Last week, Human Resources announced that Motivators Halloween Spooktacular takes place this week. Prizes will be awarded for all sorts of things, but what caught my eye was the department decorating competition. Therefore, this weekend I was on a mission. My goal: To borrow(/steal) Halloween decorations from my little sister in order to fix up my cubicle! Our conversation went a bit like this:
Me: "Courtneyyyy, I need to make my cubicle Halloween-y. Can I bring some of those spider webs into work?"
My 12-year-old sister: "No! I need those for my party!"
Me: "What about one of these fake Jack-o'-lanterns?"
My 12-year-old sister: "Absolutely not."
Me: "OK, fine."
As you can see, I don't hold much authority in my household. So, instead, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather (not without the help of my custom embroidered fleece, of course) and traveled out to Eastern Long Island. I found myself at Fink's Country Farm in Wading River, which is a beautiful, family-owned farm with hay rides, a seven-acre corn maze, pig races (don't worry -- no pigs were harmed!), and lots more. It was so much fun! And I managed to pick up a few pumpkins and other decorations:
As you can see, my working area is now decked out in Halloween promos! The little pumpkins are perfect for any office area -- they're small enough to rest on the ledge of my cubicle, and only cost $5 for three! I love a good deal.
I also recruited help from my stepfather who will be constructing some homemade decorations for the IT department. Keep an eye out for photos of our entire area once we've finished putting everything up! My co-worker Stacie and I are determined to make our part of the office the most spooktacular of all!