Halloween party went to sh*t like the weather today

By the way yeah, my Halloween party on the 31st was canceled. Due to the cold weather, I was so busy getting things together at the last minute I did not watch the news reports for the weather. Also, I did not take care of the Blogger problem until now because I was too busy taking down decorations and eating leftover food and candy.

So now my fat ass has been figuring out ways to get rid of candy at work, friends and family places/houses. Also lugging these decorations back into storage, a bit at a time has been a pain in the ass too. Flashbacking to the blogger issue I finally got the password issue with Google taken care of, but now I am posting “happy Halloween” in November.

So, the last two weeks have been just about cleanup. But what else is new when dealing with Oak Park, IL? I will change various plans due to the weather being as cold as hell. And today’s weather is just bad, cold and not worth going out in. but at least I am getting this blog back on track.

Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone, Happy Halloween from Oak Park, IL blog!

Here is my haiku for this year’s Halloween:

I will be giving out candy. Dressed up to the nines.

And either being crazy as fuck or drunk as a skunk.

Stay out of trouble which is not hard in Oak Park, IL.

But this is the perfect time to get in trouble.

To do the things you would not usually do.

You can walk down the street with a mask and a large hammer and no one will question.

Today is Halloween O-lay!

Halloween music for this years party

When it comes to Halloween pop music, I like the weird to pop up on various screens. For any Halloween events or any Holiday events I usually make a playlist of videos to just “go” while my guests are walking throughout the apartment. Sort of background noise to help get people into the Holiday season and/or establish a mood that is usually set by how I decorated the room or apartment.

For example, creepy classical music is great for a room with a theme dedicated to the Universal Monster movies. When I have a pop horror movie room or an updated movie room, I play songs from Rob Zombie, Lady gaga, or anything equally strange and fast.

I sometimes forget to get a playlist together and usually an event sours or lack because of it. I am not Martha Stewart but adding music to any type of event does stimulate conversation or add to the impact decorations can have. In the past, I might say go on YouTube and create a playlist, but the commercials, two every song gets to be redundant. Nowadays I have the videos saved on a flash drive to plug into a Tv and play them on repeat or I will have the mp3s playing on my computer (not phone) and deposit Bluetooth speakers everywhere. This type of set up is call interruption free.

Now I have to figure out what movies to play for the party…

Halloween decorations

I am trying to get shit together for Halloween writing articles for the blog but mostly trying to get stuff for my nephew’s birthday which is around Halloween. Therefore, everything is horror themed and since he is getting older the whole gift giving experience is getting easier because now all I have to do is give a gift card and some weird ass Halloween mask and the kid is happy as a pig in shit.

But with all the new movies that are being made via streaming services and in the movies Halloween related material hopefully should be easy to come by. Easier than cleaning out my storage area of all my Halloween shit. I could just put on some True Crime documentaries and call it a day, but I want people to leave my house and not be afraid to go out in the dark after this year’s Halloween party. Just got to see how my budget aligns up with stuff I am going to waste my money on. Having a ton of Halloween decorations makes it easier when I go into stores filled with Halloween stuff.

I have already been in Michaels at North riverside and spent more than 200 in there, the Walmart in the Orland park, il has some great stuff and I recommend go there than the location in Forest Park, IL which is just ghetto. Target is finally getting their shit out but the Target decorations are just lame as fuck. I bought my annual pumpkin LED light, but I was definitely not impressed with anything else they had to offer.

Needful Things which is on the edge of Oak Park, IL seems to have a great display and I will probably check them out. The only other viable Halloween places for decorations is online. Spirit always opens up in some empty storefront in September for the Halloween season, but they had stuff that is overpriced and is poorly made. Part of the problem with Halloween shopping is just that, there is a ton of stuff out there, but a lot of it, is overpriced, poorly made and not scary at all.

Generic Halloween wallpaper collection on Google Plus (Vampire, Ghost, Pumpkin)

I have made a new Halloween wallpaper collection its generic as all heck but it’s something younger kids might like. Nothing too scary nothing to violent just flat 2d images of a Vampire, Ghost and pumpkin/ghoul. I have saved it for easy downloading on Google Plus (collections). I made it into three different posts to separate the groups, making downloading for all the youngsters as easy as possible. Just don’t let them read all the other crazy stuff on here okay? LOL

Here is the link:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kP2GUE

Halloween Idea #417 for Oak Park, Il “fun”

I also found for you pumpkin carving mother fucker’s stencils for each of your zodiac signs. I thought this was interesting if you are having one of those longer (time-consuming) parties with friends and wanted to do something unique or just wanted to add some flair to a tedious but traditional Halloween activity. Just have a pinterest account and a printer to get the stencils for these designs, plus the usual pumpkin carving equipment and viola!

Here is the link:

http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/fun-at-home/a8876/pumpkin-carving-designs/

More drinks please! If you are having a strictly adult Halloween party I recommend looking at this article that has beautiful pictures and recipes of 15 different drinks that can be Halloween related to mix and serve to your guests. Ahh, do you feel the buzz kicking in just looking at these pictures? Again, just have a pinterest account and a printer for these recipes so that you can make your own “drink book” for easy reference as you make your guests individual or just making a big ass punch for a large group of people.

Here is the link:

http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/food-drink/g3159/halloween-cocktails/

This article gives you 5 easy ways to decorate your space for Halloween and entertain your guests as well, it is a very brief article and looking at the ideas listed it my just take only a few bucks to pull all of them off. Also the good thing about it is that it may engage any young ones that are in your hair while you are making the drinks I listed above. Keep the brats busy!

Here is the link:

https://www.supersavvyme.co.uk/family-life/fun-activities/article/5-spooky-halloween-ideas