Each October I look forward to the third Saturday of the month for Carol 's annual Halloween gathering. Carol and I were neighbors in Commack before I moved to Florida. Our friendship is one that is very special to me and one that has grown closer over the years. Even living so far apart, we always plan visits around my trips to the City and she comes to Florida every few years.
Her Halloween get together began seven years ago with a theme to decorate a mask and wear it to the party. Since then we have done bags, shoes, hats, brooms,gloves and this year the theme was beads,baubles and bling.
From Cocktails and Appetizers to a delicious Buffet we all enjoy mingling and catching up with each other.The group of ladies has grown each year which only adds more laughs and fun to a great night. The evening is never complete without a game of Charades and this year was no exception. The ideas were clever and had everyone joining in. We truly looked like a festive bunch and quite animated with all of our beads, and baubles!
The next order of the evening... we move to the Dining room, for coffee, cordials and desserts. This year the table was absolutely beautiful and with all of us wearing our bling there was hardly a need for lights!!!
As I sat watching everyone, I thought about how special this night is.
Thanks Carol for carrying on this fun tradition that I look forward to being a part of again next year!
P.S. A funny memory I forgot to share was several years ago Carol had the table set with fall leaves intertwined through beautiful flowers and tea light candles. It was absolutely beautiful until....Yes you guessed it, as we sat down someone knocked over a tea light and all of a sudden the leaves caught on fire. The fire followed the design from one side of the table to the other. It was really scary at first, but then we all were laughing so hard! As we sit down to the elaborate table each year we always remind Carol, even her disasters have style!
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