Monday Montage: Halloween and Dinosaurs

This past week two things were pretty cool here in Phuket, Halloween and a Dinosaur Carnival!

Things pop up here in Phuket that seem to appear from nowhere and seem to have no reason for being there. A good example of this would be the Dinosaur carnival that was taking up most of the Tesco parking lot in Kathu, Phuket recently. Apparently massive replicas of dinosaurs and carnival rides are a perfect way to get people to shop at your huge clearance sale. Pretty cool really. The only problem is that you had to spend 300 baht ($10 US) in the store in order to get tickets for the games (which normally cost about 20 baht at other carnivals). So I guess the little carnival did get me to shop at their clearance sale. Dammit, I fell for it.

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Random dinosaur fair in a Tesco parking lot.
Unfortunately the funnel cakes and other carnival treats were just signs, I was so bummed! Under those signs were Thai snacks, Papaya salad, and clearance clothing.
Unfortunately the funnel cakes and other carnival treats were just signs, I was so bummed! Under those signs were Thai snacks, Papaya salad, and clearance clothing. Poop.

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Z and the T-Rex.
Z and the T-Rex.
Z with the anklyosaur.
Z with the ankylosaur. Also the music was very loud as you can tell from Z’s pose. One of my main gripes about Thailand is that the music at events/bars/restaurants is always at a deafening level. Rant over now. πŸ™‚

And now onto our Halloween shenanigans!

Halloween is not a holiday that is widely celebrated here in Thailand. The stores will sell some Halloween supplies like face paint, a small choice of costumes, Β and fake blood. There is no trick-or-treating (so sad!), but most schools will have a party for the students and some bars are catching on that adults want to dress up and drink.

Last year I threw a party for Z and her friends for Halloween, this year I was just too worried about not being fully well from my surgeryΒ that one of my lovely friends took it on and I just helped with the crafts and decorations. (Thanks,Β  Jo!). It turned out to be so fun for the kiddos. Z also had a party at her school that was fantastic, so pretty much Z got double the fun and double the candy (hooray for parent taxes!). Β Z wasΒ an adorable fairy if I do say so myself. Which I do I guess, as I am the one writing this… Anyways, onto the pictures!

Z bobbing for apples at her school party... she did pretty good!
Z bobbing for apples at her school party… she did pretty good!
She got one! Also, it was incredibly hot this day. All of us were pouring sweat. What a different experience than when I was a kid and I was always upset that I had to cover up my costume with a coat!
She got one! On a completely different note, it was incredibly hot this day. All of us were pouring sweat. What a different experience than when I was a kid and I was always upset that I had to cover up my costume with a coat!
Me handing out candy at the party at Jo's. All the kids got to trick-or-treat at different doors in their houses.
Handing out candy at the party at Jo’s. All the kids got to trick-or-treat at different doors in their houses. This is the only way we have found to trick-or-treat here so far,

 

Chad and I dressed up and went out for the night! I put some spider temporary tattoos all over my face arms and neck. Chads costume ="Punk is dead".
Chad and I dressed up and went out for the night! I put some spider temporary tattoos all over my face arms and neck. Chad’s costume =”Punk is dead”. Not bad for quick and unprepared costumes.

What did you do for Halloween? Did you get any Reese’s peanut butter cups? Want to mail them to me??? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

 

  17 comments for “Monday Montage: Halloween and Dinosaurs

  1. eva
    November 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Cool dino park and I love your on-the-fly costumes! I thought the spider tattoos were real until I read the caption πŸ™‚
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    • andthreetogo
      November 10, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Hah! Thanks Eva! Yeah, some of them looked pretty real, I think they would have made more of an impact if I wasn’t so tattooed already. πŸ™‚

  2. Patricia
    November 10, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Jaidyn would love the dinosaur carnival! He’s totally into anything dinosaur. Anyone else notice the “dough nuggts” next to the funnel cake on the banner?! So misleading…

    • andthreetogo
      November 10, 2015 at 7:43 am

      It was such a bummer. It’s strange how much I miss that crappy unhealthy food sometimes. Z loves Dino’s as well! She always talks about her cousins, we should try to Skype sometime so they can all say hi πŸ™‚

  3. Cyndie Tobin
    November 10, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Veeeryyyyy Cooool Halloweeeeen! Very smart, too. Z was sooooo cute in her fairy outfit, a perfect idea.
    We had about 68 kids come to our door. I gave out Annie’s little cookie packets which had 3 grams of sugar. One year I gave almond packets and the kids all went, “Geeee, thank you, I guess…..”
    But the parents were High-Fiving me.
    My favorite costume this year was the little zombie dancer, about four-years old.

    • andthreetogo
      November 10, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Awwww… That is so awesome that you got trick-or-treaters. And good for you giving healthier options. πŸ™‚
      The last few years in Santa Rosa we would be all ready for trick or treaters and would not get any. It was kind of sad actually.

  4. Lani
    November 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Dinosaur carnival! Sign me up! Yeah, clever way to get product out there. I always enjoyed going to Tesco then discovering there was some sort of outdoor setup of food and clothes.

    Did nothing for Halloween! Avoided Pub Street where all the party-goers went. I’m too faint hearted. πŸ˜›
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    • andthreetogo
      November 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Tesco is a hot bed of cool little pop up carnivals πŸ˜‰
      I can imagine that pub street would be pretty crazy!

  5. Joy
    November 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Great costumes and love how you did the trick or treat – very creative and loads of fun for the kids. We spent Hallowe’en flying back from Florida – not the best idea!!
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    • andthreetogo
      November 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Oh bummer! You were nearly in America during one of its most fun holidays! πŸ™‚ were people dressed up on the flight?

  6. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    November 10, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    A dinosaur carnival. Great! I hate loud music at carnivals that makes your head pound! Even when you’re outside! Geesh!—You made me laugh when I read about you covering up your costume as a kid. I HATED that too! But sweating in it is no fun either, I’d think! Ha!—Z was a pretty fairy! We had a Darth Vader, a Dorothy, a white owl, and a little toddler in bones pajamas (pajamas with glow in the dark bones on them). My kids trick or treat early and then come back and re-hand out their candy to the kids who come to our house. πŸ™‚
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    • andthreetogo
      November 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      That’s a great idea (the recycling of candy)! Do you guys have a special treat that you make for the holiday?
      Also… Awesome costumes πŸ™‚

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        November 11, 2015 at 7:18 am

        They got to pick six pieces to eat. We steer them towards the chocolate. Like Reese’s. ?. An old favorite. But I have one who turns bad with red food color. She self-avoids it because it makes her rage! I hope you have a good week.
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  7. Chamisa
    November 11, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Z looks very sweet (and a tad sweaty – haha) in her fairy costume. What a bummer there weren’t any funnel cakes at the dinosaur carnival. What a tease!
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    • andthreetogo
      November 11, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Seriously! I was pretty bummed!

  8. kemkem
    November 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Z was such a cute fairy πŸ™‚ and your costumes were scarily awesome. We were in Madrid, but didn’t really see so many people dressed up save for Freddy Krueger who gave us directions. We were asleep quite early though as l had just flown in from Nigeria that morning, so that might have had something to do with it, and our flight out to London was early the next day as well..glad you guys had fun!!!
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    • andthreetogo
      November 12, 2015 at 7:12 am

      Flights that long and close together… I would definitely have gone to bed early as well!
      πŸ™‚

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