Glasgow Care Home’s Curiouser Halloween


MHTP Edit 3 MHTP Edit 2 copyA Glasgow care home has celebrated Halloween with festivities that were more kooky than spooky by hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.


Residents and staff at Bupa’s Darnley Court care home, on Nitshill Road, donned a variety of quirky costumes and tucked into a selection of tasty treats for the Alice In Wonderland-themed Halloween celebrations that took place on Saturday.


Party-goers were also encouraged to take to the dance floor to join in with some of their favourite songs performed by a local entertainer, and a more traditional pumpkin-carving competition was held, producing creative faces and designs that would make Lewis Carroll proud.


Janet Stone, Activity Coordinator at Bupa’s Darnley Court care home, told off how she chose to host the Halloween party with a difference to leave attendees smiling like Cheshire cats.


She said: “We are always looking to create innovative and inspiring activities for our residents and that was why we decided to have a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme this year, instead of the traditional, spooky Halloween celebrations.


“We gave residents the option of dressing up if they wanted to and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


“The staff also had a fantastic time getting decked out in all manner of wacky, eye-catching costumes and I think the residents had a good giggle at us!

“We had some great feedback from all our residents and their relatives and we can’t wait to have more celebrations like this one. I’ll have to get my thinking cap on for a wacky theme for next year.”


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