Can you see the happy smile in the cobwebs? (I don’t like horror at all so I’m not surprised I would accidentally create a happy face, haha)
My nephew Markus’ 10th birthday is in October. This year he decided he wanted a Halloween themed birthday party and since I was still in town, I thought it would be fun to decorate and make it really special!
We were so happy the day turned out sunny and clear! The next day it poured rain!
My sister Elizabeth dressed up as a vampire to run the long list of organized games that Markus had created with the kids!
William (below) was on point, following me around to make sure I installed all the spider webs!
It was a team effort. Terreeia (who spent 30 years in catering and management) helped arrange the food.
My favourite treats Terreeia made, were these apples filled with almond butter and sunflower seeds for the teeth with raspberry sauce for blood, haha! So creepy looking (and yummy) we had to tell people what was in them before anyone would eat them!
Markus’ birthday cake were these fabulous cupcakes Elizabeth helped him make together. They had axes and bloody fingers in them 🙂
Bill (Elizabeth’s husband) came back from the dollar store with a big spider so William could lower it from the entry chandelier on unsuspecting guests with his robotics equipment (he’s quite the engineer) and he picked up some centipedes which I placed into the veggies and dip 🙂
And here’s the sweet birthday boy Markus (above)!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! We finish up with our pumpkins and move onto Christmas a lot sooner than my lovely American readers!
My Chicago course just completed last week and I received this lovely note from Rosemary a brand new True Colour Expert:
I have just arrived home from an amazing 3 days with Maria and her team. I am a new interior decorator and thought this course could help me. That’s an understatement. This is the best course I have taken and it’s a fantastic value. I gained a new skill set that I will continually improve on. If that wasn’t enough, the people are genuine, welcoming, funny, and caring. What a life changing event. Thank you Maria, Terreeia, and the Maria Killam team! Rosemary Daniels, IAT Design, La Jolla, CA
And I really need your help with this raffle!! It’s only $20 for a ticket and I’ve only sold six!
This is a fundraiser for a very good cause, the Women’s Leadership and Development Network was created to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries!
And there are lots of prizes to be won!