Saturday, Oct 31
Allow me to explain: The Hubs’ place of employment hosts a family friendly Halloween Party every year. There is no Christmas/Holiday party, so this is their “main event.” Up until this year, we haven’t been able to attend as a family, so, we decided it was time to go all out. It started with the beautiful Cinderella movie. When given the choice, our five year old daughter wanted nothing more than to be Cinderella this Halloween, specifically, “wedding Cinderella.” Big sister thought it would be fun to be Anastasia, the step-sister. Unfortunately, there weren’t any ready-to-purchase costumes for the boys, so big bro went in his All Saints’ Day costume as St. Louis of France and bigger bro, now 11 and entering into the “costumes are dumb” phase (already?!) wanted nothing more than to be bacon. Three days ago, my prince charming said, “Wait! The kids have off from school this Friday?! You’re all coming to the city for the company Halloween party this year.” Thank goodness for Amazon Prime! Bibbidy, bobbidy, boo! The Prince Charming and Fairy Godmother costumes were on our front doorstep! The party was an absolute blast for the entire family. They had a magician, face painting, caricature artists, a photo booth, sand art, line dancing instructors, a parade of kids in costumes, trick-or-treating, food and drinks!
Being with the children in the city, meeting dad’s coworkers and their families, walking down the sidewalk in costumes — it was all such fun! I’ll take a company party like this over a fancy “holiday party” any day of the week! There was something for each one of us to enjoy. It was one of those occasions that reminded us, “Hey! We know how to have fun together!” With busy schedules and pretty ordinary day-to-day lives, a celebration like this was a gift. Thanks, Dad’s company! We appreciate all the effort you put into this family friendly work party and we can’t wait for next year!