Hours of Fun stall headed to the Easter party taking place at the Hoylake Community Centre the other Saturday to set up a table making lanterns from milk bottles.
The party was a first for the centre as they normally do a Halloween party and after receiving lots of enquiries they decided to run an Easter one too and it was a fantastic success with a great turn out. There was a disco, face painting, tattoos, tuck shop and lots more. For the adults there was wine, tea, coffee and cake and of course available to the children was the Hours of Fun make and take stall.
As part of the Easter Party the Festival of Firsts was putting on a lantern parade. Over the last few weeks people have been busy making lanterns at Whizz Kids out of school club, Williamson Art Gallery and St Johns Church Meols. For those people coming to the party without a lantern they could sit down at the Hours of Fun table and get crafting.
The lanterns are made from empty plastic milk bottles, covered in tissue paper. We then popped a glow stick inside and hey presto – a lantern was created!
The table did not stop all night and was busy as bees making lots of fantastic lanterns. Sadly as I was so busy at the table I didn’t managed to get many photos of the lanterns so I have included in the gallery below some photos from the lantern making session at the Whizz Kids out of school club and included some of the photos from the Williamson Art Gallery of the amazing willow lanterns made. I have also included some photos I took of the view from the centre during the day as it is a beautiful location.