Halloween

Book Review: Easy Pumpkin Carving

Book Review: Easy Pumpkin Carving

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What’s Up For Kids received a copy of Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips & Ideas by Colleen Dorsey. If you look around, Halloween pumpkins are now serious home decor!  If you thought your only option is cutting out a few triangles and a mouth with teeth, this book is for you!  Although the ideas are not difficult and the end results are amazing, the pumpkin patterns in this book are ideal for the family to work on together as some tools are not for children to use unattended.  My favorite pumpkins were the pumpkins with designs created by drilling holes, creating a beautiful effect when the light inside shines through the design.  The great thing is this book is also great for Fall and Thanksgiving decor, too!! I saw the book for sale at Michaels recently and it is also available on Amazon.

Fall-O-Ween celebration at Gold Rush Mining Adventures in Big Bear Lake

Fall-O-Ween celebration at Gold Rush Mining Adventures in Big Bear Lake

If your heading up to the Big Bear area this month, join the Fall-O-Ween celebration! The Gold Mine Gift Emporium is “in the spirit” and has conjured up an early bewitching welcome to the coming haunting season.  They have woven a tangled web of fun! No tricks, only treats as All Hallows Eve approaches. They…

Alternatives to Trick Or Treating

Alternatives to Trick Or Treating

If you’re a busy working single mom like me gearing up for Halloween can add to the stress. So this year why not ditch the hassle and try one of these alternative ideas for fun this October 31: