I love Halloween.
Not because I love getting dressed up or because I can’t wait to sneak into the kids’ candy stashes after they go to bed (ok, well maybe a little).
What I love is that look in their eyes when they’re so excited to show off their costumes, see what their friends are wearing, practicing their awesome trick-or-treat chants, and just generally being giddy. I love when we return home from trick-or-treating and pour their haul out onto the floor to assess their treasures. I love the trading of candy, the planning out of how to enjoy their spoils, and those cute passed-out-with-a-lollypop-stuck-to-their-face moments (which result in the best photo-ops).
Oh, and don’t get me started on babies in Halloween costumes! Especially when they’re dressed like Anne Geddes poster-children. It’s truly heart-melting deliciousness. And probably causes baby fever for millions of women across the country.
Anyways, to get to my point, because I love Halloween so much, we always try to find fun activities to include in our schedule around this time. This year, we’ve already done the Corn Maze and visited Davison Orchards, but there are also a bunch of other Halloween must-dos, such as:
- The City of Kelowna Monster Bash at the CNC on October 27th from 1:00 – 4:00.
- Haunted Hall in East Kelowna (running nightly until Halloween).
- The YMCA Halloween Spooktacular at the Kelowna Y and the H20 on October 26th from 12:30 – 3:30 and 1;00 – 4:00.
- The EnergyPlex’s Halloween Party on October 30th from 6:30 – 8:30.
- Cupcasions’ Pump-Kids Cupcake Decorating Event on October 26th at various times.
- Family Daze at O’Keefe Ranch on October 26th and 27th from 11:00 – 4:00.
- The Halloween Haunt at the Little Travelers Safety Village on October 26th from 12:00 – 3:00
I’m hoping to make it to at least a couple of these with the kiddos. They’ll love it and we’ll get some extra mileage out of their costumes.
Plus, extra candy!
Oh, wait–I’m doing this in spite of the extra candy. Lord knows we don’t need any more of that. It’ll just mean three things:
1. Trying really, really hard not to pilfer through their candy after tuck-in time.
2. Trying to dissuade my husband from doing the same.
3. Enduring candy-overloaded children, who have enough energy to power a small planet without the candy. With the candy, it’s more like the squirrel from Over the Hedge.
Hopefully, I’ll have some fun stuff to report once we’ve taken in some of these events! Wish me (and my self control) some fun Halloweening!