Finally Fall

Hey camp world, I hope everyone is enjoying the cool fall weather! As much as I absolutely LOVE summer (need I explain?) I think Fall is my favorite. As someone who went to school in chilly Vermont, fall reminds me of some of my favorite things: apple cider, pumpkin coffee, fluffy scarves, and my 3rd favorite holiday, HALLOWEEN!

Yes, I’m aware that it’s a bit early to start thinking about Halloween but, when you love it as much as I do, the perfect costume and party can take weeks of good planning. I wholeheartedly believe that the best costumes are the ones we make ourselves, and it’s always good to add a little bit of camp flavor to every big event. In 2007, Becky J and Danielle Faden did just that when they dressed up as color war:

Go Blue! Go Gold!

Band Call!

My other favorite fall event is the annual Thanksgiving Eve party that my family has been hosting for the last two years. It’s been a long standing tradition at my high school that every season, after the North Penn Concert Choir sings at our town’s Thanksgiving eve service, all the members of the choir, and the alumni, get together for a festive reunion. Famous North Penn kids include 2010 Counselors Dani Corradetti, Alexis Vardakas, and Jen Romberg.

Jen and I at last year's party.

I’ll need to start preparing my design scheme now for the vast array of confections we serve that evening. This will be our last year hosting the party, so Dani and I have already begun preparations to go all out and make it the best one yet. Those of you who know me well know that I have a serious love for all things decorating, and cake/cookie decorating is included in that love. You’ve all seen the themed cakes we decorate for Brian’s birthday every summer, but I’ll leave you with one of my most beloved creations, the cake we presented to Jessica Cook on her 16th birthday, during summer 2008:

Happy Sweet 16 at Camp, Jess!

Well, this entry has been a mishmosh of crazy… here I am talking about Halloween and Thanksgiving while it’s only October 7th, but the truth is- it’s all going to be here and gone before we know it! And that’s alright with me, because as these holidays fly by, camp gets closer, and closer, and closer…