Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekend Planner

At LHF's Family Halloween three years ago

What We're Doing:
  • Haunted House (for the boys)
  • Naps! Because naps are important for mom...uhhh, I mean kids
  • Night Eyes at the Blank Park Zoo
Things To Do This Weekend:

  • Plan a Halloween party! Halloween is just a couple of weeks away so start planning now. We've done a Pre-Trick or Treat Party the past two years (we're skipping this year) and kids and adults have been pleased with it. Get some ideas here.
  • Paint pumpkins. We carve pumpkins closer to Halloween so the pumpkins don't rot, but it's the perfect time to paint pumpkins! Use acryllic paint or Crayola washable paint (once dry, slather a layer of Vaseline over it to keep it from peeling).
  • Make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast one morning

Things Happening In Central Iowa:
  • Fall colors are finally here! Take a hike (we love Jester Park or Walnut Woods) or take a drive
  • Enjoy the downtown farmer's market for only two more weekends. Fall veggies are in full swing and you can pick up excellent squashes
  • Haunted Houses are open! Linn's Supermarket and Sleepy Hallow are two good ones. Last year, Hubs took the middle mini to Linn's (at the mini's request) and they loved it!
  • Berry Patch Farms has awesome deals on their pumpkins plus apples and more to pick!
  • Reggie's Sleepout
  • Family Halloween at Living History Farms
  • Great Iowa Pet Expo
  • Superhero/Princess 5K & Kids Fun Run
  • Scare Us Hill