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There are plenty of tricks and treats on offer for your little horrors at Harrods this October.
Me and the brood were invited to the prestigious department store last weekend for a sneak preview of all the eerie events this Halloween.
We turned the dressing box upside down to find suitable attire. B went as a werewolf, N as a blue fluffy alien and G as Four Arms, one of Ben Ten‘s otherworldly associates.
There was fiendish face painting, spooky stories and also the opportunity to design your own pumpkin lantern – which was then carved out by a Harrods chef.
The boys were amazed by the freaky body tricks performed by a Marvin’s Magic Illusionist. Yuckâ€¦ Mum and Dad were a little less impressed by the amputated arm that was horribly lifelike. We preferred the creepy crafts, organised by party professionals from Stage Star Party. There was cutting, sticking and heaps and heaps of glitter to get busy with, and the boys have a couple of horrible haunted houses to show for it.
Having worked up an appetite, it was time for a pit stop. We sat ourselves down in one of the stylish booths at Yoomoo, Harrods’ new frozen yoghurt bar. You choose your flavour, then decorate it with a selection of fruit, chocolate and other goodies. In keeping with the theme, there were also spooky sprinklings and scary skeletons.
The boys had just enough time – and space -for one of Lily Vanilli’s fabulous cupcakes, which she decorated in seriously scary style.
Visitors to Harrods this Halloween weekend can partake in these ghoulish goings-on:
- Saturday and Sunday 30-31 October: Crafts, face-painting, magic and Yoomoo are all available on the fourth floor
- 30-31 October: Head for Waterstones on the third floor for tarot readings and spooky stories at 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm
- 30 October: Tips on how to carve a pumpkin, visit Harrods Food Hall
- Friday 29 October: Lily Vanilli will launch her book A Zombie Ate My Cupcake at a monstrous tea party at 1pm on the lower ground floor