We had our first Trick or Treat activity at Gateway Mall last Sunday (Oct.27, 2013). Because we were so tired from the Family day at Meg's school, we woke up late and arrived at the event around 12 noon already. Registration started at 10 AM so just imagine the crowd when we got to the activity area. It was partially my fault, in the past 3 years that we've been joining this activity at Gateway Mall, I always find time to pre-register but this year I totally forgot about it. So muryot na si bagets sa haba ng pila! When we're halfway to the registration, they said no stubs na! I decided we'll go home na lang but they came up with a solution that we won't be given stubs (stubs are for the Face Painting, Nail Salon, etc) but we can still join the Trick or Treat inside the mall and the Costume contest. So I asked Meg if she wanted to stay pa, e sayang naman the get-up 'diba?
Anyway, sharing with you some of Meg's pictures.
We saw Gyl there! Gyl is the daughter of my co-SP Mom Mommy Gilda.
Inip mode na ang bagets. Sorry about the crown di masyado perfect pagkakagawa ko.
Again, nag-enjoy naman si Meg plus we brought home a lot of treats that she also shared with her cousin. Ay ayun pala may naisama ako sa collage, nagpapicture rin sa kanya si Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. =) The DQ Blizzard is free; the DQ team roamed around the area and gave GCs to the kids with cute costume, ayun naispot-an si Meg. hehe...
Meg said next year ulit, but I have some suggestions for Gateway Mall.
1. Find a bigger activity area if you want to accommodate more kids. As I've said a while ago, we've been Trick or Treating at Gateway Mall for 3 straight years already. I don't have a problem before since I pre-registered and came early but now I understand those who weren't able to pre-register and were late for the event. Kawawa kasi mga kids. Imagine I think half lang naman talaga nakakaupo e. Pag wala kang kasama na magbabantay nung seats nyo, wala na.
2. Limit your participants. If you can't find a bigger area, limit the number of participants na lang. Say, 200? And please disseminate the information of your pre-registration properly and about the event. Mas maayos yung flow I think pag ganun. Since if other participants forgot to pre-register, konti na lang yun against those who already registered. Di masyadong magulo sa area plus your staff will not be so pagod din.
As always, the program is good and the kids enjoyed. Yun naman pinaka-importante. We will still be joining next year, according to my daughter.