Every year the Youth Fellowship (YF) kids host a Halloween party for the younger children in the congregation. It's a lot of fun and since I sit on the Youth Committee, I get to help out every year! This year there was a Tent of Horrors, lots of games, fires in the fireplaces, food, and lots of fun.
We have the party at the Octagon Shelter in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's a beautiful setting for the party and a great place to run around and have fun.
Here are some pictures from the party:
|Beth setting up the Tent of Horrors|
|YF boys hanging streamers|
|Mr. Read starting a fire in one of the fireplaces at the shelter|
|YF kids and Pastor Steve setting up one of the inside games|
|Mr. Read and his helpers getting the grill going for the hot dogs|
|Mr. Read and Little Red Riding Hood (who referred to me as Big Little Red Riding Hood)|
|Some of the girls all decked out in their costumes.|
|Pumpkins and fireplaces...what more could you need?|
|We loved this picture of the fire because if you look on the left you can see a phoenix-like shape. We had lots of fun taking pictures of the fire and seeing what shapes were in the pictures.|
|Kids guessing how many ghoulish goodies are in each container.|
|Zombie ballerina (who will soon be leaving us to go dance in Russia!).|
|The Indian Princess in her element.|
|Hot dogs roasting on an open fire. Oh...wait, it's chestnuts, right? :)|
|Kids in costumes having some dinner and decorating their treat bags.|
|More treat bag decorators.|
|This girl steals my heart. I love it when she gives me big squeezy hugs. :)|
|Sack race - some little guys needed a little help from the bigger guys. :) Teamwork, loving one another, and working together are the lessons we learn here.|
|The line of kids waiting their turn.|
|Raggedy Ann hopping along.|
|More teamwork. :)|
|P. Steve showing off his sack hopping skills.|
|Not sure what was going on here, but this group of sweeties was captivated and I couldn't help but snag a shot.|
|Lonely Island game.|
|Find the prize in the whipped cream!|
|Whipped cream faces!|
|The best one of them all. Howard is such a good sport. And the sheer joy on his grandson's face is priceless.|
So, there you have it. A few shots from our super fun Halloween Party. If you were there - thanks for sharing your day with us! It was a wonderful time of fun, fellowship, and joy.
Happy Halloween everyone!