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Happy Halloween everyone! Put on your cat ears or your superhero cape, let's go trick or treating!

 

 

According to this list by Smart Asset, Nampa Idaho ranks as #1 in the United States for best place to trick or treat!  Idahoans rejoice!  And get those Snickers bars!  Nampa was rated as the best, safest spot in the U.S. for going door-to-door for sugary goodness. Another options is the infamous Harrison Boulevard in downtown Boise, the sidewalks are swimming with superheros and princesses and is a sight to be seen!

 

 

If knocking on doors isn't really your thing, you can always trunk-or-treat, an activity gaining popularity as a safer alternative to trick or treating, and less walking around in the dark!  It involves people gathering together in one location such as a parking lot and handing out candy from the trunks of their car, usually within a specific community.

 

You can find this going on at your local church such as Hillview United Methodist Wednesday 10-26 (tonight!), as well as the Boise zoo Oct. 31st 10:00am-5:00pm, and Boise Bible College Oct 31st 6:30pm-9:00pm! Click the links for details.

Join Zoo Boise for the best Halloween event in town. There will be costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, photo ops, face painting, special Halloween themed animal encounters and much more!  Entrance to Boo at the Zoo is $7 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (62+), $4.25 for kids (3-11), and infants 2 and under are free. This event is free to Friends of Zoo Boise members.

Idaho Ice World Presents- Halloween Spooktacular Celebration!
Wear your costume and enjoy terror-iffic skating fun for the whole family! Cost is $5.00 per person (includes skate rental). Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

The Library! at Cole & Ustick will be hosting a Halloween Party for ghosts and goblins of all age. This event will feature airbrush tattoos, a bounce house, music, crafts, face painting, food trucks, and much more! Costumes are encouraged. (This will be an outdoor event, weather permitting.) Saturday, October 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project! It is a great cause and one that a lot of us can identify with. If you are an allergy friendly household place a teal pumpkin outside your home to let children and families who have allergies know that you have allergy friendly treats! 

"Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun, since most candy is off limits.

FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy. It just takes one simple act: offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy.

Last year, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated. This is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all trick-or-treaters." - The Teal Pumpkin Project, http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.WBEpkuArKUk

 

Wishing everyone a safe and spooky night of fun!

 

Blog by Naomi Ledo

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