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Halloween and Pandas

Tomorrow is Halloween and I just returned from a Royal Caribbean Cruise. It was incredible and one of the characters on the ship is an awesome GIANT Panda. I am sure it represents Kung Fu Panda and was so huge. I have added several Panda costumes to the shop and my Chahinkapa facebook page. If you haven’t purchased your Halloween costume, you could get it in time with Amazon prime in certain cities. It isn’t available yet in Orlando but I am really looking forward to having same day delivery. Solar Dancing Kungfu Panda I thought this little panda was an adorable toy.

Other activities on the cruise included many other characters that I will talk about in future posts. The ship itself was incredible with an elevator bar, an ice rink, large swimming pool with diving towers, shows, food and even central park. A full-sized carousel was on the boardwalk. I am gathering together photos and videos and will post them so you can see how awesome this ship is. Would I recommend it for a cruise, absolutely. Climbing walls, zip lines and a flow pool for surfing. Also miniature golf, basketball, ping-pong, soccer…and fabulous food.

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Princess Dreams

Frozen Elsa's Tiara

Every girl dreams of becoming a Disney princess once in their lives. This is because girls tend to look for amazing characters that they would look up to. Even if these characters are not real, many young girls continue to consider these princesses as their ‘idols’ when they grow up. So which one are you going to be for Halloween. I am always surprised when the adults accompanying their treaters are in costume. Many older girls, young mothers and even grandmothers dress in princess costumes. Grandmother’s are most often the good fairy from Cinderella.

Whether you still believe in fairy tales or not, it is still a good thing to dream of living a princess’ life once in a while. This will stimulate imagination and will also help you to escape from stressful life in the real world. Is there a better way to escape than to participate in the neighborhood treats. I spend Halloween sitting on my front porch with bags and bags of goodies to distribute to the neighborhood children. I really enjoy the costumes and those treaters who remember to say Thanks.

I may have to dress up this year as more and more I am taking on the look of the evil witch with the apple in Snow White. Of course, I would rather be Snow White. Snow White is for beautiful girls who somehow suffer for their physical assets, Snow White is the Disney Princess that you would choose if those were your characteristics. She is another Disney princess favorite because Snow White is the most beautiful princesses ever created. In fact, it is because of her beauty that her evil step mother wanted to kill her. But then, Snow White was able to be triumphant in the end when she got the help of the Seven Dwarves. For her beauty alone, many children still consider Snow White as their favorite princess. There is always at least one Snow White who visits my front porch on Halloween.

And then there is Cinderella. Cinderella was a mistreated girl who never ceased to dream of happy endings. If you dream of a prince and happy endings, this may the costume you would want to choose. Cinderella is considered as the most favorite Disney princesses of all time because she epitomizes a strong yet kind-hearted woman. Her story appeals so much to many girls because the story Cinderella tells that despite the hardships in life, one can still find true love and happiness. In fact, Cinderella became a standard to those who are dreaming of “happily ever after”. Who can ever forget the glass shoes, the fairy god mother and the evil step sisters? Indeed, this princess will continue to win the hearts of many girls in the next generations to come. Hopefully there will be a few Cinderella’s this year, but I hope they don’t arrive in a large pumpkin coach.

Belle also shows up on Halloween and brings such joy even though she is considered the “nerdy” princess. She loves to read a lot of books and and appends a lot of time day dreaming. Belle is also very pretty but is often commended for her courage to see beyond what they eyes let her see. She also proved that physical beauty is not everything when she fell in love with cursed Beast. I don’t see as many Belle’s at Halloween but even a few add such fun, especially when they are accompanied by the Beast.

The last princess I always look for is Aurora. Aurora is the princess who is concerned with her looks and very focused on the things she likes to do. In reality, princess Aurora has one of the most interesting lives there is. When a witch cast a spell on her, princess Aurora was forced to leave the castle and her parents and changed her name to Briar Rose to be able to live. But then again, the curse still got the best of her and was lulled into a deep sleep until the love of her life came to rescue her with a kiss. There is never anyone sleeping on my porch or kissing for that matter so perhaps Aurora is not the best choice for Halloween.

So many other princess costumes, the Frog and the Princess, Frozen, and Little Mermaid. I am looking forward to another fun year of costumes and candy. If you have pictures of your neighborhood princesses, I would love to see them posted here.

I think I will quit for now and go shop for some Princess costumes.

I grew up in a family that loved to play games, whist, hearts, monopoly, and hundreds of others. This is a game I think my family would be playing every Sunday if we were still close enough to get together. These were incredible times and the memories are intense. Take some time to play some games with family and friends and start with this one today.

Then once you have found you love it, buy the expansions that go with it.