In South Africa, Halloween is slowly but surely gaining some ground and becoming more than the end of the Jacaranda flower month. That means that I am wholly unprepared for our first Halloween in Dubai and am developing a case of samhainophobia (fear of Halloween). Perhaps because of its strong link to children it seems to be quite an important event on the social calendar. With both boys in school, they have now been exposed to the Halloween bug and the expectations are high.  Here is my short list of Spooky Dubai Merriment:

1. Halloween Crafting at the Change Initiative:
Hosted by the lovely ladies at The KenziBox, this has landed on our To Do list too (say that quickly after a couple of glasses of wine). The boys and I have been fanskenzibox of the KenziBox since shortly after we arrived so when I spotted this on my news feed it was always going to get a spot. For AED 50, kids ages 3 – 8 get to make some spooky themed crafts and friends.2. Cheeky Monkeys Trick or Treat Halloween Party:

All the Cheeky Monkey venues will be hosting Trick or Treat cheekymonkeysHalloween dress up parties on the 29th/30th, our favourite being the J3 mall location because Liam cannot get enough of the hair-raising (to me only) almost vertical (not nearly) slide! What I really like about this option is the toddler party at at all locations from 10 am – 12 pm on the 29th, which should slot in nicely between naps.3. DIY
I have to admit, we are so spoilt for choices on decorations and cool party food, that I may just opt for DIY, if for nothing else than having an excuse to spend some time on Pinterest doing “research” and doing some very practical shopping at Party Camel for halloweenthese pretties!
Posted by:Paula Medronho

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