Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Best This Was Halloween: the Party

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:
2007
2006
2005 (lots of dead photo links here for some terrible reason)
2004

2 comments:

Bek said...

halloween in new york really is the best. what the heck were you?

Ashley said...

Yay Halloween! FYI "some dude" also goes by John. :)

Loved your Friday Night Lights costume!