Monster Bash 2023 is the Ultimate Halloween Extravaganza hosted by Morningside Elementary School. It's a spine-tingling celebration filled with thrilling games, heart-pounding rides, and delicious treats from food trucks. As always, the highlight is sure to be our 5th Grade Haunted House, masterfully crafted to send shivers down your spine! 


    Join us on October 28th for a day of spooky fun and Halloween magic that the whole community will remember!


    When: Saturday, October 28th from 11:00am to 4:00pm


    Where: Outside the Main Entrance of MES

    What Is the MES Monster Bash? 

    For the past 43 years (starting in 1980!), the MES PTA has hosted a Halloween Carnival each fall, open to our wonderful community. Our students and children from all parts of our community look forward to this event all year. They love to spend the day at Morningside Elementary playing with their friends, showing off their costumes ,and getting in the spirit of the season! Families enjoy games, rides, food, a delicious bake sale, the spectacular haunted house-made by our very own 5th graders and much, much more.


    Important information relating to general admission wristbands, the bake sale, pumpkin decorating auction, 5th grade Haunted House, and volunteer needs and more are located below.

    Wristbands are on sale NOW! 

    Entrance to the Monster Bash is FREE. General Admission Wristbands can be purchased for children ages 4 and up to gain unlimited access to Monster Bash games and rides. Wristbands also include five tear-off tabs that can be used for popcorn, cotton candy, a haunted house trip, and other spooky and fun surprises. Kids three and under are free and do not require a wristband for activities.


    Prepay for your wristbands at the MES Online Store at a discounted price using the button below, or you can purchase them full price on the day of the Monster Bash at the wristband sales desk/entrance.


    Click here to buy a wristband for Monster Bash 2023!


    **Note that for this year, Square (credit card/debit card) purchases will need to be greater than $5. Cash will need to be used for purchases under $5**


    Pricing for General Admission Wristbands:

    • Presale: $20 (ends Thursday, October 26th at 5pm) (Credit / Debit only)
    • Day-of: $25 (Credit / Debit preferred)


    Other paid activities separate from wristbands (cash or credit/debit) include the Painted Pumpkin Auction, Bake Sale, Food trucks, and Drinks.


    Please note: You can purchase wristbands in person or pick up wristbands purchased via the MES Online Store on Thursday morning, October 26th from 7-7:45am at the school.


    Volunteers Needed

    An event full of this much fun is dependent on volunteers to ensure the event is a success! We are looking for volunteers to assist with set up on Friday, October 27th as well as during and after the event on Saturday, October 28th. Please click through to the Monster Bash Volunteer SignUp Genius using the button below to review the open volunteer opportunities and to sign up for one or more slots.

    Click here to sign up to volunteer for Monster Bash!

    We are grateful for any and all the support you can provide in the week leading up to the event and on the day. Please contact the Monster Bash Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Brooks with questions.

    5th Grade Haunted House

    Don't miss the super spooky, “Fifth Grade Haunted House ”. This well-loved tradition is a fan favorite!


    We need your help bringing the Haunted House to life. To lend a hand or donate an item for the event, please sign up for a Haunted House volunteer slot using the Volunteer Button above or by clicking here


    Is your 5th grader ready?! Does your 5th grade student want to be IN the Haunted House? Wait no longer - click below for the 5th grade sign-up! We need actors, ticket takers and tour guides all day at the Monster Bash. Note that student shifts are only 75 minutes each so that participants can still enjoy the rest of the event. Please contact the Haunted House Lead Matt Fox for more information.


    Click here to sign up 5th grade students to assist with the Haunted House during Monster Bash!

    Annual Bake Sale

    Sign ups are now open for this year's Monster Bash Bake Sale! Please click through to the Bake Sale SignUp Genius using the button below to let us know if you'd like to contribute. All bake sale items should be individually wrapped, and please keep in mind that there is no refrigeration available on site. Bake sale items will need to be delivered to the school on Friday, October 27th during arrivals or dismissal or on Saturday morning, October 28th between 9-10:30am. The Bake Sale Committee will price the items. All proceeds from the Bake Sale will go to support the work of the Dolphins Do Good committee.


    For questions about the Bake Sale, please contact Ashley Kurzweil.


    Click here to sign up to contribute items to the bake sale during Monster Bash!

    Monster Bash Pumpkin Decorating and Auction

    Calling all artists or crafters! We need your help to make pumpkins for our annual MES Monster Bash Pumpkin Auction. If you'd like to participate, simply sign up using the button below, and then just paint a plastic (everlasting) pumpkin by Thursday, October 20th. Proceeds will benefit the media center and art department.


    If you have questions or need help getting a pumpkin, please contact the Pumpkin Auction Lead Jill Cobb.


    Click here to sign up to contribute a decorated pumpkin for the Monster Bash Pumpkin Auction!


    For any other questions about this year’s Monster Bash, please feel free to reach out to our Halloween Monster Bash Chairs Israel Korn and Alyssa Nolan.