Chicks in the Sticks: West Cornwall Edition
What to do when you’re too old to trick or treat, but don’t have a kid of your own to escort around the neighborhood? An orphan’s Thanksgiving in a cabin in the woods is just the ticket. Any A+S readers remember last year’s trip to West Cornwall, Connecticut? We’re back again, with nothing on the agenda except to stoke the fireplace and cross stitch. Annnnd to create bizarre, inappropriate, over-the-top Halloween costumes and then go nowhere in them. We all hid in our bedrooms to pull together our costumes and then (with entrance music, natch) we descended the stairs for the big reveal. Photos are verboten, so all I can share with you is my own mini top hat accessory and our ghoulish tablescape.
This costume party, plus some midnight strobe light beer pong, took up the entirety of the weekend, but here’s a few additional scenes – a failed cross stitch lesson, some frolicking in front of the bright red West Cornwall bridge, and the traditional pumpkin toss into the river (doesn’t everyone do that?).