Are you going to a Halloween party or trick-or-treating with your children? I’m sure you’ve already participated in all sorts of activities for Halloween, as it’s no longer a one-day event (for us, it seems like the whole month of October has been dedicated to this one day).
Starting with the pumpkin patch, followed by the school’s fundraiser, then the spooky parties at my daughter’s friends’ homes (along with the other events at malls and stores), and finishing it off with the trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Of course, my daughter loves all of it because she gets to be the “queen” for more than just a single day (that’s her costume this year).
Today, we went to A Great Green Play Date at The Pump Station in Santa Monica. The event had an assortment of fun activities for the children, good booths with products and services (super-cool balloons made by Super Inflated) and of course, I ended up spending some money (I had to buy some products for my kids). But I didn’t realize I missed half of the event’s offerings until I came back home. There were some indoor activities with a trick-or-treat trail, the main reason we went there, and since I forgot to look at the map that was given to us, my children completely missed out on it (after my daughter whined that she only got 4 lollipops, I realized my mistakes).
Tomorrow, we are going to hit the pavement hard. I’m excited that Los Angeles ranked 8 on Zillow’s 20 Best Cities to Trick-or-Treat and my neighborhood Westwood ranked #1. We are going to try to collect as many candies as possible because my daughter’s school collects the candies and sends them to the troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. It’s a great way to teach my daughter about having fun and also giving back.
So what are your plans for the day?