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

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! Continue Reading…

2018: Haunted Houses in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

By Allen Huffman

Looking for a good scare this Halloween? A trip to a local haunted house or attraction should be on your “to do” list.  We’ve asked Allen Huffman with DSM Haunted Houses to give you the 411 on a few frightfully fun haunts to check out in the Des Moines area.

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… Continue Reading…

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

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:). Continue Reading…

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

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. Continue Reading…

Beggar’s Night 2018: Trick or Treating in Des Moines & Surrounding Communities - dsm4kids.com

If you’re new to Des Moines, you may be surprised to find out that we go Trick or Treating on Beggar’s Night rather than on Halloween. Each local municipality in Central Iowa designates the specific date and time your little ghouls can go trick or treating (typically the night before Halloween). To help you plan out your trick or treating fun, we’ve rounded up Beggar’s Night date and times for Des Moines and surrounding communities.  We also threw in a few trick or treating safety tips. Continue Reading…

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

Since we trick-or-treat on Beggar’s Night in Des Moines, the actual holiday of Halloween on October 31st, can seem like a bit of a letdown.   However, there is more to Halloween than just trick-or-treating and there’s a lot of ways to enjoy this frightfully fun day with your kids.  So, if you’re excited to celebrate on the actual Halloween holiday, here are 13 ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids on October 31st. Continue Reading…

2017 – Halloween Costume Shops 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Halloween is just around the corner and now is the time to pull together some costumes for the kids. Of course, you can go to a box store or order costumes on-line, but why not make this year a Halloween to remember and make the search for the perfect costume an adventure? Visit one of these local costume shops and you’re sure to make a lasting impression! Here’s 11+ costume shops for kids in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Haunted House Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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By Allen Huffman

October can be a frightening time of year as pumpkin spice invades every drink and beverage around. For those looking for something a bit less spicy (and more kid friendly), Des Moines has a few haunted house attractions that will probably only traumatize your children just a little… Continue Reading…

2017 Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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If you believe October is all about the costumes and the candy, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up a list of Halloween events happening this month in Des Moines and beyond that are all about the tricks and treats. So, don’t wait until Beggar’s Night to get that costume on, celebrate all month long with these trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat events in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Halloween Events and Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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Halloween brings tons of festivities to the Des Moines metro. From trick-or-treat events that encourage kids to get dressed up in their favorite costumes to fall extravaganzas full of candy and crafts, there are tons of ways to celebrate Halloween throughout October. Check out our list of Halloween events and activities for kids in Des Moines, if you dare… Continue Reading…

Beggar’s Night 2017 in Des Moines & Surrounding Communities - dsm4kids.com

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Put the costumes on your kiddos and hit the streets in Des Moines and surrounding communities! Trick or Treating on Beggar’s Night is a rite of passage for Des Moines kids. Unlike other places, each local municipality in Central Iowa designates the specific date and time of their Beggar’s Night and when kids can tell their jokes and gather up their sweet treats. Read on to find out when your little ghouls and goblins can trick or treat on Beggar’s Night in your neighborhood. Continue Reading…

Des Moines Area Halloween Stores 4 Kids’ Costumes - dsm4kids.com

Whether you are looking to channel your inner princess or action hero, Des Moines’ bevy of cool costume shops have you covered. Just be prepared for the last-minute costume swap, as these stores will surely inspire dress-up ideas for many Halloweens to come.  Here’s 18 spots where you can find kids’ Halloween costumes in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…