Saturday, October 23
Groovy Tots Halloween party
Get into the Halloween mood at the Ritz-Carlton a week before the pumpkin carving, and head to the Admiral’s Club in the hotel grounds for the Groovy Tots party. This afternoon dance party for under eights launched earlier in the month, and with this special Halloween edition can see kids dance along to haunting tunes like ‘Monster Mash’ or the Addams Family theme tune, with prizes to be won and goodie bags handed out at the end. Book a place at www.dohagroovytots.com.
Admiral’s Club, Ritz-Carlton, QR120 per child, QR90 per adult, under twos free, 1pm-4pm
Saturday, October 30
Let the Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef show your children how to carve a pumpkin lantern, and also how to make yummy Halloween treats. Suitable for ages six and above. Call the hotel to reserve a place.
Ritz-Carlton (4484 8000), QR150 per child, 10.30am
Doha Mums annual Halloween party
The Doha Mums group is currently working away on arrangements for its annual Halloween party. This is open to members of the group only – but if you go to the website, attend one of their events beforehand and register, you’ll be in the running for tickets when they go on sale. There’s a fancy dress theme, with prizes for the best one, plus games and light refreshment. Numbers will be limited, so get your tickets early. More info at www.dohamums.com.
Venue tba, 1pm-4pm
Sourcing things to host your own Halloween party couldn’t be easier.
Stocked with every possible party accessory, from helium balloons to wrapping paper
Royal Plaza (4413 1155). Open Sat-Wed 9am-10pm; Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 3.30pm-11pm
Pick up decorations and party sets, or ask the staff to organise a Halloween party for you.
Nasrallah Centre, Al Khaleej Street (4435 3501). Open Sat-Thu 9am-12.30pm, 4pm-9pm; Fri 4pm-9pm
Costumes, decorations and everything you’re likely to need for a Halloween spook-fest.
Al Muntazah Street (4441 8810). Open Sat-Thu 9.30am-12.30pm, 4.30pm-9.30pm; Fri 4.30pm-9.30pm