Ah, Halloween. We’re not into spooks and evil, and we don’t do much sugar around here, so we kinda keep to ourselves most years.
This year we had an events party in the trailer.
The First Event: Runway.
Rules: Participants must design a costume from whatever is on hand, write about it, and display his or her costume on the runway while the MC reads the description aloud.
Meet the participants. You may vote for your favorite in the comments below.
Emily as Shaggy from Scooby Doo
Elisabeth as Linus from A Charlie Brown Christmas
Elijah as The Blue Ninja
Eliana thinks she’s a ninja, too.
Eliana as The Piglet
Hannah as The Hollywood Teen Superstar Being Pursued by Paparazzi
Rebecca as The Princess
Let the show begin!
Here I am, zee famous Hollywood teen superstar.
Oh no, eet ees zee paparazzi.
Whatever shall I do?
I would run, but I forgot my shoes.
Never fear, the Princess is here! Kick!
Enjoying the show.
Event Number Two: Create a Pumpkin—Chopped (Food Network) style.
Directions: using only the ingredients in the brown bag and a few pre-selected items, participants must create something that resembles a pumpkin, taking into consideration that it will be tasted by our judge, and participants do have to eat it after the event. Time limit: 12 minutes.
You can put some of those goodies right here.
Hannah is limited to gelatin.
What’s a pumpkin?
Using his mad ninja skills.
Elisabeth’s twisted twin.
The judge is getting nervous.
He decides on a little intervention for his own self-preservation to help out his little girl.
Why, oh why, must I be the judge?
‘Cuz we love you, Daddy!
Event Number Three: Make-Your-Own Pizza Person
Directions: Make your own pizza person.
Eliana’s cheeseless faceless person.
Event Number Four—Handless Jello/Apple Sauce-Eating Food Transfer Competition, Minute-to-Win-It style.
Directions: Participants must transfer all the non-gelatin, non-sauce foods from the plate to the cup, and then must eat all the gelatin or apple sauce on the plate. All of this must be done without the use of hands or feet, except to right your cup if it tips.
Already Ellie is cheating.
Event Number Five: Create-a-Creature
Directions: Participants must build a creature using only the available foods and supplies. The creature must be edible, and the participant must eat the entire creature (stabilizing components are exempt) after the competition. Time limit: 15 minutes. Participants will be judging the exhibits and a winner will be chosen in the following categories:
- creature you’d most like to have for a pet
- creature you’d least like to meet in a dark alley
- overall favorite
- most creative use of ingredients
Hannah’s dragon emerging from the lava pool.
Rebecca’s…plate of chocolate chips and other favorite foods.
Marissa’s Loch Ness Monster.
Critter voting took place using a small number of M&Ms Christy won by having the lowest score for lady’s night Bunko at Messiah Lutheran Church in Nampa, Idaho. Being a loser pays off sometimes.
Finally, it is time to break free!
Your turn to vote on a costume in the comment section!
I think Elijah’s costume is the best. It was awesome.but Ellie’s was cute too.