I’m not sure how we measure a successful Thanksoween–we all had a great time and are already tossing around plans for next year, so I guess that’s a success.
If you’re not a regular blog reader, my family has made up our own holiday–we get together every year between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and we call it Thanksoween. We make gross-sounding (and sometimes looking) food and we put on costumes and have lots of fun hanging out together.
This year we actually did a Thanksgiving-style meal as well, as a nod to the “Thanks” portion of Thanksoween. That probably won’t be a regular addition, though. The food was great, but sometimes it’s just more fun to make fingers and eyeballs and worms and things like that.
This year one of the highlights was an eyeball contest. (Edible eyeballs–the contest was a combination of realism and taste.) This was my entry.
I actually thought I had first-prize in the bag. . . until I saw all the other entries. Let me just say that my family takes its food very seriously. My eyeballs actually came in second to last.
It was a wonderful weekend with family, though, and I am already looking forward to next year.