Spooky costumes, yummy treats and goodie bag galore. This year we had the absolute pleasure of hosting our annual Halloween party at our new location on 2nd Street! From pumpkin decorating to Spanish story time, we had an absolute blast and definitely made it a Halloween to remember. A photo wall, oodles of candy and fangtastic refreshments pulled the whole party together. We even had a caricature artist at the store to capture everyone’s look!
Take a peek at a few snapshots from the event 🙂
As usual, we hosted a costume contest complete with prizes. The outfits this year were absolutely killer! It was such a treat to see everyone look so festive — choosing only three winners was so difficult.
After hours of contemplating who had the most fear-inspiring outfits, we managed to narrow it down. A special congratulations to our winners!
1st Place Winner (Sago Mini Rocket + $25 Sweet Threads Gift Card)
2nd Place Winner (Bunnies by the Bay Fox + $15 Sweet Threads Gift Card)
3rd Place Winner (Kids Boetik Rainbow Suitcase + $10 Sweet Threads Gift Card)
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The turning of the page, the beautiful illustrations that were printed with the most vibrant inks that popped out of the books, the imaginations that ran wild after a good read. Those were things I enjoyed about reading a book. Nowadays, it seems ebook reading has become favored over reading printed material. Not to say that ebooks aren’t a good form of reading, but I believe there should be a healthy balance of ebook reading vs paper book reading. According to TheTelegraph.co.uk, “the number of young digital readers has doubled in the last two years.”
As a child, I have always been drawn to books. When I was 8, I found a book about mermaids that I would read in the dark with a flash light. I wanted to recreate the feeling of being deep, underneath the water just as they were drawn in the book. It was much easier for me to learn to read because I actually enjoyed reading for the very fact that I could actually hold a book, run my finger through the words as I read each line, turn the pages back to where I left off and see that I was halfway through the book, leaving me feeling satisfied. It gave me a sense of self accomplishment. Remember folks, reading doesn’t come easy for all children. So for me to get through a book and understand it was self gratifying. Every summer growing up, I made a trip to the library to join the reading book club. I just don’t get the same satisfaction from reading off a screen. Call me old fashion, but I prefer an old book over an ebook.
To spread our love of book reading, Sweet Threads will be offering Story Time at the shop for families with children 18 mos – 7 years starting Friday, September 13th at 9:45 am to 10:30 am. Pastries and refreshments will be served at 9:30 am before reading starts at 9:45 am. It will be held as a first come first served basis for 4-5 children and their families due to the size of this small, cute shop 😉 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Sweet Threads at 3301 E. 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814 to sign up.
Sweet Threads will also be alternating Story Time weeks with Tiny Eco Urbanite in Long Beach. Follow them for more updates!