“Harry Potter” Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids – dsm4kids.com

“Harry Potter” Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids

It seems like Harry Potter is everywhere this year as 2018 marks 20 years since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was first published.  Coincidentally, my daughter is a fourth grader this year and recently started reading the Harry Potter books and loves them.  So, when the subject of her 10th birthday party came up, she immediately said she wanted to have a Harry Potter themed birthday party.  It turned out to be a great theme for a fall birthday party and is a great gender-neutral theme. The only drawback was sorting through all the ideas we found on-line and picking out the ones that would work the best for her birthday party.  Read on to find out what we came up with. 

31 Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Family on October 31st in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

31 Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Family on October 31st in Des Moines

Beggar’s Night and trick or treating tend to wrap up a lot of the Halloween festivities in Des Moines.  So, what’s a true Halloween lover to do?  Celebrate the spooky holiday with one of these 31 kooky and creative family friendly events or activities!

2018: Haunted Houses in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2018: Haunted Houses in Des Moines

By Allen Huffman If your child is brave enough, or perhaps you are just a bad parent, here are some scary places you might take them to this Halloween season…

2018: Guide to Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2018: Guide to Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines

Whether it’s because the homes are too spread out, they’re lining a busy road, or the neighbors are super cranky, some families just don’t live in neighborhoods that are great for trick-or-treating. All kids deserve a safe and candy-filled Halloween, so check out some of these family-friendly trick or treat and trunk or treat events, if you need an alternative (or you just want to get multiple uses out of those costumes:).

2018: Guide to Halloween Events and Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2018: Guide to Halloween Events and Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines

For Des Moines kids, Halloween is much more than just trick-or-treating on Beggar’s Night. The entire month of October is filled with a terrifying number of costume parties and plenty of FREE Halloween happenings leading up to the big night of trick-or-treating. You think getting your kid to choose a costume is hard? Trying to figure out which DSM Halloween celebrations to hit is enough to make you run screaming into the night, which is why we’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season.