We are planning a Halloween Spooktacular at Our Handmade Collective and Handpicked Hall, with something for everyone on Saturday 26th October 12-6pm.
There is a Children’s Costume Party from 12-3pm which my 3 little ones will enjoy. They get to wear their halloween fancy dress, and get food, drink and party games all for £1 entry each per child. Susies Smiles will also be there with face painting and glitter tattoos.
There will also be a Grand Pumpkin Carving Competition so you can bring in your carved pumpkins (entries brought in between 10-12pm) to be judged at 3:30pm. It is only £1 to enter the competition and the winner gets a prize! Our guest judge will be Brett from Thistlemist Farm.
And even better, we’ve got a great idea for you to do with the flesh you’ve carved out of your pumpkin in readiness for Halloween – you can bake a delicious Pumpkin Pie! We’re having a Grand Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off, just bring us your ready baked pies between 10-12pm, and in our best Mary Berry style we’ll pick a winner at 4:30pm. Our guest judge is the lovely Andy of Vino’s Kitchen, Artisan Pies & Cakes.
It’s free to come in and look around our shop and other retailers on Saturday. If you want to join the Costume Party or the Pumpkin Competitions then there is a £1 charge which all goes towards the Save the Grand Clock Campaign, which is raising funds to restore the fabulous animated clock outside Handpicked Hall in the Grand Arcade Leeds. There will also be Mulled Cider available for the adults, courtesy of Syndi of Asharun Spices!