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Monday, October 25, 2010

Last years Halloween party with my kids fell somewhere in the middle of our month-long Swine Flu "Vacation," and thus... never happened. The kids have been asking whether or not we will have one this year for awhile now, so I am doing my best to make sure that this year's party is epic. ;)

Or, as epic as possible in a country that doesn't exactly celebrate the holiday... as a matter of fact, it doesn't even sell supplies to make this task very easy.

But that's ok - because I'm a PC volunteer.

And apparently rather resourceful. 

It's in the job description. 

Somewhere along the way I got it into my head that having a pinata would be fun. You know, middle school boys swinging bats while blindfolded. How is that NOT a good idea???

Of course, in order to be festive (and let's be real for a minute, I AM an overachiever), I'm envisioning a bright orange, Jack O Lantern pinata. 

I actually managed to locate one of those "fist-pumping" balloons so the form for my papier-mache pinata is actually ROUND... but DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD PAPIER-MACHE IS TO DEAL WITH???

I've been shredding newspaper, mixing flour and water, and sludging through this stuff allllll day. 

I'm calling it a night, but its so cold I'm not sure its going to solidify on me!

6te vidime... 


Vic and Suebee said...

You go, girl!! :D Hope you have some fun stuff to put in the pinata!
Suebee :D

Katie F. said...

Haha, I was planning on making two... but then I remembered how labor intensive just ONE is. And I might have made it a tad too big - I think they might crack through in just a swing.

BUT, mom did send me some bonafide US candy... the kids will be thrilled. :)