Halloween 2017

Last week after school Halloween began for our family! I picked up Princess Elena of Avalon and we head right over to NOMA to enjoy a Pumpkin Palooza!

We have been attending for the last few years and it’s amazing how this community event has grown tremendously in attendance numbers!

Next up… we enjoyed some weekday funnin at Catholic University! Both kids were official NASA astronauts ( it was so cold baby boy didn’t get to show off his shirt…. but he did trick or treat…. for me 😜 because I mean let’s be honest…. I can’t let my precious baby eat candy yet!) The kids had a blast! The students worked hard and were so kind to the attendees! They served pizza and snacks, had a trick or treat trail with fun costumes all around. Tons of games and activities, face paint and two moon bounces on a large field that was highly decorated for all to enjoy! We will definitely be back next year!

Three days into Halloween and it’s time to hit the Halloween streets! Crowded per usual! Fun costumes and a bucket full of goodies.

Are anyone else’s kids obsessed with The Descendants Movie? Liv/Uma was pumped to get all suited up and debut her outfit!

The weekend was also filled with parties cue: Beyoncé “We Like to Party” ….. and

Halloween has not even officially arrived!

Daddy playing wingman to our little “ladies man”.

We have a few more events to attend to finish off our Halloween season ( I miiiight update this post to include them)

Happy Candy Day 🎃

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It’s Happening On The Hill

We Love Chaw! Since the open house about a year ago now we have been in love with the kind spirits and love for art that radiates from this place

“Skip the sugar and get an ART rush this year at
HILLoween @ CHAW!

You may think you’ve done HILLoween before–you’ve seen the crowds, collected the candy, participated in the costume contest. But have you gone trick-or-treating for art?

This year, we invite you, our CHAWsome friends, neighbors, students, and families of all ages, to join us for a ghoulish night of spooky art, taking place at CHAW from 5:30pm to 8:45pm on Halloween! There will be no shortage of FREE activities: we’ll be molding clay monsters in the gallery, making masks in the art studio, hosting a spooky classical piano recital in the dance studio, and providing plenty of fall treats in the form of donuts from our neighbors District Doughnut and local cider.

And the rest of 7th St. SE is in on the party! Grab a map from CHAW or our table at Eastern Market and go trick-or-treating for art. Get a stamp from our Alphabet Animal Artist table at Eastern Market, stop by and get a balloon hat at the Spider, take part in Spooky Science & Stories at the Public Library – SE Branch, learn the Thriller dance at the Grasshopper, and land at CHAW! Be creative with the order; just make sure you get all 5 stamps–and you’ll be entered to win a CHAWsome prize!

It might be crowded, but don’t miss out on Eastern Market, either. We’ll have a 3D printer demo at our table, not to mention a Suzuki violin performance at 6:15pm and the announcement of the name of our Grasshopper sculpture outside CHAW at 6:30pm.

After things wrap up at Eastern Market, make sure to swing back by CHAW for teaching artist Steven Schwarz’s Spooky Classical Piano Recital at 7:45pm. It’s classical music with a Halloween twist–fun for the whole family.

If you thought you’d seen it all in Eastern Market for Halloween, this is your year to break the mold–and break across Pennsylvania Ave. You make CHAW the creative community it is, so we wanted to take a moment to say THANKS…in true CHAW spirit, with lots of fun opportunities to make art and a few sweet treats. No tricks here–but costumes encouraged! Don’t forget to tweet your photos of the festivities to @CHAWinDC using #HILLoweenDC.

Hope to see you on Friday, 10/31, 5:30pm-8:45pm at CHAW for the best HILLoween yet!”

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop | 545 7th Street, SE | Washington | DC | 20003

How Do You ….Boo!?

How you Booing!? Hee Hee! I don’t even frequent the Wendy Williams Show ,but I couldn’t resist hearing her voice as I typed the opening line!
Anywho, what are you guys doing to celebrate the Fall! Don’t be stingy! Share Share Share 🙂
Last year we discovered Queen Anne Farm. This local natural practice farm is full of kind employees, small animals, tall beautiful sunflowers as well as some yummy cider in their little shop. This is a great farm to visit during the weekday and allow your child to grab the perfect pumpkin without having to wait until the weekend and be overwhelmed by the crowds. This farm is a wonderful setting for great family pictures!
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Another don’t miss event is BOO at the Zoo! This event is sooo good! It’s hands down one of my favorite Halloween events to do as a family in this area. Any zoo lover would be stoked to attend. In addition to seeing the animals, families come out in a massive way to get their goodie bags filled to the brim with treats from Whole Foods, Mars chocolate company and literally so many others. (check my post on this event last year). The costumes are also very well thought out at this event so prepare to be wowed!

We Love …Fall Fun

After our late night at the Zoo I did not have the energy for our day at Mt.Vernon per my plan ,but luckily The Sports & Learning Complex had a fall event going on.
Crafts, snacks, bouncy house, train rides and crafts welcomed us.
Unfortunately, a few of the promoted activities were not there like the petting zoo and live performers…..booo

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Boo at the Zoo

Our Halloween fun started Friday at 5pm!
The weather was so shockingly cold (I’m in denial that summer is over and coats are now needed)
So I had to use a alternate costume for Liv! Since she was bundled for the elements she strapped her wings over her coat and was a “Fairy”! The DC Zoo is hands down one of our fave places to visit and we do so routinely. So with the addition of some Halloween fun we were really excited for Boo at the Zoo! While we may have revised our costumes, plenty of families came out in full costume! Some of the most impressive and entertaining were the child Ipad as well as the elaborate family costumes like the Wizard of Oz! The unique costumes added to the excitement of the event!

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The DC Zoo showcased animal encounters, educational booths, haunted petting zoo which is always fun and loads of treats!

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The carousel ride with her aunt was definitely a highlight for Liv!
We had a blast and plan to incorporate this event into our fall traditions! This event was ticketed ,so be sure to plan ahead as this event is very popular.

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Trick or Treat!