Written by Katherine Wang and Katie Finnegan (Class of 2024)
Photos by Amy Liu (Class of 2023), Naomi Seng, Rachel Blythe, and Thuy Nguyen (Class of 2022)
Video by Katherine Chen and Naomi Seng (Class of 2022)
Delicious piles of donuts and candy filled the tables in the hallway of the girls school as everyone started to arrive at the halloween party on October 29, 2021, celebrating the first in-person DVGS halloween party in years. There were many amazing costumes, including pirates, Edward Scissorhands, Frida Kahlo, Jabba the Hutt, and more. The food was also noteworthy; there were burritos, homemade donuts, 涼粉 (mung bean jelly dish), and lots of candy, even a pinata! For the first half of the party, the students admired each other’s costumes and ate food prepared by the wonderful Sophomore class.
At 7:00pm, after everyone had finished eating, the Sophomores went upstairs to set up the activities. There were four stations: the telephone game, an escape room, a maze, and a jump-scare room. As the four groups of students rotated around the rooms, there was friendly competition and lively chattering that filled the halls. One highlight was the escape room–the pitch-black room and flickering TV definitely added to the scary atmosphere. After finishing the games, everyone went downstairs for the next part of the event.
The decorations were by far the best part of the halloween party. Festive lights were strung across the ceiling, blood-stained cloth was taped up on the bulletin board, and there was even a huge spider and a Chucky doll. Additionally, there were two photo booths in the hallway. where everyone took hundreds of pictures with their friends. Next, the students gathered in the library to watch the movie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was a much-loved retelling of the classic that featured zombies and much more action.
Lastly, they played a game of pinata, resulting in laughter and lots of sugar. After a few hits, the bat pinata fell to the ground, exploding its array of candy. As the students collected handfuls of it, the clock struck 10 o’clock, marking the end of the halloween party. People began returning home from a night of fun and festivity, adrenaline still buzzing. As junior Phoenix Vo said, “The sophomores did a really good job of planning and organizing the entire event! I think the best part about the Halloween party was probably the escape room; it was kind of short, but I could tell that the sophomores all put a lot of hard work into the game.” Overall, this party went just as planned and we hope to have just as many wonderful memories in years to come. Thank you to everyone who put their time and effort into this party!