Ready for a FREE Halloween warm up event? There are several events TODAY at local libraries, choose your event, get your costume on and go have some fun!
Family Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Parade at Orange Public Library – Spooky stories and a craft. Come dressed up in your favorite costume for a parade around the library.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA
For some Halloween crafts go to Balboa Branch Library – Spooky Halloween craft making fun! Ages 3-8. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Attendance is limited by room capacity
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA
Spooktacular Crafts at the Central Library Friends Room in Newport Beach – Have a ghoulish afternoon at the library creating Halloween inspired crafts. For Children k-3rd grade.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Central Library Friend Room, 100 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA
Trick or Treat Parade at Mesa Verde Library – Spooky-theme activities then take a Trick or Treat parade through different parts of the library and pick up tasty goodies along the way. For kids of all ages.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Mesa Verde Branch Library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Last night was our end of year celebration for my Brownie troop. The majority of the of my Brownies voted on having a “candy” party at the park. They wanted to eat candy, play games, to have no parents or siblings in attendance, have music to eat pizza and have more candy.
I went to target and bought brightly colored plates, napkins, tablecloths and cutlery that all went in line with their “candy” theme. I bought popcorn, cookies and of course, candy. My head was spinning walking through the candy aisle. I had text my co-leader to refocus. I kept walking through the aisle, I couldn’t think anymore. Not only is this stuff unhealthy, it’s expensive.
Thanks to her, I was able to refocus and complete the shopping. I ordered 2 pizzas from Costco and (for my sanity) bought a veggie and fruit tray, which almost all the girls ate.
Here’s my agenda for the party:
Pre-meeting: 15 minutes/6:15-6:30
Playtime at the playground
Opening: 5 minutes/6:30-6:35
Flag, Promise and Law
Snack/Dinner: 30 minutes/6:35-7:05
Pizza time/Candy time
Games/crafts: 25 minutes/7:05-7:30
Make Felt Pipe Cleaner bubble wands and have some bubble time
Family/Closing Time: 15 minutes/7:30-7:45
Pass out Badge Bags
Special Thank You’s to parents who went above and beyond
Here’s how the party actually went:
Bubble time (without the pipe cleaner bubble wand craft) playtime at the park, eat, playtime at the park, get badge bags, special thank you’s and it was over.
So much for all the planning. It was their party, they re-planned it and had fun. One girl said “this is the best party ever”. This party was definitely girl led!