I also stopped by the cheese shop. The guy helping me was so patient; I was so indecisive and probably tried about eight cheeses. I splurged a bit and bought some delicious Gouda and my favorite crackers - Carr's whole wheat crackers. They taste like cookies! To make it even better Surdyk's even has an espresso bar in their cheese shop (and plenty of chocolate)!
Cleaning ensued when I got home. Last minute I decided to bake a batch of pumpkin bread - I even had a pumpkin shaped pan to bake it in! When the gals arrived - in costume, I might add - I made a batch of popcorn on the stove. Nothing too grandiose for my first party; it was all about the wine that night!
No one can quite rock Marilyn Monroe like Megan Warner.
Of course I went as a baker. It was more that I had NOTHING else to wear, though, and of course I had a wooden spoon to stick in my hair and some flour to throw on my face.