Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Variety Covestro Halloween Party 2018

WOW!!!! Hi everyone!!! I am still on a high from the Halloween party this past Saturday! A HUGE thank you to Covestro and Variety Children's Charity for allowing me to participate again this year!

What an amazing day! I was so blessed to be a part of it!!!

Prepare for A LOT of photos!!!

Here is where my pumpkin is sitting right now...she looks so pretty on my patio!!!


Guess what?!??!?! I won!! First place in the pumpkin contest!!! We set all the decorated pumpkins out and the kids get to put their ticket with their favorite pumpkin and we count the number of votes each one got!! My strategy won!!!! They loved unicorn and she won first place!! First time I have ever placed! HA! Here is a close up of her...

 I won a gift card to Amazon - yippee!!!

Here is a look into the DJ and dance floor area!! That is our DJ - he is awesome every year!

The dance floor and seating from behind...
 Here is the completed Millennium Falcon! This thing in huge - they are leaving it up until the end of the year. We have a Breakfast with Santa and they will use it for that also. Thanks goodness since this was sooo much work for the STEM team!

Here is the finished product of my ceiling - remember the last post - up and down the ladder...here is why...HA! I hung all those dangling things...HA!

Here is the front of the dancefloor...

And the cafeteria...


Another shot of the cafeteria...

Entryway with adaptive bikes...

A shot of the doorway on the side of the building...

And a hallway...there was not an inch of the cafeteria that was not decorated!!

I love the food names this year...there was Jedi Jello...

Princess Leia's pudding...

Decorated cupcakes and cookies...

There was Padawan Pizza...

Storm Trooper Chicken Tenders and Chewbacca Mac N Cheese...

 Here is a close up of the cookies...so super cute!!!!

And we had crafts around the room for the kids to entertain themselves.  They could make a Halloween Pet Magnet...

Make a Tissue Paper Monster...

Make a Magic Scratch Zombie...

And put their thumbprint on a vase that is given to the CEO of Covestro and other helpful individuals...

Here are me and my friend Kathy from work that does this every year with me. She is the Storm Trooper and I am the short, chubby lady riding the unicorn!! HA HA!

Me alone!! I loved my costume and the kids did too!!!

Here are two other employees posing in front of the Millennium Falcon...

These little girls wanted their picture me - I was flattered every single time someone wanted me in the picture - BEST COSTUME EVER! I love these kids!!!

This was the only other blowup at the party! It was a sibling of one of the variety families...awesome!!!!

Thanks to Covestro and Variety for allowing me to participate again this year! I am so blessed to have found this wonderful charity to donate my time and energy to! Love these kids!!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Variety Halloween Party Prep


Hi everyone!!! The time is here!!! Yippee!!!

I know I have not stopped talking about this Halloween Party at work for weeks now and it is finally here!!!

I spent the past two days with about 40 others decorating our cafeteria at work! It gets bigger and better every year and this year will be no exception!!!

Here is the photo heavy post...get ready to be amazed!!

This is the photo area about halfway done.  The R2D2 painting was done by a University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) art student - this professor had his class participate every year...they are amazing artists!!!

 
This is a photo of the other side of the photo room.  On the right side of this picture are more paintings by the Pitt students!
 
I spent my first day decorating the ceilings of our cafeteria! This meant up and down on this ladder ALL DAY!!!! I hung light sabers (made from foam pool noodles and twirlies). I had to cover the entire ceiling - it's a big ceiling!!! HA
 
We ordered these life size cutouts...
 
and a few more cutouts (the kids love to get pictures with these)...
 
A few more cutouts and boxes that needed setup and unpacked...we use things from the previous years if we are able to based on the new theme.
 
I had to get a selfie with Chewbacca...
 
Here is a wide shot of the cafeteria after the star paper was completed on all the windows...we like to cover the windows to do a black out effect and the star paper was perfect for a galaxy look...
 
Every year the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Team makes a experience area. The kids can go behind it and do a few experiments that relate to the theme. This year they went crazy and built the entire Millennium Falcon!! It was huge and so lifelike!!!
 
Here are a few more of the paintings by the art students at Pitt
 
and more...
 
I worked on covering these front doors with a few other people also. This took hours too!
 
Here is the drink station...fruit juices that is...ha!
 
Here is another look from the cafeteria into the seating area...
 
All of the employees get an opportunity to compete in a pumpkin decorating contest! Here are the pumpkin entries (mine is the white one...I made a unicorn to match my costume) HA! I enter every year and always go with the theme and I NEVER win...I never even got third place so this year I went with the ever so popular unicorn to see if I can finally get a win!!! I know I will get all of the little girls votes at least!!
 
A few more...
 
And more...
 
Pumpkins galore...
 
And last but not least...everyone is soooo creative every year!
 
Here is the entrance area - we put one of the variety bikes in the entrance. These bikes allow kids that need assistance to ride bikes...they are adapted to the child's special needs so now EVERY KID can be kid and ride a bike! Variety charity is AMAZING!
 
Another decorated area....
 
The photo area again...
 
I am soooo excited for the party tomorrow and I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!!!!!!

Variety Covestro Halloween Party 2018

WOW!!!! Hi everyone!!! I am still on a high from the Halloween party this past Saturday! A HUGE thank you to Covestro and Variety Children&#...