Grace the giraffe had plenty of company on Halloween Eve, not to mention the roll of flying toilet paper overhead.
Tricks and plenty of treats on Halloween Eve
Bobbing for apples, pinning the nose on a witch, breaking a pinata, and creating human mummies . . . it was all part of the Cape Elizabeth UMC’s Halloween Party on Halloween Eve, organized by Gail Parker and the Nurture Committee.
More than 25 children and their families participated in this year’s party, including some of the youngest members of our congregation — Phoebe Evans came as a lobster and Madison Keezer was Strawberry Shortcake.
It was two hours of fun activities, planned by Gail, including having each participant sprawl on the floor to spell out spooky words, forming each letter by bending their bodies in a wide range of contortions. There also was a competition to create the best mummies, using rolls of toilet paper to wrap human volunteers from head to toe. The volunteer mummies were Ruth Morrison, Ruth Dufresne, Bryan Connelly and Jeff Kennedy.
And if that wasn’t enough to please everyone, there was pizza for dinner!
Here’s a glimpse of the treat-filled evening:
Kelsey Kennedy befriends a spider during one of the evening's games.
Young Phoebe Evans wasn't sure what to make of her first Halloween.
When the pinata was finally broken, it was a mad scramble for the candy and treats.
Zoe Evans completes final touches on her team's mummy, Ruth Morrison.
Ruth Dufresne is well mummified, thanks to her resourceful team.
Party organizer Gail Parker helps to guide Lucas Lefebvre in a game of pin the nose on the witch.
Zoe Evans, the Mad Scientist, connects with a solid blast to the pinata.
A blind-folded Kelsey Kennedy makes a connection, pinning a nose on the witch's face.
Sage Evans enjoyed the Halloween games, but perhaps enjoyed the pizza even better.
The Halloween Eve party provided plenty of reasons to enjoy each other's costumes and role-playing.
Bryan Connelly was mummified, thanks to some creative helpers.
Even with the party's rather loud activities and games, a much-deserved rest was enjoyed by Terry Keezer and daughter Madison.