An Important Halloween Message From Ms. LeStrange

Hope you enjoy the video. Below are some quick ideas to make this Halloween count in your neighborhood!

Southend Family Offers Hot Chocolate At Halloween To Connect With Parents

For the past few years, one Puyallup family has set up a Hot Chocolate station in front of their house as a way to visit with neighborhood parents while their kids are all trick or treating.

For the past few years, one Puyallup family has set up a Hot Chocolate station in front of their house as a way to visit with neighborhood parents while their kids are all trick or treating.

Here’s a great idea from a member of the EatPlayThaw community:

“We’ve done this a couple of different ways.  Year one, my husband set up an awning, a few chairs, and a table with hot chocolate in carafes. He also setup our fire pit (with the cover on – safety first!) for the parents to sit/stand and chat while the kids went to the surrounding homes for trick or treating.  I stayed inside to answer the door and to keep a supply of hot chocolate going.

Year two, with no threat of rain, we set up similarly but without the awning and we had the candy available outside with the hot chocolate.  Personally, I kind of prefer the kids coming to the door instead, but that means only one of us is out there to meet parents.  People tend to linger a little longer since their kids are occupied walking to nearby doors.

Offering hot chocolate or coffee on Halloween night is a great way to create some community in your neighborhood.

Pre-filling cups (with coffee or hot chocolate) with lids is a great tip for saving time. It also offers your neighbor the option of ‘grab and go’ just in case they need to stay close to their children.

One of our friends had this tip:  Pre-make the hot chocolate and have it ready to go in the cups with lids, for a ‘grab and visit’ opportunity. Also, if you’re using an awning, or heater/firepit and any needed extra lights, set it up as close to the sidewalk as possible to make sure it looks really inviting.

Our street is pretty well-lit, so I prefer not having extra lights.  It is Halloween, after all, and it’s kind of fun to me to be a little darker to add to the ambiance of the day – plus our fire is inviting for cold hands!”

David & Amy, Puyallup

Need Quick Ideas for Halloween Decorations, Jack-O-Lanterns, Party Food or Costumes?  

Make a quick pit stop to my Halloween Pinterest Board where I’ve curated some QUICK AND EASY tricks and treats!

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HappyHalloween

 

 

 

 

 

Ms.LeStrange

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One Response to An Important Halloween Message From Ms. LeStrange

  1. Anonymous says:

    too funny Ms Becky! 🙂
    cb

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