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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Breakfast the BEAR cub way with Alphabites

Joe cub Bear Alpha Bites

 I was recently invited by BEAR to become a member of their Happy By Nature Team and I couldn’t be happier to join in the fun! BEAR make delicious natural nibbles without any nasty additives or sugars and we are huge fans of their yummy snacks, including pure fruit yoyos and Alphabites breakfast cereal. It is genuinely a pleasure to work with a brand whose philosophies so closely match my own, and whose products are already a part of our day to day life…I can’t actually remember the last time I left the house without a couple of BEAR yoyos tucked into my bag for the day…maybe around 2010 when Mia was just a little toddler!

When it comes to breakfast cereal there is often a difference of opinion between what Mia and Joe would like to choose (chocolate flavour always, often sugary, generally with animals or cartoon characters on the box) and what I allow them to choose from (wholegrain, lower-sugar, preferably something fairly healthy that will at least fill up their tummies until mid-morning snack time). You probably won’t be surprised to hear that there are very few cereals that meet everyone’s likes here! The cereal aisle at the supermarket can be a battle ground…thank goodness for online grocery shopping.

One cereal that we definitely agree about is BEAR Alphabites, especially their all time favourite the cocoa flavour. It looks and tastes very much like other chocolate cereals, but is 100% natural, only contains 6 ingredients and has absolutely no added refined sugar…basically the cereal of most parent’s dreams! Alphabites also come in multigrain flavour, which is also delicious, and both flavours of the cereal are shaped like letters of the alphabet. Joe is just learning to spell his own name at preschool, so really enjoys finding the J, O and E in his cereal bowl. We’re keeping it simple with the shortened version of his name for now, he can work out spelling Joseph at a later date!

Both flavours of Alphabites are really tasty and have a nice natural sweetness rather than being overwhelmingly sickly sweet, thanks to the sprinkling of coconut blossom nectar. Coconut blossom nectar is full of minerals that help bones and muscles grow, help absorb vitamins and give little immune systems a boost. Mia and Joe also like how the cocoa flavour Alphabites make their breakfast milk go cocoa-y…like chocolate milk apparently!

BEAR have recently redesigned the Alphabites box to look even more like a cute bear, and each box now has little ears that pop up! Joe, never wanting to be out-cuted by a bear has joined in too, with a little face paint, some bear cub ears and some lovely soft jamies he looks the part. Adventure rucksack on, and he was off to explore the garden.

We have been lucky enough to have had over a week of lovely sunny weather now, and the weekend was gorgeous for most of the uk, a proper little taste of summer.

The muscari have popped up all over the garden, and bear cub Joe was very willing to pick a few for us to arrange in the kitchen.

He even managed a little ROAR! Whilst his lovely smudgy face paint only lasted a morning, his explorer backpack has become a firm favourite, as have the Alphabites.

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