Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween! This little holiday comes with so much build-up and anticipation. The month of October always starts with a care package from my mom and culminates with trick or treating fun! Mabel has been asking when it will FINALLY be here since she first noticed the festive decorations in the window of our local CVS store back in August!

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015: Mabel dressed as her Great-Great-Grandma Mabel, her namesake! We made her wig by gluing cotton balls onto one of her winter hats!

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015: Mabel also dressed as Queen Elizabeth! We simply swapped the eyeglasses for a tiara!

While Halloween is only one night, we’ve started to look at this holiday as an opportunity to replenish our supplies for imaginative play. We’ve been able to find some pretty cool dress-up items this time of year through online buy/sell/trade groups, costume swap events, or by trading with friends. It’s the perfect time to stock up on fun dress-up outfits and accessories! The creative costumes can spark lots of imaginative play throughout the coming year.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016: Mabel dressed as a librarian and carried a Queens Library bag and her favorite book! A few weeks after Halloween, Mabel dropped her special little book between subways doors and it was lost forever. It was so traumatic!

Since kids in NYC don’t usually trick or treat in the traditional way by knocking on house doors, we created our own little “suburban Halloween” with a few friends who live within a few blocks. We each take turns standing in front of our buildings and invite the kids to “trick or treat.” As the kids walk down the sidewalk together, their little parade also sparks some joy for afternoon commuters!

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017: Astronaut Sisters! Of course, astronauts go to space with their babies and purses!

Although it is very different from the way Emily and I grew up trick or treating as kids, there is certainly a magic about Halloween in New York City! Local shops and restaurants invite kids of all ages to stop by to trick or treat. From the time that school gets out in the afternoon until late in the evening, kids can walk along the sidewalks and fill their bags with goodies!

Halloween 2018

Halloween 2018: Our 2 little monkeys! Inspiration for this costume came from the book, “5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and our own little girls who literally jump on everything!

trick or treat 2018

On Halloween, most store fronts give out yummy treats to kids. Restaurants, shops, and offices all join in the fun!

trick or treat 2018

One of our favorite stops is at Gian Piero Bakery! They hand out full bags of cookies to the kids!

Tonight we ate an early dinner, helped the girls into their costumes, and then walked the blocks of our neighborhood. The girls enthusiastically ran into store after store holding out their treat bags, until they declared their bags were too heavy to carry. I was happy to take on the job of candy bag carrier and was delighted to learn that Kit Kats now come in white chocolate! We finished the festivities with an epic Halloween Party at a local church and then walked home with friends.

Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019: Astronaut Ballerinas: these outfits are inspired by their real-life career aspirations!

Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019: Astronaut Ballerinas! Reach for the stars, little ones!

It’s nights like these that remind me how special it is to be a part of a local community. New York City can feel so big at times, yet it is made up of so many small, personal neighborhoods. Tonight we stayed within a 5-block radius from our apartment, and as we were walking the streets we ran into so many familiar faces. Happy Halloween!!

 

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Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween! This little holiday comes with so much build-up and anticipation. The month of October always starts with a care package from my mom and culminates with trick or treating fun! Mabel has been asking when it will FINALLY be here since she first noticed the festive decorations in the window of our local CVS store back in August!

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015: Mabel dressed as her Great-Great-Grandma Mabel, her namesake! We made her wig by gluing cotton balls onto one of her winter hats!

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015: Mabel also dressed as Queen Elizabeth! We simply swapped the eyeglasses for a tiara!

While Halloween is only one night, we’ve started to look at this holiday as an opportunity to replenish our supplies for imaginative play. We’ve been able to find some pretty cool dress-up items this time of year through online buy/sell/trade groups, costume swap events, or by trading with friends. It’s the perfect time to stock up on fun dress-up outfits and accessories! The creative costumes can spark lots of imaginative play throughout the coming year.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016: Mabel dressed as a librarian and carried a Queens Library bag and her favorite book! A few weeks after Halloween, Mabel dropped her special little book between subways doors and it was lost forever. It was so traumatic!

Since kids in NYC don’t usually trick or treat in the traditional way by knocking on house doors, we created our own little “suburban Halloween” with a few friends who live within a few blocks. We each take turns standing in front of our buildings and invite the kids to “trick or treat.” As the kids walk down the sidewalk together, their little parade also sparks some joy for afternoon commuters!

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017: Astronaut Sisters! Of course, astronauts go to space with their babies and purses!

Although it is very different from the way Emily and I grew up trick or treating as kids, there is certainly a magic about Halloween in New York City! Local shops and restaurants invite kids of all ages to stop by to trick or treat. From the time that school gets out in the afternoon until late in the evening, kids can walk along the sidewalks and fill their bags with goodies!

Halloween 2018

Halloween 2018: Our 2 little monkeys! Inspiration for this costume came from the book, “5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and our own little girls who literally jump on everything!

trick or treat 2018

On Halloween, most store fronts give out yummy treats to kids. Restaurants, shops, and offices all join in the fun!

trick or treat 2018

One of our favorite stops is at Gian Piero Bakery! They hand out full bags of cookies to the kids!

Tonight we ate an early dinner, helped the girls into their costumes, and then walked the blocks of our neighborhood. The girls enthusiastically ran into store after store holding out their treat bags, until they declared their bags were too heavy to carry. I was happy to take on the job of candy bag carrier and was delighted to learn that Kit Kats now come in white chocolate! We finished the festivities with an epic Halloween Party at a local church and then walked home with friends.

Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019: Astronaut Ballerinas: these outfits are inspired by their real-life career aspirations!

Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019: Astronaut Ballerinas! Reach for the stars, little ones!

It’s nights like these that remind me how special it is to be a part of a local community. New York City can feel so big at times, yet it is made up of so many small, personal neighborhoods. Tonight we stayed within a 5-block radius from our apartment, and as we were walking the streets we ran into so many familiar faces. Happy Halloween!!

 

Thanks for pinning!

October 31, 2019

Halloween in NYC

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To Transform Your
Cleaning Routine?

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About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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