Fancy Dress & Fireworks


Each year (sorry G if you’re reading this – it’s tradition now!!) – some good friends of ours offer up their house for an evening of fun and frivolity with a brilliant mix of great company, food, a few drinks, music and fireworks.

My husband,  Mr B prides himself on taking on the task of firework extraordinaire, and each year revels in his title and feels very masculine and important.

This year though, it was decided to go for a bit of a double whammy and mix the fireworks party together with a Halloween theme, where all the little ones could have great fun dressing up in spooky costumes and wearing face paint.

H dressed up as a rather gorgeous looking little witch along with her beautiful besties, and Little E went as a pumpkin!

Halloween witches

H in the middle with her fabulous friends all dressed up as mischievous little witches

Ella Pumpkin Costume

Little E dressed up as the cutest pumpkin I’ve ever seen!!

She looked adorable!! Even when she was balling her eyes out!!

Our lovely friends had put on a wonderful party atmosphere with spooky bunting, gruesome ghosts, putrid pumpkins and creepy cobwebs, all complete with spiders roaming the walls.

The lights dimmed and the party music went on.

Halloween Decorations

Halloween Pumpkin

Hanging Skull Decoration

Invariably though it was one or two songs that played on repeat for the evening as these were the kids favourites.

Halloween Party Dancing

A pumpkin and a spider dancing

So, as the little ones happily bopped away to the music, dressed as monsters, superheroes, spiders and witches, the ‘grown-ups’ (as we like others to think – though some may have differing opinions) caught up on all the latest gossip.

The boys, stood outside, being all manly whilst wielding their BBQ tongs (oh yes – we’re true Brits and even have BBQs in the very worst weather or in the deepest depths of winter) while the ladies, propped up the kitchen island and poured themselves another glass of Prosecco and discussed how the boys play too much golf!

When it was time for the fireworks display, we all filed outside onto the patio to watch open mouthed and wide eyed at the beautifully colourful display of lights in the dark sky.



Then some of the children started getting a bit scared about the loud bangs (not to mention the odd scattering of debris falling from the sky!!), so ran indoors and watched from the safety of the playroom.


 And to top the evening, there were even party bags packed full of goodies for the little ones including glow bracelets, sweets and even homemade green ‘booger’ popcorn!!!

Though I didn’t manage to get a photo of this as H had eaten it before I got the chance!!!

Halloween Play Masks

Halloween Play Masks

Halloween Pin the Nose on the witch

Halloween Pin the Nose on the Witch!!!

Halloween Party Bags

Halloween Party Bags



  1. 7th November 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Ahhh sounds like you had a brilliant night and I love all the great photos. So cute. Fireworks are the best. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  2. 6th November 2014 / 6:22 am

    Grace & Lucas say – AWESOME party which looks so much fun. We’re loving the costumes and think these lil’ dudettes deserve extra XL MEGA High-5’s for getting totally into the Halloween spirit. This is one of the funnest posts EVER……………. #sharewithme

    • 24th November 2014 / 9:14 pm

      Hey Gracie & Lucas. Firstly can I please apologise for not getting back to say thank you to you both sooner. I will take myself off to the naughty step once I’ve written this comment and I promise to be better!! It was such a fun party, thank you. The kids all had a brilliant time and especially loved being in fancy dress and wearing the face paint. I have a feeling this could now have turned into a yearly tradition. Thanks so much again for your super duper comment. Steph xxx

  3. 6th November 2014 / 6:20 am

    What a fab party and the decorations are amazing. It looks like you had such a fun time and I love having BBQ’s in the Winter – it seems wrong but so right!!! Loved reading this post 🙂 #sharewithme

    • 24th November 2014 / 9:11 pm

      I think it’s fab to have winter BBQs too. We live here so I just think we have to make the most come rain or shine!! It’s nice to know it’s not just us flipping sausages and burgers in a hailstorm or knee deep in snow though

  4. 4th November 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Sounds like a brilliant party! lovely pics!

    • 5th November 2014 / 6:02 pm

      It was lovely Amy – just what the doctor ordered for me – and the kids loved it! xx

  5. 4th November 2014 / 2:26 pm

    I love the idea of mashing up Halloween and fireworks! Sounds like it was a blast!

    • 5th November 2014 / 6:04 pm

      Aha!! Its good isn’t it!? The dates are just so close together and for me – its any excuse for a party!! And this way – we get to visit a proper display too if we want to!! Perfect huh!! xx

  6. 4th November 2014 / 2:08 pm

    OMG cute cute cute!! Great pics and looks like you had fun. xx

  7. 4th November 2014 / 1:15 pm

    Sounds like a brilliant night, and yes – cutest pumpkin ever!!

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