Throw a Spooktacular Family Halloween Party

“Pumpkin, black cat, haunted mansion, Ghoulish graveyard scene. Hairy spider, open wider. What does this mean?: Halloween, Halloween, Must be, must be Halloween. Halloween, Halloween”

For an extra spooky evening of Tricks and Treats join The Creators of Play Factore for their “The Horror of Oz” Halloween Extravanza.

The Creators of Play Factore welcome you on a “Great and Powerful” trip to a thrilling, terrifying, treat of a night into fantasy world. The Creators entice you, “our little pretties” on Friday 27th October, 7.30-9.30pm for a spooktacular Halloween celebration that your family will not dare to forget.

“There’s no place like Play Factore!”  The Creators will amaze and astound you, with tricks and treats from otherworldly unicyclists, wizardry from stilt walkers and hair rising parkour. A devilish DJ will be spinning some terrifying tracks for a wonderfully wicked party to remember. While our Restaurant will be cooking up some ghoulishly tasty treats to keep little and big monsters alike, delighted.

Tickets are priced at £19.95 and include entry for one child and one supervising adult plus a sweetie cone. Contact Play Factore Reception Team on 0844 824 6030 for further details or to book tickets.

With our Halloween party just around the corner Play Factore thought we would share some tips for the perfect hair-raising family friendly Halloween party.

Choose a theme– All parties needs a good theme! Halloween provides an endless list of ideas for the perfect spooky inspired party. Whether you want a monster mash, end of the world zombie apocalypse or Harry Potter themed party, Halloween can be a frightful as you like. The only problem you will have is deciding on a final theme as a family, you could each pick a theme, write each one on a piece of paper and pick the theme out of a cauldron.

Decorate your home – Once you have a theme you can decide on decorations.  This is an activity the whole family can get involved with whether it is carving pumpkins for your garden, creating a haunted house full of hidden surprises or turning your family room into a graveyard. Why not devote an entire weekend to Halloween arts and crafts and watch your little ones creative flare be unleased.

Make Halloween themed food – Every party needs yummy food.  Being creative and making some spooky Halloween dishes is a great way to make your party even more fun. Whether it’s slimy eyeballs (grapes) or witch’s fingers (carrot sticks), your kids will appreciate the extra effort when they’re served a special ghoulish dish. Just make some fun labels that transform everyday food into something spooky, and you’re ready to go!

Finding the perfect costume – Now you have the theme, decorations and a tasty menu you are ready to create the perfect outfit. Maybe you want to have a family theme such as The Incredibles, the children picking mummy and daddies costumes or even have a best costume competition between each member of the family.  You can also all help to do each other’s hair and make-up ready to scare your guests. For more inspiration take a peek at our Halloween Pinterest board here.

Play Halloween themed games – What is a party without games? Why not create a spooky pass-the-parcel from old newspaper, bob for toffee covered apples or set up a treasure hunt with ghostly clues and a treat at the end?

Spooky music play list – There are hundreds of songs that will get everyone up and dancing at your Halloween party from Michael Jacksons “Thriller”, “Ghostbusters”, Ray Parker Jr to “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” The Charlie Daniels Band. When putting the perfect playlist together why not take it in turns to each add a track and have a playlist that everyone will enjoy. Just don’t forget to dust off your Frankenstein moves before you embarrass the younger members of the family.

Take pictures to capture your devilish party – Remember to take lots of pictures of your Halloween party, if you are not too frightening that is! Tag Play Factore in them  so we can see all the fun you had.


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