Posted on October 31, 2018
I loooove Halloween, I always have. And now that the kiddies are here, and old enough to walk a bit, it’s time to start changing some traditions. Harlie was dressed like a little witch, while Amaury was cute puppy. I broke out last year’s costume and it was still a big hit. The whole night was walked around I kept hearing ” Baby shark, doo doo, doo doo” All I want to know is “am I the only upset that there’s no Auntie Shark?”
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can see & hear the famous and super catchy theme song HERE. There are so many variations of it! (It’s also like the only thing that keeps this kids sane when they throw their temper tantrums!)
It was a nice night for all of us, and I was extremely impressed with a haunted house that was decorated not only on the outside, but the homeowners allowed strangers to walk inside and see all the madness. There was even a special room full of crazy clown, and they even had a movie being projected in the backyard. How sweet!
Until Next time,
Posted on October 31, 2016
What’s Halloween without having a dope ass party to go to?
Anyone who knows me, knows that I adore Halloween to the fullest extent. I usually throw my own house parties, but this year it was time to do something different. If you haven’t noticed Pizzo Zoo parties on my blog before (see HERE & HERE) it’s a don’t miss, and you’re always guaranteed a good time. This year I decided to keep it a bit simple, and went for a gypsy/fortune teller vibe.
Almost like I did for the Paper Factory’s Masquerade Event (see that HERE). This time, I sat in front of a mirror, picked up some makeup and some paint, and started working on my face. Good thing I have some background in body paint, but I’ll admit, it was a little difficult at first to paint inverted. I’m so used to painting others straight forward, having my hands face myself was a little of a challenge at first, but I got it. I think I did pretty damn good for myself.
Olivia and BB were already waiting for me at the doors, surprisingly the line wasn’t as long as I expected, which was a relief. Nikki was on her way, and she looked so adorable as a little scarecrow. I haven’t seen her since the last Pizza Zoo, and I really missed her. We got to bust out some moves on the dance floor, what a way to catch up.
I kept getting compliments on my eye, I was loving that. Oli was a ballerina, and we kept seeing a posse of them. We joked about how they should put on a dance routine for everybody after the party. Now how cute will that be?
Sometimes Twitter, let’s you in on little secrets, well, not much of a secret if it’s on Twitter, haha. but I knew there was a 3rd floor around here somewhere. The 1st and 2nd floor, was packed, like always. So I was on the hunt for that staircase. The 3rd floor was being taken over by House 78, just what I needed! There was space to dance and get crazy, the DJ was killing it! I had a slice of pizza in one hand, a drink on the other, while my hips were working it out on the dance floor, talk about multi-tasking.
Back on the first floor, a costume challenge was going on. Participants dress up like Joanne the Scammer, HIM from the Powerpuff girls( he was rocking it by the way, my favorite) and many others. I love seeing how creative people get.
After the party, we purchased tickets to the after party, it was being held on a boat on Pier 81. We got there pretty early, and since the boat was departing at 1am, we had enough time to grab something to eat real quick. Instead of walking until forever, I stopped at a Halal cart and ordered chicken over rice. Something to fill me up really quickly since I was going to be drinking some more. It’s all about balance.
When we got back the line was long, and it wasn’t moving. After 30 minutes wait, we finally moved for the first time, not by much might I add. Everyone on line was getting antsy, Nothing was happening, and rumors were going back and forth that nobody else was getting on the boat. What?
Nobody wanted to hear that, everyone starts shoving, there’s cursing and threats being through. We’ve been on line for an hour and every single person on the line has paid to get inside. Except we were outside, and the line was now turned into a mob. The riot was getting louder, and the security didn’t have much information about anything. We all kept asking to get our money refunded, and of course they had nothing to do with it. Fights started to break out, and I noticed the crew that run Pizza Zoo were doing their best to not have to deal with anybody.
Many started to jump the line, threaten the guards, insisting to either be let in the boat or give back the money. All they kept saying is that they were over capacity. I understand selling a few extra tickets in case some don’t show, but selling more than 100 tickets extra and not letting them get in side, its absurd! All you’re doing is creating a disorderly crowd. After waiting on line for an hour and change, since we were right in front, we were granted the chance to go inside. Finally. I went straight to order myself a glass of wine, to get me back on a better note. This whole thing was ruining my night. I noticed some guy throwing up over the side of the boat, and I went back to the bar and got him some water and just walked away. He didn’t look like he wanted to be bothered anyway. BB, Oli and I made some new friends on the line, and when were inside finally got to dance. The only thing we really wanted to do. No lie, I only danced one song and a half until an announcement was made that the boat was finally leaving at 2am. Finally, we had a small chance of hope left…. that is until, the other half of the second song was finished and another announcement was made. Somebody was smoking weed, another fight broke out, and now everyone had to get off the boat.
What the fuck!?
There were cops outside , directing everyone to get out, horns honking from their patrol cars, it was intense, it was insane. To make matters worse, I wanted to know what Twitter was saying. You have a huge crowd of disappointed party goers who spent their money to have a good time, and nothing close to it. Being shoved, waiting on line for an hour and half, getting kicked out, and escorted by police offers to keep it moving, was and never will be my idea of fun. At this point, I could even understand if I was drunk, but I wasn’t. I don’t allow myself to get to that point any longer. I have my drink, I have a good time, I know when to stop. All I wanted was to dance, and escape reality for a little bit. That was the opposite of this experience, which I ended up paying for. When addressing it online, it felt that any owners affiliated with the Pizza Zoo brand, ignored all negative feed backs, and only retweeted and addressed the tweets when it taken in a positive manner. Why not express a simple apology to the people who support your cause? Even if there was no money given back to everyone who suffered this lost, (it’s business, it’s understandable) but a simple apology expressing everyone’s concerns on how they were treated at the event should have been acknowledged and not ignored. I would say, how do you expect people to return and spend more money on you, when you provided such a horrible experience, with no order? But I also understand, that we all grow, and everyone on the PZ team is rolling with the punches. They’re growing so quickly, that they possibly can’t control every aspect of the event. Yes, the original Pizza Zoo was great, always, but that after party, you might as well have sunk the boat. Maybe it’s time to expand your team, as your events expands as well. I say all this not to speak badly on the team’s behalf, but to give a piece of advice. I do see you guys being so much bigger and better than what you already have. I see great success in all of your futures, and yes, I will be back for more. But maybe, just maybe you could have recognized all that happened and not put it on the back burner like it never existed. On that note, I leave this post like this… Pizza Zoo, you were amazing as always. This Halloween was a blast, no matter of the huge hiccup. I know that all things planned do not go as designed in our minds. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, because I know I sure did. I got to experience events where I painted and danced all my struggles away, and that to me is priceless.
Until next time loves,
Posted on October 25, 2016
You guys may not know this about me, but I’m a lover of podcasts. Whenever I’m at work, you better believe I have on my bright green headphones on while I type away. One of my favorites has to be the feminists crew from “Stuff Mom Never Told You“. They speak about almost everything related to women, and many things that even don’t. Feminism isn’t about women being better than men, it’s about being equals. Sometimes, instead of heating their conversations, I decide to have a really small window on my screen (you know, right next to my excel sheet haha) and I put on host’s Cristen’s Youtube channel and I just let it roll. In honor of all the festivities coming our way, I have decided to share on of her videos, Why Women Wear Sexy Costumes. I hope you all learn a little something, laugh a little or maybe even disagree with it, why don’t you let me know in the comments below.
Also, since we’re talking about costumes, I’ve been hella stressed trying to figure out what I want to be. I absolutely love Halloween, and usually make a deal about it, which is why I usually throw an annual party to get a little crazy. This year, I might just scratch it all out in t’s entirety, and maybe just go out instead. Oli and I were trying to find something to wear, extremely late in the game, and ended up getting a little frustrated with all the options. In agreeance with the video above, I found almost all of my options to be a little too skanky. I mean, I have no issues with other ladies strutting their stuff, but personally, I don’t like to show so much skin unless I’m in private with a special person. So on that note, what are you guys dressing up as on Halloween?
Posted on October 31, 2014
Cheers to my first Halloween party! Well technically, I told Chris it was his, since originally it was his plan to throw a party like he did last year, (See that post HERE)but after complications, we were all ready to make other plans, I really wasn’t in the mood to be outside and get killed, so at a last minutes notice, I was like fuck it, party at my place!
Chris was awesome and helped set everything up, made the place look all shabby and we had some fun shopping at the distributors for massive amounts of beers. Boy was my fridge looking pretty. But not for long… The beer pong table was set up and everyone was ready for some drinking games. Chris was under quarantine because of Ebola, Jb was an old fisherman, Ramon was Rick James Bitch! (Even though he was looking like a slutty Peggy Bundy haha) Nikki was a school girl version like in Gossip Girl, Frances was a kitty, Naomi was Clark Kent, Crystal was a Medical Marijuana Nurse, Jessica was a leopard, Tatiana and Cintia were french maids, Ash was a chicken head (hahaha) and we were all really really drunk!
I opted for a diy version of a 50’s housewife, all from my closet, and got to work.
The night was amazing, I suck at beer pong, not like it has ever stopped me from playing and drinking all the beer, I mean.. you lose, you drink all the beer! Dancing, did it.. I even got picked on because I ran out the room so fast after they played some spanish music, guess I’m pretty predictable when it comes to dancing some bachata.
I told myself the party will end about 2am, and omg, I am such a liar. Not only did I not like the clock not even once, the party ended around 5 am without about 6 friends crashing all over my place, which I thought was pretty funny.
I had work the next day and all I wanted to do was sleep. You guessed it, I had a hangover and had fun day of work, while everyone went off to get some ihop with out me…booooho 😥
Posted on October 29, 2014
The gruesome festivities are among us, and I couldn’t be more excited!
I can’t wait to see all of your costumes, what are you dressing up as?
Posted on October 26, 2014
Super simple pumpkin painted for my cousin Scarla, which reads ” Chase & Chad”(her kids), I had a little help from @jayalmighty after some wine 🙂
Posted on October 10, 2014
I mean, you don’t even understand… this holiday is better than my birthday and Christmas combined! When it came to dressing up for these festivities, I’ve always loved Do It Yourself Costumes. Of course when younger my mother would take my brother and I to the nearest Party City, pick something out and call it a day. But if only you knew how much I hated bumping into another kid with my same exact costume. Like, ew little kid, go that way… don’t stand too close to me! Once I got a little older, I started looking for ways to incorporate a costume into my own way. Maybe one day I’ll actually starting making my own (I loooove cosplay too, bu that’s another story) until I decided to get my sewing skills up to date. I’ll continue to Do It Myself style…. and I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give you girls some pointers while I’m here. I decided to make these strictly Disney and Nickelodeon, maybe it’s because I grew up in the 90’s!
Let’s begin.1. Spinelli from Disney’s Recess- I don’t know if many of you remember this cartoon show, but I know I sure do. Spinelli was always my favorite, her bad ass ways were always adorable to me, and even better yet when she ever decided to show a sign of weakness, No boys could mess her. For DIY costume, you don’t have to do much but a cool jersey red dress, some funky orange and red stripe tights, some combat boots, a leather jacket and an orange knitted hat. Don’t forget to sloppy up those ponytails with a red scrunchie, and definitely bring your attitude with you for the night. 2. Mary Poppins– Who doesn’t love Julie Andrews as the cheerful Mary Poppins? Grab a black A-line skirt, white collared shirt paired off with a red bowtie, a black hat with a few flowers stuck in there and grab a nice black umbrella , add red lips for a nice touch. Feel like being punny? Walk around with a spoon and a bag of sugar!3. Minnie Mouse – Classic Minnie for the win. A red polka dot dress, black tights, ears and yellow heels, this one is super easy to do, and probably with things you already have at home too. No ears? Try making your hair into two high buns!4. Mermaid Man and/or Barnacle Boy– I’m thinking to myself, what on this list haven’t I seen before, and then I got it.. this dynamic duo from Spongebob is too funny to pass up. Mermaid Man required an orange long sleeve shirt, green tights and gloves, black speedos, make a seashell bra, spray your hair white and add some pink house slippers. Voilá! As for Barnacle boy, he’s not that far off, red long sleeve shirt, blue gloves, black speedos, black mask, a white sailor hat, tie a blue bandana around your neck and this one might be a little tricky and hard to walk with, but blue flippers… Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy to the rescue!5. Quail Man– Aaaaaah! Quail Man! Doug is too cool for school. This is one is suuuper easy to re create. I mean, we all have the essentials, cargo shorts, white tee, brown belt and b\chuck taylors. You might have to invest in a Green vest if you don’t already own one, making a huge “Q” out of felt should be easy, attach a red cape and put on those whitey tighties!
These are my 5 DIY Costumes that should be easy enough for anyone on a budget this Halloween, let me know if you have any others, I would love to hear them!