The hardest thing about celebrating Halloween is just deciding what to do. We have found some of our favorite events and DIYs for you to have a spooky Halloween!
Join NYC Parks for Pumpkin Fest, New York City’s annual celebration of the Fall harvest season in leafy Central Park!
Activities includes: Pumpkin Patch, Syfy Pumpkin Decorating Zone, Marionette Performances by City Parks Puppet Mobile, Walkabout Characters,
Arts & Crafts, Live Entertainment, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Pride of NY Farmer’s Market and of course NYC Giant Pumpkin!
When: 11 AM- 3 PM on Saturday October 27, 2012
Where: Central Park Bandshell (enter at 72nd Street)
Admission: FREE (Rain or shine!)
HAUNTED HOUSE MAZE
Monsters and zombies lead kids and adults through a haunted indoor maze! Face painting offered throughout the spooky evening!
When: 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM on Wednesday October 31, 2012
Where: Recreation Center Fifty-Four 348 East 54th St. Manhattan
NYC’s 39th ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE
Only those in costume are welcome to join hundreds of puppets, 53 bands of different types of music, dancers, artists and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!
When: 7 PM- 10:30 PM on Wednesday October 31, 2012
Where: 6th Avenue from the East and South between Canal and Spring
(Parade starts at 6th Ave and goes to 16th Street)
D.I.Y. NO CARVE PUMPKINS
Not the carving pumpkin type but love decorating for Halloween? No problem!
We have the perfect DIY’s for our #botkierbabes to still have the fun decorating pumpkins without having to worry about carving!
PUMPKIN CANDLE HOLDERS
Styrofoam pumpkin or a real pumpkin
Hole Saw Attachment for drill (Found at hardware store)
1. Determine the width of the candle and make sure the hole saw is just slightly larger. 2. Remove the stem and locate the center on top of the pumpkin. With the pumpkin firmly secure, center the hole cutting attachment above the pumpkin and slowly drill out the center. It may help to have someone hold the pumpkin steady while you drill. 3. Once center is cut, you’ll need to carve out the foam/ pumpkin with a knife. 4. Continue the process until you have desired depth. Once the hole is cut, coat entire pumpkin in craft glue. 5. Generously cover with colored glitter and let dry. Once glitter is dry and to prevent glitter from flaking off, spray with a bit of hairspray to set. 6. Use non-drip candles (typically the wide candles don’t) or if you’re using tea-lights, opt for ones that have a plastic or metal cup so that wax doesn’t get into pumpkin. Place candle inside and light!
EDGY CHIC PUMPKINS
Jewel Dripped Pumpkin, Gold Studded Pumpkin, Spiderweb Monogram Pumpkin
Small or large pumpkins
Craft paints or chalkboard paints
Hot glue/ glue gun
Jewel Dripped Pumpkin: 1. Paint the pumpkins with two coats of the craft paints. (Remember to let the paint dry before applying step 2). 2. Apply the gem stickers. Always start from the middle of your design and work your way around and out, to ensure you have even coverage until you run out of stickers. For the “dripping” effect, space the gems out more as you go down.
Gold Studded Pumpkin: 1. Based on the number of studs you have (12-18 each of 4 types), use the hot glue gun and glue six evenly around the stem, and alternate out and down the pumpkin to give it that edgy look.
Spiderweb Monogram Pumpkin: 1. Paint the first letter of your name or last name on the pumpkin with craft paint. 2. To form the web, start around the center of the letter you painted with 8 gems, and create longer strands from those spokes, adding in a few gems between to “connect” the strands.