Halloween in our neighborhood is a cross between a Tim Burton tribute party and a Disney princess death match. Most of the residents of Mount Royal get in the spooky spirit, decorating their yards and dressing up and trying to one-up each other with who has the best candy. Suzanne always wins on the candy, but we are absolutely the only house with a live Theremin on the porch, courtesy of our friend Steve-the-real-rocket-scientist. This year we had over seven hundred kids come to the house. Only two of them left crying.
Our party had a Dia Des Los Muertos theme. See our altar for our favorite dead relatives above, as well as a picture of me with the divine Venus DeMille. I went psycho-skeleton Martha Stewart this year and stayed up until the wee hours baking cookies.