Carers at Colonia Court Bupa Care Home organised a sweet treat for residents this month, as they threw a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory themed party.
The Colchester-based home was transformed into the famous chocolate factory, displaying candy-themed decorations, which the residents helped to create in their arts and crafts class.
Carers at the home hid golden tickets in chocolate bars, which residents used as their entry pass to the party. Residents got into the party spirit by dressing up as characters such as Grandpa Joe and Grandma Georgina from the much-loved family film and book.
Residents tucked into a themed buffet complete with cakes and candy, before playing party games. Colonia Court even provided diabetic sweets to ensure all residents enjoyed the festivities.
When asked about the Willy Wonka party, Colonia Court resident, Mavis Thomasson, commented: “A lovely time was had by all. It’s always fun to throw a party, and the team went to such an effort to make it special. Plus, everybody always loves a few sweet treats now and then.”
Activities Co-ordinator, Dawn Kirkland, added: “There was a real buzz around the home on the run up to the party, and on the day – everyone pulled out all the stops to dress up. It was lovely to see residents laughing and enjoying themselves. We’re always looking to create new experiences for our residents, and I’m thrilled to say that our chocolate factory was a sweet success.”