It's hard to find toddler friendly Halloween events. Taking the babe trick or treating seems a little pointless when they can't eat candy. BUT, you're a relatively new mama and you want to celebrate with him or her, so what do you do? I did some research and found some age appropriate events for my one year old. He loved getting dressed up and people watching.
Here are some Halloween events appropriate for a one year old:
1. Boo at the Zoo! - I live outside of Chicago, not too far from Brookfield Zoo. They have a Halloween event the last two weekends of October with a costume parade, pumpkin chuckin, face paint, and pumpkin decorating. Check out your local zoo for something similar. Plus, dressing up is encouraged.
2. Business Trick or Treating event - This weekend we went to the Lincoln Square (Chicago neighborhood) trick or treating event. There was face painting, bands playing, and the littles could go trick or treating in a safe environment at local businesses. Any town with a downtown area probably has a similar event.
3. Library Halloween Events - The Evanston Public Library has fun Halloween craft and story time for the young ones. Check out your local library for events.
4. YMCA Healthy Halloween Night - This event is for the whole family. It encourages movement and fun with a Halloween theme.
What Halloween events did you do with your toddler?
What I listened to while writing:
The Bears game in the background; plus, the H yelling at the TV.