Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday Frivolity - Halloween Candy

Friday Frivolity

Commercial Halloween in the UK was really in its infancy when I was a kid - Guy Fawkes' Night, with its promise of burgers, bonfires, and fireworks, was still the much more anticipated holiday. It had plenty of its own gore too, being the celebration of a narrowly averted plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and the subsequent hanging, drawing and quartering of the conspirators.

Guy Fawkes Night

Halloween did have one important advantage over Bonfire Night though... sweets. It had lots and lots of sweets. (Except from those old people who gave you tangerines, like they thought you were out early Christmas caroling or something.) And money sometimes! But mostly sweets.

Rowntree Bursting Bugs

Pictured above are Rowntree's Bursting Bugs, on the market c. 2003 - 2010 and the most perfect Halloween sweets ever made. They were gummy creepy crawlies with gooey 'guts' inside. Another total win for any Halloween haul were these gummy monster things:

Gummy Sweets

They were kind of expensive though, and most people would just buy a party bag of Swizzels-Matlow and be done with it.


The problem with a Swizzels-Matlow haul was that the ratio of good to naff sweets was always poor - all those popular kids had probably been around first and bagged all the strawberry lollipops and those little hard candy balls. Darn them.

What did you most hope to get for your Halloween treats?

Now on to the link-up! :D

The Hosts:

Host: Jess from Babi a Fi
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Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week she's writing about doll coffins, just in time for Halloween!

Host: Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom
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Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more! Check out her Fall and Winter Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration.

Host: Audrey from Munofore
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Audrey is an awesome, eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated." Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! This week she's writing about must have home comforts when you're sick.

Host: Lisa from Syncopated Mama
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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Check out the latest on her list of games all ages can play!

Crystal is a wife and homeschooling mom to three kids and a dog. On Sharing Life's Moments she hopes to inspire you to make the most of your moments by sharing hers. You'll find inspiration about homeschooling, book and movie reviews, recipes, life hacks and more. This week she reviews Middlebury Interactive Language Program for teaching Spanish.

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. :) Swing by HERE to express interest and ask any questions!

Featured Post from Last Week: 
In a fun twist, since we now have four hosts we will also have FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there! ;)

by Sew Crafty Crochet.

How adorable is this?? Halloween here is really only about the scary and the creepy, but I quite like the US idea of kids just dressing up all cute. Especially when it's this darn cute!

Now time for the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome!

There are three rules only:

Party Rules

If you want to let others know about the linky, feel free to grab the badge!

Babi a Fi

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