Thursday, October 31, 2013
For the second year in a row we had a Halloween party for the kids at work. I was on the planning committee as decorations chair. We start meeting about a month ahead and put together a fun couple of hours for the kids including candy and goodies. I am fortunate to work for a Company that encourages activities like this. It shows they care about their employees and their families.
Anyone manning a room had to wear a costume. I decided to be a witch this year as my room was the Graveyard room. I went see a friend of mine who is manager of a consignment shop. She went over to a rack and pulled out a black dress that would be appropriate. I know it is a dress but she did not have any male witch clothing. I tried it on and it fit. Perfect. I found some orange and black striped socks and the hat. We donít want to scare the kids too bad, just have some fun.
We started to set up the rooms at 10:00 AM. We actually finished by about 2:30 PM which was better than last year. Instead of the mad doctor and dining room we built a maze. It consisted of refrigerator boxes connected by string and black plastic. It was awesome, the kids (and parents) loved it.
Around 3:15 our leader said it was time to get our costumes on. I went in my room and took off my shirt. I put on my black T-shirt and took my costume out of the bag. I left my jeans on and rolled up my pants legs to show off the striped stockings then carefully stepped into my costume and pulled it up putting my arms through the shoulder straps. Once the straps were position I reached behind my back and zipped the zipper. I then put on my wig and striped hat. A cape was last and this witch was ready.
We had a real good turnout, we actually ran out of candy! There were donut holes, popcorn, and cider so there was plenty to feed a sweet tooth. We had a video running and coloring for the kids as well.
There were a few families that wanted a picture of their kids with the witch! That was neat. We also took pictures of everyone at the entrance to remember the day.
On Halloween evening I put my costume on to give out candy. It was close to 60 degrees so I was able to sit on the front porch. The rain held off so the kids could have their evening. Near the end of the allotted time I visited a few neighbors begging for candy. They all liked my costume. I had a great time.
Happy Halloween everyone!