Halloween Home/Office  Haunts & Decorations

  1. This is the edited video I created from the photos sent to me by department members and a video taken by Jenny B. when she walked though the Tab/Coding/Strategic Planning department's 2008 Halloween decorations and costumes. The theme this year was Alice in Wonderland.

    I created the trees to represent the forest and also made the "claustrophobia tunnel" which we used to represent going down the rabbit hole. The idea for the tunnel came from Oak Island Entertainment Group's product that is sold to professional haunted attractions.

    Once beyond the rabbit hole, the guests pass by the Caterpillar smoking a hookah before meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum at a tea party.

    Then the guests enter a dark tunnel where the lights are fading in and out. Here they meet the Cheshire Cat.

    On the other side of the tunnel the guests find themselves right in the middle of the Queen of Hearts croquet game. Better watch out or it will be off with their heads!

    And somewhere there is Alice wondering around.

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  2. Part 1 of 2 - Every October each department in my company dresses up their area for Halloween and competes against the other departments. In 2005 my department created an Egyptian tomb of the mummy Ahmenheltab.

    We won "Best of Show" for that year. Before people visited the tomb we showed this 10-minute "documentary" about it's discovery.

    It tells the story of Ahmenheltab, which parallels, is some ways, what our department (Tabulation) does and its relation ship with the client service departments to which we deliver our work. Basically it's inside office humor...but you may find it interesting as well (and it should be seen before watching the tomb tour video).

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  3. Part 2 of 2 - Every October each department in my company dresses up their area for Halloween and competes against the other departments. In 2005 my department created an Egyptian tomb of the mummy Ahmenheltab. We won "Best of Show" for that year.

    In this tomb tour video you will get a guided tour of the tomb and maybe even meet up with Dr. Tab himself, who is still uncovering atrifacts in this recently found tomb. But do be careful. The tomb is reported to be cursed. It is said Anubis awaits for all living humans who enter the tomb...but you don't belive in curses, do you?

    Before people visited the tomb we showed a 10-minute "documentary" about it's discovery (called "2005 - Discovering the Tomb of Ahmenheltab"). It tells the story of Ahmenheltab, which parallels, is some ways, what our department (Tabulation) does and its relation ship with the client service departments to which we deliver our work. Basically it's inside office humor...but you may find it interesting as well (and it should be seen before watching this tomb tour video).

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  4. Unfortunately we were so busy trying to getting all the decorations, carnival games, prizes, food, costumes and sideshow attractions completed in time that we forgot to get any photos or video of the actual event.

    Oops! Here are a few "before" photos I took of the giant carnival posters that my crew and I made and of the sideshow attractions. The pictures with the tall man, Jeff H., in them are from the day of the event itself. You can kind of see in the background some of the striped paper carnival tents created for the food and game booths. We had traditional carnival foods, such as hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy (I wish I could show you all the cotton candy that was stuck in Heather T.'s big mullet wig when we were done). Circus music was playing in the background. Barkers were calling people over to play games, like the "ring toss over bottles" game, the "baseball toss into a bushel basket" game, the "pop the balloon with a dart" game and even a "rat gambling" game where a bet is placed on which hole a rat is going to go down into. Patti N. supplied the prizes, some of which were giant stuffed animals. There was a mysterious booth where, for the price of a ticket, one could wonder inside a secret tent and see the "most beautiful woman in the world." In true carnival fashion what they viewer actually saw was James W. dressed up like a woman with "I Dream of Jeanie bottle" decor and romantic music playing. Bev R. was a Gypsy fortune teller with her own gypsy tent. Inside the main sideshow tent was a bearded lady, a spider boy (body of a spider and head of a boy) and a headless woman. I think these turned out pretty good (you can judge for yourself by looking at the pictures). I wish the spider body would have been a little better but this was a run-down carnival act after all, so it being cheesy-looking actually worked with our theme.

    Like 2003's "Tab Manor for the Criminally Insane," this production won the coveted BASES Overall Best in Show award. That's two years in a row! Laura M. was also awarded most unique costume for her portrayal of the headless woman.

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  5. Part 1 of 2 - Every October each department in my company dresses up their area for Halloween and competes against the other departments. In 2003 my department created an insane asylum among the cubicles. We won "Best of Show" for that year. The video quality is poor because I took it with my still digital camera's video feature (and their was very low light levels).

    The storyline:

    A nurse greets each group of "new patients" as they are checked into the asylum. They are given a quick tour of the facilities before being shown to their rooms. The first area after entering the building is the security area. The security guard could monitor all activities via video cameras. Being shown on the monitor are scenes of Dr. Tab's Surgery and, voyeuristically, the security guard often watches the nurses as well. Working in an insane asylum has it's drawbacks and unfortunately the guard on duty has cut off his own head with a butcher's knife.

    In the next area the tour sees many of the inmates/patients in a waiting room area, hitting each other, playing games or watching TV (which only has snowy static on it). Weird music is heard making the new patients feel uneasy. Some patients just rock back and forth, one quietly sits in a corner petting hit pet rat.

    The new patients follow the nurse through a door and into a long black hallway only to pass through another door to find themselves in Dr. Tab's surgery. He is currently operating on a patient. You can see the patient's belly has been cut open and his guts a coming out. Wait, is this patient still awake?

    The nurse tells each patient to take their meds to calm them down. Once this is done they are told to follow the hallway to their rooms on their own. Someone will be in shortly to take care of them. The medication must be very strong because the music in their heads is getting weirder and the lights start flashing on and off very quickly. The hallway is difficult to maneuver as there are many things bouncing off of the patients...[or at least this was supposed to happen. We used about 100 balloons hanging from the ceiling to simulate the body bag thing I was so creeped out by at Knott's Scary Farm. However almost everyone just ducked and walked under the balloons down the entire hallway instead of walking through them. But, at the very end as they stood back up they would end up face to face with a very scary looking old vampire dude.]

    The meds are really in high gear now as the next room is full of brightly glowing dots. Suddenly a man covered in dots pops right out of the wall. He must have been standing there the entire time.

    As the patients duck to go through the next door (are the doors getting smaller or am I getting bigger?) a patient with giant eyes and a weird stare greets them. It's a bit of a shock. A sign tells us that we are heading towards the "shrink" and on the smallest door yet it says, "Dr. Nudds, Psychiatrist," but someone has crossed out the D's and put T's instead.

    The patients pass through another long dark hallway and the music gets creepier. The patients see flashing lights coming from a window. When they get to the window they see a man in a white padded room bouncing off the walls and begging them to help him. But they continue on, seeing an exit sign. This is the only way to escape Dr. Tab's evil asylum!

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Halloween Home/Office Haunts & Decorations

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