Having fun with our BFG dream jars
This month sees the UK release of Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of The BFG, based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 story of the same name. With a star-studded cast including Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Ruby Barnhill and Rafe Spall, this magical film is likely to charm children and adults alike, throughout the summer.
The story follows a young orphan who is taken by a big, friendly giant, The BFG, to Giant Country. We won’t spoil the storyline by giving too much away but suffice to say, bottled dreams, magical potions and fantastical concoctions feature strongly. It goes without saying that if you have potions and concoctions, you need bottles and jars to store them in. We have put together a collection of our most suitable potion bottles, dream jars and accessories for you to conjure up your own BFG magic at home. Take a look at our BFG jars and bottles page (https://www.waresofknutsford.co.uk/dream-jars-and-bottles/) for more details, or read on.
Dream jars and bottles
With the school summer holidays starting at the same time as the film’s release, it is perfect timing to inspire your kids to have some magical BFG fun. We had a real blast here at Wares creating the Frobscottle Dream Bottle, the Gigglehouse Globe Potion Bottle, the Quogwinkles Jar for Dreams and many more. The snozzcumber is central to the BFG story, of course, as The BFG lives on a diet of foul-tasting snozzcumbers; for this reason, we created a Snozzcumber Jar using our one-gallon pickle jar.
To fill our BFG jars and potion bottles, we got creative with food colourings, sweets, cordials and juices. With just a little imagination, it is amazing what can be achieved. We think our Whizzpopper Dream Jar, Manhugger Giant Dream Mixing Apothecary Jar and Gobblefunk Dream Jar would really set the scene for a BFG-themed party this summer – not forgetting the BFG Crodswoggle Potion Bottle, of course!
How will you fill your dream jars?
Our BFG jars all have a life outside BFG and are sold empty so that you can fill them with your own potions, magic and dreams. Food colourings and cordials are excellent choices for potions, as children can actually drink the contents of the bottles. Alternatively, try some more unusual drinks that children may not be familiar with, such as dandelion and burdock, or make glow in the dark drinks using tonic water – yes, it really does glow in the dark!
However you choose to use your BFG bottles and jars, we feel sure it is going to be a whole lot of fun!