Treats for the munchkins and deals for the parents-isn't that what Halloween is all about? It is in Kirkland! Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon downtown this Sunday 10/31. Trick-or-treat (and shop!) the downtown stores from 2-4 and the ParkPlace shops and businesses from 12-4. You can spot participating places by looking for the bright orange poster in their window. It's a growing number of over 36 downtown businesses and 28 in KPP that are gearing up for an extra spookalicious day. Click on the pic above to see the list.
While we are on the subject of tricks and treats- I'm going to share one of my tricks. Give away treats on Halloween that you can live with eating the leftovers and not hating yourself. Although there is a very special place in my heart for Sour Patch Kids, this year I bought packs of sugar-free gum. It's non-fat, my kids get super excited about it and whatever we don't give out that night I'll gladly be chewing for the next 6 months without having to count my chins each night. I may have to visit the 11 Kirkland gyms in succession again after I sneak my kids' candy though, but one step at a time, right? ;-)
King County also has lots of healthful tips/tricksto offer up this Hween- including eating a healthy meal before trick-or-treating, avoiding sugary drinks (hello pediatric dentist!) and coming up with other healthy treats that kids -and adults- can still get excited about. Be safe, and healthy this Halloween!~j