The event kicked off at 5:45 pm, and from the moment families started arriving, it was clear that something magical was about to happen. Children, dressed in their creative costumes, couldn’t wait to pet the goats and ducks from TRAK's Petting Zoo. The "Monster Mash" song signaled the start of one of the musical chair games, and the room came alive with energy. Parents enthusiastically supported and encouraged their kids as they competed in the games.
For a moment, the weight of their daily challenges lifted. There was no rush, no worries, and no burdens. The biggest concern was aiming correctly to land a ring on a ghost's hat or catching the biggest fish in the fishing game. It's a stark contrast to the often chaotic and stressful lives these families lead, a night of pure treats without any tricks.
One touching aspect of Spooktacular is the opportunity for caregivers and children to express their gratitude. At one of the event stations, participants were encouraged to dip their hands in paint and leave their handprints on posters.
While the children left colorful handprints on the posters, caregivers wrote messages expressing their appreciation for Tu Nidito's volunteers. These posters are now proudly displayed throughout Tu Nidito, our "Little Nest."
As the night came to a close, children and teens left with bags brimming with candy and smiles that lit up the space. The adults left with full hearts.
This was the first-ever Spooktacular at Tu Nidito… certainly won’t be the last.