We aren’t taking our kids out door to door trick or treating because it’s probably going to be cold, it’s after their bedtime and it’s not exactly safe. Yes we do live in a very safe neighborhood now, but they are still babies and my husband and I are both very over protective.
So, what we are doing instead is we’re going to be taking our kids to his work. Microsoft has kids trick or treating during business hours and the kids can get dressed up and go from office to office asking employees for candy. It is only for kids of employees but it’s a great alternative to taking kids out in the dark.
How about you? Do you know what you are going to do?
Here are some other ideas that Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect Local has around the US.
What: Monster Bash on the USS Hornet Museum
Where: Alameda, CA
Description: The ship’s annual Halloween party takes place onboard the historic aircraft carrier with costume contests, dancing, and haunted happenings. The family event features 60s, 70s, and 80s dance music by The Cocktail Monkeys.
When: October 31 from 8 pm to 12 pm
What: Happy Hauntings: A Kingdom for Kids! at the Dutch Wonderland Family Entertainment Complex
Where: Lancaster, PA
Description: Dutch Wonderland hosts non-scary Halloween activities including themed rides and attractions, trick-or-treating throughout the park, magic shows, ghoulish games, storytelling by the Princess and Knight of Dutch Wonderland, and more.
When: On weekends in October from 3 pm to 9 pm
What: Halloween Sleepover at the Pacific Science Center
Where: Seattle, WA
Description: Costumes are encouraged for the science center’s annual Halloween Sleepover, during which kids can enjoy treats and games and explore eerie science marvels, including spider webs and the amazing power of a full moon.
When: From 7 pm on October 30 to 9 am on October 31
What: No-Scare Children’s Trail at Peterson Park
Where: Chicago, IL
Description: A spell has been cast over Peterson Park, transforming it into a No-Scare Children’s Trail, designed with little ones in mind. Enjoy a live, creepy critter show, a wacky hat art project station, treats, and instruction for learning the Thriller dance are on the schedule. Costumes are encouraged.
When: October 24, 10 am to 1 pm
What: Old Town haunt
Where: Pasadena, CA
Description: Housed in the basement of the century-old Union Savings Bank in Old Town Pasadena, this haunted house winds through the catacombs and vaults of the bank. The evening version is pretty darn scary; a less-frightening children’s matinee is available.
When: October 9 to October 25 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 pm to 12 am; Matinee available October 17, 24, 25 and 31 from 12 pm to 4 pm