Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Few Local Deals for Halloween Goodies

If you're still in the market for some Halloween candy, here are the deals I thought were the least scary!


  • ShopRite (in-ad coupon 3/$5 for Hershey's). You can combine it with the $1.50 off 2 bags coupon from the Sunday 10/16 SmartSource coupons. This makes each fun size bag just $1.16!


  • Hershey's, Mars or Nestle snack-sized bags are $1.99 with in-ad coupon, which you can pick up in the store. You can do a little better on this by using a coupon from Sunday 10/16 Redplum coupon insert or by going here or here and printing. As low as $1.49 each after coupon.
  • Small, individual Halloween goodie bags are available at $.99 for 20, no coupon required.

Party City

  • If you're looking for a festive way to store your candy, you can pick up a cool witch's cauldron on sale for 50% off and the large, 12" cauldron is under $5.
  • You can print a coupon for $10 off 50, $20 off $75 or $30 off $100 here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

IHOP's Trick or Treat All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

On October 28, in celebration of Halloween, kids can get a free Scary Face pancake at IHOP!

KMart $.99 Summer Clearance Sale

It's definitely worth mentioning that KMart has $.99 racks up in the store, with summer clothing.

In the Parsippany store, there was a good selection of kids shorts and t-shirts. There were cute tank tops and t-shirts, as well as plaid and denim shorts. I also saw some cute athletic/running shorts.

I picked up around 5 t-shirts and several pairs of shorts for both of my kids.

It's a great time to stock up for next year. For this price, you can stock up on play shirts.

A few other deals I saw as I shopped:
- Halloween costumes are 50% off
- My store had LED Princess nightlights on final clearance for $7, which could be cute Christmas stocking stuffers

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Soooo Many Morris County Kid Events This Weekend

These all sound so fun, I don't even know where to begin this weekend. 

Check out the calendar page for the details (click on the event and more info drops down).

4:30pm-6:30pm Lake Parsippany Halloween party (open to the public)
5pm-8pm Halloween Night at ImagineThat! In Florham Park
6pm-8pm Family Night at KidNetic (not Halloween, but worth mentioning, just because it’s fun), Montville

10am – noon Make A Scary T-Shirt @ Michael’s Crafts
1pm-4pm Halloween costume event @ AC Moore Crafts, includes parade and face painting
12:30pm-4:30pm Community Children’s Museum 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Fun Fest, MCIT Denville
4pm-10pm Haunted HalloWharton Festival, Wharton

11:30-3:30pm Pawsitive Experience (dog Halloween party) prizes for best costume, Rockaway
1pm-2:30pm Pumpkin Decorating at Fosterfields, Morristown

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Cartoons for Kids

Halloween doesn't seem like a holiday without watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" on TV-popcorn, commercials and all.

You can catch this classic on ABC at 8pm on Thursday, 10/27.

ABC’s 13 nights of Halloween starts tonight, here are some of the highlights:
  • Thursday, October 20, Hocus Pocus at 9/8c
  • Friday, October 21, Beetlejuice at 9/8c
  • Saturday, October 22, The Addams Family at 8/7c
  • Wednesday, October 26, Disney/Pixar's Monsters Inc at 7/6c
  • Thursday, October 27, Scooby-Doo at 9/8c
  • Friday, October 28, The Addams Family at 7/6c
  • Sunday, October 30, Van Helsing at 8/7c
  • Monday, October 31, Casper at 7/6c
I searched the local TV listings and here are some Halloween 'toons to be on the lookout for:

2:30 pm
The Cat in the Hat
Trick or Treat
The Cat takes Sally and Nick trick-or-treating; Nick meets King Cecil the Seahorse, who takes his babies everywhere he goes.
8 am
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey’s Treat
Mickey and his pals need help getting to Trick-or-Treat Tower in time for the big Halloween party.
7 am
Jack and the Neverland Pirates
Night of the Golden Pirate
Jake and his friends search for the legendary Golden Pumpkin that is supposed to fly over Never Land when the moon is high; Captain Hook disguises himself to trick Jake into giving him Halloween treats.
Dora The Explorer
While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Dora and Boots encounter a cute little monster and help it get home before the clock strikes 12.
Dora The Explorer
Dora Halloween Parade
Dora and Boots run into a tiny monster on Halloween, and they help him get home before midnight.
Go, Diego Go!
Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!
As Diego, Alicia and Freddie the Fruit Bat prepare for trick-or-treating fun, they learn some llamas cannot join them for the Halloween festivities because of a broken bridge, so Diego and his pals head out to help them.
Team Umizoomi
The Ghost Family Costume Party

The trio assist a tiny ghost who has to solve four riddles before he arrives at a costume party on Halloween.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Haunted House at the Willowbrook Mall (and Coupon!)

Phantasmal Haunt is located at the Willowbrook Mall, outside the Sears wing, by the Food Court. It's open now through October 31.

Their description states, "Phantasmal Haunt was inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Clive Barker, and Mary Shelly. Its creators are less prone to implement chainsaws for frights, but instead to weave an intricate web of dark delights aimed steal your sleep." 

From the looks of it, I'd say this is not for young kids. I hope to get there one day soon, after which I will post my review.

Here's a $1 off coupon for you!

Wed-Fri 4pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm

Extended Holiday Hours: Halloween Week-Open Every Day
Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
Halloween 12pm-10pm
$13.00 General Admission

Spooky Kids Night This Friday at ImagineThat! in Florham Park

Family-friendly SPOOK-tacular Night! Costumes encouraged!

When: Fri. Oct. 21, 2001, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Children can enjoy a kid-friendly Halloween-themed night filled with food, pumpkins, games, activities and prizes.

SPOOK-tacular event includes: Pumpkins, outdoor cornstalk maze, activities, crafts, games, prizes and pizza. 

Price for children: $13.99, Price for adults: $10.99*
Call (973) 966-8000 for a reservation or purchase tickets online.

*If you pay at the door, without reservations, event offerings are not guaranteed and pricing is $14.99 per child and $11.99 per adult. No coupons or discounts can be applied.

Warehouse Toy Sale This Weekend In Parsippany

In case you didn't get the mailer, there is a warehouse toy sale in Parsippany this weekend, and I've just added it into the calendar.

Head to 78 Lackawanna Ave between 10am and 4pm.

No infants or children under 12 are allowed, so leave the kids at home.

I've never been to this, so can't comment on the deals. I do plan on going, so I'll post a review soon.

Review: Sun High Orchards in Randolph (Pumpkins!)

I wasn't aware that Randolph had a pick-your-own farm with apples, pumpkins and more. And, I definitely didn't know there were cute farm animals, such as ducks, pigs and adorable sheep.

If you're in Morris County, Sun High Orchards is a great place to go.

It's a smaller-sized farm (as compared to Wightman's in Morristown or the larger ones in Chester), which is easier to navigate with little ones.


  • General store: Homemade goodies likes pies, cookies and doughnuts, along with the requisite fruit, apple cider, and pumpkins/gourds. The store has really cute craft items and seasonal decor arranged like eye candy, so if you're there, leave a little time to peruse.
  • Hayrides: Available on the weekends.
  • Animals: Alpaca, mini donkey, ducks, pig, sheep. I'm probably forgetting something. It's a few pens, not the Turtleback Zoo.
  • Cost: Possibly free, if you just want to visit the animals. I went with some mom friends and the consensus was that it can be a very cheap outing! There are wagons for the kids to pull along the pumpkin area, as well as cut-outs and some hay bales to climb on and jump off.
  • Coupons: $.50 off a pie (like apple caramel walnut - yum!), valid through 10/31.

Where is it: 19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph (just past County College of Morris)
Hours: 7 days a week, 9am-6:30pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday Fun: Ice Skating, Story Time and a Haunted House

The events calendar is updated with lots of great things to do in and around Morris County.

To tantalize you with all of the great things you could be doing today (or any day of the week), here are 3 things that are fun, frightening and even one that's free.

What: Phantasmal Haunted House
Happenings: Billed as “an intricate web of dark delights,” this holiday haunt promises to send chills down your spine.
Where: Willowbrook Mall (outside Sears Wing, by Food Court)
Time: 4pm-10pm
Cost: $13 per person

What: Preschool Story Time
Happenings: Interactive stories that are age appropriate.
Where: Morris County Library (Children’s Wing)
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: Free

What: Ice Skating at Mennen Arena
Happenings: Open skate sessions have begun, time to lace up your skates!
Where: Mennen Arena
Time: 10am-noon or 3:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: $6 for admission, $3.50 for skate rentals

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Run/Walk Music Festival in Denville this Weekend

Denville is having a 5K to support its efforts to restore the town after Hurricane Irene this Sunday from 9am-6pm called Denville Up and Running.

There will also be:

Live Music & Entertainment
• Denville Merchant Food/Retail Street Festival
• Denville Farmer’s Market
• Zumba
• Children’s Activities
• 50/50 Raffle
• Beer Tent