Highwood Skeleton Display

I know I’m not the only one who has been frustrated to find that fun, family-friendly Halloween activities in the Chicagoland area are either sold out or swamped with people. But I have great news—there is an interactive and creative display nestled in the northern suburbs that is sure to impress all of the Halloween […]

Trick-Or-Treat Spider Web

While Covid has forced us to cancel vacations, birthday parties, and other fun celebrations, we REFUSE to let it stop one of our favorite days of the year—Halloween! My boys love decorating our house, coming up with fun costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating. There are no clear rules in our town regarding trick-or-treating on Halloween, […]

Matching Halloween Family Pajamas

Move over, sweater weather–matching family jammies season has arrived! I mean, it’s not just because everyone has been spending more time in their pajamas than usual. It’s because cooler temperatures call for cuddles, movie nights, and it’s prime time to get into the Halloween spirit, even though it will be a year unlike any other. […]

Trick-or-Treating in Cold and Rainy Chicago

Raise your hand if you saw the forecast for Thursday and secretly cursed yourself for living in Chicago? Well, now that we have gotten our anger out, it’s time to prepare for the frigid Halloween temperatures (I’m just going to ignore the snow part of the forecast, ok?). While I can’t promise that your child […]

How to Keep Squirrels Away From Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored EVERTHING and for days spent at the pumpkin patch. But let’s talk about a pumpkin’s arch nemesis—the squirrel! I mean, it’s like these furry little creatures have no idea that we are trying to have Instagrammable fall décor, am I right? In all seriousness, having squirrels attack your pumpkin […]

How to Create an Epic Halloween Charcuterie Tray

‘Tis the season for sugar—am I right? And I’m not just talking about the loot that kids get from trick-or-treating. But instead of fighting all of the decadent fun, I’m embracing it—within reason. So we are cuddling up on the couch to watch Halloween Baking Championship marathons and putting together a Halloween charcuterie tray. No, […]

My Favorite Halloween Decorations

I’m just going to say it: I’m the most BASIC witch once October rolls around. I’m all about ghost shaped marshmallows, taping up black bats just about EVERYWHERE and will search high and low for the perfect white pumpkin. So to say that I take my Halloween decorating seriously would basically be the UNDERSTATMENT of […]

Fall in Chicago Bucket List

It seemed to come right out of nowhere (I blame cold and rainy June), but as the leaves on my driveway are telling me FALL HAS ARRIVED IN CHICAGOLAND! While I haven’t ordered my first PSL yet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start compiling our Fall Bucket Lists. I have rounded up my family’s […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns”

Love jack-o-lanterns but afraid of slicing off a finger while carving? Then do I have the answer for you! Head on over to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns.” Here’s what you can expect from from Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns:   What to Expect from Chicago Botanic […]