All posts tagged: halloween

Five Sophisticated Halloween Pumpkin Ideas!

WOOOOH… It’s that eerie time of year – Halloween! The shops are full of plump Pumpkins to carve into those scary lanterns for the children. But why not buy a couple more and make them into beautiful grown up decorations. Here are five simple ideas to inspire your creativity… Paint your hollowed pumpkins in pretty pastels and create a flower arrangement using an oasis floral foam bowl that fits. These would make a great centrepiece for a grown up dinner party or you can display in the windows around your house for a more refined Halloween. Use inexpensive upholstery studs to create a design by simply sticking them into the pumpkin. You could also add self-adhesive crystals or bits of mirror for that added opulence. It will create that WOW factor. Create a decorative ‘Chinoiserie’ inspired pumpkin, by a simple bit of decoupage using printed paper napkins and PVA glue. Make use of Grandma’s old lace doilies! Add different sizes to create a layered look using a self-adhesive aerosol spray and/or PVA glue. For that extra bit …

Halloween Highlights at The Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Halloween Fair: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 10.30am–4.30pm Join us for fiendish fun at our annual Halloween Fair. Meet creepy crawlies in the Wild Fangs cave, follow clues in the Gardens on the Halloween Trail, make your own pumpkin headdress, delve into our amazing arts and crafts markets and fabulous food stalls, and come dressed in your best costume and join the Halloween Parade through the Gardens. See horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/horniman-halloween-fair Free entry.  Charges apply to some activities. Halloween Storytelling: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm ‘It’s Halloweeeeen! The most magically spookiest time of the year. And Pip can’t wait…he’s got the best ideas – terrifying tricks and chilling treats galore. The bonfire is built, the ghostly sheets are waiting…but there’s just one very tiny problem. Time is running out for the teeniest Jack O Lantern in town… and he needs your help! Join Jumble Abode Theatre for some interactive storytelling fun for all the family. Suitable for families with children aged 3+. Tickets: Child £5, Adult £1. Children must be accompanied by an …

Horniman Museum and Gardens October events

Horniman Butterfly House Throughout the year. 10am-5pm March to October / 10am-4pm November to February [Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times.] Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Book at www.horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended. Special Events Bloody Late Thursday 19 October, 6.30–9.30pm It is essential and deathly, a source of poetry and horror, vital for surgeons and vampires. Join us for this special evening dissecting the scientific and symbolic nature of blood, with performances, music, talks and activities in a similar vein. Tickets: £5. Over-18s only. Autumn Welly Walk on the Nature Trail Saturday 7 October, 1.45–3.30pm Join …