Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

The first family welcomed more than 2,600 children and their families
for Halloween trick or treating at the North Portico of the White House.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

I liked this story about the Halloween celebrations at the White House. Actually, thanks to special lighting effects, it was the Orange House for a while.

We had a fun Halloween too. The four of us went to the Kennedy School and enjoyed a performance by Willamette Radio Workshop entitled "Tales from the St. James Infirmary." You can read more about the show here. Wonderful entertainment. And they had a great group of musicians - Classical Revolution PDX and Megafauna.

Daring Daughter had great fun trick or treating with her friend. Super Son had good times at a party with his friends. Professor X enjoyed a quiet evening at home while I joined some pals seated around a fire pit on one of the pal's front yards, sipping mojitos and handing out candy. We pledged that next year, we will wear witch hats and suspend a cauldron pot over the fire pit. If this actually happens, I promise to post some photos. Or maybe a video. We could do the "double, double, toil and trouble" scene from the Scottish play.

I feel positively giddy at the notion that I could be a Shakespearean actress.

Now to collect the ingredients. Anyone know where I can get adder's fork and blind-worm's sting?


Miss Healthypants said...

*smiles* No, I do not know where you'd get those ingredients.

Glad you had a Happy Halloween! :)

Christina said...

this is such a neat photo. love the orange.
happy halloween to you!

Simple Mama said...

did Professor X hand out candy? ;-)

Fantastic Forrest said...

Miss H - the recipe doesn't call for Target Rats, or I'd know just where to look! :)

Christina - thanks for visiting my blog! Your posts about colors tie into the Orange House. I love that series you did.

Simple Mama - he lurked in the back room watching his Phillies. We didn't buy any candy this year because it usually winds up in my and Daring Daughter's mouths, and we're trying hard to get fit.

Shana said...

You could totally rock the witch hat look, especially seated cauldron-side. My witch hat this year was trimmed with a feather boa. I think there is some New Orleans lore about St. James Infirmary.

Bee said...

I was thinking about making Butter Beer for next Halloween, but now I'm mentally veering towards mojitos. We just had apple cider -- and it wasn't even spiked!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Shana - You and yours need to come to K School with us next year. And I am definitely getting a feather boa to complete my ensemble.

Bee - I want the butter beer recipe, please. Sounds delightful!

A Tired Wife said...

I love this White House ... especially in Orange. I can't wait to see what's planned for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love this White House ... especially in Orange. I can't wait to see what's planned for Christmas!