Good morning fellow Croydonites.
Now class, does anyone know which festival is fast approaching? Anyone?
Is it, could it be... the night witches are abroad?
And then when they get back from their holidays, it's Halloween!
How is it children get so excited about Halloween and Bonfire Night so far in advance... Mind you, with what my lot have got planned, I'm going to be stuck to my sewing machine with PVA glue and a tub of black poster paint for the next three weeks anyway.
I'm not so sure about the trick-or-treating idea (bit of an Americanism for me), but the school disco will be a great treat for them to look forward to with a bit of healthy competition and envy at the other children's costumes. And accusations the following morning that I could have made a better witches broom as Mary Foster's was really cool and way better.
There are lots of websites out there with great ideas for costumes and party games or favours. A quick Google brought these three up, but there are lots more:
There are also party and costume shope in the Croydon area worth checking out:
Jesters, 147-149 Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 6EH
tel : 020 8667 9394 www.jesterspartyshop.co.uk
Croydon Fancy Dress Limited 75 Stoats Nest Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2JJ tel: 020 8660 0000 www.croydonfancydress.co.uk
Croydon Fancy Dress Hire 13-15 Old Lodge Lane, Purley, CR8 4DG www.croydonfancydresshire.co.uk
Masquerade 36 St. Georges Walk Croydon, CR0 1YJ
Tel: 020 86862828 www.party-fancydress.co.uk
And lots of events coming up:
Events for younger people:
Halloween 'Big Event' Party
Dates: 23 October 2009
Times: 23 Oct 2009 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Venue: Kidspace Croydon
Our next Big Event is our Halloween Party! With tricks and treats galore, our Spooky Spectaular will be a THRILLER! This big event includes a pizza buffet, free-play and a disco with entertainment!
Events for the grownups:
For this organisation it's Halloween all year round - but their convention just happens to be coming to Fairfield soon.
It's the largest witchcraft convention in the world, with talks and workshops from experts.
Listen to live music and even enjoy a nightclub at this special event.
From 10am until past midnight on Saturday November 8.
Tickets £24, go to www.witchfest.net or call 0870 442 7290.
I'd love to share more events, ideas and suggestions with you all, so please feel free to email me at email@example.com to tell us of any that deserve a mention.
If your school is organising anything, or you have an age-old recipe that actually makes Pumpkin Pie taste good (our pumpkins got eaten by bugs on the vegetable patch boo-hiss), then let me know. And don't forget to keep an eye on our Croydon Events and Members Offers pages nearer the time for great activities and offers.
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