Category: Holiday


Halloween Sewing Project

Today Marie and Daniel helped me make Halloween pillows and hanging towels.

We bought 1 yard of Halloween fabric, 2 ready-made pillows and 2 washcloths

The project took less than an hour and was quite fun for them.

Freebies on Halloween (10-31-11):

Chipotle – Wear a costume inspired by the family farm and receive a burrito for $2

Krispy Kreme –  Wear a costume and receive a free Halloween or Pumpkin Spice doughnut

I’ve posted quite a few Halloween activities over the past couple of weeks.  In case you missed any:

Haunted House Couons and Fox8 sweepstakes

Farms and hay rides

CVS Halloween party Sunday

IX Trick or Treat Street

Boo at the Akron Zoo

Boo at the Cleveland Zoo

Hudson Haunted House – Kids Matinee

Fox 8 has Haunted House Coupons! The coupons are part of their haunted Halloween sweepstakes. Go to the website here to print coupons and enter the contest.

Corn Stalker $5 off
The Factory of Terror $2
Forsaken $2
Ghostly Manor $2
Hauntville $3
Hudson Haunted House $2
Spooky Ranch $4
Wicked Weekends $2
Nickajack Farms $1
Old West Pumpkin Fest $1
Halloween megastore $5

Click on an offer and you can print the coupon and enter to win the contest by answering 3 short questions. You can select as many offers as you want. The prize is a 40’ flat screen and horror movie DVD collection.

Good Luck!

More Halloween Activities

The Cleveland Metroparks offers Hayrides in Strongsville on Sat nights 6-10 pm and Sun afternoon 12-4pm. Other entertainment is square dancing, scavenger hunts, hay maze and a clown.  Check their website for details

 Mapleside farm has a new festival, Pumpkin Village.  Included activities are a slide, pumpkin
patch, jump park, corn maze, cow train and hay rides. Check their website for details.

Red Wagon farm has their annual pumpkin festival including hay maze, straw jumping area, corn maze, wagon ride and pumpkins. Check their website for details

All these activities look like fun.  Do you have a favorite place to go for Halloween?

Check out CVS’s Facebook page for details on their Halloween Party and Customer Event.

From their Facebook page:

Join us on Sunday, October 23 for our 2011 Halloween Party and Customer Event! We are offering a free gift pack to any child in costume on October 23, 2011 at all CVS/pharmacy locations, while supplies last. The gift pack includes $5 value of candy, toys, trick or treat safety items and $10 in coupons for additional Halloween products! The gift pack also includes a free 5X7 photo, supported by an in-store costume photo shoot.

Here is another Halloween favorite in Northeast Ohio, The IX Trick or Treat Street.

For kids 10 and under this provides trick or treating, rides and entertainment. This years dates are

Oct 22 & 29 11am – 8pm
Oct 23 & 30 11am – 6pm
Oct 28 3pm to 8pm

Ticket prices according to website: Purchase tickets today at your local Discount Drug Mart for just $9.99 each. Children two and under are FREE; however, if you would like them to participate in trick-or-treating a ticket must be purchased. $12 at I-X box office.

Moms & Dads, we’ve got a “treat” just for you when you come to the I-X Trick or Treat Street this year! You’ll receive one FREE I-X Indoor Amusement Park ticket valid for opening day only-Friday, March 23rd, 2012!! Limit one per parent, must be 18 and over.

My kids enjoyed making these cute Halloween decorations this week. This was a super easy and cheap project that all ages can create. This project costs under $2 each to make and the kids had so much fun with it.

What you need:

Cheese Cloth – use 50% off Michael’s or JoAnn’s coupons to get this around $2
Googly Eyes – $1
Glass bowls – $1
Elmer’s Glue – $.25
Food Coloring – optional

How to:
1) Cut the cheese cloth into manageable pieces about 1” wide. Don’t be exact, any size will work.
2) I put the pieces into bowls of food coloring to give some color to the mummy. This is optional as white looks great too.
3) Put glue all over the outside of the bowl. Wrap the cheese cloth around the bowl until the entire this is covered like a mummy.
4) Glue on eyes
5) Let dry and add a candle

Quick, easy and cheap…have fun!

Boo at the Akron Zoo

Boo at the Akron Zoo.
I have not been to this event, but am thinking about it now.  We have been to the zoo several times and find it wonderful to visit.  It’s a bit smaller than the Cleveland one, so little ones might really enjoy this.

From the Akron Zoo website: This safe and non-scary event allows visitors to enjoy festive decorations and lighted displays throughout the zoo, all while trick-or-treating at 12
different themed stations. Boo at the Zoo will feature two new stations in 2011
– a farm and a fairytale station.

Oct. 15 – 16, 21-23 and 28-30, 2011. Hours are 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets for Booat the Akron Zoo are $10 for trick-or-treaters and $6.00 for observers. Akron
Zoo member observers are free, but will still need a ticket. Boo at the Akron Zoo is presented by Acme Fresh Markets. Tickets can be bought at the zoo or any Acme Fresh Market.

I have taken my family to Boo at the Zoo for several years now.  We have a blast.  The price is reasonable and well worth it.

From the Cleveland Metroparks Website: Boo at the Zoo is a neighborhood of safe Halloween entertainment, with a spooky delight on every corner including animals on exhibit each evening. Happy haunts include: The Creepy Crawly Critter Animal Show, the Monster Mash Dance Party, the Not-So-Haunted Greenhouse, the Jack-O-Lantern Express Train Ride, the Halloween
Hay Maze, magic shows, jugglers, stiltwalkers, musical entertainment and much more. Each child receives a complimentary treat bag. Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

This year the event is held Oct 20-23 & 27-30 from 6-9 pm.

Tickets are $8 for ages 2+, buy them during the day at the Zoo Box Office or online ($1 extra charge)

Hudson Haunted House

Every year the Hudson Haunted House holds a Kid’s Matinee.  We have gone to this for the
last several years.  The kids are able to walk through the haunted house with the lights on and the masks off.  The workers do an excellent job of telling the kids how everything works.  This is
not meant to be a scary experience, though the props may scare some young ones.  I have taken all my kids from 2-12 and they really enjoyed it.

This year the Matinee times are October 16th and 30th from 1-4 pm.

For those that enjoy a real haunted house, you can get $2 off admission by using a coupon from there site.

Check out their website for more information.