Smorgasbord Halloween Fancy Dress Party with fabulous guests (ghosts, demons and stand-ins!)

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In 2018 I held a Halloween Party with a number of guests in costume with food and music to mark the occasion.. with various things going on … I didn’t have time to get a celebration together for this year.. So I have waved my magic wand and hey presto… 2018 is relived!!

I hope that you are going to enjoy the food, music and company. There are some wonderful guests who have shared their photos in various forms of dress..(and undress) and in some cases they have shared ghostly images from the past, and for some a total transformation into another being!

An example of that is the massive transition I had to make from my normal witchy visage… to this stunning creature above with her royal guard. The alchemist Dr. Cronin spent many hours perfecting the transformation and the only downside is that I don’t get to keep the body. He actually prepared two images to choose from but I felt that this one was better not shared in public. I don’t know whose body it is but I bet they are missing it!


Oops.. there I went and shared it anyway….never mind as the clock strikes midnight I will be returned to my former self.. the scourge of internet trolls and nincompoops globally.


My butler, Snarky, despite being the most grumpy individual I have ever come across, will be serving drinks and snacks throughout the day. Or he too will be turned into something considerably less savoury at midnight… he has a thing about cats…he has been warned.

Anyway time to get you warmed up, and before we get to the tequila shots, here is a Bloody Mary for you… or if you prefer to have without the alcohol (if you insist) Snarky has prepared Virgin Marys too. Excuse the jars.. I know when you lot get the worse for wear my nice crystal glasses will be in shards…


And a little music to get you in the mood for today’s darkness… courtesy of Bobby Pickett Monster Mash

Time to meet a few guests and you will recognise some but others may have you stumped.

Now as a little party game.

I am going to give you all the names of the guests which link to either their blog or their books. Their photos will be scattered throughout the post and your job is to match the photos to their originator. Since some have sent stand-ins I will put little clues above each of the photographs which will be numbered.

I am relying on your honesty here (don’t forget I am a witch and will be able to tell). Put the numbers of the photographs that have you stumped (hopefully only one or two) in the comments along with your own links to blog or books.

The person who is the most honest (and I will know) gets a night out with Snarky…who I believe is an excellent dancer – Second Prize is two nights out with Snarky!

Here are names of the guests.. and if you click the name it will take you to their blog or books. They are in no particular order..

Barb Taub   Donna Parker   Hugh W. Roberts   John W. Howell   Robbie Cheadle   

Mary Anne Edwards  Marcia Meara  Anne Marie Andrus  Alethea Kehas

 Chuck Jackson   Annette Rochelle Aben

D. G. Kaye – Debby Gies   Stevie Turner   Darlene Foster   Geoff Le Pard

D. Wallace Peach      Colleen Chesebro 

The Story Reading Ape


Guest number one shows us a glimpse into a particular each week on his blog.


Guest number two shares her memoir writing expertise and travels a great deal.


You must be a monkey if you don’t get this one!. Guests number three

I think you probably could use some food right about now and Snarky will be going around with some lovingly made Devilled Eggs, prepared by the catering team I brought in for the party… Snot and Dribble Party Food Purveyors…

And perhaps a little music before I greet my other guests..the one and only Michael Jackson with Thriller.. please feel free to have a twirl or two…

And here is the next batch of guests starting with number four…a witch and fairy whisperer.


Guest number five flirts with time….in a brilliant disguise…


Guest number six likes sherry trifle….so do flies

and guest number seven… travels the world with her teenage character.


Time for some more refreshments and music… first some red velvet cupcakes.. these were made by Drogo the vampire with leftovers…

And a little reminder off the holiday we are celebrating.

And my next guest.. number eight lives in a house without windows..

Guests number nine has sent an early photo of her helpers before she started making fondant characters.

Guest number ten sent a stand in – a boy called Rabbit..


And guest number eleven does posts that are a performance art with video and gifs


Guest number twelve is lucky for some and has created myths in a mirror.


The pumpkins have been peeled and mashed and made into delicious pies.. time to tuck in and gather your strength for the last few hours of the party.

Time to get on the dance floor and to the Time Warp instructions are included…

Guest number thirteen asked What Did I Do? And wanted to wear something cool so he could dance all night


Guest number Fourteen celebrated the launch of her book in style.. a bit of a giveaway and shame on you if you don’t get this one….

And guest number fifteen looks at things from a Haiku perspective and loves dressing up…


Guest number sixteen sailed into trouble with his shipmate John Cannon..since he is most comfortable in t-shirt and sandals.. this really is his fancy dress...

And guest number seventeen.. brought James Bond with her for moral support.. She must have met him when touring in her camper after the dog died…

And last but certainly not least…Guest number eighteen has brought a friend possibly one of the warriors from the labyrinth.

To finish off the party and to keep you warm on your way home.. some flaming shots…. Snarky will be around with those in a minute..


And to end the dancing.. one of my all time favourites that I hope you will enjoy as well.. Creedence Clearwater Revival and Bad Moon Rising.

My thanks to for the images… Snarky for behaving himself. Dr. Cronin for the transformation and all those who dared to share their photos..

Please do not leave without saying hello and leaving your links to blog, books or both. Stay safe tonight… those little trick or treaters can be persistent… and have lots of fun.

Normal service and body shape will be resumed tomorrow…

169 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Halloween Fancy Dress Party with fabulous guests (ghosts, demons and stand-ins!)

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