Themed parties are so much fun to throw. I become a bit of a fiend. When we decided to throw a Halloween party again this year (here’s last year’s party) I took to Pinterest. Then I discovered a Harry Potter themed party pin and I was a goner. With our (then) impending trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Zack and I were both rereading through the HP books and watching the movies, so we were in full Potter mode.
With the help of one of my friends, I think we put together a pretty awesome party.
I started with the invites. It was just a facebook event, but I made a fun little ticket for the event header:
First, the costumes, of course Zack and I went as Harry and Hermione.
Our friends Steve and Suzanne went as death eaters. Also, I had a time turner, here’s a selfie with it on:
Tomorrow I’m headed way up north to Mackinac Island for my best friend’s wedding. In celebration, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite top TV weddings. SPOILER ALERT some of these are pretty spoilerable, although most are really old, but a couple are fairly recent (so spoiler alert for The Mentalist… and Castle). And a couple of these are sort of fake… well you’ll just have to look to find out.
Stargate: SG-1 – Sam & Jack
My OTP. Sadly this is a fake one. In the Season 10 200th episode aptly named “200” the team pitches script ideas for a movie based off of a show based off of the SG-1 team (it makes sense, really). One of these pitches involves Sam and Jack getting married. While it doesn’t really happen, we know that Sam and Jack are now totally married and living happily ever after.
Charmed – Piper/Leo
It’s been forever since I’ve watched this show, but the Piper/Leo love is serious and at least their wedding was actually real.
This was my binge watch last month and a large reason why I’ve accomplished nothing lately. If you haven’t seen it, you should just go watch it right now. Yes, you can even stop reading this to go watch, but you have to come chat with me about it after and how much you love Parker. It’s all on Netflix, so you have no excuse not to.
It’s about a bunch of thieves who start working together and conning the “bad guys” aka the rich and powerful who take advantage of the little people, and sort of take revenge. It’s so quirky and fun.
I’ve been wanting to catch up on this show for years. I watched the first couple of seasons when the show started and then got behind. I finally scored the first 4 seasons at the library and I can’t stop. Patrick Jane is love. Simon Baker gets bonus points because he’s Australian. I’m on season 5 now, so no spoilers… you won’t like me when I’m angry.
Previous psychic and con man Patrick Jane is on a mission to catch serial killer Red John who killed his wife and daughter. He works with the CBI team to solve high profile murders, using his keen observations and “mentalist” abilities. In exchange for continuing to work with them, Patrick has full access to the ongoing Red John case. The fun twist is Jane’s off the books schemes to set the murderers up to reveal themselves.
A part of me is like “OMG! Why haven’t we gotten Red John yet??”. Another part of me is crazy impressed that they’ve kept this arc successfully going for so long.
Fortune’s Pawn – Rachel Bach
I’ve been aching to read this one for a while, and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve wanted a good space ship adventure and this is it! I wouldn’t say it was OMG amazing, but it has a kick-ass female protag, space ships, guns, aliens, mysterious hot guy…
Devi Morris has ambition, and she’ll take on the deadliest security job if it gets her on the fast track to the job of her dreams. Once she joins the crew on a small trade ship, Devi quickly learns that the ship really is a magnet for trouble, but there’s something going on behind the scenes, and she’s determined to figure out the truth.
I had bought books 2 and 3 before I even finished. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, but I plan to read them next.
Tea Party Shower
Last week was finally the tea party bridal shower I’ve been working on for months. It went fairly well and I plan to share some of the details soon!
And that’s about it… honestly it’s been not much but watching TV and cross-stitching. I live on the wild side.