Best Fall Weekend - October 24th & 25th - Chicago Moms Network

One more weekend before HALLOWEEN! Enjoy these fun October activities, and let me know which is your favorite. Have a great weekend!

Bring your creativity (& mask) and help paint a spooky window mural

Friends and family of all ages can register up to four people per window (cost is $10 per group, advanced registration is required and includes a take-home paint set). Upon check-in at Lincoln Common Retailer, Play2Day (Boutique Childcare located at 2369 N. Lincoln Ave.), groups will receive their own painting kits to create a spine-chilling spectacle, plus parents can partake in exclusive discounts to participating Lincoln Common retailers.







Dress up in costume for Halloween story time at the Farmer’s Market


Visit the Wicker Park Farmers Market on Sunday October 25th from 8am-2pm, and catch a Halloween themed storytime at 9am (costumes encouraged)! Storytime begins at 9am right outside of the exit.







Carve pumpkins and indulge in sweet treats on a rooftop in West Town


Visit Chicago’s Homestead On The Roof for a daytime pumpkin carving event surrounded by spooky decor! Sign up here. Admission is $20 per table of 1-4 people (This includes ONE [1] pumpkin and ONE [1] set of carving tools) OR $30 per table of 5-6 people (This includes TWO [2] pumpkins and ONE [1] carving kit). Additional pumpkins can be purchased for $15. Due to limited capacity, there are several time slots. Each pumpkin carving session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once your session is over, you are welcome to head down to Roots Pizza or West Town Bakery, located right below Homestead. The cocktail menu will be available for purchase, along with small Halloween treats and beverages from West Town Bakery & Diner. Be sure to make a reservation for your post pumpkin carving lunch!






Collect leaves for a fun art project at a little oasis right in the city


Visit the Gompers Park Lagoon with your family, a beautiful park with acres of native woodland, wetland, upland, and lagoon habitats within Gompers Park! Say “hi” to the ducks and geese, and let your kids run free for a bit! Collect some colorful leaves, and plan a fun fall-themed art project. I love the rainbow leaf & color sorting project from @hopscotchcity, find a video tutorial on her Instagram page!






Drop off your kids to make a festive lunch at a Halloween themed cooking & baking class


Sign up for Halloween Hoopla at the Kids Table in Lakeview (their last weekend at the Lakeview location). Classes are on Saturday October 24th (from 10:30am-12:30pm, or 4-6pm) and Saturday October 31st (from 10:30am-12:30pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm). Your kids will cook up some terrifically terrifying Halloween treats, monster pizzas & creepy cupcakes! Halloween Hooplas are open to kids ages 4 & up. If you more interested in virtual classes, all of the virtual classes the week of 10/26-10/31 will be making spooky sugar cookies!



Have a great weekend!

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