Spook­taku­lar Vis­its to Hal­loween Homes

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Hal­loween is def­i­nitely the per­fect ex­cuse to chan­nel your creativ­ity and be­come­who­ever you want to be even just for a night of ter­ror. To cel­e­brate Hal­loween, home­own­ers from dif­fer­ent vil­lages spook­i­fied their houses with cob­webs, coffins, bones, and ev­ery­thing creepy to wel­come thrill-seek­ing peo­ple. Hal­loween is the time of the year where you can put on fangs and fur, claws and taloons, and grab your pump­kin pails to join the neigh­bor­hood-friendly trick or treat ad­ven­tures around the vil­lages in the city. Here’s what went down last Hal­loweek:

Par­adise Vil­lage Bani­lad, Cebu City

Par­adise Vil­lage has been host­ing a trick or treat party ev­ery Hal­loween for as long as the ear­li­est home­own­ers can re­mem­ber. And by that, they mean decades ago in the late 80s, around the time when Chucky first ap­peared in movie theaters. When you’d see black and or­ange col­ors dom­i­nat­ing the vil­lage, you know the drill! As in pre­vi­ous years, home­own­ers went the ex­tra mile last Oct. 31 and dec­o­rated their homes for kids who went trick or treat­ing around the vil­lage – just enough for a lit­tle scare for this child­friendly Hal­loween tra­di­tion.

Text: Irene Mariell Labu­cay & Naomi Jemimah Liao STC Mass­Com In­terns

Sto. Niño Vil­lage Lo­ca­tion: Bani­lad, Cebu City

This vil­lage made its Hal­loween come­back this year, its first since 1974. At last, kids from the vil­lage en­joyed col­lect­ing treats from one house to the other last Oct. 27 start­ing at 4 p.m. when the dark of night started to creep in. The Hal­loween Party had its theme, “Hal­loween Spook­tac­u­lar 2018” where the kids wore their most fash­ion­able Hal­loween cos­tumes: Drac­ula out­fits, su­per­heroes, Dis­ney char­ac­ters and cute an­i­mal one­sies, and more. They trailed the houses around the vil­lage club­house where they had their trick or treat in batches. Kids did not need to ask a dime from mom and dad be­cause the trick or treat it­self was free. But wait, the party did not end there! Home­own­ers also en­joyed the night at the vil­lage club­house with a pleas­ant sur­prise of ac­ro­batic shows, magic shows and the party’s high­light: a vil­lage movie marathon. What’s a more per­fect treat than this combo?

North Town Homes Ca­ban­calan, Man­daue City

North Town Homes has been hold­ing trick or treat par­ties ev­ery Hal­loween. Never miss­ing this long-run­ning tra­di­tion, the close-knit com­mu­nity al­ways makes an ef­fort to dec­o­rate homes and pre­pare treats for those who go trick or treat­ing door-to-door in the neigh­bor­hood. The trick or treat party sched­uled last Oct. 27 had kids from the neigh­bor­hood go­ing in groups with their pals to col­lect treats from homes with hor­ri­fy­ing house mo­tifs. With the trick or trick party be­ing free of charge, it was a night of blast for the kids who got to go home with loads of can­dies and ev­ery­thing a child would wish to re­ceive on Hal­loween.

Pinecrest Res­i­dences Guadalupe, Cebu City

Pinecrest Res­i­dences held its fourth Hal­loween Party with the theme “Hor­ror Night” last Oct. 27. The event started at 3 p.m. at the vil­lage club­house. Aside from col­lect­ing treats from the friendly neigh­bor­hood, there was a fun-filled pro­gram pre­pared for the kids such as games, en­ter­tain­ment, and mas­cots. Pinecrest sure knows how to throw a party by also mak­ing avail­able food carts at the club­house. It was es­pe­cially a fun-filled night for the kids who en­joyed the trick or treat which started at 6 p.m. Home­own­ers went com­pet­i­tive and dec­o­rated and turned their homes into eerie houses ready for the dec­o­rat­ing con­test pre­pared by the vil­lage. It was a fun­filled Hal­loween like no other.

Photo: Naomi Liao

The most fa­mous house in Par­adise Vil­lage ev­ery Hal­loween. This house­hold makes sure peo­ple would really ex­pe­ri­ence the Hal­loween spirit.

Pho­tos: Irene Labu­cay

The Hal­loween vibe was all over the vil­lage with these dec­o­ra­tions set up by home­own­ers.

Kids in their fa­vorite car­toons and Hal­loween cos­tume en­joy trick or treat with their par­ents.

This Drac­ula fur friend qui­etly waited for kids for some play time.

Throw­back Photo: Sutera de Rib­era

It’s never an or­di­nary trick or treat at North Town Homes as home­own­ers pre­pare a lit­tle show for kids ev­ery Hal­loween.

Photo: N.S. Vil­laflor

A ghoul ap­pears from out of nowhere in front of one of the eerie Hal­loween homes at Pinecrest Vil­lage.

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