Getting ready for Halloween in Tiverton
By Lewis_Clarke | Sunday, October 17, 2010, 03:38
GHOULISH sights and sounds are quite often heard around Tiverton - especially on a Friday evening - but now the town is all set to go for Halloween on Sunday.
Jeff the skeleton with Tara Summers in JT's Partyhouse.
Laura Eaton with some of the biscuits at Number 33.
Modelling the costumes in Alworths.
While most places will be celebrating on Saturday with staff dressing up to go to work and such, if you're preparing your own party of round of trick or treating there's no shortage of things to wear.
So you want some fancy dress? Who you gonna call? Well it's JT's Partyhouse where Tracey has already set her ringtone to a ghostly sound every time her mother in law phones so she knows not to answer it. Joking aside, the top Halloween thing this year are the balloons which make noises. From the theme tune of Ghostbusters to a devilish laugh.
There's a 3ft eye balloon, balloons of cockroaches, a skeleton made from balloons, spider balloons, and a range of Halloween accessories for one pound only. They've ordered five times as much facepaint as they did last year and lots of new costumes and scene setters which pin up against walls.
Meanwhile down in Alworths they're having a mask competition for budding designers to create a spooky mask and win a scarily good goody bag.
To enter the competition pick up a template from the store or DOWNLOAD ONE HERE, decorate it, write your name, address and telephone number on the back of the design and take it back to the store.
The winner will be announced on Saturday after the judging takes place.
Store manager Emma Herrett also pointed out that there are bargains galore to help make Halloween a fun filled day. She said : "We will be having fun trying on the face paints we have in store ad of course we have a pick of the mix for your trick or treaters."
With prices starting from under £1, and 3 for 2 on all Halloween products, Alworths say they have the right frights at the right prices. From pumpkins to ghosts, skeletons to vampires, alworths has a great selection of dress up outfits for toddlers and older children.
Meanwhile down the road in Number 33 special biscuits have gone on sale. There are skeleton ghost and bat gingerbread men and shortcake biscuits in the shape of pumpkins and bats.
Laura Eaton from the popular cake shop said: "Children really like to see the different types of cakes we have specially for Halloween.
"We will have some more Halloween treats lined up during the week, so come and see us."
In Sue Ryder Care they are having a competition where you can guess the weight of a pumpkin for 25p and win a chocolatey prize donated by their neighbours at Co-Op. Runner up will win the pumpkin itself.
Manager Sarah Phillips said: "We are going to be putting all our Halloween related stock on sale.
"In the shop next Saturday we will be dressed up for Halloween and we won't be casting any spells on any of our customers who we take a fancy to."
Have a happy Halloween and don't eat too much chocolate, otherwise you may have to pay a visit to the dentist!
If we have left out your businesses' plans for Halloween, make sure you add them in the comments section below!