Friday, December 4, 2009

Wanda and Zelda

I need to back track a bit on my blog. I have been wanting to share this party since we had it but I waited for pictures and then when I got the pics I slid away from the blogging world. So with out further adieu. . . I hosted a Wanda Witch Party. I have mentioned a website I LOVE before called No? Sheesh, I should have. On her site she posted a Wanda Witch party tutorial 2 years ago. I was interested but did not embark. Last year I really wanted to do it but with all the Prop 8, Lights on Broadway, Trunk or Treat, and such, there was no possible way but I did ask my good friend Amy of she wanted to co host with me. Being Amy, she of coarse jumped on board. We bought some things for the party at the after Halloween sales and kept it on the back of our brains. Come July this year, we were ready to get the party started and here it is in its abbreviated form. 50 couples from our newly organized ward received this invitation (BTW- when I converted word docs to pdf to jpg to put on the blog they came out blurry- of you click on them they will enlarge)

If you can't read it, it is an anonymous invitation to a Wanda Witch party. That's right! No one knew it was us.
After we had the couples RSVP we had around 23 couples including us because remember, no one know it was us so we were able to play along. We divided the group into teams really trying to put people from each of the wards that were put into our new ward into 1 group. Mix it up right? We also selected a Team Captain and gave them instructions. We challenged the groups to pull pranks on other groups to win points

Some pranks were Vaseline under door handles, bird seeds,

writing on cars,
saran wrapping cars,
and my group made caramel onions.This was a fabulous way to get groups together before the party to get to know each other better. The Orange Group, the Menacing Monsters pranked 14 people, 1 of which was not even coming to the party to get them back for not coming to the party.

We then all met at a nearby gazebo to start the race.

Then the 46 of us jumped in the cars and took off.

In the cars we worked on clueslike these
and looked for hints at each location

and looked for ingredients to our witches brew

Our group went to the wrong pumpkin patch (I might have led them astray)
but we made it to the right one- Martha, you are too cute!

Each group had to take a creative picture and the winner got an extra point. Unfortunatly the winning picture is lost on the taker's computer. They were unique and the rest of us basically had the same idea

The group that made it to the ending location 1st took a picture showing how "bored" they were waiting. Might I add here that this group lacked a certain amount of honesty :). My co host was in this group and was powerless in controlling her group with out giving it way that she was the boss.
They surprised the groups that came after them.

Then we had a PaRtY! By this point, everyone new who Zelda (my co host) was because the party was at her house. They had to vote to decide who Wanda was. Sadly for me, almost everyone knew it was me. One person used my computer at my house and saw my emails (we switch off babysitting and she had brought my kids home). Martha knew because she thought she could not come anymore and I told her but then she decided to join. There were a couple more like that but the rest were just guessing. I guess it had Kelly written all over it.

Even though the 1st place group were clear winners, we had a tie breaker anyway. A person from the 1st 2 groups had to eat the caramel onions. Again, the orange team were clear winners

This was such a blast that really helped a new ward unite a little more. I know of more pictures that have not been sent to me that were hilarious but I could not wait any longer to post about my party. Too Fun!!


Niki said...

LOVE the carmel onions! Awesome. I may copy this idea for next halloween.

Michelle said...

That is awesome!

jenerekfamily said...

How stinkin' cool! I am surprised I never heard ANYTHING about it, but it looks like you had quite a blast.

Kirbell said...

Best party ever!!

Rachel said...

For reals, best party ever. And orange RULED.

Amy Hunter said...

Oh YEAH! ORANGE ALL THE WAY BABY!! Thank you for such a creatively fun and clever time! We loved it!

Jenn said...

Your ambition continues to amaze me. You all obviously had so much fun. I love it.
P.S. Glad to see you back.

GNGT said...

A rrrace! A rrrace. I'll bet it was fun.

Martha said...

oh yeah, i like to get my groove on in a pumpkin patch. that was the best. party. ever. period.