A lot of people go crazy for Halloween; they go ALL out. I however, am not one of those people. I’m still a little traumatized from disappointing Halloweens of the past.
When I was a little kid, the years I wanted to show off my costumes the most, were the years winter came early to Wyoming. My dad would force me to cover up my beautiful princess and Barbie ensembles with an ugly snowsuit, boots, and a ski mask. I’d shiver as bigger kids pushed me out of way for their turn at candy, and when I’d finally get up the door, the homeowner would comment on what a cute little boy I was. My brother and I would head back to the house, but only when he was good and ready. He’d inevitably steal much of my hard-earned candy, and I would end the night crying over my lost Pixie Sticks and Smarties.
When I got a little older (4th- 6th grade), I boycotted store-bought costumes entirely because I wanted to be different from everyone else at school. I also resisted my grandma’s offers to make me a costume, because I was too old to be “cute”. That always left me to be something weird and unrecognizable. I wasn’t winning any Best Costume contests and I wasn’t ok with that.
Despite the fact that Halloween was never my favorite holiday, I vow to make it an enjoyable holiday for my daughter. She’s too young to care this year, but I am starting to pay more attention to the happening Halloween events in town and have a few deals for those of you who do love Halloween and/or have kids old enough to appreciate the fun:
50% OFF a Pumpkin
HERE is a coupon for 50% off of a pumpkin at Spooky’s Pumpkin Patch (next to Arc Thrift Store on College) with the purchase of a pumpkin of greater or lesser value.
BOGO Corn Maze Admission
Northern Colorado Corn Maze has a couple of admission offers available online (HERE) or in the Valpak Blue Envelope this month. Choose from $2 OFF admission to the corn maze or Buy One Get One Admission to the haunted maze (Thursday and Sunday nights only) .
15% OFF a Halloween Costume
Selections Magazine has a coupon offer for 15% off your entire purchase at Princess Paradise on Harmony (west of Macaroni Grill). If your little one hasn’t found a costume yet, stop by the Valpak office to pick up a copy of Selection Magazine for this coupon and others.
Tickets for 2 to MorbidNights
Deal Chicken has a deal up for two admission tickets to MorbidNight tickets in Greeley for $18 (regularly $36). http://chic.kn/17pFvxQ
Coupon offers are available the date that I post them but may change at any time.
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