|David and Bonnie pose with the Creepy Event Coordinator |
During a lunch hour at work we brainstormed spooky activities to offer and creepy foods to serve. We divided up the Creepy Banquet tasks:
- cold spaghetti labelled "someone's brains"
- cranberry juice in a goblet labelled "old blood"
- peeled grapes in Rebecca's bowl that looks like blood is dripping down the jagged edges labeled "eye of newt"
- melted marshmallow with a few candy corn corn tossed in as undigested bits labelled "ghost poop"
- gummy candy shaped like dentures labeled "someone's teeth"
- raw almonds labelled "zombie teeth"
- pistachios labelled "witches finger nails"
|David's first independent pumpkin carving.|
At the party, children took turns choosing events from the sticky note agenda that Marla had placed on her wall.
|Marla artfully displays the work of the party goers. |
Can you find the spiderman symbol, the owl, and the bat flying by gothic windows?
|Glow in the dark stick dance party. Photo by Eric Bjorg|
After carving, we did some fishing. Marla had set up a spooky fishing pond. Objects that were pulled from the deep (the imaginary sea on the other side of the ship-shaped barbecue). They included mitten decorated with glow in the dark bones of the hand, a plastic arm with a bloody stump at one end, tongue tattoos, and jars of bubbles.
At the glow in the dark dance party event, I was reminded that you can never have enough glow sticks and they are a multiage crowd pleaser.
Marla told everyone to bring white sheets, one for each party-goer. At the end of the party we had a "ghost dance" outside to the music for the Adam's Family. I think it may have been the event during which we all laughed the most. We just walked around the yard bumping into each other. Since it was raining, it was good timing to be covered in a sheet.
|Nice to have some comfort food after trying the creepy food banquet.|
May your Halloween be filled with as much fun as this one has already been for me ... and tick-or-treating is still yet to come.