Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's a HALLOWEEN party!

Hello Toastmasters!

I know it's super early, but I want to let you know I will be Toastmaster for our meeting on 10/28. And you know what's around the corner from 10/28?


Our Halloween Party (meeting) on 10/28 will commence at 6:30pm.  Please come early for treats, goodies, and Halloween party music! 

This year's Halloween Party (meeting) will be a scream! Please, please, please come in a costume...any costume. Here are some examples of easy costumes that can be created in minutes and with items you may already have:

The old stand by a Ghost: Grab a old white sheet, cut out the eyes. Be sure its is short enough not to trip you. Take scrap piece of sheet, and sew up a simple treat bag.

Clown: Sweet clothes that are too large. Decorate by using either fabric paint, or markers. For those who dare try tie-die. Tack on some large pop-poms, add a cheap wig, hat, and make-up. You may also stuff the extra space in clothing with tissue. However this could be messy, if you need to make a "pit-stop".

Scarecrow: Over sized flannel shirt, faded blue jeans with patches, rope for belt and to tie at the cuffs of his jeans and sleeves, stuff the shirt and jeans with plastic grocery, or paper, a little bit of straw to hang out of jeans and shirt. Add a little bit of make-up.

The American tourist: Guys loud Hawaii shirt, shorts (if weather permits), Large straw hat. Gals bright loud dress, flats, big sun hat, straw bag. Don't forget to have a camera, and maps hanging out, and that look of being lost. Guys can use a tourist bag, (like you get from travel agents, and gals can use the straw bag for their treats.

1960s Hippy: This one is hard, after all its all back in style! What is real, and what is costume? ;-) Tie die clothing, long wig (in the old days we called a "fall", sandals, headband, anything with fringe on it (vests, purse...) light colored sun glasses.

Old man: Dark paints (cuffed), and jacket, most any dress shirt, mans flannel hat, walking cane. Gray the hair, with any of the commercial temporary colors, or dust with a little flour.

Old woman: Old style dress, just below knee, knee-hi stockings rolled down a little, oxfords, large black purse.

Your chance to be a real nerd. Slick back the hair, grab some paints that are too short, white shirt, white socks, penny loafers, or lace up oxfords, pocket protector, with lots of pens, dark rim glasses (don't forget to tape the corner, or at least paper clip it) briefcase, or backpack for treat bag.

You might win a prize for the best costume because there may be a contest!  Bring that competitive spirit of yours, along with any other spirits.

I will take care of roles for the meeting during that week.

More details about the meeting to come!

-- Felicia - The Halloween Toastmaster --


  1. I am coming as my favorite Simply Speaking Toastmaster: Felicia Arambula!