Ryan & I's good friends, Matt & Kara, host an annual Oktoberfest over the weekend of Halloween. This was their third year and in my opinion the best yet! For whatever reason I had a hankering for Popcorn Balls and wanted to take them to the party. It's a family tradition to make them around the holidays. So I bribed my mom to come over and
make them for me help me make them.
It requires a lot of delicious molasses. My mom likes to get a specific kind from southern Missouri where she's from.
Then you cook it with sugar until it becomes like a candy consistency.
Pour over freshly popped popcorn.
Butter your hands and start forming those balls (without burning your hands)! I forgot to take any "after" pictures.
Then it was time to get ready for the party and throw on our costumes that we got very last minute.
Here's a quick hint of what we were. Can you guess why we spray painted Ryan's hair white?
He was Papa Smurf and I was Smurfette
This was my favorite party of the costume besides the sweet beard.
Matt & Kara went all out on Oktoberfest decorations. There was no detail left out.
Even the twins, Brighton & Violet, came to party... Well sort of...
I think Kara's mom, Vicky, is ready for some grandchildren!
Smurf couple. Not the cutest costumes but they were comfy!
Kara & I
The hosts Matt & Kara
The party was actually on Ryan's 29th birthday and our good friends, Dave & Michelle, were so sweet to bring him a chocolate cake with candles to blow out. Love those guys!
Jon & Greg
Kara totally out did herself with this! It's supposed to be Matt, Kara and their little dog. It was so funny to see everyone getting pictures with it.
Ryan & Mark
Greg and baby Annie
I think Cynthia and Brandon's costumes were the best. (see below)
Got to love Slash's midriff!
Hopefully next year we can get more people to dress up!