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On November 2, 2003 at the Sakura Gaoka Fureai Center, we held the 2003 Mark's English School's Halloween Party.  We held 2 seperate parties, one from 1:00 - 3:00 and one from 4:00 - 6:00.  In total there were 105 people in attendance, 64 children and 41 adults.  Both parties were a big success and the children came dressed in many wonderful costumes.

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the main room

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The party was held in 2 rooms.  The main party room was decorated with the help of our Halloween Party staff, Andy, Shota, Mark and Ayano.  The second room was the "dark room" filled with treats, cookies, cakes, drinks, and scary noises.

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   Once the place was decorated we began welcoming guests.        

The program for the two parties was as follows:

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The first events were the Pumpkin Hunt and Mummy Wrap.  In the Pumpkin Hunt kindergarten aged and younger children searched for small pumpkins hidden throughout the building.  Elementary school children participated in the Mummy Wrap.  Children paired up in teams of 2 and were given a roll of toilet paper.  One person wrapped and the other became a mummy.  The first team to finish the roll of toilet paper was the winner.

The kids had a lot of fun wrapping each other.

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PICT0062t.JPG   The winners of the Pumpkin Hunt and Mummy Wrap from the 4:00 party are pictured right.  

The next event was the traditional Halloween Party game, bobbing for apples.  Another one of our helper, Reece Hendley, volunteered to demonstrate.  He had a difficult time at first but was victorious in the end.

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Almost every child participated in the Bobbing for Apples game and some even gave it a second go.

 

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The main activities were done in groups of four.  The children rotated about the main room's four stations playing the following games:

Ghost Bingo:

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Using Bingo cards with pictures of gouls, ghosts and other halloween vocabulary the children played bingo by taking a card and calling out the object to the others.  The first get bingo got to choose from the various Bingo prizes (pencils with Halloween stickers, Halloween tattoos, spider rings and sticky hands.)

 

Spider Toss and

A Pumpkin in One:

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Children tossed 3 bean-bag spiders at a big spider web with holes.  If the child could get a spider in the web, he won.  In the golf game children had 2 chance to hit a golf ball up a ramp and into a jack o' lantern bucket.  If the child could get one in the bucket, he won.  Winner got to choose from the various spider golf prizes (eye balls, neon teeth, jack o' lantern puzzles, and Halloween bubble necklaces.)
Face Painting and

Jack o' Lantern Factory:

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Children were given an orange balloon and could make a jack o' lantern out of it using black pens.  There were also face paints here for children to add to their costumes or just decorate there face, hand, etc.

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Tootsie Toss:

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Children teamed together or with a parent and one person threw Tootsie Rolls while the second wore a jack o' lantern bucket necklace and caught the Tootsie Rolls.  The catcher could move back and forth but wasn't allowed to touch the bucket.  It was a lot more difficult than anyone could have predicted.

 

After the party games people cast their votes for the costume contest.  While the votes were being counted, everyone headed over to the treats and drinks room to feed the hungry beasts.

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Once the votes were counted and everyone was fed.  We headed back to the main room for the results.

The costume contest had two winners, best costume and most original.

1:00 party

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most original (left)    best costume (right)

 

4:00 party

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best costume

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most original

23t.JPGThe last event of the party was Trick or Treat.  The children lined up and went around the room collecting goodies.  Once everyone made it through the line the party was over. 

 

 

I would like to thank all those who helped and give special credit to those that helped me to make this such a great party.

Cookies and cakes: Tomoko

Set up and Staff: Andy, Shota, Ayano and Reece

Reception and Popcorn: Yoko

Finally, I have some pictures we were able to take here and there. 

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