Well, NJ, for the second year in a row, we’re facing a whole lot of “indoor time” with our kids due to freakish weather. We will say nothing about global warming in this post (ahem), only give you some great ideas for fun stuff to do inside while Sandy rages outside. Check out the tips from our own NJ writers, or hope over to NYC Mommy Poppins for a more extensive list of don’t-go-crazy ideas. Stay safe, NJ!
Did you wait too long to order your child's Halloween Costume? Did you get the wrong size costume and need a quick and easy back up plan? Has your child changed his or her mind about their dream costume numerous times? Do you just want a funny and simple costume that will get a laugh? Here are 10 quick and down'n'dirty ideas followed by costume suggestions crowd-sourced from your very own MP NJ writers.
Goblins and ghouls and witches, oh my! From Friday, October 26, to the Big Day itself, New Jersey has an array of free events like parades, pumpkin carvings, spooky storytimes, glowing gardens, trick-or-treating (at the mall), even a reenactment of Michael Jackson's Thriller! Check out the FREE events below for a (pumpkin-)smashing good time!
Nestled in Essex County, Montclair is located just 12 miles outside of Manhattan. This walkable suburb is home to Montclair State University, the Presby Iris Gardens and the Montclair Art Museum. There are eighteen public parks and two nature preserves within the town borders. From the Upper Montclair shopping area to Church Street’s shops, its eclectic restaurants and kid-friendly activities make this a fun day trip for anyone in Northern New Jersey.
One of the coolest things about being a parent is getting to relive childhood all over again with our little ones - the zoo, holiday trains, and of course, trick-or-treating. But instead of just snapping a few pictures of the kids in costume, how about inviting the gang over early for a festive Halloween shindig? Read on for some spectacularly spooky menu ideas that might make you decide to just stay in, or at least provide some homemade yums before you venture out with your little ghosts and goblins.
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