The day started by working on a make & take project - there were kits to make wool lapel pins in the shape of a cat or a pumpkin and these were some of the finished items.
We also made luminarias using canning jars and printed pictures that were then embellished with cut outs, glitter, stickers and whatever else people could think of to use.
Tonia won the best hat contest with this top hat embellished with tulle netting and a pumpkin guy sitting on top.
These were party favors that each attendee took home - The cats were hand sculpted from clay and attached to the top of a decorated paper mache box that was filled with candy.
This was my favorite of the rugs that were displayed.
And here is a picture to show you some of the decorations.
The most excitement of the day was caused by these three gals who regaled us with the story of their trip to the event. They drove 1-1/2 hours to get there and on the way they had to stop for gas. One of them noticed a rock in the road so they went to move it and realized that it wasn't a rock - it was a huge frog. Now all three of these ladies were dressed as witches so they knew they just HAD to bring this frog to the Hookoween. They picked up the frog and went into the convenience store/gas station to see if they could find something to transport him in - I guess people were just rolling on the floor seeing these witches with a frog. And they had our group rolling on the floor as the recounted their adventure - too funny!
The frog was really big and strong and slippery so that's why they were holding him with the help of a paper towel.