Kids Halloween Party
Kids Halloween Party:
Book your little ones in for some fun this Halloween in The Old Rectory. Costume making, pumpkin carving, games and treats galore.
On the day we will provide a meal & drinks as well as some old fashioned games and pumpkin carving. There will be a prize for the best costume made from a plastic black sack!! Children can take home their pumpkins and costumes.
(Image: BY MAGGY WOODLEY )
Do you remember the days when Halloween costumes were made from simple things lying around the house? Black sacks, powder, food dye, cardboard, toilet roll…etc. It used to be so much fun! The creative ways we used to make scary outfits to celebrate the festival of Samhain.
Halloween (Samhain) actually started right here in Meath just a few Kilometers from our house in Trim. Back then they too used simple materials to fashion costumes to celebrate the day that souls both alive and dead enjoyed time together. On the day of our kids party we will reignite those traditions with the kids. They will be given basic craft materials and will have the chance to make their own Samhain costume. They can then wear this costume later that evening in the Puca Festival parade through the town of Trim. We will pick the best costume at the party and the creator will get a prize.
Although not traditional to the Irish Samhain festival pumpkin carving is a main feature of Halloween celebrations every year. We will have a special pumpkin carving event with the kids at the party. The Irish tradition is turnip carving but they are such a tough vegetable to work with that we will be using the more modern Pumpkin instead.
(Image: A ‘Ghost Turnip’ on display at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life)
For the Adults:
The Old Rectory:
We welcome you and your children to the Old Rectory, a Georgian house steeped in history. We have lovingly restored this old Irish house to its original beauty retaining many period features.
We will host the kids activities in one of our larger rooms as this event has proven to be quite popular. While the kids have fun for a couple of hours you can relax in our vintage tearooms to the front of the house.
(Some information from the Puca Festival Organisers)
Meet the original spirits of Halloween in this dramatic Festival opener as we welcome some very special Festival guests into the atmospheric surrounds of Trim Castle Keep.
The beings of Samhain reveal themselves on Halloween night with Púca leading the way, representing the change, followed by The Morrigan the dark, Boann the light, The Fear Dearg the mischief and Fionn Mac Chumaill the warding of Samhain.
Who knows what will happen on the night – or even who will appear!