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