Over the last few Years Halloween night has become more and more popular with kids, but not necessarily with adults that have to answer the door to endless streams of youngsters asking for more and more sweets and goodies. Perhaps this year there may be a better way to engage with your neighbours and support your local community to ensure that everyone has a great time.
If you want to be out and about on the streets for the evening, why not have an evening street party (it doesn't have to be late) where in the safety of a few neighbours driveways or a cul de sac, you can create a party atmosphere where ghouls and ghosts stories are told, torches used to create hideous faces and neighbours can pop over to enjoy 1/2 hour and eat some the snacks.
If the weather looks bad, why not use the village hall, a guide or scout hut to create a party where the hall is decorated to create the mood, (don't forget your pumpkins) kids can run about and play games like apple bobbing and listen to scarey stories told by mums and dads with everyone enjoying the party spirit.
I know that 'trick or treating' is a big part of the fun so if you are going to do this, make sure there is a responsible adult present to keep things in order and safe for everyone involved.
And if kids don't play a part in your plans for Halloween of if you have a Halloween Party on the calander this year and want to make a a great night of it then please add it to the Events Page on The Best of Barnstaple and we will show case it for you to the Barnstaple community at large!
Member since: 10th July 2012
I'm Sarah and I live just outside Barnstaple near Umberleigh.
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