10.31.2008

creepy book club

last night i hosted our october book club meeting. i really wish i had taken some pictures, but since the room was lit by candle, i'm not sure they would have turned out well anyway. i'll just have to tell you about what i did and use some stock photos:


this month's book was "the monster of florence," a creepy non-fiction about an italian serial killer in the late 70's-early 80's. he killed couples parking in the italian countryside and did some pretty sick mutilating on the female victims. so, what's more fitting than a dinner of body parts?


main course: adams ribs. these were so easy to make (as long as you plan ahead, they roast for 3.5 hours) and they were SO good. and, yes, i ate meat-it's scary-i had to!

sides: witch fingers (just some asparagus with red almond slivers as finger nails) and mashed potatoes (which i intended to pipe onto plates to look like brains or ghosts, but i broke my icing bag when making cupcakes earlier and figured three trips to the store for one meal was just too many.)


beverage: i bought some green apple jones sodas and made my own "embalming fluid" labels, which i printed on adhesive paper. we figured "vagina juice" was just too gross, although it would have fit very well with the theme.

we ate by candlelight (bleeding candles, i might add) and i had this spooky playlist going in the background.

13 comments:

Laura said...

This was so fun!!! You made the night perfectly spooky! Love you!!!

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

you are so creative! i wish i could have been there to enjoy the creepy evening- the book alone would have given me nightmares...
happy halloween yo!

emilie s. d. p. said...

Definitely creepy.
Your skills amaze me!
When I finally have a house (or even a bigger apt) I'm definitely going to be calling you for decorating/party/(everything else) tips!

gina bina said...

Thanks for hosting an awesomely spooky night! It was perfect. You've put "the bar" for book club WAY too high.

{lizzythebotanist} said...

ah, bookies, don't fret-no bar set. i just love halloween and this was my only excuse to go all out. i expect nothing but a good time from any of you.

Alifinale said...

That is some book club! You sure know how to host a party. So tell me - did you like the book? I am proud you ate meat, looks too good to pass up!

bulkleybunch said...

ltb are you kidding me??? if it were up to me it would have been little ceasars hot 'n ready!!! pretty impressive botanist.

Beeta and Peeps said...

HOLY COW! Who are you? That looks awesome! I am totally impressed, and just like Holwonder, pizza would be going all out for me!

J-ROK said...

Oh my goodness! I wish I could be part of your bookclub. That sounds like such a cool dinner!

Harris Family said...

Those Ribs look so gross!! How could you eat them!? The Book sounds creepy. Sounds like fun though. Your kids are cuties- love the creative costumes.

Jewels said...

Ooooh, I love the Adam's Ribs!!! I'm totally making those next year. And I have heard about the 'Monster of Florence', but I've never read the book. How creepy! Sounds like it was an amazing party!

Melissa said...

Seriously, are you that funny? That is a riot and sounds so fun. Nice creative work. I agree, the other name was just way to gross, enough to make you gag everytime you'd take a sip

Natlee Lloyd said...

Liz u r way too creative! Sounds like an awesome night in:)