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