You knew it was coming. With Halloween on the calendar, there was bound to be an Aerohive costume party. And so there was! On Monday, October 31st, The Hivesters took off their enterprise Wi-Fi caps for a minute, and donned some (pretty spectacular) costumes to compete in the First Annual Aerohive Halloween Contest & Pizza Party.
There were so many great costumes to choose from, but we managed to narrow it down to a few categories of winners: scariest, funniest, most original, and also for the best group costume.
Scariest: The Pirate (Charles)
Funniest: David Flynn impersonation (Boris and David)
Most original: Hive Manager (a.k.a. bee keeper)(Joe)
. . . and Best Group Costume: The Dukes of Hazard Clan (Jamie, Brad, Sam, Andrew and Craig)
For a little background on this latest installment from The Aerohive Fun Committee, the idea to throw a Halloween Costume & Pizza Party came from none other than our fearless leader - David Flynn.
Last year, only one Hivester dressed up for Halloween, and that was Charles the Pirate who takes this Halloween business pretty seriously. Of course, Charles also owns a hearse and works a haunted house in San Jose each year, and thus has a very elaborate “Pirates of the Caribbean”-esque costume. Charles stays in character when in costume, and tends to make his point by shaking a bone (that’s been braided into his beard) at you for emphasis. He’s also very noisy when walking about the office thanks to ale cups and other Piratey ornamentation.
When David made an off-hand comment last year that more people should dress up for Halloween, the Fun Committee’s light went off! We decided to make David proud this year and get the whole place decorated for Halloween, and to get people to dress up.
When it comes to participating in Fun Committee events, you don’t have to twist a lot of arms around here. We had a really great turn out with about 25 people participating. There was everything from an Aerohive themed Bee Keeper, to the Blues Brothers, to the Dukes of Hazard, to an impersonation of David Flynn himself!
Of course, we gave David the honor of voting who would win each prize. He delegated that task by putting it to the audience. The winners were decided by applause – first for individuals, and then for each group.
This morning I heard Christmas Carols while waiting on hold with my dentist. You know what that means . . . next Fun Committee-stop, The Holidays.