Halloween Hoedown dinner and party at the Ranch

Linda Shannon-Hills

Nothing says Halloween like a party and residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch said it with the spirits of the night. On Saturday, November 1, the Bistro Veinte created a spookylicious buffet of brains and coyote stuffed cabbage rolls, yard bird pot pie, devilish squash and demon roasted potatoes topped off with jack-o-lantern pie and a variety of libations. The names sounded scary but the food was delicious.

After dinner, supernatural influences lead to the appearance of the strangest of the strange for the costume party. The categories for prizes were scariest, most original, best couple and best group. The competition was great with the headless man, cone-head couple, red hat lady, cougar lady with hippy hubby, queens and princesses, Robin Hood, cowboys, Spanish dancers, Mexican bandits, pickleball players, pickleball paddle and whiffle ball, retiree from the Ranch, a fork in the road, bag of money and bank robber, lady baseball player and her coach, a gangster, Mad Hatter, George Bush, Facebook, a pumpkin, a chef, a jailbird, and Wonder Woman (a role she plays every day). The costumes were creative and gave some a fright but it was all in good fun. Some did not dress up but had fun cheering on the costume contest, pledging to come in costume next year.

Matt from Desert DJ’s kicked up the fun with his wide variety of music to bring out the dancers. Line dancing, slow snuggle dancing, rock and roll dancing and a little bit of other moves, kept the crowd until the end.

Thanks go out to Andrea Marchus, Mary LeCompte and the Bistro staff for great decorations, drinks and dinner. Lots of fun!