Just to round off the Halloween season, I present here our Halloween playlist. I’m already looking forward to cracking this one out again next year!
Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & The Crypt Kicker Five
Time Warp – Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf
Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
Addams Family Theme Tune – The Addams Family
Love Potion Number 9 – The Hollies
I Put A Spell on You – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Monster – The Automatic
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
Bad Moon Rising – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
Creep – Radiohead
A Nightmare on my Street – Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff
(Ghost) Riders in the Storm – Johnny Cash
Nightmare Part II – The Zutons
Ghostbuster Theme Tune – Ray Parker Jr.
Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Ӧyster Cult
Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
Highway to Hell – AC/DC
Spooky – Andy Williams
Witchy Woman – The Eagles
Run DMC – Raising Hell
Little Drop of Poison – Tom Waits
The Exorcist – Mike Oldfield
Ghost Town – The Specials
Race with the Devil – Gun
Dracula’s Wedding – Outkast
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
Avalanche – Leonard Cohen
Howl – Florence and the Machine
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
This is Halloween – Danny Elfman
Halloween this year was great and ghoulish and we decided to celebrate in style. We got a whole load of fun and monstrous Halloween decorations for the flat. Given that we had planned a small Halloween gathering with friends, to listen to some seasonal music, eat eyeball shaped sweets and watch horror films, we proceeded to decorate the flat with these delightful skeletons, ghosts and body parts.
This included these cute little smiling pumpkin lights:
And, what I guess are the Halloween equivalent of fairy lights.
The finishing touch was this inviting chap on our front door. (We named him Steve):
Of course we had prepared appropriate food and beverages, including pumpkin biscuits, sweets, and popcorn (appropriate at any time of year).
Our drinks were prepared in these lovely skull tankards.
Then everything was ready for an evening of watching Nightmare on Elm Street, a good choice for any Halloween event.
Of course a Halloween post would not be complete without mentioning the costumes we wore, to a different Halloween party. I opted for the possibly unimaginative but always gorey zombie outfit.
Complete with a gaping and bloody hand wound (which actually looked even better at the end of the evening as the mangled fake skin had hardened!).
Fraser chose a less disgusting but equally scarred pirate costume.
The Halloween season was eventually rounded off with a viewing of one my all time favourite childhood films, Hocus Pocus. We got through a fair amount of fake blood but definitely had a lot of fun with all the festivities and (totally necessary) Halloween accessories. We hope your Halloween was just as fun!
At the end of October we acquired two lovely pumpkins.
Then, of course, they needed artwork. Fraser had ambitious plans for one of them, and my only request was that the other one be a traditional jack-o’-lantern style pumpkin with a toothy grin. And my wish was granted.
Whilst Fraser carefully planned his design for the other one, we used pumpkin puree to make some absolutely delicious pumpkin biscuits/mini-cakes. Seriously, they were the perfect Halloween attribute, SO tasty!
And then, for the grand finale, the triumphant unveiling, of this beauty:
Yes, that’s right, somehow, Fraser managed to carve the film poster of The Exorcist on to our pumpkin. It is rumoured that he is now considering pumpkin carving as a serious career possibility. I mean, just LOOK at it! It’s amazing!
This pumpkin quickly joined the other one and nicely decorated our dining table.
And to top it off, they both looked even better when they were lit up, perfectly setting the Halloween mood (granted, that is a little difficult to capture on camera).
So that’s the story of our two little pumpkins. Until next year, pumpkin friends!