Villagers from across Renfrewshire turned out in fancy dress costumes to have fun at two parties held at Brookfield Village Hall on Saturday.

The first party, Phantasmagorical Pumpkin Party, was held in the afternoon and saw more than 60 kids take part in Halloween craft making with Paint Pot Tots, an animal and insect show and dance with DJ Stuart Ritchie. A party wouldn’t be complete without loads of games including Dooking for Apples, Monster Mash, the Donut String Game, Toilet Roll Mummy and Halloween Limbo.

Photo: Naiya Logan with a cockroach

There was also a Candy Bar with loads of sweet treats and a Pumpkin Patch Store with Silver, Gold and White Pumpkins. Additionally, there were prizes for the best-dressed boy and girl. For those brave enough to take part, an animal handling session took place that included a chance to hold a corn snake, a tarantula, cockroaches, a bearded dragon and a giant African snail. For the not so brave, a fluffy bunny and Simon the duck were on hand for a cuddle.

Photo: Leo Logan, Bishopton with bearded dragon

Local mum Carole Logan, said: “What an amazing event. The kids have all had a brilliant time, this was really well organised”.

At 6:30 pm the doors of the same Village Hall opened once again for an evening family disco.

More than 100 ghouls and ghost families turned up raring to party the night away.

Costumes ranged from Where’s Wally? to Cruella de Ville and Fred Flintstone to Star Wars favourites. Former St Mirren legend Steven Thomson and his wife turned up as Danny Zuko and Sandy from Grease.

The night was a huge success with one partygoer saying “This is just brilliant! When is the next one happening?”

The parties were organised by Nicola Steele and Gaynor Day of Blue Coral Events.

Gaynor said “We absolutely love putting on events within our own local community. The turnout was brilliant and the effort people went to with their costumes was incredible.

“The best part for us without a doubt is seeing the enjoyment on all the children’s faces. A massive thank you to everyone that came along to either one or both of our events. It was a super busy day and really successful so keep your eyes peeled or follow us on Facebook to find out about our next one!”

You can find out more information on Blue Coral Events by visiting their Facebook page here: Blue Coral Events.

Photo: Dad Michael Day of Bridge of Weir in the games

Photo: Baby Jack Still as Frankenstein

Photo: Houston mum Adrianna Romelle gets in the spirit with the mummy game

Photo: Giggling Gabriella gets a snakey surprise!

Photo: Dracula with Snake

Photo: Kids making crafts

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