It is rare for me to get caught up in the Halloween spirit. I don’t hate the holiday by any means, but I’m not a big fan of all that comes along with it.
But this year, I seem to have come down with a case of Pumpkin Fever. You might even call it Great Pumpkin Fever, because I have it bad.
Our office generally allows people to wear fancy dress on Halloween, given that we don’t have clients in for meetings. With Halloween falling on a Friday, our normal casual dress day in office, we really had excellent participation. From a Go-Go Girl to a Soothsayer, a Protesting Nudist (protesting by being fully dressed of course) to a Baseball Player, we had it all.
Breakfast Club morphed into Fun Friday Halloween Brunch potluck. There’s nothing like carbs, sausage, cheese and snack foods all day long.
Over lunch we had our First Annual Halloween Cookie Decorating contest. I provided supplies, the office brought their creativity. In the course of 30 minutes, they transformed plain sugar cookies into designs that were simply amazing!!
Everyone had a pumpkin sticker to cast a vote for their favorite to determine our winner. Just in case you’re curious, the cookie in the bottom right won. Way to go, Carter!
For some reason, Kelly and I couldn’t let the day end there. We served as chauffeurs and chaperons for three very active, but very sweet, children at a local church Fall Festival. We leaped around the bounce house, nursed a bite wound (don’t ask – it probably was deserved!), played games, painted faces, attempted a craft project and frantically counted heads about a million times.
On the way home, we rode almost in complete silence. It was heaven.
I would tell you more, but I’m now so tired I can barely think straight. I think it’s time to bring this pumpkin day full-circle. I’m going to sit here on the couch and be a pumpkin for a while.