Picking pumpkins – 2019

Picking pumpkins – 2019

Picking pumpkins has been a Halloween tradition of ours for the last few years. We've seen Sopley Farm grow from a little locally known pick your own farm, to a popular pumpkin experience with cars queuing to get in to the car park. This year Clara is away for Halloween as she is trekking the Himalayas with CoppaFeel! Before she left she told us she was disappointed that we'd not continued our tradition this year. Not wanting to disappoint the little dude, we waited for the weather to turn and then headed to…continue reading →
Halloween at Upton Country Park

Halloween at Upton Country Park

I am one of those parents that loves Halloween and wants to make the most of the event as much as possible. Which lead to us searching for somewhere Halloween themed to take M in the run up to the 31st. We didn't visit our usual pumpkin patch this year, so we thought we'd visit somewhere different and Upton Country Park ticked all the boxes. We got M dressed in his favourite Jogging suit and headed to Upton a few days before Halloween. It's quite local to us, which is perfect when you've…continue reading →
His first Halloween party

His first Halloween party

I love Halloween, to the point where I look forward to it all October. M is starting to love it as much as me and luckily Clara is happy to humour my love of the event. Ever since M was born we agreed that we would throw him a Halloween party for him and his school friends as soon as he was old enough to appreciate it. Lucky for him, this was his year. I created an party invite on Picmonkey, we invited 10 of his friends and I started to buy ALL…continue reading →
Spooky faces and a skeleton – Halloween 2016

Spooky faces and a skeleton – Halloween 2016

This year's Halloween was very different to the Halloween we had planned at the start of the year. We had no idea we would be living with family again and trick or treating round their estate, so all our Halloween decorations remained in boxes this year. But as big fans of Halloween we couldn't let it pass without getting into the spirit of it. I decided to stick with my favourite costume of choice... a zombie, M picked a cute skeleton tracksuit from H&M and I picked up a last minute dolls mask…continue reading →
Pick your own pumpkin at Sopley Farm

Pick your own pumpkin at Sopley Farm

Last year we started a pick your own pumpkin tradition with our friends. We visited Sopley Farm with them and enjoyed it so much that we arranged to visit again this year. Both our boys are the same age and are quite content when racing around discovering pumpkins, which is really nice to see. It also means we get to chat and catch up whilst they compete to find the biggest pumpkin. The pick your own pumpkin patch at Sopley Farm is huge and had even more pumpkins than last year. It wasn't…continue reading →
Halloween Bento Lunches in a Yumbox

Halloween Bento Lunches in a Yumbox

Since M started school I have been making him lunches in a fun¬†Yumbox. He loves seeing what I create each day and eats almost everything I pack for him. As Halloween is round the corner I started making him Halloween bento lunches in his Yumbox, so I thought I would share my creations to inspire you to make your own Halloween bento. I like to keep what M eats quite simple as he is very unsure of new foods and new textures, so I like to create his Halloween Bento using foods he…continue reading →
Our top 5 Halloween videos on YouTube Kids

Our top 5 Halloween videos on YouTube Kids

Our little dude is a huge YouTube Kids fan ever since the app was launched in the UK. If he's not watching Pokemon on Netflix, he's watching egg opening videos or dinosaurs singing on YouTube Kids. The great thing about YouTube Kids is that it is totally kid friendly and kid proof. M can open the app, use the voice search function to find videos and watch the content he wants to watch whilst we have no fears he will stumble across something inappropriate. We also love the app as M can watch…continue reading →
Spooky time with friends – Halloween 2015

Spooky time with friends – Halloween 2015

Last Halloween we were invited to a mini Halloween rave for children in London. It was there we finally met some friends we'd discovered a few years before, through Twitter. Both our boys are the same age and this year, rather excitingly, they made the move from London to Dorset. It's so much fun to have made some friends that love Halloween as much as we do and was really nice to be invited to spend Halloween at theirs, enjoying various crafty fun, spooky food and trick or treating with the boys. Our…continue reading →
Pumpkin patch – Sopley Farm

Pumpkin patch – Sopley Farm

If you're a regular reader you will be aware of my love of Halloween. We've bought decorations, sought out costumes and have even been creating spooky food. So it was certainly time we visited a pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin. Our friends suggested Sopley Farm in Christchurch, which is about 40 minutes from us and is a pick your own, farm. My sister and I used to visit a PYO farm near us when we lived back towards London, but since moving to Dorset, we hadn't visited any. So I was quite…continue reading →
Spooky Family Gathering – Halloween 2014

Spooky Family Gathering – Halloween 2014

This year M seemed to really enjoy Halloween and get into the spooky spirit of it. Having a Mama like me he'll always be surrounded by spooky goings on at Halloween. I can't wait until he's old enough to appreciate a Halloween party or sit down and watch some horror films with me. This year M ended up with 4 Halloween costumes and by extreme coincidence they all turned out to be skeleton outfits. As he was lucky enough to attend a Halloween part before Halloween, he got to wear one of the…continue reading →