New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society held their Halloween Costume Party in the home of Rosa Rico Fernandez (Lady Rosamar) in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Costumes were colorful and imaginative, especially considering how difficult it is to come up with Red Hat colors of purple and red. Everyone brought snacks to enjoy from Waldorf Salad to Maple-Pumpkin Pie Bars, veggies with dips, chips with salsa, scrumptious brownies, nuts and cake.
Teams went out into the neighborhood with lists for a Scavenger Hunt and a time limit of 30 minutes. People were wonderfully accommodating and the only item not found was actual Crayola Crayons. We had no idea they were in such short supply. The crayons we did get were made in China! Winners were Margie Purcella (Countess of Karr Canyon), VQ Penny Pirrung (Duchess of High Rolls), and Alice Johnston. Each received a loaf of home made Pumpkin Bread baked by Queen Ladybird (Carla Kerr).
We played Farkle, a dice game that ends when someone reaches 10,000 points and the winner was Jean Courtier (Marquessa Corte Alegre). When one throws the dice and there is no one or five you have "Farkled" and must turn over the dice. Actually, it's a bit more complicated than this, but I narrowed the game explanation to give you some idea of how it's played. We decided to use our Kazoos for "Farkle" instead of announcing it.
We had two Red Hatters celebrating October birthdays, Jean Courtier and Esperanza Duken. We serenaded them with our Kazoos and each received a large red and/or purple clip on flower for use in decorating hats. Alice Johnston was awarded the chapter mascot for the month, a Flying Purple People Eater stuffed creature featuring the song from forever and ago.
Thanks to Rosa for again for being the hostess with the mostest. Thanks to Doug for taking my picture before I left for the party. Also thanks to Rosa for taking a shot of the group with me in it.
|Queen Ladybird (Carla) as a pirate|
|Hostess Rosa (Lady Rosamar) as a witch (top of hat was red satin)|
|Alice came as one of the "Duck Dynasty"|
|Margie (Countess of Karr Canyon) swears she is the "Good Witch"|
|VQ Penny (Duchess of High Rolls) looked like she stepped right out of Camelot|
|Esperanza expressed herself with a lovely Halloween tee shirt|
|L to R: Margie, Penny and Alice, winners of the Scavenger Hunt|
|Margie the Witch and Alice the Duck Dynasty|
|Rosa and Esperanza enjoying the snacks|
|Lu, trying to figure out how to keep from eating her feather boa|
|Jean (Marquessa Corte Alegre) in a fun tee shirt, mask comes later|
|Back Row: Lu, Margie, Penny and Jean (mask); Middle Row: Esperanza and Alice; Front Row: Carla with "15" in hand|
|Back Row: Lu, Margie, Penny and Jean; Middle Row: Esperanza and Alice; Front is Rosa holding "15"|
|L to R: Alice being presented with the Purple Flying People Eater mascot by Queen Ladybird (Carla)|