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!!!!!!


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    1. Awww! Thanks! We had an amazing set up crew this year and we finished in record time!

  2. Wow!! Amazingly well done! I so look forward to hearing how the party goes!

    1. Thanks Terri! I am so excited!! I think we volunteers may have more fun than the kids and families!

  3. Wow, you guys go all out! It looks amazing.

    1. Thank you Debby! It is a blessing to be able to be a part of it! The kids love every second too!! It is sooo very worth it!

  4. Wow so cool but I'm totally jealous of the cafeteria at work lol

    1. Right Julie?!?! We are definitely spoiled! HA HA


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