I've always loved Halloween. Some of my fondest
memories include trick-or-treating with my brother and cousins from
house to house, coming home with a pillow case full of candy and
staying up all night "trading" our goodies.
After having two children, my love for Halloween
has been amplified. Dressing up has never been more fun and I can't
wait to start looking for costumes for my little ones and myself!
In fact, we usually never settle on one costume. Somehow we always
end up wearing more than one!
If you're in the same boat as me and are always
looking to get the most out of one (or many) costumes, check out a
few Halloween events in the northwest suburbs where the family can
have a spooktacular fun time!
Village of Arlington Heights Public Works Building,
October 25 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
Kids can trick-or-treat indoors from car to car and
receive goodies from individual businesses. Afterwards,
boogie down to music or check out the Mad Science
Tips: Arrive early so you won't be waiting in line
for your turn to "trunk-or-treat." Impatient kids waiting for
candy? Not fun.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Schaumburg
Now until October 31
Looking to avoid a sugar overload? Head on over to
LEGOLAND Discovery Center to trick-or-treat for bricks. Collect
them all to form a Halloween creation! Don't forget to participate
in the spooky scavenger hunt in the Jungle Expedition and try to
solve the creepy creative challenges!
Tips: Bring a pumpkin, save $5!
Santa's Village Azoosment Park, East
October 26 and 27 (2 p.m. to 3 p.m)
It's always fun at this amusement park/zoo and
Halloween is no exception! Celebrate Halloween at the park with
trick-or-treating and a costume contest on both days.
Halloween in the Gallery
Paper Crown Gallery, Arlington Heights
Saturday, October 26, 2013 (1 p.m. to 2:30
For a spook-tacular time in a cool venue, parents
with kids ages five to 10 should stop by the Paper Crown Gallery, a
cool and unique art gallery tucked away in an industrial area of
Arlington Heights. Hosted by Yapa Events, kids can play Halloween
games, participate in a costume parade and enjoy fun and tasty
snacks, all while parents enjoy the "street-art" inspired gallery.
Kids will have fun participating in artistic activities such as
such as painting a small pumpkin or gourd and decorating a
Nibbles Halloween Party
Nibbles Play Cafe, Wheeling
October 31, 2013
Dress the kiddos and head on over to Nibbles Play
Café where they can participate in a costume contest at 11:30 a.m.
There will be craft activities, snacks and goody bags. A few spooky
visitors will also stop by!
Cheryl Eugenio is a wife and mommy to two toddler boys and a newborn girl who are officially addicted to traveling and exploring Chicagoland and beyond.
See more of Cheryl's stories here.
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