Having just had a baby I decided for Halloween this year we would host a little get together at home for my three year old and his friends. It’s also a lovely excuse to get the children together and a nice catch up for the mummies. Halloween is my favourite party season; you can be so imaginative and my little one absolutely loves getting dressed up in fancy dress. We even found a gorgeous onesie for our three month old!

We bought our giant pumpkin ready to carve (instead of candles which can be a fire hazard with the little ones running around we use the artificial battery operated tea lights which work just as well)

Next, for Halloween decorations it's nice to dress the house up in black, orange, green & purple, little Halloween garlands hanging from the mirrors and cute pumpkin cut-outs that can attach to the chandeliers. We also found a gorgeous sparkly 'Enter if you dare' sign for the front door along with a decorated black wreath and some fun 'Keep out' tape. All inexpensive yet fun ideas.

Food
As a Mummy of a 3 year old you always want to avoid giving them unnecessary sugary sweet snacks so we will make healthy food bags to hand out at lunch time along with freshly made sandwiches (using our local independent bakers Hotwhites Bakery & Deli of course!) and veggie sticks with dips. We put in each bag a carton of juice, a box of raisins & some home-made jelly treats.  We did include a mini Halloween foil chocolate though for a bit of fun.

Games
At the party we'll have a fun Halloween inspired pass-the-parcel as well as the traditional musical statues and chairs.

Goodie bags
I always love supporting our wonderful local independent businesses and the kids get so excited about a party bag so we bagged up somes little fun items like bouncy balls, a balloon, tub of bubbles and a fun Halloween cracker supplied by Sprint Stationers in Oakwood, N14 as well as a gorgeous Halloween cupcake made by the fabulous Sugar based in Potters Bar (and also a fellow Mummy)

Mummy of 2 pumpkins

This is a guest blog by our lovely friend and supporter Daniela Gavriel

 

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