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Flashback Friday: Halloween

Halloween was just one week ago today.

Can I go back in time and relive this evening, pretty pretty please?

Patrick had plans for a guys weekend in Austin – filled with lots and lots of race cars in a Formula 1 race, you know, manly things.  

Not going to let myself spend the weekend alone in the Houston, I organized a Halloween girls weekend and had five of my old high-school (and lucky for me college too!) girlfriends come in town for a mini-reunion.

These days, we girls are scattered all over the country and since none of us were getting married this year (which had been the case for the past couple of years) we were due for a reunion, even if it wasn’t to celebrate a bride-to-be!

The Lone Star Looking Glass, See Cinnamon, See Cinnamon Banner, Halloween Banner, Halloween Paper Banner, Houston Heights Halloween
Knowing guests would be in town for the holiday, I had a lot of fun sprucing up the house in festive fall & Halloween decor. 
I hung this handmade Halloween banner from See Cinnamon’s Etsy Shop on the front porch to greet the many trick-or-treaters that would soon arrive.  (or so I thought.)
But unfortunately, and to my astonishment, we didn’t have a single one!
I still have no idea what I am going to do with all of the leftover candy……. 
But on Halloween evening, the massive amounts of uneaten candy sitting in the living room was probably the last thing on my mind. 
I had my dear friends in town and a spread of all of our favorite junk food prepared to munch on before we headed to the Houston Museum of Science’s Spirits & Skeletons Halloween Party.

After spending quite the amount of time binge-watching Mad Men on Netflix earlier this year, I had been planning on dressing as Megan Draper for Halloween for a long while now.  My Don Draper was out of town, so I went solo that evening in a Forever 21 dress that could have been pulled straight out of Megan’s closet.
I attempted to tease my hair to mimic the appropriate 60’s hairstyles of the time, but I think the Houston humidity may have gotten the best of me. On another note, the GoGo Boots I’m wearing were fairly cheap (and meant to be worn as a costume) and you wouldn’t believe it, but they may just be one of the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own!  
Hmm…if only I could think of an acceptable way to re-wear these beauties.

Kidding, kidding.  Maybe next Halloween?

After plenty of junk food, a few margaritas and lots of gussying up into our costumes – Megan Draper, Minnie Mouse, Audrey Hepburn, a Flapper, a Masquerade Ball attendee, & Katniss Everdeen headed to the Halloween Party.
   
The Science Museum was absolutely pack to the gills! 
I’m not sure which was the better part of the evening, dancing to 80’s music right in the middle of an exhibit or checking out everyone else’s elaborate and unique costumes.  
We definitely partied it up like it was 65 million B.C!
Hence the bad quality of the below photos, but they still capture the overall essence of the evening, if I do say so myself. 😉
Houston Museum of Science, Houston Museum of Science Mixers and Elixers, Houston Museum of Science Spirits and Skeletons, Houston Museum of Science Halloween Party
Houston Museum of Science, Houston Museum of Science Mixers and Elixers, Houston Museum of Science Spirits and Skeletons, Houston Museum of Science Halloween Party
Houston Museum of Science, Houston Museum of Science Mixers and Elixers, Houston Museum of Science Spirits and Skeletons, Houston Museum of Science Halloween Party

After breaking it down to Thriller, Safety Dance & Love Shack (to name a few) we had had our fill and the night was slowly turning into the next day. 
I now had precisely a day and a half left to show these lovely ladies the best of Houston. 

So Saturday morning, we went to brunch at Down House.

Down House easily falls into the “best of Houston” category, in my opinion.
Mmm… Bloody Marys sure are a great after a night out, wouldn’t you agree?
Down House Brunch, Down House Bloody Mary, Down House Houston Heights

Nora ordered a Bloody that came complete with a chicken wing, a piece of cheese, and a side of beer.

You know, basically a meal in a cup.

Photographic proof was certainly in order.

Down House Brunch, Down House Bloody Mary, Down House Houston Heights

We quickly recovered from our wild Halloween night out with the most delicious of brunch foods.

If you live in Houston and have yet to try Down House, well then you are certainly in for a treat! I’m not going to lie … Down House may seriously be the reason why Patrick and I decided to live in the in this part of Houston. We stopped there for brunch before we explored the neighborhood and not long into the meal, we were convinced that we must live in this eclectic part of town.

Speaking of this eclectic part of town, after brunch the six of us girls traipsed two blocks over to explore the quirky boutiques on historic 19th street.

We shopped, chatted, and got all caught up on each other’s lives while I plaid tour guide to my new city.

I had so much fun planning this girls weekend, but in a city this big the possibilities of things to do are endless! If you live in Houston, where do you like to take your out-of-town guests when showing off the city? I’d love to hear! Thanks for reading! 🙂
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alice

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