"OK, so Ivy leaves us all a note telling us to come here to the living room after dinner, and then she doesn't even turn on a light. What does that girl have up her sleeve this time?" Jess asked.
"I don't know! But I seriously wish that I could see," Samantha responded.
"Your wish is my command!!" came a voice in the dark. Suddenly the lights came on, revealing Ivy, looking very excited.
"Oh, good, light!" Emily said.
"OK, so why did you call us all together like this?" Samantha asked.
"Because! You four are now entering the GREAT PUMPKIN SHOWDOWN!!!" Ivy loudly announced like a game show host. "Each of you will receive a giant pumpkin to decorate. The challenge is to make it look like you! There are supplies here that you can use to get started, but you can use ANYTHING else in the house to decorate your pumpkin!!!"
"Can I use someone else's pumpkin to decorate my pumpkin?" Jessica asked.
"No, you cannot use someone else's pumpkin to decorate your own pumpkin," Ivy explained.
"But you said..." Jessica started.
"ANYWAY! Are you in, or OUT???" Ivy asked.
The four girls looked at each other. Then Samantha stepped up.
"This sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!" she declared. "I can't wait to decorate my pumpkin!"
"Yeah, me too! I'm totally in!" Jess decided.
"Yes, I am in as well. This is so exciting!" Emily said.
"Jessica, what about you?" Ivy asked, still sounding like an announcer.
"Hmmmm... Will there be popcorn?" Jessica queried.
Ivy sighed. "Yes, Jessica, there can be popcorn if you want," Ivy lost her announcer's voice.
"Yay! Then I'm gonna do it too!!" Jessica celebrated.
"Alrighty then, ladies!" Ivy resumed her game show host impression. "You will have one hour to complete your pumpkin creations. I will be the judge, and whoever's pumpkin represents it's designer the best, that girl will win this special blue ribbon!"
"OK!" everyone but Jessica shouted. Jessica was rather... Preoccupied at the time.
"Good luck everyone! I'm so going to beat all of you!" Jess laughingly taunted.
"Oh ho! No, it is I who will beat you!" Samantha quipped.
"We will see about that!" Emily joked.
"Mmm... Popcorn..." Jessica stared.
"Counting down!" Ivy picked up some pom-poms and lifted them into the air.
"Three... Two... One!"
"GOOOOOO!!!!" Ivy yelled as she flung the pom-poms down.
The race was on!
Oooohhh... I can't wait to see all of the girl's pumpkins! And guess what? You (not Ivy) are going to be deciding whose pumpkin is the best (sorry, Ivy...)! So stay tuned for the revelation of the pumpkins.
XOXO Ginger Spice