Residents of a care home in Hemel Hempstead got into the Halloween spirit with themed activities and a party.
The Lodge Care Home staff organized a number of activities to celebrate Halloween, including guessing the weight of the pumpkin, carving a pumpkin, making decorations for the Sunday party and making pumpkin soup.
The pumpkin was kindly donated by the grandfather of the nursing home deputy director, Paul, who grew this huge pumpkin from seeds in his housing estate. Residents, visitors and staff were challenged to guess the weight – it was 35.2 kg.
A spokesperson for The Lodge said: “After the competition we tried to sculpt it, it was so difficult that we finally used a saw to remove the top.
“We cut up the whole pumpkin and made a delicious homemade pumpkin soup with crusty bread, it went really well. Then we made a pumpkin and lit it with a lamp.
“We also made some Halloween decorations during the week for our Halloween party on Sunday, Resident Brian said he enjoyed making the paper chains.
“We played games, Bob won the hoopla game and he tried popping candy as prizes which made him laugh as he sparkled on his tongue. We had masks and ears. to dress us up, and we also indulged in Halloween cakes. “