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Monday, October 24, 2016

Haunted House Weekend

This weekend I got almost no knitting done, because I was too busy working at a haunted house! Our high school theater club does a haunted house every year as a fundraiser, and I was asked to be an adult inside the house to step in if anyone was disruptive. 

As much as I love Halloween, I didn't actually go to many haunted houses until after college-I can be kind of a wuss. I've actually been to the high school's haunted house the past three years, so it was really cool to see it from the other side, and I had tons of fun hanging out with the kids and throwing fake blood everywhere. 

The room I was in was full of jack o' lanterns (pro tip: don't cut jack o' lanterns two weeks before you need them-they'll get moldy and gross!). After being in a room full of rotting pumpkins for two days, getting to smash them all after the house closed Sunday night was really rewarding! 

Even though I'm still super tired from the busy weekend, I really enjoyed it. It was so great to see our high school theater kids step up and take ownership of this project, and they really had fun with it. Hopefully they'll ask me to help out again next year, but if not, I'll definitely be walking through as a customer!


  1. what a great seasonal thing to look forward to!!! I love the 'get out' pumpkin!!! never thought to write messages with pumpkins!

  2. How fun to get to work the backside of a haunted house! I would love to do that, even if I had to give up knitting time! -Sierra

  3. That sounds like so much fun! Halloween isn't a thing over here at all, so I've never been in a haunted house, but it's definitely on my bucket list :)