I can’t believe Halloween is tomorrow! My daughter has been reading Ever After High books for a couple of months and when she joined me to browse the Walmart website for Halloween costumes a few weeks ago, she expressed, with no hesitation, that she wanted to be one of the characters from Ever After High. While we weren’t able to find the costume she wanted in her size she was very keen on the Red Vampiress costume she saw on the Walmart website.. so that’s what she is going to be.. a vampire. Eeek! A fun way for her to search for a Halloween costume was on the new Intel tablet I received to review, the Asus MeMo Pad 7. Being the tech savvy kid she is she knew how to operate the tablet without instruction from me.
Below is a screenshot of the Halloween costume Madelyn chose on the Walmart app as well as a photo of her wearing the costume, taken with the Asus MeMo Pad 7.
Not only does Madelyn love Halloween because she can dress-up, but she loves looking at and almost examining carved pumpkins, Halloween decor and of course, trick-or-treating. Halloween has turned into more of a celebratory occasion than it was when I was young. If I recall correctly, and my memory can be wacky at times so don’t quote me.. ever, I wore the same hand-made Halloween costume for several years in a row. I was a witch.. for years. Some, such as Madelyn, might say I’m still a witch. 🙂 But I’m really not. I’m sweet as Pumpkin Pie! Halloween was all about the candy back in the day. Now Halloween is a time of year when kids gather together to compare costumes, have a costume party and even exchange candy at school.
That said, it makes sense that preparing for Halloween is a little more time consuming than it was in the early 70’s when I was a child. Parents search the Internet for the best deal on a costume, fun Halloween decor ideas, Halloween party ideas, etc.. Now, with parents being so busy, we often use our smartphones and tablets to help with our searches. Stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Target have apps for tablets like the new Intel Tablets so now it’s easier than ever to grab the tablet and browse a few shopping apps and wahlah, you’re Halloween shopping is done and better than ever probably!
Not only can you download apps from the Google Play store, included on the tablet, you can use the built in Google Search widget to search for anything such as “youth Halloween costume”, “Halloween crafts for kids” and “Halloween decoration ideas” and the results will open in the browser instantly.
Oh, and don’t forget to search Pinterest for fun holiday decor and craft ideas, which you can easily do on your Intel Tablet too, using the Pinterest app!
For an investment of under $150, the Asus MeMo Pad™ 7 tablet is a super-helper for busy families and beyond using the tablet to get ready for holidays like Halloween, it is a great size for little hands to use to play educational games on, learn to read and even do research for school papers.
I’ll be sharing more on my experiences with the Asus Intel Tablet in the coming weeks so stay tuned and have a great Halloween!