Young witches, wizards, vampires and skeletons descended on a Bright Kids nursery for some action-packed Halloween parties. The Crabbs Cross setting has been enjoying a series of parties to mark the spooky annual celebration, which takes place on October 31. On Friday morning the holiday club had their party where children dressed up as a range of creepy characters and played games.
Katie Buckley, deputy manager and preschool leader, said: “The Holiday Club Children enjoyed playing lots of games including pin the bowtie on the skeleton, there was a competition for the best costume, apple bobbing and potion making. At the end of the day children watched a couple of spooky movies to help keep them in the mood for the Halloween festivities this weekend.”
In the afternoon the Sunbeams and Shining Lights combined for their party, which also including apple bobbing, decorating biscuits and more potion making. The children also dressed up and enjoyed party games, stories and craft work on a Halloween theme. There was some exciting party food for all children to enjoy and parents were invited along to join in the festivities.
Katie added: “We carved pumpkins and it proved to be a very busy day. The preschool children do get excited about Halloween and they all enjoy dressing up and having fun at the party. The parents brought lots of lovely food and fantastic decorated cakes with them and we all had a lovely time.”
On Monday the babies will be having their party and all the children will be dressing up and enjoying a number of special activities.
Five Halloween facts:
- Last year sales of Halloween-based products in the UK reached £283 million.
- Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.
- Halloween is big business in the US as last year sales reached $6.9 billion.
- The world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs 1,054 kilograms.
- This Halloween Tesco expects to sell 3 million pumpkins.