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October Blog

Let’s Get Creative for Halloween 2020!

Whether you and the kiddos are craving a socially distanced celebration, or if your children still want a more social Halloween experience, we’ll help you plan. Check out the following ideas to make this year a little less scary and a lot more fun!

Go Overboard on Décor! Since parties aren’t really on the agenda, why not trick out your home in Halloween finery? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune—you can find so many great things at your local dollar store, Party City, or novelty sites like Oriental Trading Company. https://bit.ly/2DGTV9J

Host a Zombie Zoom Party! A virtual Halloween party is a cinch with Zoom or through your preferred video conferencing platform. Have your friends get dressed in their costumes and dial in at a designated time to show off a little. (There will be giggles and gasps) For more fun, hold a costume contest and have the virtual partygoers submit their votes via email. To ensure a fair contest, contestants cannot vote for themselves.

Try Some Spooky Science-Science can be wacky, weird—and educational. Here’s one cool website filled with freakishly fun experiments you can try at home in the backyard or in the garage. https://bit.ly/3heHnnw

Pin up a Pinata! A definitely a different way to get that Halloween candy, but just as fun, with less walking. Fill a Halloween-themed pinata and hang it high for your family members and let them each take a swing. Once the pinata is toast, the candy will be fair game for the players below. We found several at Walmart, why not go for it? https://bit.ly/2F43xMu

Get out the Face Paint! Candy feast aside, nothing is more fun than face painting during Halloween. Grab some paint and brushes and let the kids try their hand at it. Many kits also provide detailed directions on how to create a creepy masterpiece! We like Snazeroo, and we think you will too. https://amzn.to/2ZiNfGo

Halloween Ding-Dong Ditch-Rip a page out of the May basket book and create treat bags to share with your friends. Then do a contact-free delivery by running to the door, leaving the treat bag, ringing the door bell, and then disappearing like a ghost. See how to make a cool, Halloween treat bag by following our KQ Family FunSpot! (Add link to video making the treat bags)

Scary Movie Marathon-Cue the fun by streaming or renting some Halloween movies. Be sure to pop up some corn and try my favorite theater trick by adding plain or peanut M&Ms to warm popcorn. The combination of slightly melted chocolate and salty popcorn is irresistible. Just what movies fit the bill? Here’s a list of family-friendly films to enjoy. https://bit.ly/3ifgy4a

Spooky Brunch– Make a super silly Halloween Brunch for the fam.  Better yet, let the kids join in on the food prep. We found these cool ideas to make breakfast for your boos. Enjoy! https://bit.ly/3idIIMD

Crave up a Winning Post Your Pumpkin Entry-Every year, we ask our Kids Quest and Cyber Quest peeps to post their pumpkins to win prizes!  It’s easy to enter and easy to win. Visit your local pumpkin patch or buy an inexpensive foam version, then design and decorate! Winners receive KQ or CQ gift cards. We start accepting entrees October 1 and the contest closes October 31st at 12:00am. (Add link to contest landing page)

Don’t forget Us!  Kids Quest will be observing Halloween throughout the month, and a hosting a weekend-long party October 23-25.  There will be ghoulish games, creepy crafts, and other Spooktacular activities. And don’t be scared, because we’ll be following CDC guidelines to make sure the party is fun and safe! Ask your favorite location for details.


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