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Halloween in the dark

I have the power to make the entire block lose power, just by using my words.

A small party that turned into a larger party pulled out the crazy Pinterest lady in me. Let’s call her “Penny”.

Penny thought it would be a good idea to con Matty B into hollowing out a pumpkin to use as a punch bowl.

Penny thought it would be a good idea for me to create ghost treats and spider delecacies.

And Penny loved the idea of an owl shaped veggie tray. (Please tell me this looks like an owl to you.)

So maybe it was because my pumpkin rolls turned out super cute, but I got a little cocky.

Guests were to arrive at 5:30. At 5:00, I was ready. The soups were in their crockpots. The kids were in their costumes. I made this fatal comment to Matty B:

“I’m totally prepared for this party. There’s nothing else to get ready. I’m actually going to get to relax and enjoy our guests!”

20 minutes later, all the power went out. Because of my words.

This was devastating. How would people see my cute pumpkin cupcakes?

And what about my pumpkin challah with honey cinnamon butter? 

Well, the guests saw it like you did- poorly lit.

Luckily, another brilliant mom brought glow sticks for everyone.

Luckily, we have a plethora of candles in the house. Also, we need to do a better job of being emergency ready. All of our flashlights but one had dead batteries.

Luckily, you can enjoy ghost treats and spider delicacies in the dark.

And the guests were troopers. As it turns out, 13 kids can run and scream throughout the house whether or not you have electricity.

And now I know to never tempt fate by telling Matty B how prepared I am for anything. The power will go out.

Or maybe it was the windstorm that did this to my parent’s backyard canopy…


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