Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween 2012

This year, we had the halloween celebration on the 3 Nov (Sat). Bought 40 balloons, so glad to find out my vacuum cleaner can inflate the balloon easily.
We started decorating the function room a day before the event. My daughters enjoyed decorating and creating the halloween atmosphere. 

I have to thank my co-organizer Mr BL for helping us with the lights. He pasted red and blue glass paper to create the right mood. We had been co-organizing the halloween event for a few years. Being a pilot, he has very busy schedule yet he is very dedicated in organizing this event. He told me I will be his "co-pilot" on that evening :-)
My lovely little niece was transformed into an adorable rag doll by her creative and artistic mom.
And her mommy turned herself into a doll too!!! How lovely!
I must say this little rag doll is the most attractive one on that night.
My elder daughter created an interesting headpiece with polymer sushi on tray+ a pair of long chopstick I bought from Vietnam a few years ago.
The cavewoman & rag doll couldn't resist to take a bite out of the yummy sushi.

Fighting for the sushi??!!

Having fun with face painting

Truly appreciate my hubby for his time & effort in making the "creeper head", "pickaxe" etc for these Minecraft (computer game)  fans .

A group photo before we go for Trick or Treating. 
This year we went trick or treating in a few small groups. It was less crowded, but I must admit it was somehow less exciting.

oops... the "seaweed" dropped?
Halloween costume wardrobe malfunction!!??

At 9pm, we adjourned to function room.

A notice board in front of the function room...
Waiting patiently for the door to open.
A cool batman and pirate guarding the main entrance.
Suddenly the Joker appeared (my co-organizer Mr BL) and took the trick or treaters by surprise. 

We rented a projector for RM150 (downpayment was RM900). We showed the guests slide show displaying the past 4 years of halloween celebrations. The talented Mr BL also made interesting video clips (with scary sound effect & images) to entertain+scare the audience.

Passing the "skull" until the music stopped.

Trick or Treaters dancing Oppa KL Style.
Many kids queuing up to hit the pinata.
Finally the pinata burst open and kids ran to grab the candies 
A neighbour who owns a toy shop sponsored a big box of glow in the dark sticks. 

Another unforgettable halloween :-)


Sunny-Cookie said...

I love the decorations and the costumes! Looks like everyone had loads of fun :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Yuin Ting, I really enjoyed looking thru the pics here. You guys had real fun I can see, from the happy and laughing faces.
Never knew Halloween being celebrated like this where you are. Glad to know.
Have fun.

YuinTing said...

Hi Sunny Cookie & Lee,

We did have a good time. We spent a few weeks preparing for the event and and really looking forward to it.

However, even though we planned well this year, we faced with some unexpected events and some disappointments.

1) The rain
2) A group of teenagers (all friends of a neighbor's daughter) going trick or treating without costume, and grabbed aways lots of candies
3) Neighbours who confirmed to take part but were not home on that night / did not have enough candies/ simply put candies in a small basket outside the house
4) Kids without costume going trick or treating
5) A neighbor who threw out candies over the fence (it was raining and the floor was slippery)

I notice a few parents were unwilling to spend time & money on this even though they said wanted to take part. I wish they know their kids would really have a real good time if they were more involved... at least prepare a simple costume for them. Childhood memory is priceless!!!

Many parents are willing to spend money on kids education but treat "play" as the lowest priority. sad.

Fortunately our function hall event (my coorganizer and I split the cost) was fun and kids went home happily.