10/31/15

Happy Halloween

We had a little Halloween party last night.... there were just under 50 people in our pirate backyard. I was surprised there was room for that many people seeing how there is sooooooooooooo much pirate stuff out
 there!

All of the newly added lighting really made the pirate atmosphere come alive.
The lights seem to make everything sparkle...
Treasure scattered everywhere...
 Odds and ends of ships pulleys and chains...
 Way off in the distance...
 The Boutiki...
 To the left of the Boutiki you can find the "Spin to find your Pirate name" board. Sometimes the hardest part of being a pirate is figuring out your pirate name...
Beware of Pirates...
  Entrance to the step down lagoon...
 One of an over flowing treasure chest in amongst the plants...
 A ships cabin set in the lagoon...
 Some treasure placed here and there for safe keeping...
Critters hiding in the bushes...
 Signs warning of impending doom...
 Be scared, very, very scared...
 This is by the entrance to the game area...
 A few games being set up next to the rubber band shooting gallery...
 A smaller treasure chest with skeleton hands reaching up out of the ground holding onto the dead pirates treasure....
 Small skeletons clinging to the ships cabin...
 New lights in the lagoon...
New lights in the game area... (games are not set up yet)
 Walking up the other steps from the lagoon area into the game area...
 Under some ships netting is the Pirate bar...
 To the left and right of the actual bar I had set up a comfy couch and two comfy chairs that seemed to be a popular sitting spot... (not pictured)
 Neptune standing guard next to the pirate bar...
More treasures...
 The roped off walkway leads to the hose spigot...
 Another chest filled with pirate treasure...
 A crow looking for a piratey morsel...
 Lots and lots of bones....
I did manage to find a small skeleton in my yard to sit in the small boat I had floating in our pool. I would like to get a larger one, but for now it worked out fine.
There was only one small child who was frightened to tears upon entering our pirate backyard. I guess if your little it would seem a little crazy to see all of this, and so of course, it MUST be real.
It was fun to have people over enjoying our yard for Halloween. I would love to host more Halloween parties in the future. Now that winter is fast approaching... the games, chair cushions, gazebo covers all need to be put away for the season. All of the containers left in the yard that could fill up with water will all need to be turned upside down for the next few months.
The next project for my backyard is going to be a wooden pergola of some kind over the lagoon area. Taking on that job will also consist of moving about 90% of the items in that area along with some of the plants to get it to look better.
I am still needing to work on creating better games. The most popular games were the Shooting gallery, a basketball game and the foseball table.
Fun times, fun times...
big hugs,

6 comments:

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

You are crazy, amazing fun!!! I would have loved to be at that party. I'm sure your guests were in awe of their surroundings last night! Wonderful. Just wonderful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Best your guests had a fun time. I can see why it might be scary to the little ones with skeletons, snakes, etc.
Hope you have enjoyed the weekend.

Sandee Walsh said...

OMG!!!do you have an extra minute to breathe? What a wonderland or should I say, "Pirate land"? No end to your creativity huh (smile here) wish we lived closer so I could have been there...what fun it must have been. Hope to hear from you now that it might have slowed down?

Hugs

vivian said...

IF ever there is a magazine on pirates, yours would be the first and best one featured! Im sure every one who came had a great time. you are a lot of fun!
have a great day
xoxo
vivian

handmade by amalia said...

Your backyard is absolutely the perfect place for a Halloween party. I'm sure everyone had such fun.
Amalia
xo

Jeannie Marie said...

It's such a fun area! Every year you'll figure out new games to play and improve on the old ones. What fun!