Okay, so tonight was our ward's Trunk or Treat party for all the kids at church. Oliver and I were in charge of setting up the cake walk, (chalk outlines of ghosts and pumpkins with numbers on them in a circle, a CD player looping "This is Halloween", and a snake goblet with little slips of paper in it displaying all the numbers), and decorating our car's trunk (the kids go from trunk to trunk for their candy instead of the regular Halloween door-to-door thing), and I was in charge of painting the bean bag toss boards.
My husband is talented and actually fit everything into the car. That was a little crazy, and even though we made a crude checklist, we were sure we'd forgotten something.
I think the bean toss board turned out alright even though I thought I'd be able to decide for myself what to paint on them, and instead I got two big boards, with a big face already cut out of each of them. (Not leaving much room to be too creative.) One was a Jack-o-Lantern, and the other was a ghost.
I forgot to get pictures of that, but as it was, I already had to borrow someone else's batteries to get just the two shots I did.
Anyway, Oliver suggested we decorate the car like a dragon, with the trunk as its mouth.
I thought that was a great idea.
We went out and got some poster board (apparently according to one of the employees, we're regulars at the art supply store lol) and measured a few things this afternoon. I worked on cutting and painting pieces until about 5pm.
When Oliver got back, he was able to get online and download some dinosaur/dragon/monster noises and burn them to a CD that we were eventually able to play on my CD player in the far back of the trunk. Next to that was a little table fan with yellow and orange streamers attached so it looked like he was breathing fire. When we tested my CD player last night without the cord, Oliver used the batteries from all his old lightsabers. The first song that came on was Weird Al's parody of American Pie, written for Episode one. I didn't even think about it until Oliver said it seemed appropriate given the power source. I laughed. My husband is a geek. :p hehee
It's too bad the sound doesn't show in pictures. It was good enough a finishing touch to make a little girl in a Pooh Bear costume nervous about taking our candy.
When it was over, We took down the eyes dominating the back window and left the other decorations on the car. Oliver says he saw a couple people pointing at us as we went. We got most of the way home, when he realized we were still covering up the back licence plate, so he pulled over and fixed that. And we lost the little wings on each side (woops!)
Otherwise, I think it looks great. I wanna see how long it'll last.