Halloween at CFT was another great success in 2017!
In recognition of the spookiest time of the year, our regional offices held events and competitions encouraging the children to embrace the Halloween spirit and get involved in partaking in lots of terrifying activities.
Our Midlands Region, held a Halloween Party in Bromsgrove and invited everyone to come along in fancy dress and get involved with lots of craft activities including making spiders and painting pumpkin lights. The children then enjoyed a Halloween themed lunch and paraded their fantastic and inventive costumes to some spooky music. Sean Dirrane then judged and prizes were awarded for the best costumes. After all of this, Laura, from ‘The Animal Man’ arrived with an array of animals to present to the children including a hedgehog, an owl, snakes, lizards, cockroaches and a very cute and sleepy honey bear. All of children held these animals and enjoyed learning some interesting facts as well as the carers and staff!
In our South Region, the annual ‘spooktacular’ Halloween Party for our foster families took place at our new offices in Waterlooville. Everyone arrived in fancy dress to lots of scary spiders, bats, cobwebs and ghosts and ghouls hanging all over the room. We had many fangtastic costumes ranging from Count Dracula, Zombies, Skeletons and Cats. We were thrilled to announce that Trisdon won the children’s prize for is amazing Dracula costume and Graham Woolridge won best adult with his pirate theme.
The party started with the children decorating a cookie or a cake on Halloween themed icing colours and spooky shaped icing shapes. Then they moved onto colouring in a white cup to whatever spooky design (or not) they wanted and they we all played skittles with the colourful cups.
The children then played ‘pin the nose on the witch’ game and also dressed each other up in toilet roll to resemble mummies. Musical statues was also a huge success) with lots of prizes being given out to all the children for all their efforts.
This year, our Yorkshire region decided not to opt for a tradition Halloween Party, but instead encouraged children and families to enter their Halloween Competition in Pumpkin Carving. They had some absolutely amazing entries as you can see and had some very creative designs!
The North East spent their Halloween at Adventure Valley, whereby the children got dressed up including some of the carers, all looking absolutely fantastic. We picked out our own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch before carving and taking them home. The creativity of these was amazing and everyone had lots of fun with the insides of the pumpkins (very squelchy and messy). The day was also spent watching magic shows, playing devilish games and having a lovely lunch together, even including having to eat bugs and spiders, which the children did, very impressively!
Overall our Halloween Parties were a great success and we are very excited to be getting ready for our next Festive Events at Christmas! We hope that all of our Carers and Children are able to join us! For more details about upcoming regional events, please contact your local office.