It’s the Filipinos’ favorite time of the year, the –BER months are here! This means more traffic, longer lines and Christmas songs playing everywhere as early as September!
One of the most anticipated events of the year is Halloween. Celebrating Halloween has evolved, and most of the events now are perfect for kids and kids-at-heart.
In an article published by history.com, Halloween is a time for celebration and superstition. Moreover, it was mentioned to have originated during the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, “when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.” Hence, it became a universal tradition to watch scary movies, tell spooky stories, and attend trick or treat events.
But for most parents, this is a time for creative juices to flow like water.
Everyone likes to wear elaborate costumes and decorate our houses, and let’s face it—we love the candy. However, Halloween can be a pricey and wasteful experience, so we here at Eco Hotel came up with an eco-friendly alternative to this day.
Our Green Halloween was born! So what is a Green Halloween? We want our guests, employees, and friends to enjoy a sustainable holiday without scaring Mother Nature. The amount of non-recyclable plastic decorations used on this day is truly spooky. Most of the time, they are used once and then thrown away. Not only is it wasteful, but it also is a waste of money.
We will be decorating Cabins with upcycled materials already found in the hotel, like cardboard boxes, tansans and old bed sheets. We want to provide a good example for kids to see that one doesn’t need to spend to have a great celebration! Their ghoulish paintings will be displayed and used as decoration as well.
Chinampa Taqueria, our delicious in-house Mexican restaurant, is tasked to fill our tummies with scary good tacos. Unlike other parties that make use of single-use plastic utensils and cups that only end up in the trash, our food will be served on wooden plates and requires you to eat with your only your hands.
Of course, what is Halloween without a costume? Simply look through your mom/aunt/grandma’s closet and find a treasure of outfits. Most vintage looks can be reused as funky and fun costumes, without having to open your wallet. Get creative with face paint instead of buying a plastic mask. The options are endless.
So what are you waiting for? Save the date: October 31, 2018, 3 pm to 5 pm at Cabins. There’s a minimal fee of P800 inclusive of light snacks and art materials. Cabins is right in front of Ayala Mall Serin.
Have fun and party the day away in a sustainable way!