Halloween Howlin’ Fun at Picasso Boutique Serviced Residence
Every year, we Christians celebrate what we call Allhallowtide, a three-day religious observance where we, the living, remember not only our dearly beloved ones who have passed away, but even saints, martyrs and all the rest of the faithful departed believers. October 31 is referred to as All Hallow’s Eve, which we usually celebrate with kids trick or treating, watching scary movies or telling scary stories and dressing up in costumes and partying the night away. Ever stopped to wonder why this is so, though? Well, here’s some short trivia for you, guys! We do all of those things because tradition dictates us to. All Hallows’ Eve’s traditional focus centers around using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death”.
While many Filipinos still commemorate Allhallowtide solemnly such as by going to mass, lighting candles on the graves and visiting cemeteries; through the years, we’ve also started to embrace the festive part this season. Case in point: last October 30, when my friend and I decided to go to Picasso Boutique Serviced Residence to party it up Halloween Carnival style!
This is the sight that welcomed me when I arrived at the 8th floor of Picasso. The place looked so festive what with all those colorful balloons surrounding the area! It was definitely a night at a Carnival! I was fashionably late to the party so I didn’t get to visit the horror houses they had set up on the same floor, but luckily I got there just in time for the main program!
The Halloween Carnival themed party at Picasso had a number of party games and activities prepared for their hotel guests such as the Human Bingo, the party ice breaker activity. I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with this game, right? If not, well, the idea is that you have to go around the room, talk to the guests and find out if they fit any of the categories on your bingo card. The first two to complete a pattern wins the game and a gift pack from Picasso.
I didn’t win this game because I was too slow, but I did have fun going around and asking people which category they might be able to sign. I remember asking this one woman I approached if she could sign her name under the “Been to Divisoria/168/greenhills” category. And she was like “No. Never been there!” Imagine my shock and embarrassment. I really thought she would gladly sign because, in my mind, who hasn’t been to Divisoria or 168 or Greenhills ,for that matter, ever before in his/her lifetime? Well, apparently she hasn’t! LOL!
This cute boy was so into the bingo game but by the time he completed a bingo pattern, the two winners had already been declared. But the ring master aka the host decided to award him with a stuffed toy for his effort anyway. This boy got luckier at the end of the night when he won the raffle draw for a room accommodation at Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences.
There was also a beer pong game and a drinking shots race game with men versus the ladies.
In the drinking shots game, it was these fellows who won the contest. And they each got a cute stuffed toy as a prize!
Picasso party guests were also treated to an amazing magic act because what’s a carnival fair without a magic show, right?
Personally, I’m not one to easily be wowed by magic acts, especially after watching Breaking the Magician’s Code on AXN where magic’s biggest secrets were revealed by the masked magician. But this magician’s acts still impressed me. He was very entertaining, too. He knew how to work the crowd because all eyes were on him during his act.