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Watch a Live Carving of Colorado’s Largest Pumpkin!

Mile High Mamas’ founder Amber Johnson’s husband Jamie is a longtime giant pumpkin grower so we’re especially thrilled to announce this event:

Watch a live carving of Colorado’s largest pumpkin on Halloween!

That’s right. On October 31 from noon-4 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting this memorable event for all to see.  

Howie, the largest pumpkin grown in Colorado, will be carved at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York St. location by professional carver Willy Tuz on Halloween day. The pumpkin weighs 1,783 pounds and was grown in Parker, Colorado by Chad New. Tuz carved many of the pumpkins on display at Glow at the Gardens (sold out seasonal event) and is a current finalist on the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” show. He is happy to pause carving for interviews.

Fall Fun in Denver

Denver’s Best Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Colorado’s Best Fall Colors: Best drives, hikes, ghost towns and farms

 Ultimate Guide to Fall in Colorado

Watch the best midterm election coverage with Comcast NBCUniversal (bilingual!)

As the 2022 midterm election approaches, Comcast NBCUniversal is making it even easier to stay connected to election news, voting information, and analysis across platforms.

The company is bringing back its Election Central destination on Comcast’s entertainment platforms, including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and XClass TV, to connect viewers to important election news and actionable information to effectively “Plan Your Vote.”

Since the 2012 election, Election Central has been the go-to place for Xfinity customers every two years to get the latest on national elections.

By saying “Election Central” or “Noticias de las Elecciones” into their device’s voice remote, customers can check out the most recent news clips, navigate to their favorite news channels – across broadcast, cable, and streaming – and even get more information in English and Spanish on how to vote in their state.

New for 2022, customers across X1, Flex, and XClass TV can say “Plan Your Vote” or “Planifica Tu Voto” into their voice remote to launch a QR code that connects them to NBC News’ Plan Your Vote interactive tool.Vote in Colorado

Plan Your Vote/Planifica Tu Voto provides a comprehensive, state-by-state guide of information voters need to know about the voting rules where they live and major changes since the 2020 election, including registration deadlines, mail-in voting, early in-person voting, and more. The tool is powered by NBC News and sources voting information directly from state websites across the country.

Additionally, in collaboration with Telemundo, the tool is available in both English and Spanish, with the ability to easily toggle between the two languages. Plan Your Vote/Planifica Tu Voto is available at both and 

In partnership with Mile High Mamas

Surviving my son’s suicide: A Denver mom’s story

Mother of four Peggy Green has known loss. The Denver mom’s daughter passed away at 9 months old. And her son Connor died by suicide in 2018. She has since dedicated herself to sharing her journey of grief in hopes of helping others. Peggy’s first book, Life After Child Loss: The Mother’s Survival Guide to Cope and Find Joy, is an Amazon bestseller. She has written a second book, Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing.

Please tell us about Connor

Connor died by suicide in 2018. His death was a surprise. He was 24 and working a new job, moved into a house with some friends and seemed happy. I found out after his death that he was struggling financially and having difficulty in a relationship. I wondered how I would make it. I made it through Courtney’s death but another one? OH – God, why??? 

Why did you choose to document your journey during your first 365 days without him?

 Documenting my journey on Facebook is the way I processed my son’s death. I started with making the announcement of his death on Facebook. I wanted friends and family to know what happened and wanted them to come to his memorial service. Connor was loved and a true friend. He would jeopardize his job, safety for a friend in need. suicide of my son

I shared everything – how I was feeling, how tough it was my journey. At around 4 months, I saw a small shift in what I was posting. I was sharing my progress, how things were getting better, how I felt like I could move forward. As I saw and felt that I was moving forward, friends and family on Facebook noticed it as well. They started telling me what I posted, blogged about was helping them. It helped with grief, loss of life, loss of a relationship, loss of a job. No matter the grief, it was helping. I committed to posting on Facebook for one year. I wanted to get past the one-year anniversary. For me, that has been a turning point in my previous losses. In between Courtney’s death and Connors’s suicide, both parents passed away, my sister, cousins, friends, family and 3 young adults to suicide. 

After the first year – actually, 13 months since the year mark is December 14, I decided to write and publish Thursday Thoughts once a week. Since January 2019, I have been publishing Thursday Thoughts.

Can you tell us about your book?

 Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing is my second book. When I took a closer look at what was helping me progress, move forward on my grief journey, I found three phases that I went through: acceptance, understanding your fear and recovery in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. All this was the cumulation of years in health and wellness as a personal trainer, nutrition consultant and wellness coach, practical life experience of surviving the above-mentioned losses and professional skills. I know these tools work – because they are what worked for me. I spend more time on suicide – it is messy, unique, and complex. Understanding the who, what, when, where, and how suicide happens is helpful in reducing survivor guilt shame and guilt while giving the loss survivor permission to grieve and heal. The biggest question “Why” will never be fully answered yet we do know that those who chose suicide over life are in pain, physical or mental. Whatever the type of pain, it is so horrible that their only solution to end the pain is to end their life. 

How has grief changed you?

Oh boy, grief has changed the way I think about my future, that life is short and that I am here to serve others. My story of resilience, perseverance and courage inspires others and gives them hope that they too can and will make it through this extremely difficult season in their life. 

I also accept there is a day when I will be gone, and I want to leave a legacy for my family. I have a purpose – to carry on, live life, help others in Connors’s memory, raise suicide awareness and be the support for those who are going through what I have been through. 

Tell us about Connor.

At an early age, Connor was all tom-boy, full of adventure and curiosity. He loved to skateboard. At 7 years old, he received a skateboard for Christmas. From there, he was always on his board, practicing board flips, wearing out the tops of his shoes from flipping boards, building 1/4 pipe ramps in our garage, spending time at the skate park, using his skateboard as transportation, making friends at the park, and helping younger, new skaters learn how to ride a board. Connor’s memorial, a tree in his honor and a rock plaque,  is at Redstone Park and skate park in Highland Ranch. His sisters and I want the tree to grow and provide shade.

Connor loved other sports as well, baseball, roller hockey and soccer. He was smart and resilient. At 8 years old, he had major neck surgery and bounced back like a champ.  Connor loved his friends and his sisters. He and I shared a special mother-son bond with phone calls and deep conversations. 

Peggy Green is a grief specialist, author and speaker who has personally suffered child loss twice.  Her first child died in 1991, and then in 2018 her son died by suicide. She has since turned her pain into purpose. As a grief coach,  she specializes in helping mothers who lost a child to suicide move through their grief to find peace, joy, and happiness again. As a speaker and podcast guest, her message of hope and healing has been heard in nearly 100 countries. Her weekly Thursday Thoughts blog and email newsletter is inspirational and encouraging to thousands mourning the death of a loved one. She has been published in the Heart of Hospice blog and quoted with Noble Manhattan Coaching. 

Suicide Prevention Resources

National Suicide Prevention Helpline. Call 988 or text TALK to 741741.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (800) 662 4537 –

The Grief Specialist. Peggy’s grief coaching and books.

Peggy Green is a grief specialist, author and speaker who has personally suffered child loss twice.  Her first child died in 1991, and then in 2018 her son died by suicide. She has since turned her pain into purpose. As a grief coach,  she specializes in helping mothers who lost a child to suicide move through their grief to find peace, joy, and happiness again. As a speaker and podcast guest, her message of hope and healing has been heard in nearly 100 countries. Her weekly Thursday Thoughts blog and email newsletter is inspirational and encouraging to thousands mourning the death of a loved one. She has been published in the Heart of Hospice blog and quoted with Noble Manhattan Coaching. 

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Free Night at the Museums for Denver Arts Week 2022

Do you know what’s better than our beloved Denver museums coming alive at twilight? 

Getting to visit them for free!

That’s right! In honor of Denver Arts Week Nov. 4-12, your favorite museums will be open late on Saturday, November 5 with FREE admission between 5 and 10 p.m. See our list of the best family-friendly events happening for Denver Arts Week. 

Not sure where to start? Don’t miss our guide to Denver’s best museums for kids (and how to visit them for free) by the author of Essential Denver: Discovery and Exploration Guide.

Denver Museums Participating in Free Night at the Museums

The following museums are scheduled to participate and some may require advance registration or have capacity limitations. Be sure to check with each individual museum prior to attending. 

And if you want to hit more than one museum! FREE shuttle buses will stop at (or nearby) the museums listed below, beginning at 5 p.m. Exceptions: Dinosaur Ridge and American Mountaineering Museum.

American Mountaineering Museum. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum opened its doors in February 2008 as America’s first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering.

Denver Art Museum. Engage with art, explore onsite activities, and experience exhibitions on view all while enjoying free general admission. The Denver Art Museum will be open for free starting at 10:00 a.m. on November 5. An additional fee is required to see the ticketed exhibitions.

Denver Botanic Gardens. See botanical art demonstrations and learn about plants and mushrooms. Visit the galleries to see three art exhibitions.

Denver Police Museum and Denver Firefighters Museum. The Denver Police Museum will host a special bus tour which will depart the Denver Firefighters Museum promptly at 4:00 pm visiting the locations where four brave Officers lost their lives. Space for the bus tour is limited; please rsvp to 720-913-6779. Tour will conclude approximately at 6:30 pm. The Denver Firefighters Museum will be open for tours from 4 pm to 10 pm to tour the firehouse to see historic fire engines and historic Denver Police Car.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Experience the Museum for free after hours from 4:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, during the annual Night at the Museums; a Denver Arts Week featured program. Enjoy art demonstrations, drop-in workshops, night-sky telescope viewing, and exhibitions. General admission is free with no ticket needed. Tickets will be available to purchase for additional experiences: Apollo: When We Went to the Moon and Laser Fantasy.

Dinosaur Ridge. Family-friendly activities will follow in the spirit of Halloween with spooky bones, skeletons, and creepy crawlies that just may teach you a thing or two about creatures no longer living. Costumes welcome! Take a flashlight tour of the dinosaur tracksite on Dino Ridge for $6. 

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Experience hands-on, interactive and totally one-of-a-kind exhibits that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. 

Forney Museum of Transportation. The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of more than 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. 

Clyfford Still Museum. Explore You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition, a show featuring Still’s artworks chosen by the public. Discover never-before-seen paintings and vote for your favorite artwork on an interactive kiosk at the end of the exhibition. November 5 is also an SCFD Free Day.

Four Mile Historic Park. Experience the park after dark. Grab a lantern and tour the Four Mile House, or stop by the fire pit for a hearty helping of s’mores! Visit with our critters to read them some bedtime stories, or enjoy fun shadow games and crafts that are highlighted by the late night.

History Colorado Center.  Artifacts, stories and art intermingle to tell the tale of Colorado and the American West. The museum is designed for multi-generational audiences and consists of over 15 exhibits spanning four floors.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Time travel through about 150 years of art. The evolving collections contain more than 30,000 works by some 1,500 artists and designers, with about 4,400 works on view. Space is limited at Kirkland Museum, so make sure to pre-register for your free admission.

Molly Brown House Museum. Self-explore the home of Titanic heroine Margaret “Molly” Brown while listening to Museum Docents share their favorite stories about Denver’s unsinkable Brown family!

Museo de las Americas. Experience the premier Latin American Art Museum in the Rocky Mountain region. Enjoy the exhibit “Luis Barragán: a Legacy. New Works Undressing the Mexican Soul” and complete an interactive activity about the exhibit. Visitors who complete the activity and return it to the front desk, will receive 25% off memberships. 

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Denver Arts Week 2022: Family-friendly Events

Denver Arts Week is coming to town November 4-12 and there’s not a more perfect opportunity to expose your kids to the arts! With imaginative activities and events, young minds will be stimulated to create a lifelong love of the arts. 

The big event kicks off on Friday, November 4, with expanded First Friday Art Walks across the city’s creative neighborhoods, followed by FREE Saturday Night at the Museums on Saturday, November 5, when many of Denver’s top cultural institutions will be open for free from 5-10 p.m.

Not sure where to start? Don’t miss our guide to Denver’s best museums for kids (and how to visit them for free) by the author of Essential Denver: Discovery and Exploration Guide.

Family-friendly Denver Arts Week Events

Denver Zoo Celebrates Arts Week

November 4-12

Denver Zoo is celebrating Denver Arts Week by engaging local artists with a cultural heritage that aligns with the Zoo’s priority wildlife conservation regions, including Asia (Mongolia and Vietnam), South America (Peru) and North America (Indigenous Colorado). This diverse group of artists revitalize and beautify a historic Zoo exhibit by creating a series of five murals inspired by wildlife and conservation. Guests will be able to see the creation of the murals each day during Denver Arts Week as part of their regular daytime admission. See for the cost.

Day of Demos

November  6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come to the Art Students League of Denver for a day of free demos by faculty members in celebration of Denver Arts Week. Make 3D Printing Boxes and Metalsmithing Keepsake Boxes.

Free QPASS with any #YawlpSighting

November 4-12

Purchase your tickets for intergalactic travel online at Visit the Convergence during Denver Arts Week and mention a #YawlpSighting at the Information Desk to receive a free QPASS.

Clyfford Still Museum

November 4-12

Receive $3 general adult admission at the Clyfford Still Museum from November 4-12, 2022. Use promo code ArtsWeek2022 during checkout online or in person at the Clyfford Still Museum to save $3 on adult admission (reg. $10). 

38th Dia de los Muertos

November 4

Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life held around the world.  Now based in Lakewood, 40 West Arts District has joined forces with CHAC and the 40 West Arts District to put on an even bigger and better Day of the Dead celebration. (featured photo)

Free Night at the Museums

Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10 p.m. FREE shuttles make it easy to explore all evening. Participating museums include the Children’s Museum of Denver, Dinosaur Ridge, Forney Museum of Transportation, Four Mile Historic Park, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Art Museum, History Colorado Center, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Denver Botantic Gardens, The Denver Police Museum and Denver Firefighters Museum, Museo de los Americas, Molly Brown House Museum, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Mackenzie Scott donates $2.8 million to Girls Scouts of Colorado

Girl Scouts of Colorado received a record-breaking donation of $2.8 million from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. The donation will support Girl Scouts of Colorado’s ongoing effort to equip girls with the tools to become the next generation of powerful female leaders. This gift is part of an $84.5 million donation, which was awarded to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 out of 111 Girl Scout councils selected by Mackenzie Scott.

At Girl Scouts of Colorado,  they’re

  • reimagining the physical presence of Girl Scouting in our communities
  • focusing on an equitable approach to reaching and serving more girls, removing barriers to access
  • building on partnerships and programming around mental wellness
  • fostering career readiness and interests in STEM and
  • expanding opportunities for girls to explore and build leadership skills in the outdoors.

For over 110 years, the success and empowerment of girls have been at the forefront of everything Girl Scouts does. With nearly 2 million girls and adult members worldwide, Girl Scouts is the largest leadership organization for girls in the world.

As each generation of girls is continually navigating a changing world, Girl Scouts provides them with unparalleled leadership training, preparing them with the skills and mindset needed to tackle new challenges and anything is thrown their way–whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

Win tickets to Winnie the Pooh at the Newman Center

Did anyone else’s childhood involve a great love for Winnie the Pooh?

Now, you can instill that same cherished memories in your own children when Winnie the Pooh -The New Musical Stage Adaptation comes to DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts November 11-13 featuring music and songs and stunning life-sized puppets.

Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don’t forget Tigger too!) come to the stage with stunning life-sized puppetry in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaption produced by Disney. 

Featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood. 

This production is created by renowned family entertainment creator Rockefeller Productions alongside Disney Theatrical Productions. Following a record-breaking New York premiere in 2021 and a spring 2022 run in Chicago, Winnie the Pooh is excited to tour the country in the fall of 2022. 

Do you want to educate your kids about all-things Pooh before the big performance? Get them The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. 


Join the Pooh Crew! A limited number of VIP price level one tickets are available for the performance. These tickets include the best seats in the house, a limited edition show poster and a post-show photo opportunity with characters from the show. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Do you have dense breasts and why it’s important for detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we recently watched an interview with Katie Couric on the TODAY show about her breast cancer diagnosis. (Read her essay Why Not Me? on her website about her diagnosis.

In her interview, she talked about the importance of undergoing a mammogram and the importance of learning whether or not you have ‘dense breasts.’ The reason? The denser your breasts, the higher your risk of cancer. 

And more than half of women over 40 in the U.S. have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue also makes it harder for radiologists to see cancer on mammograms. Dense (fibrous and glandular) breast tissue looks white on a mammogram. Breast masses and cancers can also look white, so the dense tissue can make it harder to see them. In contrast, fatty tissue looks almost black on a mammogram, so it’s easier to see a tumor that looks white if most of the breast is fat tissue

How Do I Know If I Have Dense Breasts?

According to, there are 4 categories of breast density. They go from almost all fatty tissue to extremely dense tissue with very little fat. The radiologist decides which of the 4 categories best describes how dense your breasts are. If your mammogram report says that you have dense breast tissue, talk with your healthcare provider about what this means for you. Be sure that your doctor or nurse knows if there’s anything in your medical history that increases your risk for breast cancer.

Any woman who’s already in a high-risk group (based on inherited gene mutations, a strong family history of breast cancer, or other factors) should have an MRI along with her yearly mammogram. 

How to help the cause of breast cancer. Make a pledge to get a mammogram and make a donation (note: many organizations are for-profit; we prefer the non-profits). Together, we can win this fight! 

Your Guide to the Best Halloween Movies with their Candy Counterparts  

If you live for Halloween, you’re probably binging your favorite spooky flicks year round. But now that we’ve settled into October, Xfinity has made it easy for everyone to get on board with the spirit (or spirits) of the season and cue up your favorite Halloween movies. Just say “Halloween” into your voice remote for Halloween movie options ranging from retro to current, terrifying to just a little scary. We’re getting you started with a smattering of some of Xfinity’s spookiest Halloween offerings, for kids, grownups, and everyone in between. 

But wait! It isn’t truly Halloween without a big pile of candy. To enhance your viewing experience, we’ve paired each recommended title with its fun-size confectionary soulmate. So, grab your popcorn and your candy, turn out the lights (if you dare) and say “Halloween” into your voice remote to access all this frightening fun—and more! 

Halloween Flicks for Kids on Xfinity

Old faves and newer selections make this mix of child-friendly Halloween movies a win. 

Hocus Pocus (Disney+)

With the release of Hocus Pocus 2 (which if you haven’t seen, watch it now on Disney+), it’s time to go back to where it all started. The Sanderson sisters are at their best when they’re being bad. When a newcomer to Salem accidentally conjures up the trio of witches, chaos ensues in the best way possible.

Pair it with: Skittles, because the Sandersons are nothing if not colorful.

Hotel Transylvania (Hulu)

It’s time to revisit Dracula’s “five-stake” resort, complete with all your favorite monsters. But what happens when an ordinary dude makes his way into the ghoulish hotel? A whole lot of comedy, that’s what. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg all lend their voices to this animated comedy.

Pair it with: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, because you can really sink your fangs into them.

Coraline (Vudu)

We just love how beautifully this stop-motion animation embraces Coraline’s story. When Coraline finds a mysterious door in her new house, she’s whisked away to a place that feels both familiar and very, very strange. A young Dakota Fanning lent her voice to the character of Coraline, whereas Teri Hatcher voices her mom.

Pair it with: Sour Patch Kids, because this movie is a little bit sweet and a little bit sour.

Under Wraps 2 (Disney+)

Back in 1997, Disney Channel premiered an original movie called Under Wraps. It followed the story of friends who accidentally revived a mummy they found in the basement. That premise is back with a sequel, Under Wraps 2, released in 2022. Expect more mummies. Lots of ‘em.

Pair it with: Hershey’s Kisses, because just like a mummy, each one is wrapped up.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney+)

This one is really for kids and grownups because The Nightmare Before Christmas is just that good—and a classic. When the one and only Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, learns of Christmas Town and their twinkly magic, he attempts to bring some of it back home. However, that does come to haunt him (pun intended). It’s Tim Burton at his finest.

Pair it with: Twix, because everyone loves a two for one.Nightmare before christmas

Halloween Flicks for Grown-Ups on Xfinity

When you’re in for a scare that’s decidedly not for the littles, try one of these movies.

Halloween Ends (Peacock)

Michael Myers never quits, does he? Well, Laurie Strode (played by the incomparable Jamie Lee Curtis) is ready to put his reign of terror to an end…no matter what. Make it a full marathon with a day of watching the Halloween franchise, if you dare.

Pair it with: Snickers, because this movie is nuts.

It (HBO Max)

When you want to scare the bejeezus out of yourself, a killer clown will get you every time. Stephen King’s It has been terrifying audiences for decades. But we’re partial to the 2017 version for its contemporary approach.

Pair it with: Starburst, mainly because the yellow wrapper reminds us of little Georgie Denborough’s yellow raincoat.

Clue (Hulu)

Not a fan of gore? We totally get it. Celebrate Halloween with a mystery that has a little bit of spook to it. We love 1985’s Clue because the black comedy hits all the right notes of a mystery that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Not surprisingly, it’s getting the reboot treatment with Ryan Reynolds in a starring role.

Pair it with: Laffy Taffy, because the LOLs here are plentiful.

Us (Hulu)

Jordan Peele’s Us will have you jumping out of your seat. An unassuming family vacations at a beachfront home that holds some haunting memories for one of them. When the house is invaded by masked intruders, what happens next is frightful in more than a few different ways. You’ll probably want to watch this one with the lights on.

Pair it with: Dots, because you’ll be trying to connect them throughout the whole film.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Hulu)

A cult classic, you have to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show at least once in your lifetime. But then you’ll probably be back to watch it again and again. It’s considered a sendup of B movies and science fiction films of the past, but the music alone will keep you entertained.

Pair it with: Candy corn, because it’s a true classic.

Boo! Did we scare you or leave you craving more? All these Halloween flicks and tons more are just begging to be watched. Say “Halloween” into your voice remote for a scary good time! In partnership with Mile High Mamas.

Deals: Halloween Night Freebies in Denver, Fall Fun and More

Do you have your Halloween costume ready or are you still scrambling? Do you make one or do you buy? We’ve seen the ugly sweater take on a bigger life for Christmas and with the melding of the holidays, I recently saw a Halloween Ugly Sweater (at Sam’s Club and they are on sale). Maybe I will just wear that.

Don’t miss the 120 best Halloween movies for families (including 2022’s new releases) and your Guide to the Best Halloween Movies with their candy counterparts (so fun!)

 Fall Fun in Denver. Don’t miss our ultimate guide to fall in Colorado with Colorado’s best fall colorsbest pumpkin patches and mazes and more. 

 Halloween Night Deals. In addition to all the fall fun and trick-or-treat streets across town from malls to Denver Broncos. There are plenty of ways for your kids to get their fill of candy. But if you are trick or treating the old-fashioned way (on Halloween night in neighborhoods) – you may want to fill up on a real meal before going!

·         MiciOn Halloween, kids dressed in costume on October 31 will get to eat FREE from Mici’s Bambini Menu, with purchase of an adult entrée. With eight locations, there is certain to be one near you.

·         ChipotleThe Boorito is back. If you are a member of Chipotle Rewards , when you visit on October 31 from 3 p.m. to close dressed up in a costume you can get a $6 entrée. They are having a couple other contests where you can win burritos or cash. For more details visit the app.

·         Applebees. Kids 12 and under eat for free on October 31 – up to two kids per adult entrée.

·         IHOP. Get a Scary Face pancake for free with purchase of adult entrée from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

·         Noodles & Company. Get a Halloween Boo-Go deal on October 31 – purchase a regular entrée get a small entrée free.  

·         Free Ride. Thanks again to the Sawaya Law Firm – get a free ride home if you are out trick or drinking.

·         Platterful. Are you having people over at your house? Consider Platterful. Platterful is the first all-in-one charcuterie subscription gift, available in a standard, gluten-free or vegan option. Subscribers get a select box with new meats, cheeses and accompaniments delivered month, along with step-by step instructions and how-to videos to create the boards. Subscriptions are available in a variety of sizes and price points, or as a one-off box.

 McDonald’s Treat Packs. Mcdonald’s is once again offering the treat packs with 12 coupons for free food – for just a $1. TBH, I have bought these hoping we don’t get many trick-or-treaters and I can use them myself.

 Shake Shack Shake Deal. Shake Shack is not just about awesome burgers, but also awesome shakes (Hello, it is in the name). Fall shake flavors include Apple Cider Donut, Pumpkin Patch and Choco Salted Toffee. Until November 20 you can get a buy-one-get-one-free shake. Order on the app or online, add two shakes to your order, make sure the order is scheduled for 8 p.m. or later, use promo code: SHAKENIGHT at check out. One of the shakes will be free!  

 Subway Soups. Warm up the fall with $1 off soups every weekend in October. Yes – this is our Souped Up weekends deal. They are also running a promotion where you get $2 off 2 footlongs.

 Coors Light and Tide Team Up. Coors Light and Tide are pairing up to make your football Saturdays more fun. Drop your laundry at Brother’s Bar and Grill (1920 Market St) between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday and it will be sent to a local Tide Cleaners location to be washed, dried and returned to your doorstep. And you can enter to win laundry services at Saturdays are for college football not chores!

 Bath & Body Works. Get a Fall 3-wick scented candle for just $12.95. And check your mail for a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase.

 Winnie the Pooh at Newman Center. DU is thrilled to share Disney’s new musical stage adaption of Winnie the Pooh for five performances, November 11-13 featuring music and songs and awesome life-size puppets the whole family will enjoy!

Boo at 9+CO. The family-friendly Boo at 9+ CO  on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will include fun for everyone. Pick a pumpkin from the patch, concoct witches brew at Postino drink tent, jump in the photobooth, get your face painted, jam to the tunes of the live DJ and let the kids go trick or treating. There will also be a costume contest for kids, parents and dogs. Tickets are just $5 and benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

 Donate Candy. You can donate unwanted and unopened candy to Operation Shoebox on or before November 22 and get PAID for it! Get $10 per pound of candy up to $100 per person. Then that candy will be added to Shoeboxes that go to support American troops overseas. Find out other ideas for donating/having fun with your Halloween candy.