PARENTS with young children had fun at the first storybook-themed Halloween party at The Story Book last week.
Themed Frankenstein’s Halloween Party, the event was a sold-out success with tickets selling out even one month before.
“Initially, we planned to hold just one event but we ended up having to do three rounds of the same event as tickets for the first round were sold out in days,” said Jeanisha Wan, director of The Story World Sdn Bhd, which owns The Story Book.
The highly anticipated event saw the children dressed up as little ghouls, cartoon characters and scary monsters.
It started off with a trick-or-treat at the door. On walking through the bookstore’s iconic red door, the children were greeted by an evil laugh coming from a big orange pumpkin prop.
The adults and children were then treated to party refreshments before they entered the event hall partitioned by red curtains for the highlight — the storytelling session.
The animated narration of the story of Frankenstein was based on the novel written by Mary Shelley 200 years ago.
The event continued with a parent-and-child activity where the children had a hilarious time guiding their blindfolded parents in assembling a Frankenstein monster.
This was followed by more spooky fun and laughter as the blindfolded parents were tasked to look for their “little ghost” from among the crowd, merely by listening to their child’s voice.
Some children then came up to read out loud parts of a ghost story and those who volunteered to do so were rewarded with more candy. There was also a prize for the family with the best Halloween costume.
“Beyond just making Halloween all about coming in costumes, this event has shown us that by tapping into the children’s enthusiasm for this fiendishly fun festival, it can also open up invaluable opportunities for learning and offer both parents and kids a truly extraordinary experience,” said Wan.
The next event will take place next month and is called “A Christmas Carol”.