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Hello Halloween

The kids went for their first Halloween party over the weekend – an Angry Birds Halloween party organized by Singapore Cable Car at Sentosa’s Port of Lost Wonder. We’re not really big on Halloween celebrations because some of the costumes can be a little scary for the kids and as Truett puts it, “I don’t like scary things, only cool and fun and happy things.”

I’m with you on that, young man.

But we figured that since it was an Angry Birds kid’s party, it should be pretty tame, right? Wrong.

We didn’t know what to expect so instead of dressing up in a costume, all they went with were their regular clothes, sparkly personalities and a large dose of naiveté.

I’m not sure if they managed to leave with that last part intact because the moment we arrived at POLW, we saw tiny grim reapers, draculas, skeletons and ghouls running around like they were part of a scene from Night of the Living Dead, well, maybe the slightly friendlier and cuter version. There was also a miniature Hulk, several Spidermen and one little guy I assume is Ironman’s slightly squishy distant cousin who did too much trick or treating.

Kirsten wanted to add some fairy dust to the party so we went to the store to pick out a pair of fairy wings for her, which turned out to be a perfect match for her dress. She caught her own reflection in the store window and couldn’t stop smiling.

Truett couldn’t find a costume that wasn’t undead so he was happy to remain in his sort of pirate-themed tee. Besides, he couldn’t get out of the store fast enough because the guy at the cash register was bleeding from his eyes and nose.

I told him it was just make up – the same kind mommy uses (sort of) and he was all “girls use pretty make up and boys use ugly make up?”

“Well, son, some boys use pretty make up too and I’ve seen girls with make up that makes me want to scream and run but the important thing is that it’s not real ok.”

He didn’t seem entirely convinced but we managed to distract him with some balloons and a ride on the cable car with a soft and fluffy angry bird. Apparently, not all the cable cars have the plushie and we happened to get one with this little feathered (furred?) friend. They were hugging it so affectionately and all I could think of was how grubby it looked or how many germs it has. Not too many, I hope.

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  • Reply lilsnooze October 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Kristen looks really sweet and girly in that dress with wings! Nat is with Tru on the “only cool, not scary stuff please” for Halloween. Which we are not exactly “celebrating”. Walking around the ‘hood in broad daylight is like a scary haunted house walk for the children.
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    • Reply Daphne October 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Man, I can imagine! Although I have to say that the dressing up is pretty fun. Some costumes are really well done. I once saw this little boy who looked exactly like 6-yr-old Daniel Radcliffe, complete with Gryffindor robe and specs. Super cute!

  • Reply alexis October 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    haircut eh kirsten! still so cute. am not a fan of halloween as well argh!

    • Reply Daphne October 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Yeah, it was getting a little hot for long hair.. :)

  • Reply Anonymous October 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I really hate halloween. Call me a party pooper but a celebration of the un-dead is just … *shudder* We’re Asian honey!

    • Reply Daphne October 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Actually it’s not so much the Asian or Western thing. Our 7th month hungry ghost festival is possibly worse, plus there isn’t even candy or costumes to make it bearable.

  • Reply Abby October 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Hope the kids are not exposed to too creepy things in that party! Love the photos of Kirsten, she looks so fairy and pretty in that dress.
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    • Reply Daphne October 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      We took some time to explain it to them and they were surprisingly alright. We can’t shelter them forever and it was actually good that we were able to talk to them about Halloween because their friends were already talking about it in school.

  • Reply Elaine October 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Urgh. I better go do my homework on what is halloween about and how to explain to kids in an “alright” way.
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  • Reply Susan October 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Aww that is such a cute picture of Finn. Sure to be a heart breaker this one.
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