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Halloween Simplified

It’s October! And that means Halloween is just around the corner… Who’s ready to celebrate?! We know at LYLA, we are!  But, it can be difficult figuring out what exactly you can do to have a great time celebrating Halloween this October… So we’ve helped to compile all the best ways you can enjoy October this year–  from haunted houses, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and more– Everything you need to know!

Here are some ideas of what you can do with your kids this October:

Haunted Houses: For those who love getting spooked or simply like new experiences, a haunted house is the perfect activity. There are often smaller haunted houses in neighborhoods for little kids to enjoy, and if you are looking for a bigger, more intense one– You won’t need to look far. But if you’re nervous about what might lay in wait, we can help you find the haunted house best for you.

Trick or Treating: What better way is there to spend Halloween night than going door-to-door, asking for candy? This is a great activity for the entire family, and the perfect way for parents to spend time with their children outside of a busy schedule.

Pumpkin Patches: Pumpkin patches and carving pumpkins are a very popular way to celebrate this season, and with good reason too! It’s fun to pick out your own carving design, and once you’ve carved out your pumpkin… You can even season and bake the seeds too, which make for a delicious snack!

Apple Orchards: Apple orchards are usually connected to farms, which have tons of things to do! From hayrides to petting zoos to corn mazes, and of course the gift shop full of delicious baked and farm-crafted goods, everyone is sure to have a great time.

Costume Shopping: Every child loves dressing up in their favorite costume and feeling like they’re someone else for a day! Whether you go out trick or treating or not, dress up your little one in their favorite costume and take them out to show off their new look! And even if you don’t have kids and are just looking to dress yourself, making your own costume is always a fun way to get creative– You could even enter a costume contest!

Parties and Shopping: If you want something more than just trick-or-treating, why not host a halloween party? Halloween parties are among the most popular events during October. They can be hosted at home or at a venue such as a restaurant or bar with a party room for exclusive use or an open house event space that is rented for the evening.

Halloween Crafts and Games: To get the best out of your halloween party, find some fun halloween crafts and games! And if you’re having trouble, we can always suggest things like DIY trick or treat bags, paper plate ghosts, or even color your pumpkins instead of carving! As for games, bobbing for apples, ghost in the graveyard and halloween-themed spins on usual games such as “pin the tail on the donkey” (Pin the broom on the witch!) are all interesting ideas to consider.

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