We don’t celebrate Halloween in Australia, and I’m not a big fan of it either myself…
BUT I do love themed parties/events, and I love dressing up, so it wasn’t a surprise that I was a full supporter of running our tabletop group session at the same time as Halloween, just so we could play Mansions of Madness, dressed as our characters – Monterey Jack, Joe Diamond, Dexter Drake, Carolyn Fern & Preston Fairmont.
We had some great fun investigating the occult and paranormal mysteries of Dearly Departed
Of course, if we’re going to the lengths of calling this a themed event, I had to do some decoration/food!
Using some of our old props from Ash’s Undead Pirate birthday party, I did a quick table setup to help set the mood (inc. candles for lights). Most of the food were bought (as I was lazy), but I did decide to make pigs in blanket, mummified-style, for a quick and easy savoury snack! The rest are just an assortment of Halloween cookies, Halloween-themed Mr.Kipling cakes and Cadbuy curly wurlys (to look like worms).
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For that very fresh body, at last writhing into full and terrifying consciousness with eyes dilated at the memory of its last scene on earth, threw out its frantic hands in a life and death struggle with the air; and suddenly collapsing into a second and final dissolution from which there could be no return, screamed out the cry that will ring eternally in my aching brain.
–H.P. Lovecraft, Herbert West—Reanimator