Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trunk-or-Treat

Although I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's blogs about their various trunk-or-treats, I must say I am SO glad that ours is over. I did not take one picture and I did not relax for one minute of the activity. I have learned that planning an activity vs. attending/participating in an activity has a few big differences. I am so glad that all of you had fun at your t-or-t's and I hope that people had fun at ours. (Don't forget to thank those in charge, although it's not a lot of work, it is, too)
Now I am just worried...will people be mad we ran out of hot dogs and chips and talk about poor planning? (It was a chili cook-off, the hot dogs were provided as a convience for those who don't eat chili) Will they think the costume parade was dumb? (I learned that we should play some creepy music in the background for effect) Will they want to burn me at the stake for buying yucky cakes? (Hey, I figured a place called "The Cakery" would make delicious cakes...man, I miss my mom!)
So, accept my rant. Brennan seemed to have a great time at our ward's Halloween Activity. I always like to nit-pick things to death after the fact. You know that hindsight is 20-20...next year the t-or-t should be awesome, cause I'll have that 20-20 vision for the activity...Maybe I'll even take a picture or two next time...

Oh, I can't wait until Halloween night...Brennan taught Jackson how to trick-or-treat "right"...it's gonna be hilarious!

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Kathy said...

sounds crazy and I will keep all that in mind if I ever have to be in your place. Have a fun Halloween!

Cathi said...

So what is the right way to trick or treat?

Jeni said...

Sorry you were on the "planning" side. The "attending" side is much better. Ours was a chili cook-off too. Does the church print out a manual laying out guidelines for Trunk or Treat? J/K.

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Hey, I was a planner, too! We made it as simple as possible. We had a trunk contest, a costume contest, priesthood cake making contest, and the cakes were the prizes! I had Josh Roy go around and take pictures for me, but that was because I'm not only on the activities committee, I also have the best calling anyone could ever dream of: bulletin board. We had no games, just kids making their rounds to get candy. It was a great time. I actually wanted to provide hotdogs, but I didn't get my way. I'm glad because it took stress off of us planners.

Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

I just got called to be Enrichment Leader so I feel your pain- they just told me that the Christmas Activity for Relief Society is in my hands.... Aaaarggghhh! Help!

Jenn Wilson said...

I too feel your pain Jess. I sat in a 2-1/2 our meeting with the Stake Leaders and went in circles for what seemed like forever and the activity is 2 weeks away. Didn't think I'd ever see the last minute from these folks. I hope and worry about the same kind of things... negative feedback.

Angelkris said...

The Cakery is ok, but I personally enjoy The Cake Gallery more. Or Hy-Vee- they have good cake too. I'm glad that your event went ok and I'm sure all minor errors were imediatly forgiven.

The Roundy's said...

Whatever you may think, I thought it turned out wonderfully! You did a great job planning, and trust me, nobody noticed any of those things you mentioned.

The Roundy's said...

P.S. Looks like I finally figured out how to spell "geaux"! I think that was the problem.