October 12, 2022
The spooky season is upon us, and it’s time to start planning family-friendly Halloween activities to make memories and set the mood for the best October yet! From local pumpkin patches to crafty nights in, there’s plenty of fun to be had for adults and kids of all ages. Take some inspiration from this compilation of festive activities and get ready to enjoy the most exhilarating holiday of the year.
Kick off the season with a trip to the Dell’Osso Family Farm and enjoy local attractions like a corn maze, haunted castle, hay ride, animal zoo, a hillside slide, and more! Head to their pumpkin patch and pick out a few gourds to take home and continue the fun. Set up a Jack-O-Lantern carving station and enjoy this staple Halloween tradition with the whole family. All you need is a marker, knife, and high spirits to create a decorative masterpiece you can sport at your front door. Get creative and make an abstract monster, or use a stencil to shape a spider web, face, witch, or ghost. When you’re finished, rinse the seeds and pop them in the oven for a tasty, crunchy treat.
If you’re a resident of River Islands, you can have a spooktacular time at our upcoming event: Trunk or Treat, at the Welcome Center. Show off your festive Halloween costume, and don’t forget to bring your baskets to fill up with treats and candy! Local businesses will participate, so check out their offerings and mingle with your neighbors and friends at this family-friendly event.
There’s a seasonal charm about staying in and enjoying crafts while watching scary movies. Check out this list of kid-friendly scary movies on Netflix and enjoy a cozy night in while decorating sugar cookies, making a candy wreath, or painting zombie rocks! Light a pumpkin spice candle, spark up the fireplace and enjoy the ambiance of your home at River Islands.
Kids grow up fast, and you may be thinking, “They’ll never wear this expensive costume again!” So this year, make it a fun October activity for everyone to make their own getup! There are plenty of easy DIY costume ideas that your kids are bound to love. You can make a ghost, poodle, rain cloud, or pumpkin costume with a few simple supplies. Check out this list of costume ideas to find an outfit your kids will swoon over.
However you choose to enjoy the Halloween season, we hope you and your family create memories that last a lifetime. If you want to move to Lathrop and join in the local fun, learn more about River Islands neighborhoods by exploring the rest of our website!