Trunk or Treat turned out to be GREAT FUN! As it always does...all the hub-bub of "getting ready" is finally concluded as we've finally cleaned up the "after-math" of such an event! I can now park my car in the garage! HaHa!
We had 2 pools, one with water balloons, the other with a few water balloons but mostly it was filled with plastic balls. The object of the game was to find the "blue" balls that were marked with numbers (representing the size of the prize). There were appx. 10 blue balls in the large pool and about that many in the smaller one.
Children would lean over the edge of the pool and "swim" through the balloons to find the blue balls hidden as far down as we could keep them. Then they were turn their blue ball in to our "lead life-guard" (Aaron) who would exchange the blue ball for the appropriate amount of candy!
We decorated with beach towels, The Beach Boys in music (appropriately screened), a diving board, beach tide warning signs, a swim at your own risk sign, a rescue vehicle with flashing lights (my favorite part!) over head! We weren't sure if we'd be able to stay out of the rain so our whole station (including the nose of the truck) was under awnings wrapped with rope lights!
It is said that approximately 1,000 people from our community came to share in the games we had to offer. It was a Grand Night! To add to the excitement, we won 2nd place! You'll be seeing us at Tony's Little Italy to redeem our prize soon!