting on the bayou?
I'm not much of a drinker either:)
No one on our street has decorations either...
Can't wait to see Isis in her tutu... She doesn't need wings, all pitties have them:)
Her little witch hat would look cute though!
Did you know there's paint for dogs? It's supposed to be safe for them And
You can stencil stuff on them for Halloween!
Love the little gate, so does Luna obviously, lol

Okay ... See you soon!


Prudence said...

Glorious! happy Haunting! I have a family Halloween celebration this weekend and the decor is flying! xoxoDebi

Witchy J said...

Ooh that zombie cocktail does look rather delicious, please pop on over to mine, I'm serving Margaritas today. :).

Looking forward to our visit to New Orleans at the weekend, my original idea won't be finished so got to come up with something quick for the event now. Hope your crows fly back for the weekend.

J x

Ms Lilypads said...

I had my first Long Island Ice Tea during a visit to New Orleans. That wasn't a drink -- that was an experience!

applejack cards by sue said...

Amazing decorations, so much attention to detail.

Linda said...

Awesome goodies you have Anna. Can't wait to see Isis in her tutu.
My decorations are coming to together, new this year is a giant spider web with a glittery orange spider. Like I said...Yours are awesome!

Robin said...

I wish I lived near you--you seem like a super-fun person, and I love Halloween, too. No one else I know shares my enthusiasm for this super holiday. Bummer! Love your blog and decor!

Laura said...

I love your decorations! I didn't decorate this year because I have my house up for sale and don't want to overwhelm anyone who comes to see it. Oh how I'm missing those decorations! I'll just have to live vicariously through my blog friends. :-)
I'd love to try a zombie but I'm not allowed to drink. Oh well...

Konok Kausik said...

Such a poignant post and a beautiful photo to accompany it.
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