Kaela and Kelly
Hi, we're Kelly and Kaela, the mother-daughter team of Oodalollie.
Ooda-what?"Oodalollie" – It’s definition is simply an “expression of joy”. On this blog we will write about the things that bring us joy; sharing precious time with family, growing in our faith, cooking and eating, and having fun and creative projects scattered all over the house. We are not professional decorators and we can’t tell you how many calories are in our recipes, but we will share with you everyday life as we know it, and hope that this blog will inspire you to express a little joy of your own. Welcome to Oodalollie.
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I woke up one day last week and noticed that there was a new cemetery across the street from my house. Did I die and not realize it? Nope. It was the beginnings of our neighbors Courtney and Kenny’s annual Halloween bash!
This is by far Courtney’s favorite holiday of the year and you can certainly tell by how much effort she puts into making this party extra special. In fact, last year, their Halloween party turned out to be a surprise wedding!
Under the pressure to look amazing at such an awesome party, Paul and I had to come up with great costumes so we decided this year to be Papa Smurf and Smurfette. It was a big hit and everyone loved it. I did quite a bit of research to figure out the right body paint. We ended up using a light blue body paint from Mehron and it worked great! Went on easy, stayed on dry, and came off very easy. I purchased it from Chicago Airbrush Supply and the people there were absolutely so helpful. I will definitely buy there again.
Courtney kept all her decorating and cooking ideas under wraps so that all the 70+ guests would be surprised. Thanks to Pinterest, Courtney found some great ideas of things to add to her already amazing ideas. When we arrived at the party, I was so impressed by all of the great ideas that she put together that I immediately had to go around the house and take pictures. I am certain I did not get pictures of everything, there was so much to see! I’ve never tasted dirty cotton swabs and severed feet that were so delicious.
There were also so many great costumes there. It was so fun waiting to see who or what was going to walk in the door next. Click through the photos below to see all the pictures, and hopefully it will inspire you for your next Halloween party.
Visit this link HERE to see some of Courtney’s inspiration.
Great job Courtney and Kenny. I can’t wait until next year!