MES Monster Bash

Monster Bash

  • When: Saturday, October 30th from 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Where: Morningside at Inman Fields: 774 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

    APS protocol states that masks are optional for outdoor activities. The PTA Executive Board strongly encourages everyone to wear a mask at the event. Masks are required for the Haunted House and bathrooms.


    The weather might be slightly spooky on Saturday, but we are grateful and hopeful that it doesn't look scary! The Halloween Monster Bash will continue as planned, from 11am - 4pm. So bring your rain jackets, waterproof shoes and other dress items that will keep you dry and warm on a cool, breezy, possibly rainy and probably muddy kind of day!

    If you already purchased wristbands but don't feel comfortable with the forecast, PTA is happy to issue you a refund. Please email Carisa Quinn and she can process that next week (thanks in advance for your patience). 
    We know this will be a wonderful event that so many in our community are excited to attend. There are decorated pumpkins to be auctioned, delicious treats in the bake sale, and a Haunted Forest to explore - if you dare! Refuge Coffee Co., Different Twist Pretzel Co. and Yumbii food trucks will keep us snug and nourished, plus all the tricks and treats of the carnival! We can't wait to see you!

    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 general admission wristbands, the bake sale, pumpkin decorating auction, 5th grade Haunted Forest, and volunteer needs and more are located below.

    Wristbands are on sale now!

    Entrance to the Monster Bash is free. For unlimited access to Monster Bash games and rides, General Admission Wristbands can be purchased for children ages 4 and up. 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. 

    Pricing for General Admission Wristbands:

    • Presale: $20 (ends Thursday, October 28th at 5pm) (Credit / Debit only)
    • Day of: $25 (Credit / Debit preferred)

    Other activities separate from wristbands

    • Bake Sale, Food trucks, Drinks: Cash or Credit / Debit
    • Painted Pumpkins Auction: Cash or Credit / Debit

    Prepay for your wristbands at the MES Online Store, or purchase them the day of the Monster Bash at the wristband sales desk/entrance.

    Please note: In person wristband purchasing and MES Online Store wristband pickup will be available on:


    • Sunday, October 24th, Noon - 2:30: Drive through at the MES at Inman Circle Drive
    • Thursday, October 28th 7:15 - 8am and 2:30 - 3:15pm: Inman picnic table area on Virginia AveCANCELLED!!
    • Friday, October 29th: 7:15 - 8:00 am: Inman picnic table area on Virginia Ave
    • Saturday, October 30th, at the event at the wristband table/entrance. 




    An event full of this much fun needs volunteers to ensure the event is a success!

    Sign Up and get involved. 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 Stephanie Mayfield, Volunteer Coordinator (

    Fifth Grade Haunted House

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

    Calling All Halloween Fans!  The Committee needs your help bringing the Haunted House to life. To sign up to lend or donate an item for the event, please take a look at the Decoration SignUp. We need everything from flood lights to working lanterns and bags of dirt. All sign ups are due by Wednesday, Oct 20. That gives the committee time to order any unclaimed items.

    Is your 5th grader ready?! Does your student want to be IN the Haunted House? Wait no longer, here is the 5th grade student sign-up.  We need actors, ticket takers and tour guides all day at the Monsterbash, shifts are only 75 minutes. Please contact Danielle Johnson ( for more information

    Parent Volunteers for Haunted House needed: and 

    5th Grade parents – we need your help! Please contact Danielle Johnson ( for more information and how you can get involved!

    Annual Bake Sale and Cake Decorating Contest

    Our 2021 MES Bake Sale will benefit Dolphins Do Good and New American Pathways, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that helps settle hundreds of refugees. See below for 2 ways to give back!

    • Display your artistry as part of our cake decorating contest! Attendees will judge the cake submissions and the top three boo-tiful cakes will be announced at the event - and sold as part of the bake sale.
    • Donate baked goods (homemade or purchased) for the bake sale. We welcome cakes, cookies, bars, candy or anything else sweet! Please keep in mind there will be no refrigeration available and we'd love vegan and gluten-free options as well.

    Please email Bake Sale Team Lead, Camille Richardson at to register. 

    Monster Bash Pumpkin Decorating and Auction 

    Who needs paper, when you can paint a pumpkin for our Halloween Bash Pumpkin Silent Auction. The pumpkin auction will benefit the Art Department and Media Center at MES.

    It’s fun and easy: Just come up with a design and paint it on a craft pumpkin by 10/22. To volunteer as an artist or if you have any other questions please contact Heather Low at

    Any other Questions about this year’s Monster Bash, please feel free to reach out to our Halloween Monster Bash Chair: Justin Hubbarth at