Home work, quizzes, exams... By the time your children are home from school, and you go through the process of asking them to do their work, shower, eat, etc, the day would almost be done. If we really think about it, how much of our time goes towards giving orders, and trying hard to finish things on time?
This is one reason why we should always make the most of any opportunity we get to have fun, and enjoy time with our children. One way is by using this time to Play, but another important way is by breaking the routine sometimes to celebrate different events. You can make your own unconventional celebrations, be it a pajama-day, or movie-night with popcorn and the whole theater experience. I personally love making an effort and celebrating even the most random events (I would have done the whole tea-party idea to celebrate Prince William's wedding if I was not out of town then :p).
So obviously, I am a fan of Halloween. I spoke to many parents, and most of them have either ordered costumes online, or have been pre-planning and bought outfits on their trips abroad. But surely, I thought, there must be something local!
This is what i found...
I was first greeted by "her loveliness" zipping past me. The show room was done up well, and as soon as one of the staff member clapped, two or three ominous looking bats/creatures, started flapping their wings and making some sounds. It was fun and unexpected!
The selection of children and adult costumes was extensive. You have choices for full costumes, or just accessories. There's also a big section for decorations and party favors (ask a staff member for information on assembly and design if you are planning a party).
Where is this???
They have truly outdone themselves this year, and are fully in the spirit. Do check it out, I highly recommend it!
Here are some other pictures of Party Land...
- As aforementioned in a post, if you are taking your younger kids, prepare them first! It might seem fun and funny to surprise them, but when your child cannot sleep at night, it will not be amusing anymore.
- What do kids do in Halloween? Trick or treat. Just like "Girgai3an" we have to be careful of the amount of sugar our kids are having. Make a reasonable agreement with your kids about how much candy they are allowed to have. Make sure they eat their main meals, and give them some exercise to release some of that sugar-high.
ADDITION: The great team at PartyLand has sent us a new 3D map of their store... There you go: