Last night my good friends Ryan & Celi threw an awesome costume party! I was really excited to sport my homemade pea pod costume.
I like to make my own costumes. Everything at the stores seems...well...sleezy. And they're really expensive! With a little creativity and a trip to Goodwill, my pea pod cost $13.50.
- $3.50 for the dark green 'tunic' (Can you believe I found something already shaped like a pea pod?! I think it was part of a turtle costume...?)
- $1.00 for green scrub pants
- $1.00 for a green t-shirt (used for the peas)
- $8.00 for 2 nerf balls (cut in half & covered with green t-shirt material to make the peas)
It didn't take very long to make, either!
Katie had to work, otherwise I would have made her a carrot costume so we could be 'Peas and Carrots.' I like couples costumes. Last year we were S'mores! I was a graham + chocolate and she was a graham + marshmallow. In college, my roommate had an awesome cow costume, so I dressed as the moon and we went at 'The Cow Jumps Over the Moon.' Love it!
We played some fun games at the party. Like...Bobbing for Liquor Bottles!
I swear he got his shoulders in there!
For another game, I had to face one of my biggest fears...
...popping balloons! I hate, hate, hate popping balloons. I don't know if it's the anticipation or the loudness or what, but I hate it. Kinda like opening Champagne - ack! However, these balloons were like fortune cookies. Each contained your 'fate', so you had to pop it to see what you got. I decided to suck it up and face my fear, but it wasn't easy! I think I tried sitting on that thing like 4 times without it popping. Finally, I just stomped on it and retrieved my fate!
Uh oh. What could this mean? Ryan presented me with my 'poison.'
Cinnamon whiskey?! I wasn't sure what to expect, but decided to take it like a champ. Whoa, spicy! Luckily it didn't taste like whiskey (yuck), but rather like those red hots candies. There was definitely a burn!
We also played a little Tippy Cup.
And then we headed inside to end the night with a dance party.
Thanks for a great party, R & C!!