Our event even made the local newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, back in 2010; please read that article here.
The children participate in numerous activities, such as Orthodox Trivia "Wheel of Fortune," Face Painting, St Paul's Journey (cake walk), St Peter's Fisher-of-Men Pond, Scarecrow Hat Toss, and Jonah and the Whale (bean bag toss).
Don't worry, plenty of candy is provided as we only get to enjoy their sugar-high for a few hours before we send them home with their parents and let them worry about getting them to sleep HEHE!
Although some parents still struggle with this concept of an alternative event to regular Halloween trick-or-treating and parties, as they ask why have the All Saints Party on Halloween; not happy about having to choose between the two. It's important to realize the reason for this Church activity; it offers families Christian fellowship and fun, allowing their children to play "dress up" and still get their treats. It's also a great opportunity for teens and young adults to participate and offer their ministry by helping with games, serving food, and most importantly, just by their mere presence.
Enjoy some pics for previous All Saints Party:
|The Ref & Batman|
|I'm Ron Burgundy? (2011)|
|Costume Contest 2010|
|Cookie decorating activity...an obvious big hit with the kids|
|The Blues Brothers|
|Working together running the cookie decorating booth|
|Orthodox Trivia "Wheel of Fortune" w/ Referee Paul Fuller|
|Even Mary Magalene graced us with her presence|
|Disco lives on...|
|Hanging out near Noah's Ark activity|
|A wonderful variety of unique costumes|
|St. George the Trophy-bearer|
- A Day in the Life of the Youth Director