Oct 24: The costume planning begins now

Cool attendee of 2007 Goodwill Ghoulwill Ball

Cool attendee of 2007 Goodwill Ghoulwill Ball

The best part about having kids? I’m not going to lie to you. It’s Halloween.

Halloween is the one holiday I actually enjoyed as a kid – way less stress than Christmas and way more fun than Easter with its fancy clothes, Valentine’s with its mushy stuff, or Thanksgiving with its somber meal eaten at the dinky baby table. Halloween only became sad when people started saying stuff like, “Aren’t you a little old to be trick-or-treating?” and “Hey, let the little kids go first.”

So when I became a grown-up, I could finally go all-out with the costume and candy, but it was a little bit the “all dressed up and no place to go” situation. Most grown ups I knew were way too cool for Halloween.

Thank goodness for my children. Even though Halloween is still a month away, my son has made plans for our little family to go as the Jungle Fury Power Rangers, with me being the Yellow Ranger. How cool is that?

Wait! I found something cooler!

Goodwill’s Ghoulwill Ball at The Driskill. Why am I just now hearing about this? This event combines the best of all possible worlds – costumes, philanthropy, live dancing music, and an open bar. Make sure the check the dance floor for Yellow Ranger, the one with all the moves.

You are invited to Austin’s premiere Halloween party –

the Second Annual Ghoulwill Ball.

When:   Friday, October 24, 2008
Where:  The Driskill Hotel – the most haunted place in Austin
Time:    VIP Hour 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ghoulwill Ball Begins 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

It’s gruesome fun for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Goodwill’s job-related programs and services with a simple mission of helping put people to work.

Important editorial note: Please check out the photos from last year’s first annual Ghouwill Ball. Amazing costumes. Now you ask, “But where will I find a great costume like that?” Duh, Goodwill, of course. But you’d better get shopping now as all the cool kids clear the place out early.

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