Halloween lets kids dress up and parade as their favorite fairy tale princesses and superheroes.
It’s also the perfect time for kids and parents to have fun with spooky creatures. Here are Halloween events the family can enjoy in hotels, malls, even the museum over the weekend.
Monster Party at Eastwood Richmonde
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is holding the Monstrous Terrors Kiddie Halloween Party, Oct. 31, 3-5:30 p.m. Entrance fee includes merienda buffet, games and prizes, magic show, glitter tattoo, photo booths, loot bag and access to the scary Monster House.
Price: P650 net for children and adults. Also available: Halloween Room Rates starting at P4,410 for superior room, with buffet breakfast for two.
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City. Call 5707777; visit www.rich
Super villains at F1 Hotel
It’s a gathering of super villains at F1 Hotel Manila’s House of Villains party on Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kiddie activities include trick or treat, balloon twisting, salon and glitter tattoo, donut decorating, games and face painting. The kid in best costume will win a family stay in the hotel. Ticket includes brunch.
Price: P899 net for kids and adults; children ages 2 and below get in for free. Get 50-percent off on lunch or dinner buffet when you present your event ticket at F All Day Dining Restaurant until Nov. 7.
F1 Hotel Manila is at 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Call . 9289888. Visit www.f1hotelmanila.com.
Midnight mysteries at Ayala Museum
For young adults, Ayala Museum is holding the Midnight Museum event on Oct. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight.
Join Midnight Museum Mysteries, a game in which guests can play detective and solve mysteries by going through the halls of Juan Luna’s paintings, the diorama of Philippine history and the Gold of Ancestors exhibit to find clues.
The Japanese animation “Brave Story” by Koichi Chigira, presented by Japan Foundation Manila, will also be screened.
Price: Limited tickets are available for P500 at the Ayala Museum ticket counter.
Kids can play with Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow at the Marvel-ous Hallo-Weekend in Astoria hotel on Oct. 31, 9 a.m. They can also enjoy brunch and games, and bring home a loot bag.
Best in costume winners will win a stay in Astoria Boracay or Palawan.
Price: P850 for kids and adults.
Chardonnay by Astoria is at 352 Capt. Henry P. Javier St., Pasig City. Call 3351111, ext. 8064 and 8065, 5501111.
Party with the Cullens at Richmonde Ortigas
The Happy Horror Family Halloween Party happens at The Exchange in Richmonde Hotel Ortigas on Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The party has a freaky family theme, and among the guests are the Addams family and the Cullens of “Twilight.” Ticket includes snack buffet with drinks, beer and cocktails, and live entertainment featuring the Big Bash Band.
Price: P750 per person. The My Boo room package inclusive of bottle of wine, cheese platter and buffet breakfast for two is also available.
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is at 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Call 6387777.
Star Wars at Bellevue
Join Darth Vader, Princess Leia and the Stormtroopers at the “Bellevue Strikes Back” Star Wars-theme party. It will be at The Bellevue Manila on Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Entrance fee includes snack buffet, entertainment, fun games, loot bag.
Price: P990 net per person.
Bellevue is at Filinvest City, , Muntinlupa. Call 7718181.
Hansel and Gretel at Acacia Alabang
Acacia Hotel Manila is holding the “The Witch’s Brew” Hansel and Gretel theme party on Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids can enjoy the brunch buffet and join parlor games, trick or treat and other activities in the booths around the grand ballroom. Kids also get goody bags.
Price: P995 net for kids and adults. Get two free tickets to the Halloween party upon booking the Witch’s Spell Room Package for P5,688+, inclusive of overnight stay in a deluxe room and buffet breakfast for two.
Acacia Hotel Manila is at Commerce Ave., Muntinlupa City. Call 7202000; e-mail [email protected]; visit www.acacia
Haunted Candy Factory at Crimson Hotel
The Haunted Candy Factory awaits kids at Crimson Hotel in Alabang on Oct. 31, starting at 2 p.m., but be careful with zombies and monsters roaming around!
Kids can watch “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in the mini theater, design their own doughnuts, have their faces painted, join the magic show and participate in games to win prizes. Loot bags will be given away, too.
Price: P988 each.
Crimson Hotel is at Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City. Call 8632222.
Trick or treat in Tagaytay
A Superheroes and Villains Halloween Party will be held at Sisterfields restaurant, Summit Ridge, Tagaytay, on Oct. 31,
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Whether hero or villain, kids can enjoy the magic show, costume party, face-painting and photo booth. They can also create their own fruit-and-mallow skewers from the chocolate fountain station.
Price: P299 each; get tickets for free by dining at the Halloween lunch buffet, priced at P599 per person.
Sisterfields restaurant is at Summit Ridge Hotel, Km. 58 Gen. Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City. Call 2406888, 0922-8526800
Halloween at the malls
Active Fun “Spooktacular Halloween Party,” Oct. 28, at Fairview Terraces, and Oct. 29, at SM Megamall, 3 p.m.—Includes trick or treat parade, costume contest, mascot and magic shows, games, kiddie snacks, loot bags, raffle, unlimited play. Ticket is at P550 (P500 for Funclub Members), P250 for adults.
Call 8699509, 0936-9524665.
Cartoon Network’s Intergalactic Halloween, SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.—Get an event pass (lets one kid and one adult in) for every P1,000 purchase of Cartoon Network items at participating Toy Kingdom stores.
Nickelodeon’s Takotown Twisted Tales, SM Mall of Asia SMX center, Oct. 31, 2-6 p.m. Buy Halloween items worth P1,000 at Toy Kingdom and get two tickets to party with Spongebob and your favorite Nickelodeon characters.
“Out of this World! Creature Fest” exhibit at Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, ongoing until Nov. 3—Get spooked with life-like models of scary creatures made by Maxicollector, Philippine Lego Users Group, Arigatoys Collectibles, Big Boys Toys Store, Halimaw Studios. Open to the public.