MES Monster Bash

Halloween Carnival

  • When: Saturday, October 26th from 11:00am to 4:00pm

    What is the Morningside ‘Monster Bash’? 
    Since 1980, the Morningside PTA has hosted a Halloween Carnival every 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 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 tickets, the bake sale, volunteer needs and more are located below.

    Tickets and Wristbands are on sale now!

    • Entrance to the Halloween Carnival is free
    • To enjoy the rides, inflatables, midway games, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting and crazy hair you will need to purchase single tickets ($1/ticket) or an ‘unlimited activity’ wristband ($25 pre-sale or $30 on the day of the carnival) – Click here for a listing of the activities and their individual ticket prices.
    • Individual tickets to visit the Haunted House are $3 or an unlimited wristband for $10. 
    • Bake Sale goodies, food and drinks are all available with cash or credit

    Buy your wristbands and tickets on the MES Online Store, at the MES ‘walker pad’ on the dates below AND on the day of the carnival at the ticket sales desk/entrance.

    Please note: Tickets/wristbands purchased online will be available for pick-up at the walker pad and Will Call on the day of the carnival.

    • October 22: Morning (7:30am - 8:00am) @ MES Walker Pad
      • Pick-up online orders
      • Purchase: Unlimited wristbands (pre-sale $25) or tickets ($1 each)
    • October 24: Morning (7:30am - 8:00am) @ MES Walker Pad
      • Pick-up online orders
      • Purchase: Unlimited wristbands (pre-sale $25) or tickets ($1 each)
    • October 25: Morning (7:30am - 8:00am) @ MES Walker Pad
      • Pick-up online orders
      • Purchase: Unlimited wristbands ($25) or tickets ($1 each)

    Wristbands and Dolphin Donor Sponsorships
    Before buying your Halloween wristbands this year, please consider becoming a Dolphin Donor for 2019-20. Most sponsorship levels this year include unlimited wristbands to the Halloween Carnival and/or the Spring Social (Auction 2020). Click here for more information and to sign up.

    Volunteers
    An event full of this much fun needs volunteers to ensure the event is a success!
    Please click here to sign up - we are grateful for any and all the support you can provide in the week leading up to the event and on the day.

    Fifth Grade Haunted House
    Don't miss the super spooky, “Fifth Grade Haunted House”. This well-loved tradition is a fundraiser for the annual 5th Grade trip to Blue Ridge in March 2020 and the theme this year is “Haunted Blue Ridge Cabin”.

    5th Grade parents – we need your help! Click here to sign up for set-up on Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th and on carnival day, Saturday, October 26th for make-up, execution of the HH, ticket sales and clean-up.

     Annual Bake Sale and Cake Decorating Contest
    Calling all bakers, the Halloween Committee needs your spooooktacular baked goods for our Haunted Bake Sale which is held in the school cafeteria. From cookies, brownies and cupcakes to candy apples, rice crispy treats, and homemade trail mix, all delicious treats are welcome.

    Feeling particularly creative or competitive? You can participate in the Halloween Cake Decorating Contest at the bake sale. Entries from kids and adults welcome. Click here for details on drop off times and pricing guidelines.

    Questions – please contact the Bake Sale Chair, Danielle Johnson.

    Carnival Pumpkin Decorating and Auction 
    Pumpkins will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the Halloween Carnival. Multiple one-of-a-kind pumpkins, designed and painted by MES parents, will be featured in the auction at our Halloween Carnival!  
    If you are interested in decorating a pumpkin for the auction this year, simply contact Heather Low to learn more about how you can get involved.

    Questions? Halloween Carnival Chairs: Matt Lee and Anneke Herman