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Seasonal Family Traditions – Halloween

Fall is officially in session and there is nothing better than a Holiday season to begin fun and festive family traditions with the ones that you care about most. Holiday activities like the ones listed below give parents the ability to teach their kids about the history behind certain times of year through memorable and fun activities that embody the spirit of the season.

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How does your family prepare for the Halloween season each year? If you are looking for ways to revamp this annual occurrence by starting a few family traditions of your own, look to our list of popular Halloween traditions that you might want to start in your home:

Pumpkin Carving Contest: A fun activity that results in having a number of beautiful décor items for your home. Nothing quite represents this fall holiday quite like gathering with friends and loved ones to carve a classic Jack – O-Lantern. Some cities and communities take it a step further by hosting festive carving contest that result in intricate and detailed designs that are sure to impress!

Cookie Decorating Party: Kids and adults alike would get a kick out of this family friendly activity. All you need to get started are a few plain sugar cookies, icing, sprinkles, and any preferred decorating tools. From bits of candy to chocolate frosting, cater to your family’s tastes but also provide a few Halloween themed items like pumpkin shaped cookies or spooky sprinkles.

Halloween Movie Night: Family movie nights can get a whole new feel when it comes to the Halloween season. During this spooky time of year, parents can share some of their favorite family friendly Halloween films with their kids. Additionally, movie snacks and other sweet treats can be themed around the holiday or scenes from the film that you’ll be screening.

Candied Apple Decorating: For many, fall is often seen as apple season, so when looking for new uses for this fall food, don’t forget about the classic candied apple! Simply gather a few of your kids favorite sweet treats and snacks and have them start decorating a Halloween themed treat. Make sure a parent or adult is there to supervise when it comes to heating up and dipping the apples in caramel or melted candy.

Something Spooky has arrived to JumpStart!

With the end of Pirate Month almost here, Frankie and friends just couldn’t resist from bringing back a few Jumpee favorites for an early kick off to our annual Halloween extravaganza!

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Are you ready to have a frighteningly fun time with all of your B.F.F.s? Even if you think that you’re brave enough to master the famed Mummy maze or explore the hallowed halls of our DownTown Haunted House, be sure to invite your friends exploring this season because friends have a way of making everything in JumpStart a little more fun!

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Join in the fun and bask in the twilight lit skies or the pumpkin filled hillsides to fall into all the festive features that we have in store, this month! Experienced Jumpeez will have a bit of insight to all the terrifying turns and scary surprises in DownTown, Central Park, and MainStreet.

If you’re not sure where to start, here’s our guide to JumpStart’s Halloween season! Where will you first start looking for all of this season’s top tricks and treats?

Learn all About the Arrival of Halloween!

The JumpStart Times: Jumpee Shout Outs

Did you know that Tuesdays are one of Frankie’s favorite days of the week? After all, they are the days that he gets to read through your submissions and pick a few fan submitted shout outs to feature, right here on the blog.


I and The Alps! And you can go up into space!
– Zoe SwiftWolf

The team and I work to make sure that there are
always more adventures to be had around
JumpStart, so I’m glad to hear that you’ve
been busy exploring these area, Zoe SwiftWolf!
– Frankie

I want to be a mermaid!
– Cameron StarRaven

Underwater adventures are sure fun! Be sure
to stop by MarineLand to complete the missions there
and collect your very own Mermaid tail, Cameron StarRaven.
– Frankie

Read through more of Frankie’s favorite Shout Outs!

Pirate Month is Coming to an End!

The days are numbered for our pirate pals and soon they will be setting sail from their JumpStart adventures, which means Frankie and friends will have room for an all new seasonal theme. Which festive fall holiday are you expecting next? Without getting into all the haunting details, Frankie thought it might be best to let you know that Halloween is just around the corner!

In the past, this SPOOK-tacular season has brought a number of exciting features to JumpStart including updated FunZones, scavenger hunts and items to our DownTown stores. Are you ready to have frightfully fun time as the seasons begin to change? Let your friends know that it’s almost that time of year again, so Jumpeez will need to stay tuned for more news on any of our upcoming seasonal specials.

From years past what have been some of your favorite parts of our annual Halloween spectacular? Let us know more about what you hope to see as you join in JumpStart’s upcoming fall festivities!

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Plan a Family Night this Fall

Are you looking for reasons to gather the family together for a night of exciting activities, delicious foods, and memorable moments? Start planning regular family night events for your loved ones throughout the fall season to enjoy all the festive flare often associated with the season. Family night traditions are something that your kids can enjoy now and carry on to future generations or groups of friends.

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Festive Movies – The fall season is dominated by two major holidays in the US, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Take family night as an opportunity to teach your kids the traditions and histories behind these traditions by screening family friendly films that embody the spirit of the season.

Fall Foods – Incorporate seasonal flavors like apple, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, and squash into your family meals. From freshly baked pies to richly flavored soups and other fall comfort foods, family night menus can incorporate seasonal produce and festive flavors in a number of exciting ways.

Game Night – From classic board games, puzzles, and social focused mobile gaming apps, games are a great way to gather people around a single activity where they can work together for a common goal of having fun. Additionally, depending on the games you choose, many can challenge your kids

Community events – During this time of year, depending on your locale, many communities might have apple picking festivals, corn mazes, fall carnivals, or activity filled pumpkin patches that families can enjoy together. This can be a great way to connect with people in your community while creating new memories with the ones you care most about.