After finishing our trip up 6th Avenue as parade-walkers, we headed up to the 87th Street Stake Center for the annual Halloween party. This one seemed to be a regional, not stake, activity and it was PACKED. Definitely more than 400 people in a much-smaller-than-usual cultural hall with very little hallspace for the non-dancers to linger in. Also, the DJ was quite serious...a certifiable dance club quality professional (but I won't comment here on the quality of the dance club).
Collin changed into his standards-appropriate costume at the subway station.
Up at the party Lexia was finally living her dream of being a Robert Palmer girl for Halloween.
Ellie the geisha.
The Jacinta, Hillary, Grace party posse rolled in blind mouse style.
Art was there taking pictures (he's my hometeacher)
Gossip Girls and a Tinkerbell
Brenda, Lyndee, some dude, and Ashley-->Gilligan's Island
Jamar was Flava Flav.
Two identical Marty McFl(ies). A total coincidence.
Duane was a Joe the Plumber.
Reghan was a Palmer-girl that showed up a little late.
Marissa, a cat. I heard she did the makeup herself. And earlier in the day she had been In a Hat.
Lisa and Ali, they insisted they weren't wearing costumes. I only believed Lisa.
Holly as Scout Leader. The last time I saw a shirt like that, Grandma Taylor was wearing it.
Bryndee was a hippie and I didn't recognize her at all.
Having danced enough, we hopped on a bus and headed for one more party over at Abby's on the west side.
On our way we ran into Stephanie and Kirstin.
At the party, Steve had a bird on his head.
Kristian was not himself.
Maria (from Chicago) was grapes...how's that for a throwback costume?
Spotted Holly again.
Our hostess with the goodies.
Jess, also a hostess.
Out on the street, this dude abided.
And I found a parking meter in need of some straight-talking, tough-love inspiration-yelling. Also, I realized this was what I should have been doing all day: inspiring things to suck it up and be men.
And that was Halloween.
Addendum--Stake Halloween Parties Through the Years:
2005 (lots of dead photo links here for some terrible reason)