Each year, a group of philanthropic women on the the Eastern Shore of Maryland gather to raise money for PEO, an organization that promotes education for women. The fund raiser includes a luncheon, a live and silent auction, and a lot of laughter. This year, they went “all-in” for the Halloween theme. (I'm stealing a few of these ideas for my table tonight!) To these ladies: Thank you for sharing your event with us and your dedication to furthering the education of women. Women have benefited from PEO's educational grants, loans, awards, special projects and stewardship of Cottey College. To learn more go toPEOinternational.org.
Every fall, we gather together to carve pumpkins, bob for apples and enjoy the treats of the season.
We cover the carving tables with brown paper and of course use our favorite linens for the catering table.
Feel boxes. The children put their hands in the holes and try to guess what is inside. We fill ours with peeled grapes for eyeballs, cauliflower smeared with oil for the brain, and spaghetti for intestines.
Treats are kept simple with candy and caramel apples, candy corn and ghoulish drinks.
The children create life size spiderwebs with balls of twine, tossing the ball around to friends.
And carved pumpkins and friends join together to display their masterpieces.