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November 1st

I threw an art-themed Halloween party last night; guests were encourage to attend as their favorite piece of art, or their favorite artist. An impressive group, my friends:

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Edgar Degas and …

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his ballerina

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Modern art

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The Scream

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American Gothic

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Jackson Pollack and his canvas

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Girl with a pearl earring

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Janis Joplin (music counts)

Betty Page

Betty Page

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Tacky Arizona art (this one cracks me up. She is new to Arizona and doesn’t understand the cactus/coyote art that seems so common. Neither does anyone else. She’s dressed as a saguaro.)

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The Mona Lisa

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Virgina Woolf (suicide note included)

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Edward Hopper

And then there were those who came in costume, but not with the theme:





Facebook. Salty Senor came as Facebook. Can you see where he’d like you to poke him? Ahem…

Of course, it was Ms. Frida who inspired this fiesta:

The inspiration


Frida Kahlo

With a pinata, margaritas, empanadas, guacamole, and lots and lots of other great food, I think we would have had Frida and Deigo very entertained. I certainly was.

And now onto a bit more thoughtful celebrations for All Saints Day.


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16 Responses

  1. Ahhh… how Frida would have looked if she’d had a good aesthetician. Very fun party.

  2. Looks like fun!

    You are a good Frida. 😉

  3. love love love this idea! what a great way to document the night (the empty frame for people to pose in) and great idea to challenge people to dress along a theme!

  4. What fun! I especially like you as Frida!

  5. Those are hilarious. I knew you had to be Frida. That looks like an awesome party. Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

  6. Oh my goodness!! Such fun! Clever ideas. 🙂

  7. Love your idea to use that photo frame to capture your attendees. Very creative. Your costume was great. Looks like it was a wonderful party.

  8. Now that’s my kind of Halloween party!

  9. Classic, Kelli! What a great theme, and such a festive group of friends you have.

  10. I’m so excited that you posted the pics of the costumes because I’ve been reading about them for a couple weeks and was definitely curious! What cute ideas!! Thank you for sharing!

  11. You were a much prettier Frida than the original one, I have to say….and your friends are a bunch of funny people!

  12. What a great party theme! I love the imagination and costumes that resulted from the concept, really fun!

  13. Brilliant. All of you! I have a friend who went as Magritte’s Son of Man once – he was wild about that Pierce Brosnan/Renee Russo movie, whatever it was called. But it was an awesome costume, I’ll see if I can find a picture.

  14. Jennifer M November 2, 2009

    That is the best theme for a Halloween party I have ever seen! Glad you had fun!

  15. Very cute! Glad you could enjoy Halloween with costumes! This is one of our favorite traditions of the year…. theme dress up. This year was Star Wars, not original, but still tons of fun.

  16. So, so fun! Wow! The creativity is awesome!