It's getting close to Halloween and one of the things I have missed the last few years is going to a Halloween Party. I remember my first Halloween Party was in Pennsylvania. It was a culture shock for my sister Koko, who is two years older, and me - because we were freshly uprooted from our country. We would walk to school every morning, but one day, we had to come back in the afternoon too. You know, as a kid you (me) just did what you were told. There was a no-question- policy...and we adhered to it.
Anyways, the classroom was decorated with a lot of orange and black. There was a huge tub filled with shinny, colorful apples. They looked so yummy! The teachers were dressed in costumes, so greatly disguised that my overwhelmed eyes couldn't even recognize any of them. My favorite part was trying to get an apple from the tub with my mouth. But, I never did get one, and had to give up for the other kids to have their turns.
I am not sure what they did to the apples, but they were always churning - not still so that you could even grab one. I walked away always wishing if I could just have one more try! So that was my first Halloween experience. Although I didn't get what I wanted, it was an experience I never can forget. The teachers did a fabulous job with arranging games, prizes, and neat crafty things that we could do for hours. It was a place where we all felt safe, and had a great time learning. I would like Trinity to experience a decent traditional Halloween party for kids like this. Life is different now, you know? There isn't much of this type of Halloween Parties (schools with budget cuts, parents more skeptical about letting their kids out of their site) for kids like it used to be years ago...at least where I live.
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1) What are your favorite things around Halloween?
2) What was your first experience at a Halloween Party like? (it could be your kids' or your relative's)
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