Padded play area for little ones
Great prints of Hanoch Piven's caricature art decorate one party room
Giant inflatable slide
My Big Boy loooved the kid powered train cars. When his turn was over he would get off and just go right back to the end of the line and wait for another turn (and he is dressed as Diego, if you are wondering)
Food and fun under the pavillion
It was a great day and lots of fun for kids. The streets were teeming with costumed kiddos when we left the park. We sat on our own porch for awhile and handed out handfuls and handfuls of candy. A lot of kids come from other neighborhoods, and I know everyone doesn't love it but I think it's so wonderful. I think it's amazing that kids whose own neighborhoods aren't safe enough for them to go door to door on Halloween can come here and walk our streets and feel safe.
I did get to do something more for my own enjoyment than that of the kids' this Halloween. On Friday I was invited as a guest to the 1st Annual Witches Luncheon for Houston Heights Woman's Club. The get-together was held at the not-yet-open Stella Sola in an upstairs banquet room. I was hoping for a sneak peek of the restaurant but oh well!
Some of the 70 "witches" who attended the event, including the Judys (last pic) from Oo La La and Tulips and Tutus
Trudy, who organized the event (and invited me! Thanks, Trudy!), giving away door prizes with Mrs Melvalene Cohen
Witch awards were handed out, including "Good Witch" and "Bad Witch" who apparently are now responsible for next year's luncheon
Chef Jason Gould came to speak with the group. He said that he believes Stella Sola will be a great fit for the Heights: casual, comfortable and family friendly. It will be "local ingredients with a Tuscan influence cooked by an Australian Chef. " EDIT: For those of you who haven't been following the drama, Gould is no longer with Stella Sola. He has been replaced by Justin Basye, formerly of Voice and a cured meat specialist. Nothing like mixing it up, guys!
My wonderful short ribs. I didn't leave a morsel on this plate!