Celebrate Halloween EEK-O-Nomically
Join us Saturday, October 13th
from 1P.M. – 3P.M.
Hop on your brooms and fly in for
fun games, prizes, hot cider and treats.
Register to win a eco-friendly car!
All children 8 years old and younger dressed in a costume
will receive a FREE prize!
Bring in a child size Halloween costume to swap
and take home a “new to you” one.
Start bringing in your costumes now and receive
Any left over costumes will be donated to St. Joseph’s Home for Children.
Bonus: now through October 31st
all Melissa & Doug Toys are 20% OFF*.
*Not valid on prior purchases, with gift cards or other offers.
According to the nonprofit Green Halloween®, families, swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce the nation’s annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to the weight of 2,500 mid-size cars.
Here’s how the Costume Swap works:
Drop off your swap-able costumes now.
In exchange for each complete, clean, gently-worn costume, donors will receive 10% OFF their purchase that day.
The recycling message is an important one to us at Totally Kids. Green Halloween, National Costume Swap Day is a fun way of teaching our kids that they too can take a personal responsibility in helping save Mother Earth.
Bring in a child size Halloween costume to swap and take home a “new to you” one.
Hop on your brooms and fly in for fun and games, prizes, hot cider and treats. Start bringing your costumes in NOW!
Keep the GREEN going!
Before you visit us, check under your beds and back of closets for any gently used toys that the kiddos are no longer playing with or need. The toys for Autism collection is a GREEN project that is ongoing year long.
WANTED: GENTLY USED TOY DONATIONS
All parents in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area! Totally Kids
is accepting all toy donations to benefit the locally headquartered group “Parents United Against Autism”. We’ll take the donated gently used toys to local families in need. Aside from helping our friends and neighbors, this is an excellent opportunity to clear out your closets a little and keep those unused toys from ending up on a landfill for the next 100 years. Please bring whatever you can.
Make an Egg-stra Special Recycled Bat at home. All Free Crafts will show you how.
Green Halloween food tip: Eat your leftovers! There is over 29 million tons of food waste each year, enough to fill the Rose Bowl every three days and the rotting food in landfills contributes to global warming.
Wrap up some mummies and put them on your plate. Surprise the kiddos, a hot dog inside. The how to is found at Family Fun.
Looking for a no brainer? This Mummy has no brain, just unwrap it and you will find Halloween Playdough. Another recipe from the Idea Room.
Mummified Oreos could be your treat.
You may ask How She Does It, she will show you how to too.
Mummy? No it’s a baby, well maybe a baby Mummy.
Babble claims all it takes is roll of gauze plus a cute baby and you’ll have your own baby Mummy.
All you Mummys and Daddys have fun with your babies on Halloween.
A star filled night sky, crackling campfire, finding the perfect spot on a preferably charred, slightly glowing log for roasting your marshmallow that’s waiting on the tip of a stick until the inevitable poof when it’s enveloped in a small ball of flames. Next, what it’s all about…. the ooey gooey marshmallow-ey chocolate mess on your face and hands.
Maybe you have a secret method of getting it all neatly between the graham crackers? Not me.
A few weeks ago we had all the fixings ready and waiting, but two days of rain dampened our campfire plans for S’mores.
Can’t rain on our parade – we discovered a new method:
When It Rains – It S’mores
Don’t reserve these for campfires–they’re easy to do in the oven.
16- graham cracker squares
4- milk chocolate bars
1- cup mini marshmallows (un-used, not from marshmallow shooter misses)
- Preheat broiler.
- Arrange half of graham crackers on baking sheet. Top each cracker with 1 piece of the chocolate bars. Broil until chocolate is softened but not melted.
- Arrange 2 tablespoons marshmallows on each cracker. Broil until lightly toasted.
- Top with remaining crackers and serve.
Tomorrow is National S’mores Day – now we know – no campfire – no problemo…
The origin of S’mores dates back to the 1920′s. It’s believed the recipe was first discovered by Girl Scouts. S’more folklore suggests that S’mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted “gimme some more!”
S’mores for Halloween.