I’ve mentioned before that I love Halloween (mostly the decorations), and one of my favorite things to do during the Halloween season is to have a costume party. We don’t have one every year (sometimes schedules simply don’t allow it), but when we can, I plan one!
This year we invited the Stampin’ Up! corporate team to our party. The group was small—our corporate team only has seven members, counting me and Rich Jutkins, our president, and one CT member (Dave Baugh) couldn’t make it because his mother-in-law passed away. (We missed Dave and Jennifer, but our hearts go out to their family.)
Spouses were invited, of course, and Sara, Shalae, and Shanna and their husbands came too. (Sage wasn’t feeling well, so she and Jason didn't come, and neither did Megan and Nate--missed them too.) Shanna was the chef, and as always, the food was one of the highlights! Tasty soups and salads, artisan bread to die for, and several delicious desserts. Mmmmmmmm—a party can’t fail when the food is fabulous!
And of course, we had favors (a decorated sack with a gift inside) and some handmade charms/nametags on the goblets.
I’m not a lover of games, so we didn’t play many. As they arrived, the guests guessed how many jelly beans were in a jar, and then we played one get-to-know-you-better game. We had slips of paper with different questions (If you won $1 million, what would you do? What’s your dream job? etc.), and each guest picked a question and answered it. It was interesting—and insightful—to hear everyone’s answers.
The fun of any Halloween party for me is the costumes, and everyone was a great sport and came wearing one. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
The party was short and sweet—from beginning to end, it was only two hours long. I had told everyone I knew their plates were full and we wouldn’t keep them long, but it was fun to get together in a relaxed environment. I feel blessed—and grateful—to work alongside such talented, dedicated people!