Haven’t caught the fall spirit yet this year? Have to much stuff to do already? Kids can’t stop talking about the big day? This post includes all kinds of Halloween tailgating events to get you and your family psyched for the big day! Fun things to do and entertain through the upcoming weeks!
This Halloween series of posts will include:
- Halloween WoW – Holiday special, this website of the week is a real treat!
- Halloween Tailgating – Tailgating events to get you psyched for game day! Get Halloween to “go green” and find friend and family fun!
- Trick or Treating – Check out my ideas to breathe new life into an age old tradition! Great ideas for individuals, families, neighbors, and friends.
Go Green!! …and not from candy…
Go green, win big!! ChicoBag and Green Halloween’s® 2nd ANNUAL TRICK-OR-TREAT BAG DESIGN CONTEST – “Children ages 1-13 are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting an original drawing best depicting the spirit of a Green Halloween.”
Who: Ghosts and Goblins ages 1-13
What: An original design depicting the “spirit” of a Green Halloween
When: Images due October 24, 2009 by 5:00 PM Pacific Time. (Winner will be notified no later than 11/5/09.)
Ghouly Girls and Bootiful Boys Boys can create the 2010 Green Halloween ChicoBag™ and win a bag of green goodies!
Monster Mashup – Oriental Trading Company came up with a great website to easily make mashup video with up to 5 of your closet friends with an awesome Halloween backdrop! I made one with my daughter of her and her friends and she almost died laughing! Easily share with your friends through email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Bonus: Upload your pictures or use existing pictures from Facebook! Using FacebookConnect, you can select from your existing photo albums or use friends! It was super simple to do! Don’t forget you can also resize the area around the face to select – for optimal mashup potential!
There are a lot of fun events going on before Halloween even gets here! Don’t wait until the end of the month; check your newspaper for local events!
1 – Bass Pro Shop! You heard me right! I have been more and more impressed with the activities offered here! Oct. 24/25 and Oct. 30/31, get there early and stay for different crafts and activities offered throughout the day and store! Make a leather craft, rope a bronco, partake in kid costume parades, paint a craft pumpkin, roast marshmallows, and lots of other GREAT events!
2 – Lakeshore Learning Store! Enjoy making a different Halloween themed craft each Saturday during the month of October. Crafts include silly scarecrows, countdown calendars, and other things to drive you batty while your child has a lot of fun! All locations from 11am-3pm.
3 – Pumpkin Patches! This was one of my favorite October traditions! Find a local pumpkin patch, maybe as cool as this one – South Texas Maize! Right outside of San Antonio, TX…it even has a corn maze (one kid friendly and one more difficult!) Help you kids select their own pumpkins, snack on fall snacks, take a hayride, and automatically have the picture backdrop for Halloween pictures.
I’ll also continue to update this post as I find more family friendly events as well! Check back for that and my next post on alternatives to trick or treating or ways to spice it up!