This past Friday, my daughter’s 6th grade class hosted a Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ event. This is hosted annually by the 6th graders, the most ‘senior’ kids in school, and is a fund raiser for their class. It was a huge success, replete with booths for various activities and a haunted house (of course!). There was a splash zone, silly string, toss and win, cupcake walk, and my daughter and her friends’ booth, Face Painting and Tattoos.
The girls teamed up and worked very hard on their plan, designs and billboards for 2 weekends prior to the event. As an occasionally guilt-ridden working mom, I volunteered (rather impulsively) to be Parent Lead on this project. After volunteering, I spent about 24 hours panicking at what I thought I had gotten myself into…full time work, kids never ending activities, and now this?? I have to say though, after the first meeting at my home, I realized I need not worry. The other moms were amazing…organized, helpful and really sweet. And the girls! They just took over! They divided themselves up into tattoo artists and painters, chose their designs and prices, practised….I really just stood around trying to look important for the most part Their efforts were well rewarded with long lines for Face Painting and Tattoos at the Halloween Spooktacular, and the best part? Watching how much fun each and every moment of this special Halloween was for them!