Author - Christine Jones

Chrissy jones

I am a local Chicago mom blogger with three kids ages 12,7,& 4.  We moved to Chicago from NYC, five years ago.  Since arriving here, we have spent countless hours exploring every crevice of this city, investigating the cultural institutions, searching for the best bagels, debating who had the best deep-dish pizza, trying out the indoor playspaces and frequenting the festivals. In our minds, there is no better place to raise kids because there are tons of super fun things to do with the whole family in this great city.  I created my blog, www.beyondthepark.com to share our favorite things with other Chicago families.

Quick and Easy Halloween Playdate Ideas

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids, why keep it to just one night?!  

To make the holiday last longer, consider hosting a Halloween playdate with these fun and easy ideas for treats, games and a craft.


Rice Krispie Pumpkins: Your kids will be howling for more of these cute pumpkins.  In a pot over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and 40 marshmallows.  When they’re close to being melted, add in a few drops of orange food coloring to desired shade (you can als...

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Christine Jones