Party was all fright on the night

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Southend’s annual Hallowe’en party was a hit, with children as well as adults getting involved in the spooky games.

St Blaan’s Hall was beautifully decorated by the SWI committee members who organised the event and provided a ‘fabulous’ tea.

To start, there was a prize-giving, with all the children going to great effort to scare and disguise the judges, who had a ‘very difficult’ job to pick the winners.

Children played musical zombies and find the pumpkins, before adults joined in with team games, providing much mirth.

The balloon game was first, with two teams, one made up of the children and the other of adults.

It was a hard fought competition but the adults nudged in front.

The teams had to wrap up a ‘mummy’ in toilet roll and this time one of the kids’ teams came out on top.

Dooking for apples followed and everyone went home with a goody bag.

An SWI spokesperson said: ‘A great night was had by all.’

Prize winners: Best dressed: 1 Dracula, Thomas Moffitt; 2 Red devil, Emma Moffitt; 3 Alice In Wonderland, Ashley Glen. Most original: 1 Miner, Amber Glen; 2 Unicorn, Grace Irvine, 3 Maleficent, Taylor Russell. Funniest: 1 Dracula, JJ Smith; 2 Stilt Woman, Eilidh Osborne; 3 Cat, Sophie Millar.

Pre-school: Spider, Lachlan McIvor; Superman, Euan Millar;  Chucky, Andrew Irvine; Witch, Ruby Campbell.

Pumpkin lanterns: 1 Vampire and bat, Emma Barbour; 2 Spiderman, Euan Millar; 3 Constellation, Ashley Glen.

Thomas and Emma Moffitt in their Hallowe’en finery. NO_c45southendhal01