Halloween @ Giraffe
Monday, November 6th, 2017
Halloween is the time when scary skeletons, spooky ghosts and wicked witches roam the world. All of the Giraffe centres enjoyed the build up to Halloween last week, and the children and staff certainly got into the spirit of the festivities!
The children were delighted to dress up for the whole day for their Halloween parties. For some of the younger children, it was their first time wearing a costume! They seem to have really enjoyed the fun and festivities 🙂
In NCI, the preschool children put on their own Halloween Concert!
No tricks, just treats please!
Many of our centres participated in Trick or Treat for Temple Street, combining their fancy dress party with a Fundraiser to raise much needed funds for the Children’s Hospital at Temple Street. Thank you all the parents and families who generously donated to this worthy cause.
Joining in on the Fun
The children weren’t the only ones enjoying dressing up though! Many of the staff turned out in costume for the day and some even ran competitions for best costume.
Pumpkin Carving Competition
One of the highlights of the week was a friendly competition between the centres for the most creative pumpkin carving! 19 Centres took part in the competition and their creations went to a public vote on our Facebook page. The children were encouraged to help carve their own pumpkins, tracing faces, painting the skin and scooping out the insides to make the pumpkins hollow.
This year’s winners were Giraffe Rathborne, Giraffe Rathfarnham and Giraffe Leopardstown for their incredibly creative pumpkin display! Well done to all the staff and children who helped make the centres spooky and colourful at this exciting time of year.
Here are some of the amazing pumpkin designs from other centres. Thank you to everyone who voted for our creative designs!
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