Oklahoma City family fun gives us memorable holidays.
Halloween is right around the corner and my children are understandably excited. Oct. 31 is now a date on the current page of our calendar; we've been waiting for it since around Aug. 15, when all things Halloween hit store shelves. Costumes, plastic spiders, treat buckets, those push-button decorations with the eerie laughter: that section beckons to little children. It's a can't-miss attraction, along with the aisles that feature candy corn, gummy bats, specially packaged Tootsie Rolls and salted caramels.
There are neon vampire teeth on my third-grader's dresser and I have no idea how they got there. More than a few items have made it into our shopping cart and it's the beginning of the holiday slide: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. It all goes too fast; we have to pace ourselves to see and do everything near us, decide what those memories should be. Sam already asks about Santa with air quote and a wink, so I know the years of holiday magic are numbered.
Choosing just one event for each weekend or in recognition of an upcoming holiday is almost as difficult as narrowing it down to just one costume this year. I will have, in theory, a Transformer, a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a hotdog if they'll ever make their decision.
Halloween is still about the spooky and the sweet at my house, in both senses of the word. My sons look forward to cute costumes and sugary treats. Our day for scary Halloweens with haunted houses and a fair amount of gore will surely come with three boys but at ages 8, 3 and 9 months, I want this year to last.
Community fun can make all the difference in memorable occasions and there are so many Oklahoma City Halloween events around.
There's a terrific variety here to enjoy, including costumed events and trunk-or-treats to plan your family's best Oklahoma City Halloween ever.
I haven't been to a Mummy & Son Dance yet. Sam has decided dancing just isn't for him and Isaac isn't quite old enough yet to attend, so that's for next year in our case. I like knowing what's coming up, guess at what they might remember, besides October's candy and costumes.
We hope your Halloween is as memorable as ours this year!
P.S. If you're already looking for something to do with that leftover Halloween candy, see our list of OKC Halloween Candy Buy-Back Options here.