this is halloween.

by Janetha on October 30, 2011

in fun with friends

i love halloween. it’s currently rivaling christmas for my favorite holiday right now. that’s probably because last night was so fun.. i might change my tune once the christmas parties start happening.

kristen and rory had their first annual halloween party last night. after teaching the fitness class i mentioned (more on that later,) i got to work on a couple SUPER simple and fun bites for the party.

bite one: spinach artichoke cheese puffs.

these required only two ingredients. a costco container of spinach artichoke dip and three tubes of crescent dough.


i cut each sheet into 16 squares, placed each square in a mini muffin tin hole, filled it with dip and sealed it up tight.

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after 15 minutes in the oven, they were done!


bite two: caramel covered grapes.

i saw this idea on pinterest. simply stick grapes with toothpicks…


dip into caramel…




marshall whipped up a huge batch of delicious guacamole, too.

once the treats were ready to go, we started on our costumes. yesterday was the first time, and possibly not the last, that marshall wore eyeliner.


any guesses what his costume is? you’ll find out in a second.

we headed to the party and i can’t even tell you how AMAZING the decorations were. kristen and rory really outdid themselves! it was so creepy!!


the best was the kill room complete with hanging body!



but the scariest was the dead doll tea party crawl space.


my favorite part about halloween is seeing everyone dressed up.

marshall was a skunk!


i was cruella de vil.


there were some fabulous costumes last night!! i didn’t capture everyone, but here are the ones i got.

killer + black swan


priest + young boy (who is actually a girl)


popeye + bluto (or is it brutus? wikipedia said both.)




cruella de vil + skunk


flapper + cowboy


rodeo clown + biker dude






the dude + pirate


carmen miranda + barbie


football player + killer




marionette puppet


my skunk again + lumberjack


jazz basketball players that had to get jobs at whole foods because of the strike.


there was a TON of delicious food at the party. jambalaya, pototo salad, chicken, veggies, dips, chips and a bunch of desserts.


there were two super cute halloween desserts..

caramel & marshmallow-filled jack-o-apples.


candy corn cupcakes—SO impressed, sabrina! really!


the grapes were a hit! with jessica, at least.


the party was spooktacular. sorry, i couldn’t help myself.


why can’t we dress up every weekend?

and now if you’ll excuse me… i have to go take care of a mouse problem. yes, you read that right. ugh. have a great day!

xo. janetha g.

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Nicole C November 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

LOVE this spinach puffs! They look quite tasty. As for the party, I am SO glad to hear people still have them. I hardly know anyone here that still has Halloween parties, it’s lame. Unless you want to go to the Strip where all the girls think it’s an excuse to dress like a whore..then again they do that just because it is Vegas haha! Anyhow, good times!

Kelsey November 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

This is about to be the longest comment I have ever left on a blog…..

So while you + marshall look flipping awesome all dressed up — the priest + little boy totally take the cake. I just sent that photo to everyone I know.

Is the nurse the taco recipe holder? Can Penny [or both of our Pennys] be the sheriff’s wife?

good thing it is only 6 pm here – bc that dead doll tea party picture is creeepy. like keep me up at night creepy.

Also – I think I may have some more snow for you. It should be in your mailbox tomorrow. I’m over nighting it.

That is all.

Janetha November 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Haha sadly, that is not taco man. But I am working on him.

Did you notice the dildo in his hand? He also had a Bible and was using the dildo (instead of his finger) to scroll along the lines in the Bible. Yep.

Yay! Can’t wait to get your snow! I hope it doesn’t melt…

Rachel November 2, 2011 at 12:06 am

It looked like Marshall was going as one of the guys from KISS!

Loved your costume. Looks like a great party and I can’t wait to try those spinach artichoke puffs.

Great post.

Megan November 2, 2011 at 12:31 am

Oh my gosh! My friend and her husband dressed up as the dude and a pirate too! Crazy!

Janetha November 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Duuuuude.. that’s too weird!

LauraJayne November 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Love your costume! Looks like a fabulous party – and I didn’t think Utahns knew how to party! I think I’ve been missing out!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

Ahh, it looks like you guys had so much fun! I went out on Saturday night and was thinking how sweet it would be to have more costume type get togethers. I think I may start planning one now!

Love the decorations…especially the Dexter-esque kill room! And everyone’s costumes looked great! I find it pretty impressive that Marshall did his own eyeliner…I have the hardest time with getting it to look good…think he could give me any tips? ;)

Joan E. + Chutta November 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

love the blog Janetha!

contemplating giving my catholic parents a looksie at our “offensive” costume :) oops ! all in good fun….


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