Lessons I learned from past Halloween events
I don’t know when Halloween celebration started the way it is celebrated today in our country and why moms and the kids are always excited to celebrate it. I soon found the answer to the second question when I became a mom and I realized the essence of this activity.
At 2 years old, my son had his first No effort Halloween Trick or Treat experience. We brought him to the mall, and just let him wear his cutest smile with a bucket on his hand for the candies that he can get. He did not wear any costume since we were not prepared for it.
At 3 years old, he had his first Scariest Halloween Trick or Treat experience. It was also our compound‘s first time to celebrate and have a Halloween event for the kids. Due to a busy schedule, I didn’t have enough time to look for a decent costume for my son. What I did was just to borrow an old black wing from my niece for my son to wear and I had his face painted with dark make up. He didn’t like the makeup and the wing, which made the experience so terrible. He cried the whole time, and only the candies he got soothed him.
At 4 years old, he had his first Coolest Halloween Trick or Treat experience. This time I had more time to prepare for the event and I wanted to be crafty. I decided to make him wear a “cat in the hat” costume. I made a hat made out of cartolina, unfortunately a day before the event, it got broken. So I rushed to the nearest store and bought him a ready to wear outfit. The outfit was nice, because it was not only cheap but was also comfortable to wear. This time he had fun and enjoyed the once a year event.
Lessons I learned from past Halloween events:
- Confidence is a plus– no matter how simple the costume can be, if children have that sweet innocent smile genuinely worn on their faces while knocking on the door, I am sure no one can refuse to pour some candies on their buckets.
- Creativity can be nourished – For moms out there who have young kids, I advise you to let them join a group like Jollibee Kids Club that will enhance their creative juices and maybe encourage them to make their own costumes for the Halloween event. There are also lots of activities for the whole year for the Jollibee Kids club members aside from the Halloween event. This year, the Jollibee Halloween Event is something my son and I are particularly looking forward to.
- Being prepared makes a huge difference – I have learned the hard way about this one but it is best to plan your child’s costume ahead of time, maybe one month earlier or better yet two months in advance.
- Comfort should be at the TOP of your priority– kids get easily cranky especially if they will do trick or treating in the entire neighborhood. I suggest that they wear comfortable costumes to lessen mood swings and finish the house hopping with a happy face.
- Halloween should be FUN– This is pretty straight forward, it must be fun and exciting so that kids will look forward to have them every year. It should be one of those days of the year that they will not easily forget.
To know more on how your kids can join and be a member of the Jollibee Kids Club and be a part of their Halloween Party, please contact the Jollibee Stores near you.