Hey everyone! I have been having a hard time getting motivated the past couple of days with housework – I have just been really tired and not feeling 100%. So what have I been doing instead of dishes? I start creating with Snack Pack Pudding cups! Next Monday I’m hosting a little after-school pre-Halloween party for the kids and their friends. We’ll be decorating cookies, and playing some games – just like little kick off for the new season. It sure doesn’t seem like it should be the tenth month of the year already.
I don’t know about you, but this year Halloween has totally crept up on me way to fast. Have you ever found yourself sitting down and looking at the calendar and realizing that you only have a couple days until the big event!?
#1 Ninja Pumpkins
- 1 triple roll of Cottonelle toilet paper
- Sharpie marker ( I used black, but you could use blue, red, etc.)
- 1 Triple Roll Cottonelle toilet paper
- 1 Black Sharpie Marker
- 1 orange highlighter
- Needle and Thread
1 Triple roll Cottonelle toilet paper
1 roll masking tape (or any kind of paper tape)
Red and black dry erase markers or window markers
I’m always trying to think of new twists on old traditions. If you know me at all, you know I love everything fall, especially taking the kids to a pumpkin patch. (Read about a recent trip HERE).
Well, if you have ever been to multiple pumpkin patches before, you know that there is usually a few staple activities that are a guarantee at most farms. But there are some festivals that offer a variety of different activities that aren’t available everywhere. So I encourage you to sit down a make a scavenger hunt for your trips to pumpkin patches! Each time you do/find an activity, check it off and take a picture. It may take a couple visits, but in the end you will have some great photos and kids love crossing off activities they’ve accomplished.
I’ve started your brainstorming session with 10 fairly common harvest festival activities:
1. Hay Ride
2. Corn Maze
3. Pick a Pumpkin
4. Feed goats // petting zoo
5. Ride a zip line
6. Slide down a supersized slide
7. Get your face painted
8. Launch a pumpkin (or corn) through a cannon
9. Find scarecrows
10. Buy caramel apples (and eat them!)
Do you have any ideas to add? Comment below and share with us!
Welcome to a new week. 🙂 I was lucky enough to have a weekend at home to catch up on some organizing that needed to be done. Still have a LONG ways to go, but I’m glad I got a little start.
I also have been working online, trying to learn more about all of this blog stuff and SEO and Adworks and Analytics, LOL it is all like a foreign language to me, but I am interested and eager to learn more. I’m so happy to say that as of right now I have over 280 combined followers….thanks for all of the love! If you have any great tips on how you have been growing your blog leave me a comment! 🙂
I’ve been absolutely loving looking at all of the cute Halloween decorations and inspiration around the web lately. I whipped together a little decoration of my own today, the best part was it didn’t cost me anything. We happened to have a couple big plum tree branches that we had to cut when we extended our fence ( you can read the beginnings of that project here. ) and I created ‘spooky’ trees surrounding the bench we have on our front porch. Didn’t turn out too bad….now all we need are some pumpkins!
Oh, and one final thought, I finally broke down and finished setting up my Twitter Account ….so if you prefer updates via Tweets, I’ll be keepin ya updated that way too!
Check back soon, I have a cute Halloween kid craft in the works…..stay tuned. 🙂
I’m sure by now you know, I adore fall. The beginning of a new school year and new beginnings. Getting back into a routine – and soccer. The turning of the leaves, the warm sunny days still, with crisp autumn evenings. Salted caramel mocha’s and pumpkin spice lattes. And that’s just the beginning. Halloween, Thanksgiving – it’s all fall.
Every year there are certain things I just have to do for fall, traditions for me and my kiddos. I thought I’d share some with you, and encourage you to make your own list of fun fall activities.