Some Schools are Cancelling Halloween Parties

Will your child’s school be having a Halloween party? Parents should check with the school to find out the answer to that question. Some schools are cancelling Halloween parties, for a variety of reasons. Don’t assume that since your child’s school held one last year that they will do it again this year. The reason a school chooses to cancel vary. Some have concerns about Halloween treats and food allergies, and want to play it safe. Other schools may have come to the decision that the Halloween party is a distraction, and interferes with children’s ability to focus and learn … Continue reading

Fun Halloween Games for Kids

If you are hosting a Halloween party for kids this year you don’t want your young guests to be stuck playing musical chairs all afternoon. Instead, get creative and use the holiday theme to your advantage. The following are tried and true party games (courtesy of the folks at Hershey’s) that were a hit at a Halloween playgroup party my daughter attended last year. They are simple, fun, and you can tailor them to suit the age range of the party participants. MUMMY HANDS Object of the Game: Mummified players need to transport goodies out of a crypt (a decorated … Continue reading

Entertaining: Hosting Halloween

These days, you just can’t be too careful. That’s why many parents are now taking children to Halloween parties or hosting Halloween parties themselves, instead of going out trick-or-treating. It makes sense, but it’s sad that we have allowed our society to become so dangerous that children can’t even trick-or-treat. The good news is there is no reason children can’t still have fun. When hosting a Halloween party, encourage everyone to come in costume. It adds to the party atmosphere immediately. You might even want to dress up this year. How long has it been since you were in costume … Continue reading

Disney World: What’s the Best Time of Year to Go?

If you ask ten different people what’s the best time of year to pay a call on Disney World, chances are you’d get ten different answers. I haven’t had a chance to ask ten different people what their opinions are on the best time to go to Disney World, so I’ll go ahead and just give you my opinion on when the best time to go to Disney World is. Autumn in Orlando You often hear about autumn in New York or a weekend in New England (yes, okay those are titles and I’m borrowing them shamelessly), but autumn in … Continue reading

Harvest and Halloween Party Ideas

Are you and your kids ready to party? What about games? If you could still use a few ideas, check out some of these: Party Games: Tricks and Treats On scrap pieces of paper, write simple tricks for kids to do. Place them all in a bucket or bowl. Have each child pull one item from the bucket. After he or she completes the trick, give the child a treat. You can pick up cute stickers, whistles, or other party favors to give as prizes or you can use individually wrapped pieces of candy. Take a Wild Guess Fill a … Continue reading

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Kicks off Tomorrow

And don’t I wish I could be there! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a really one-of-a-kind Halloween party that you can only find at the Magic Kingdom and according to their press releases; it’s going to be bigger than the previous ones. Since we attended the Not-So-Scary Halloween party last October, I can tell you what a fantastic treat it really is. There are three things to keep in mind about the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party, it takes place after regular park operating hours, it’s loads of fun whether you’re 7 or 70 and you can dress up in a … Continue reading