Spooky Halloween Party Fun With BEAR

If I asked Mia and Joe to list their favourite things, I’m pretty sure that Halloween, parties and glitter would be very near the top for both of them! So, when they received a party invitation to the BEAR Claws Halloween event a few weeks ago, they were super excited. The fact that it was in London too, and meant a trip on the tube (they love it!) just added to the excitement.

The Halloween party invite, with lovely monster artwork, was safely looked after by Mia on the train. She wanted to be the first to find the BEAR’s party location in the Deep Dark Woods once we reached our tube stop. On arriving at Whole Foods Kensington, and hearing the party music and laughter, they rushed towards it, leaving me and their dad behind! With the party in full-swing, they quickly joined in with games, dancing and some excellent craft activities. The guys from Sharky and George children’s party entertainers really know how to keep the party energy going, it was non-stop fun and the kids loved it!

There was also the lovely and incredibly talented Snapdragon Facepainting on hand to create some amazing spooky designs. Mia loved having her face decorated, and had so many ideas for designs, but ultimately decided to go for a surprise design! Her face paint looked amazing, and she loved her arm artwork she asked to keep it on until the next morning!

There’s nothing cuter than munchkin pumpkins and all of the little ones had so much fun decorating them with spooky stickers. Joe took his pumpkin decorating very seriously, and covered every little space on the pumpkin with stickers. It is now proudly displayed on our fireplace at home, where as he says ‘everyone can see my Halloween pumpkin art’!

Waking up the day after the party to a trick-or-treat parcel from BEAR was the sweetest way of continuing the Halloween fun. Mia and Joe unwrapped a great selection of craft supplies for decorating pumpkins, and to Mia and Joe’s delight, GLITTER!

After popping down a layer of newspaper on our kitchen table, I gave them complete freedom to glitter it up and make their super sparkly pumpkins, and also some spooky mummy masks to wear…also strongly featuring glitter! The addition of some boxes of yummy BEAR Claws went down very well too with the little ones. It’s especially important for them to enjoy healthy snacks at this time of year, and the tasty Claws fruit and veg shapes make a welcome alternative to other more sugary Halloween treats available.

They had fun arranging the BEAR Claws to make lots of different monsters with the body part fruity pieces. Thankfully none of the monsters were too scary to eat! BEAR Claws are made with 100% pure fruit and are baked into delicious (and not too scary!) monster body part shapes. With no-added nonsense, no added sugars or preservatives they are an excellent healthy option.

All Halloween limited edition packs of BEAR Claws include some cool glow in the dark stickers, perfect for decorating your own litte pumpkins!

How scary can you make your BEAR sticker creations?! Share your spookiest crafts across social media using #ClawsHalloween …woooooo!

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BEAR & Puffin’s Big Book Club

There’s nothing nicer than curling up with a book, especially at home on a rainy weekend. Mia and Joe have definitely inherited my love of books and I really enjoy sharing all of my favourites with them. There is something very comforting about reading the same stories to them that my mum read to me as a child.

Mia and Joe were delighted when a parcel arrived fromĀ BEAR with some lovely new story books and everything they needed to make their very own book club. Including book club badges, essential for every good club! BEAR are collaborting with Puffin for BEAR & Puffin’s Big Book Club – a magical adventure into the world of reading with free extracts from books every month, as well as lots of fun activities to try at home.

Mia and Joe both had lots of ideas about where their book club could be, which included the cupboard under the stairs, a wardrobe and the garage! They both agreed that their reading cave should be somewhere hidden away like a proper cave, where they wouldn’t be disturbed by grown-ups! Under the bed seemed perfect and they happily gathered up blankets and cushions to make a wonderful book club cave.

I was allowed a safe distance away, but absolutely not allowed to join in, although they did let me have a book club badge as an honorary member. It was really lovely to see them happily immersed in their books, and busy creating lists of people in their club, a register and lists of their favourite books.

Joe is only just beginning his journey of learning to read, but has already managed to memorise the words to some books. His bedtime favourites are committed to all of our memories, I suspect forever! Feel free to test me on Hairy MacLary from Donaldson’s Dairy, The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Superworm any time, pretty confident I’m word perfect, as is Joe!

Of course every good club has a snack break, and yummy BEAR Alphabites cereal were the obvious choice. Alphabites are really tasty for breakfast with milk, but we also love them as a snack too – very useful as car snacks or when we’re out and about. It’s also a little easier to spell out names with them when they’re not milky!

I love the fact that BEAR Alphabites are 100% natural, only contain 6 ingredients and have absolutely no added refined sugar. It can be so difficult to find healthy breakfasts and snacks that Mia and Joe enjoy, but they both agree that Alphabites are delicious, especially the cocoa flavour, their favourite. Both, the cocoa and multigrain flavours contain coconut blossom nectar, which is full of minerals that help bones and muscles grow, help absorb vitamins and give little immune systems a boost. Surely what everyone needs at this time of year as we head into autumn!

Join BEAR & Puffin on a walk through the magical woods, and why not create your own book club. To discover more BEAR fun:

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