Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Megapaca Party

We may look like adults on the outside, but we teachers need very little excuse to dress up in ridiculous outfits and act a little silly. 

Months ago, a few of us dreamed up an amazing party idea, and Kenra’s birthday this weekend finally provided us with the opportunity to make it happen. 

Everyone who signed up to come to the party was given someone else’s name and a budget of Q100 (approximately US $12.50) to spend at Megapaca, which is a chain of thrift stores similar to Goodwill…except word has it that everything that doesn’t sell at the Salvation Army outlets in the States gets shipped down to Megapaca here in Guate.  So there are some pretty exceptional finds hidden among the copious racks of the stores. 

So, the goal of the party was basically to dress someone else in the most ridiculous Megapaca outfit imaginable.  We then had a contest for the best worn costume, complete with fashion show, at the party.  Everyone made their outfit into a persona, and it really did become a costume party rather than just a silly dress party. 

It was so much fun.  

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