If there is one person who knows how to make the most of the plethora of Halloween events happening across the South Suburbs this week, it’s Sarah Hauge, the publisher and editor of Macaroni Kid’s Englewood, Greenwood Village and Centennial section. The popular blog makes a point to know about every area family-friendly event. Haug has spent years researching and, with her own family, experiencing the special occasions for Halloween and beyond firsthand. Here are the gigs she has her eye on.
HER HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
“Our family enjoys the traditions that have been part of Halloween for generations: selecting pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch (and decorating them!), dressing up in clever costumes and trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. After entering Halloween-themed events into the Macaroni Kid calendar over the several weeks before the big day though, I also make a point to attend at least two new-to-us events to keep things exciting and fresh. Knowing that the calendar is loaded with kid-appropriate events, I can also count on a few spontaneous outings.”
THIS YEAR’S EVENT PICKS
“For indoor festive fun, we attended the Halloween Hoopla at Kids Wonder, a new interactive play center in Centennial. For some outdoor seasonal excitement, we’ll be headed to a local trunk-or-treat soon. We haven’t quite decided which one yet, but the Macaroni Kid Trunk-or-Treat Guide has 24 options from Oct. 19 to Halloween night.
“There are quite a few things happening locally that both kids and adults can enjoy together. I’ve got my eye on the Pumpkin Painting Contest at ViewHouse Centennial on Oct. 29 and the Museum of Outdoor Art’s Natura Obscura exhibit, which will have a spooky twist for the holiday.”
OTHER THINGS TO DO WITH JUST THE ADULTS IN THE FAMILY THIS FALL
“My idea of a good time is laughter and delicious food. This year I’ll be celebrating the season with the Fallin’ Into Fall cooking class at Uncorked Kitchen and a night of entertainment at the Clean Comedy Contest (the competition is rated G, but it’s geared toward the 21-and-up crowd), happening now through Nov. 24 at ComedyWorks’ South at the Landmark location.”