October marks the changing of seasons and Pretend City is celebrating with Fall Festival. Journey through the city and take in all the sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes that Fall has to offer. Keep an eye out for tricks and treats and listen carefully for spooky sounds around every corner as Halloween will be celebrated all month with fun activities, book readings and special events.
Other activities at Pretend City in October:

Halloween A Day Early! – Sunday, October 30 (10am-3pm)
Pretend City offers the perfect weekend venue for families to come out and celebrate Halloween a Day Early! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costumes and explore the city for all sorts of frightfully fun surprises. As an extra bonus, special guest, Super Why! will be on site to play with the children. Brought to you by PBS SoCal.

Print out the above coupon for 2 for 1 tickets to Pretend City for the PBS Halloween Event
Family Autism Event: Safe Trick-or-Treating – Monday, October 31 (5:30-7:30pm)
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to share in some safe “Trick-or-Treating” fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum or with Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with their welcoming smiles and practical support. Only those families who have a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.
RSVP: Please call 949.428.3900 extension 233 or visit max 80 families (1 ticket per family of up to 5 people)
Fee: This event is FREE thanks to the OC Register and The Festival of Children’s Season of Caring, Possible Dream Grant

About Pretend City Children’s Museum
Pretend City Children’s Museum is the first educational facility of its kind in the western United States representing a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, it depends on community-based funding and guest support. Through 15 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource where families, educators and community agencies come together to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed for a productive and fulfilling future. Pretend City Children’s Museum is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, please visit Pretend City online.

Pop Rocks Conjures Halloween Fun with MY COSTUME ROCKS Featuring FLAVOR OF THE YEAR

Pop Rocks® celebrates Halloween and costume creativity this October with a fun “Pop Rocks My Costume Rocks” contest for all Pop Rockers. The contest showcases photos of scary, spooky and funtastic Halloween costume photos on the Pop Rocks Facebook page with a chance for participants to win a box of Pop Rocks’ “Flavor of the Year,” Pop Rocks® Grape.

Entering the contest is easy, with Pop Rockers submitting their best Halloween costume photo at the My Contest Rocks link at through Oct 31st 2011 at 11:59 pm. Then, on November 2nd, Dr. Frank Rockenstein, noted Pop Rocker and Costumologist, will randomly select five costume photos from among all the entries. Dr. Rockenstein and Pop Rocks will award each winner a box of Pop Rocks Grape, recently named “Flavor of the Year” by Pop Rocks fans worldwide.

The “My Costume Rocks” contest is part of the Pop Rocks, Halloween Spooktacular also featuring a pre-emptive safety campaign to keep youngsters safe while Trick or Treating. The 2011 Pop Rocks outreach is part of the company’s yearlong celebration marking the 35th Anniversary of Pop Rocks. For more information on My Costume Rocks and Pop Rocks please go to

About Pop Rocks:
The one and only original popping candy brand, Pop Rocks, is America’s best selling popping candy and has been enjoyed by and is a favorite of an ever-growing variety of loyal confections lovers of all ages since the 1970´s. After 35 years at retail, Pop Rocks maintains an extremely high brand awareness and continues to use unique marketing programs that appeal to kids, teens and people of all ages. Become a Pop Rocks Facebook Fan today!

Editors: Safe and Happy Halloween Tips:

Acknowledging the potential dangers this spooky holiday can sometimes present, parents and children should always keep the following tips in mind as they trick or treat.

10 Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween

Travel only in familiar neighborhoods.
Only stop at houses or apartment buildings that are well lit. Remain on the porch and never enter a person’s house.
Always travel in small groups, accompanied by an adult if under the age of 12.
Avoid very long costumes and oversized shoes, which can easily cause you to trip.
Wear reflective tape on costumes and bags so you are visible to traffic and other trick-or-treaters.
Walk, do not run, from house to house.
Always walk on sidewalks. In neighborhoods with no sidewalks, always walk on the left side of the street, facing traffic.
Always cross streets as a group on established crosswalks.
When possible use makeup instead of masks. Besides being uncomfortable, masks can obstruct a child’s view of traffic, steps, and holiday decorations.
Never eat candy until a parent or responsible adult can inspect it.

For more Halloween safety tips and suggestions visit the American Cross website at:
Pop Rocks make a great addition to recipes for homemade family fun and parties during Halloween or any holiday season. Pumpkin Patch Orange Pop Rocks’
cool mix of green and orange Pop Rocks and will add festive Halloween colors and an explosive zest to baked goods and other homemade dishes. But for those looking for some special treats for their home Halloween party try these easy to make Halloween recipes:

Edible Wizard Wands

Pretzel Rods
Baking Chocolate
Pumpkin Patch Orange Pop Rocks

Wax paper
1.Melt chocolate in deep microwave safe bowl in microwave oven according to the directions.
2.Let chocolate cool and slightly thicken for approximately one minute.
3.Pour, stir and mix desired amount of Pop Rocks into slightly thickened chocolate.
4.Dip pretzel rods midway into melted chocolate and Pop Rocks mixture.
5.Place chocolate and Pop Rocks covered pretzel rods on wax paper to let cool
6.Refrigerate until served

Drinkable Popping Potion Ingredients:

Orange and Lime Jello
Pop Rocks
Ginger ale or Lemon Lime Soda

Clear cups

1. Prepare Jello according to the instructions on the box
2. Cut the Jello up into small cubes
3. Set cubes of each flavor in a separate own bowl
4. Allow party guests to fill their cup with Jello, alternating colors as they like
5. Pour some Pop Rocks on top (not too many, or you’ll have a mess)
6. Pour Ginger ale or lemon lime soda on top, and enjoy!

GlowCrazy Free Glove Promotion!

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Buy a Glow Crazy Distance Doodler from Walmart, Toys R Us or any local retailer on Saturday Oct 22nd or Sunday Oct 23rd ONLY, and send in your receipt, UPC from the box and the shipping form (below) to:

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Entries must be received by 11/22/2011.

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Dale and Thomas Spooktacular Halloween Gift Box- Review

Are you looking for a special Halloween treat to share with someone? Dale & Thomas Popcorn hands down makes some of the yummiest popcorn we have ever had. The Spooktacular Halloween Giftset we tried out has some amazing flavors. We especially love the Popsters they are SO YUMMY and the Chocolate Drizzle popcorn is incredible as well. Really all the popcorn is amazing.

Our Spooktacular Halloween Gift Box is sure to bewtich all of your Halloween goblins! Filled with two footlong bags of gourmet popcorn (Twice-As-Nice Chocolate Drizzlecorn and Hall of Fame Kettle Corn), Parmesan & Garlic Cheese Sticks and Milk Chocolate Popsters (freshly popped caramel corn dipped in rich milk chocolate), this decorated gift box is an affordable way to send big Halloween greetings. Each bag of our popcorn is one foot long and serves 2-3 people. All of our popcorn is gluten free and kosher OU-D.

Buy It: You can purchase Dale & Thomas popcorn on the Dale & Thomas site.

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review Review has costumes for the whole family. We received our costume super fast with excellent customer service. We LOVE dress up so I decided this cute little Lamb costume was way to adorable to pass up. It is so soft and cushy we were not disappointed. What I really love about this costume is that most lamb costumes are pretty girly this costume keeps the cuteness while giving it a very gender neutral flair. Which is pretty fantastic if you have a boy or are planning to pass down between siblings. We keep all opur costumes to use as dress up costumes throughout the year and to share with friends when they come over to play. This costume has definitely become a favorite.

Everyone will flock around your baby when he’s dressed in the charming Lil’ Lamb costume.

The Elite Collection brings the cutest creatures to life, with the finest attention to detail and style. This superior lamb costume includes a plush with velour belly and ears, completely lined, zippered bodysuit with attached bow, snap leg closure for easy diaper changes, attached tail, slip-on booties with skid resistant bottoms (booties are intended for indoor use only), and a character hood with ears. This charming costume is perfect for Halloween, Easter, Birthdays, or just creating picture perfect memories you’ll cherish long after they’ve started picking out their own costumes. Lil’ Lamb Costume is available in infant and toddler sizes.

Buy It: You can purchase costumes and accessories on the site.

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review