Halloween in Chicago

Posted by Nate in Family, Friends, Homebrewing, Travel.
Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 12:03 pm

img_3741.JPGTook a quick trip to Chicago last weekend for a super-fun Halloween party: Heaven and Hell(icious)!  Now that Laurel and Freddie live upstairs from my usual Chicago destination, they decided to throw a joint party and decorate the downstairs like a creepy idea of hell and the upstairs like heaven.  It was awesome!  img_3767.JPGNot sure you can see the amount of detail that went into heaven, but they laid down white paper on the floor (looked good and protected against spills), hung blue plastic on the walls, blew up a million balloons, hung streamers, and even printed a ton of gorgeous cloud pictures to put on the walls!!  No idea who these people are but it shows some of the decorations…

img_3714.JPGKaren and I went as a portable (pirate!) bar, and won in the informal costume contest!  Who could resist a working tap and snack vending machine??  No one.  (You can’t see it, but Karen has a three-compartment snack vending machine like you see in grocery stores.  I rigged it so it was free, and we filled it with bar snacks!)
Laurel dressed up as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas — including a hand-stitched patchwork dress!  Whoa.  Clearly the costume judges were being nice to their out-of-town guests to have overlooked her…  :)

img_3715.JPGCody brought back out his creepy baby outfit.  Creepy.  Karen let him rest on her bar.dsc01067.JPG

A great time (and much pumpkin ale) was had by all!  Happy Halloween!

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4 Responses to “Halloween in Chicago”

  1. Rick Says:

    What fun! Love your costumes, only wish I could have tried some of the beer. I got some Shipyard pumpkinhead ale yesterday, but it wasn’t great, as I’m sure yours was.

  2. Troy Says:

    Friggin’ cool pix! I talked to Cody today and he told me about the costumes… they looked GREAT!!! Man I miss you guys! I will be heading to Chicago tomorrow (barring any further changes, argh!), and would love to Megabus my ass up north for a night or two. For the record on Halloween, I spent it here in Denver and have my costume up on my blog (where you used to comment, heh!). The 2 best not used ideas were: 1. A Red Sox fan 2. The now mythical, Schroeders of Minnie! I don’t know who would have gotten that one here though.

  3. Mary Jo Says:

    Those costumes are great–who but the Duo Team would think of something like that–especially a working bar and vending machine.

  4. Laurel Says:

    You guys won the costume contest in a landslide! I’m sorry to all the other worthy contestants, but any costume that dispenses beer/candy automatically makes non-consumable costumes look lame..
    I’m so glad you got to come down! Thanks for all the decorating help.