Things to Do
The Best Taco Spots for Your Family in Des Moines

The Best Taco Spots for Your Family in Des Moines

Whether it’s National Taco Day (October 4, 2019), Taco Tuesday, or any day of the week, it’s a great day...

Healthy Halloween or Beggar’s Night Dinner Ideas

Healthy Halloween or Beggar’s Night Dinner Ideas

By Natalie Maughan Growing up it was tradition at our home to eat a big bowl of chili before we...

How to Extend Your Holiday Fun Past Beggar’s Night to Halloween

How to Extend Your Holiday Fun Past Beggar’s Night to Halloween

Beggar’s Night tends to take a bit of the wind out of Halloween’s sail here in Central Iowa.  Once the...

Halloween 2019: Events and Activities for Des Moines Kids

Halloween 2019: Events and Activities for Des Moines Kids

You don’t have to go too far to find faBOOlous Halloween happenings. The month of October is filled to the brim...

Halloween 2019: Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines

Halloween 2019: Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines

If you believe October is all about the costumes and the candy, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded...

Beggar’s Night 2019: When to Trick or Treat in the Des Moines Metro

Beggar’s Night 2019: When to Trick or Treat in the Des Moines Metro

Des Moines has a unique tradition of Beggar’s Night.  Rather than trick or treating on Halloween, local municipalities set their...

Best of the Season
7 Things To Do With Tweens & Teens In DSM This Fall

7 Things To Do With Tweens & Teens In DSM This Fall

When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun...

Des Moines Kid n’ Play List: October 2019

Des Moines Kid n’ Play List: October 2019

October brings us the second most popular holiday of the year.  Just to help you mix it up we’ve included...

Fun Things to Do With Kids When They Have a Day Off of School this Fall

Fun Things to Do With Kids When They Have a Day Off of School this Fall

Kids love days off from school! Parents? Not so much. Trying to figure out how to fill the day takes...

9 Fall Themed Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

9 Fall Themed Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

With fall knocking at the door, it’s time to say goodbye to pool parties and hello to awesome autumn-themed birthday parties perfect...

30 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Des Moines

30 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Des Moines

Des Moines is the place to be this fall. From pumpkin patches and scenic foliage drives to spooky haunted houses...

2019: Family-Friendly Fall Hikes at Des Moines Area Parks

2019: Family-Friendly Fall Hikes at Des Moines Area Parks

Fall in central Iowa is the ideal time to get the family outdoors for a nature walk or easy hike, when...