I think it’s safe to say that most kids consider Halloween their favorite holiday. The girls are no exception. The way they get excited about the holiday can be contagious and our walk to school every morning builds on this excitement as more and more brownstones get decorated with hanging ghosts, skeletons and ghouls. It’s like brownstone Brooklyn was made for Halloween (you can see photos from last year here and some other photos here). If you have a stoop, you’re pretty much required to set a couple of pumpkins by the door and despite our unseasonably warm temperatures, the leaves have finally turned and there are ample leaves underfoot for crunching.
But it’s also fun to explore other neighborhoods during the month of October, so the girls and I went to the Meatpacking District on Saturday afternoon for a little Halloween fun. Not normally a neighborhood that first comes to mind when you think about kid friendly activities, but I love that the neighborhood businesses offer a little something different than what you might normally see in our neighborhood. Like the Bumble and Bumble styling table. What, free colored hair spray for the kids? They were ALL OVER that. And they kept asking whether they had to wash their hair that night because they wanted to keep the color in another day. The stylist also gave me some samples of the Creme de Coco hair mask. Uh, I’m realizing that I have long neglected hair products. I mean, I’m even using a curling iron again, a styling tool that I used to not be able to live without once upon a time.
Anyway, these little Harvest Fairs happen all over neighborhoods in the city and many of them are free. There is so much to do every weekend in October that it’s almost hard to choose. Good thing Halloween happens every year.