Halloween is probably my favorite holiday for an assortment of different reasons. I love Halloween because it is a holiday that both children and adults can enjoy equally. It is a time to conjure up dreams, nightmares, and the infinite belief in possibility and the creativity that lies within all of our imaginations. It allows us for one evening to transform ourselves into someone new, someone we give dimension and life to, some part of ourselves that may never otherwise see the light of day. For one day, we are not exactly ourselves, but allow our imaginations to create and take on different attributes that reside within us. One year we may conjure visions of darkness and the next take on the personality of a pet or cartoon. We can choose to entice, to scare, or to enchant. Really the possibilities are endless.
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Combine my favorite holiday with one of my favorite animated movie, Despicable Me, and Despicable Me 2, and I have on my hands a winning celebration. If for whatever forsaken reason, you have not yet seen the Despicable Me movies, do yourself a huge favor, and watch them immediately. As I watched Despicable Me for the first time, I was reminded about so many different movies characters that make me laugh, and it was as if someone had taken the best parts, created these amazing villains, who were actually just into the idea of being a villain, because really at the end of the day there were anything but villainous.
What better way is there to combine two things that you love, than to throw a giant party in their honor and invite all of your friends. Yes, you guessed it! This last Halloween I threw a Despicable Me Halloween part, and asked everyone in attendance to come dressed as their favorite character. I had assumed that there would surely be different characters featured at the party, but as the guess started to arrive, one thing became very obvious. Everyone came dressed as one of the minions. Now, mind you, I told everyone it would be a Despicable Me party, but in no way did I mention that it was a minion party. I expected some Grus, some orphans, a few Dr. Nefarios, but alas, there were none. By 8pm I was standing in a sea of minions, and of course my boyfriend and I blended right in as I was dressed as minion Dave and my boyfriend was minion Stuart.
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I spent a few minutes just taking in the entire scene before bursting into laughter and racing to grab both my digital as well as my Polaroid camera. I mean, what are the chances that you will have a house full of people dressed as minions? I was waiting for the person to walk through the door that would break the symmetry but it never ended up happening. I guess this was the result of having like minded friends who in turn also dressed their children as minions, and for an evening it felt like I had an entire army at my disposal, all wearing blue overalls, black gloves, and resembling a large banana. It was a truly monumental night.
The next day, I had to wonder what it was about the minions that made everyone decide to dress as one. I rattled off a list of plausible answers inside my head, and then decided to write an email to thank everyone who attended the party, send them photos, and also ask their opinion as to why 78 adults, and 23 children were all dressed as minions. The responses started to pour in, and it was actually pretty simple. Everyone thought the minions were adorable, and because it seem that there were a few hundred to aid Gru, everyone felt like they could be one, and still stand out. Of course, it seemed like Dave, Stuart, and Tim were the most popular, but across the board the adults and the children were able to identify with the minions to the extent that everyone felt they wanted to be one.
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This is not something that has ever happened before, nor is it likely to happen again, so I am thanking my lucky stars that there hundreds of photos to document this event, as it seems like something that would otherwise only be pulled off by a movie studio. It is also noteworthy to mention that while standing in a house with people wearing the same outfit, each one brought their own charm to the minion, and therefore no two were truly alike.