Tag: Halloween

Orchards, Farms, and Corn Mazes

It’s not fall unless you’ve headed to a local farm to wander in a maze and pick out a pumpkin. Thankfully, corn mazes near St. Cloud aren’t hard to come by, and neither are local orchards, farms, or other family-friendly fall attractions.

 

A&G Produce

A full 2 miles of trails and 13 acres of corn maze await you at this farm, as well as a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, a petting zoo, paintball, trivia, and even human foosball. Watch out for A&G’s special zombie paintball events!

 

Amaze’n Farmyard

There’s so much to do here besides just a maze. Greet farm animals in the barn, slide down the giant slide, jump on inflatables in the bounce barn, and try to find the second floor of the 20,000-square-foot maze.

 

Grandpa’s Pumpkin Patch

If what you’re looking for is a relaxing time with your family picking out some pumpkins, head to this local pumpkin patch. Take pictures at the photo op site with your family, feed chickens, or head to the market to buy local honey and seasonal vegetables.

 

Molitor’s Haunted Acres

Looking for something a little spookier with October on the way? Head to Molitar’s Quarry Grill & Bar, where a haunted wagon ride, a haunted trail, and zombie paintball provide all the Halloween thrills you could ask for.

 

Finally, if you find you need a new vehicle before winter hits, come and visit us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. We would be more than happy to find you a vehicle to transport you to the pumpkin patch.

family Halloween costume

You have a few more weeks until Halloween, which is enough time to put the final touches on everyone’s Halloween costumes. If you and your family really want to go all out this year, consider a family Halloween costume. Here are some great ideas that are sure to win the next costume contest.

  • Space Family. With this theme, you could combine astronauts and aliens. Anything silver is a good choice.
  • One parent can dress as a zookeeper while everyone else can choose their favorite animal costume.
  • Despicable Me. Have Dad dress as Gru, Mom can be Lucy Wilde, and the kids can all be cute yellow Minions.
  • Football team. Parents can dress as referees, while the little ones can pack on the pads and helmets. If you have a newborn, dress the baby as the football.
  • For a touch of scary for your family costume, try some creepy costumes from this classic movie.
  • Lord of the Rings. Create your own fellowship with your favorite characters from this iconic book and movie series.
  • Toy Story. Let your kids choose their favorite characters from the Toy Story movies and Mom and Dad can fill in the gaps.

Are you planning a family Halloween costume this year? Be sure to stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi for our trunk or treat event leading up to Halloween!

Halloween trick or treat

Let’s face it—Halloween is all about the kids. Kids are the ones who get dressed up, get cute pumpkin-shaped baskets, go door-to-door yelling “Trick or Treat!” and get to fill up on candy. But some parents rightly have a few reservations about letting their little ones take candy from strangers – which is when trunk-or-treating becomes a viable option.

Trunk-or-treating, put simply, is an event in which some people from a community parks their cars in a parking lot somewhere and has the costumed kids go trunk-to-trunk for candy instead of door-to-door. Typically, these are small events held in church parking lots, but the practice is starting to catch on in other venues as well!

The benefits of trunk-or-treating include keeping your children confined to a community of people that know one another and are trustworthy. Also, the whole process of trick-or-treating becomes a lot easier and more streamlined. There’s no walking around with your kids, and no getting to the edge of the neighborhood and realizing you have to turn around and walk all the way back. Additionally, decorating your car for the event can be a fun family experience for both you and the children.

Trunk-or-treating might not be for everybody. Trick-or-treating certainly provides more options and gives kids a more traditional experience, and that’s just fine for some people. But sometimes it’s also just nice to know there are other options for parents who worry about their little ones on Halloween.  Tell us what you think of this new emerging Halloween tradition here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.