Balloons to Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2020

There’s less than a week to go until Roald Dahl Day 2020 and we’re counting down the days here at Firefly Press HQ. Roald Dahl would have been 96 years old on September 13th and what better what to celebrate one of the most famous children’s authors from Wales, than with a day full of fun and mischief!

Here are our top 5 Roald Dahl Day Ideas:

1. Dress Up as your Favourite Character

Your school might be taking part in Dahlicious Dress Up Day to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. However, even if they’re not, don’t let that stop you – you can dress up at home!

There are loads of marvellous characters to choose from so whether you want to be the BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox or even a giant peach, start designing your Roald Dahl Day costume now to get involved in the fun!

2. Read your Favourite Roald Dahl Book

We know, it’s hard to choose your favourite – there are so many good ones! However, after much debate we have decided that George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Witches are our favourites.

Do you agree? Let us know what book you’ll be reading in the comments!

3. Get Inspired

Why not try writing your own book? If there’s anything we can learn from Dahl, it’s the power of your own imagination!

If you know some adults like The Twits or have a pet that’s always up to no good like The Enormous Crocodile, then it’s time to get writing. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll even become a Firefly Press author!

4. Cook Some Revolting Recipes

Make your own Roald Dahl inspired tasty treats, we promise they taste better than they sound! You can buy a Roald Dahl cookbook full of recipes from his books including Mud Burgers and Bird Pie.

Or for something sweeter, why not bake a Matilda inspired chocolate cake? You can save it for later when you have your very own…

5. Roald Dahl Film Party

Tuck into your well-deserved tasty treats and settle in for a movie night with all the family after a fun day of celebrating all things Roald Dahl.

We’ll be watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory back to back. Let us know what you’ll be screening at your party!

Photo Credit: Adi Goldstein

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