After all the fun we had at Halloween One, I couldn’t wait for Halloween Too!
Luckily, there were lots of cool things to do all week as we counted down the days to another trick or treat and party. Arts and crafts every day, kids games, bubble play, bocci, water balloon activities, kickball, sandcastle building, ice cream making, bouncy house, popcorn over the campfire, story time, scavenger hunts and tie-dying, just to name a few!
And jewelry making, too!
Saturday morning finally arrived, and my little campers got busy making site markers, to . . . . well . . . you know . . . mark the sites.
Every camper who plans to give out candy gets one to hang by their site number. This week we made ghosts. Lots and lots of ghosts! Because we hoped for lots and lots of candy!
We played field games to pass the time,
had a Ghostly noisemaker parade, a Fang Spitting contest, shot off water balloons and had a toilet paper Mummy Making contest!
And then we had our traditional Saturday Hayride group photo.
The minutes between the hayride and trick or treating time at 6:30 were endless! At 6:27 the first trick or treaters finally arrived at the meeting spot!
Tami asked us to gather together for a group photo. We did it so she’d finally let us go trick or treating . . .
But she made us wait, insisting on giving us “yawn” RULES.
Honestly, all I heard was blah-blah-blah, don’t knock on doors, blah-blah-blah, no bikes, use your own two feet, blah-blah-blah, come back for our costume party at 7pm, blah.
I don’t think my little campers heard anything she said either. Can’t you just see the thought bubbles over their heads, with candy names dancing in them?
Finally, I heard “are you ready?”
My little campers said, “Yeah.”
Tami tipped her head to one side and said, “You don’t sound ready. The campers need to know you’re coming. Are you ready!!??”
And we all yelled,
“GO! Trick or treat!” she said.
So we did!!
And somewhere down along the road leading to the lake, we ran into Alice in Wonderland and her friends! All the kids thought they were so very cool!
We tried to find the Rabbit Hole but didn’t have much luck.
Thank goodness this camper had her ghostly site marker. We never would have known she had candy without it.
Promptly at 7:10, my little campers started working their way back to the office for games and treats. I guess maybe some of them were listening when Tami gave her talk.
There were so very many games! Like this one where you knock over the cans with tennis balls and Katniss and Ironman pick them up..
My little campers also fished for spider rings
And this stacking game that Autumn was running. It was very hard to do with my hooves!
But I did like the wet sponge toss! That Justin! He was so funny! And brave.
Sponges were flying everywhere! And he didn’t even have a pair of antlers to protect himself!
I had just gotten in line for a tattoo . . .
when I spied the Grim Reaper!!
Yikes!! I slipped through the crowd and got in line for the quarter toss game so he wouldn’t see me. Having Maggie nearby made me feel better too.
I’d just thrown my third quarter and missed, when one of my little campers ran over to show me his vampire teeth!
“Hey! Those are pretty cool!” I said. “Where did you-” Suddenly, I felt like someone was standing behind me.
Close behind me.
Staring at me over my shoulder.
You know the feeling.
I turned around sloooooowly . . .
and there he was!!!
“H-h-hey there!” I said. “Nice party, isn’t it?”
But Mr. Reaper didn’t say anything. He just stared down at me all grim-like.
Now I know where he gets his name.
I ducked into the first door I could find and lucky me!! It was the snack room. We were making our own Monster Mix Mash!!
I got myself a cup of special trail mix and walked back out the door. Megan was doing the Balloon Walk! I love balloons, so I got in line when suddenly, I felt those beady, staring eyes on my back again!
“What do you want from me?” I cried. “Here! Take my trail mix!”
He didn’t move.
So I hid behind this guy. Who kinda-sorta looked like he’d been playing all the games and had gotten into the snacks. But really, he was just holding onto his grand-daughters stuff.
Or so he said.
Anyway, as I watched, a little Tinkerbell walked up to the Grim Reaper.
“Oh! Help her!! Please, help her!” I grabbed the guy’s arm. “Save her!”
No one heard me on account of all the games and laughing and stuff.
I ran out to save her myself, but she did the most amazing thing!
She hugged that reaper at the knees.
And he hugged her back.
Awwww! I guess he’s not such a bad guy after all.
I shook his hand to show there were no hard feelings.
And I went on to enjoy the party. I didn’t feel his eyes on my back for the rest of the night.
But that might be on account of, his moving on to stalk someone else.