Tag: halloween

17th annual Treats in the Streets


treats_in_streets1Thursday, October 30, 2014 marks the 17th annual Treats in the Streets event at Old Towne Orange Plaza.

Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and the street are close their shops. Local non-profit groups provide delicious food items and tasty treats for a nominal charge.

Fun activities include games, trick or treating, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages. (Parents please leave masks and pets at home)

treats_in_the_streets1Trick or Treating at participating Old Towne merchants will be from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • When: Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Time: 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Old Towne Orange Plaza at Chapeman Avenue & Glassell

Halloween Zoo-tacular

The animals at the Orange County Zoo love Halloween Zoo-tacular!


In addition to a great string of events planned for kids including: trick-or-treating*, spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt*, and face painting! (*Kids ages 12 & under) the zoo animals receive treat filled pumpkins throughout the day!

zootacular6Raccoons get pumpkins filled with berries and mealworms while the black bear will get a peanut butter and honey filled pumpkin. Every 30 minutes, a different animal will get their Halloween treat.

zootacular8First 100 children in costume (ages 12 & under) receive a free gift!


  • Date: 10/25/2014
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 AM
  • Reservations are not needed.
    Activities are free with paid zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free).

Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 973-6847

For more information, call Marcy at 714-973-6846.


Not so Scary Halloween

spider maze

I’m always looking for “Not so Scary” events and when Halloween meets nature, it’s even better. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center has a great FREE treat planned on October 18 and 19, 2014 for their “Not So Scary Estuary” Family Days Event.

Bring the kids dressed in the costumes to create lollipop spiders, make animal tracks, animal face masks and climb through a human spider web.

Kids can Trick-or-Treat on the Haunted Hike nature trail where they will discover interactive wildlife stations along the way. Kids will also meet live bats on Saturday and owls on Sunday in special presentations.

  • Costume contest is 3:45 pm
    Most Eco-Friendly
    Best Nocturnal/Lagoon Theme
    Most Original


When: Oct. 18-19, 2014

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free but donations are always welcome.

Where: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Ca 92007

Online: sanelijo.org

Arrive early to allow time for parking.




Orange County’s Biggest Block Party is at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. This October, the Lake Forest campus will be transformed into a playground of fun and food for both kids and adults!

Last year, more than 10,000 people came to Saddleback’s Blocktober party. And this year, we’re going even bigger!

Join us for games, rides, candy, photo booths, live music, food trucks, and more! There will be fun zones for ALL ages.


Tickets are $5 and go on sale during weekend services beginning October 4, 2014.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 5: 00 p.m.

Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Pkwy Lake Forest, CA 92630

 Contact Saddleback Kids 949-609-8651


Nothing but Treats for October


It’s the first day of October and Halloween will here before you know it. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about Halloween but this year it’s different, maybe it’s the effect of all these the oils, Bawhahaha (that was my witch laugh).

We’ve even put up our Christmas tree that will transition from now through December as a Halloween Tree to a Thankful Tree to a Christmas tree, this should be fun!


Things to look forward to this month; lots and lots of Halloween events, the new schedule for the  FREE Jr. Chef classes and Technique classes at Williams-Sonoma, some really great Science/Stem events. (Halloween and Science go so well together), and some awesome educational events.

October is also Red Ribbon month, so you’ll also see several posts about Red Ribbon week/month (I already started with a few of those posts), don’t forget about Kidvasion (kids get free, food, rides and admission)  all over in San Diego this month.

And of course you’ll get to hear all about my Essential Oils and adventures in Girl Scouting. So, get ready because all of my volunteer hats are on!



Glue and Go Costumes for Kids

Celebrate Halloween with Holly Cleeland, upcycler extraordinaire and writer of  Glue & Go Costumes for Kids! Holly shows you how to create “unique, over-size,eye-catching costumes” from everyday items.



With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise.

 Tuesday, Oct 7, 2104
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
407 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 288-2400