Fall festivities and sporting events keep every family busy this time of year, so when I couldn’t attend the Sesame Place Spooktacular this weekend, I asked author and blogger Darla DeMorrow to share it Julieverse readers.
Romney may plan on putting Big Bird out of work, but everyone’s favorite fowl has a steady gig here at Sesame Place. Big Bird and his pals work through Halloween at the Sesame Place Spooktacular.
Sesame Place during the holidays is actually an easier trip than during the summer, which we also love. At the Spooktakular, we don’t have to pack up for the waterpark, which is closed for the season. Instead, we pack up the stroller and kids in costumes for a fun day.
What I knew for sure before we even went was that we would have a very unscary time. Sesame Place is tailor-made for the little ones, and since our girls are 3 and 5, we don’t have a high tolerance for senseless scares. But my friends and their older kids also enjoyed themselves.
My little one even dressed as Abby Cadaby, one of Sesame Street’s newer characters. Not being one of the classic muppets, not many adults recognize this Muppet-fairy, but she’s absolute royalty within the park. I am so bummed that I totally forgot to get a picture of the two of them together. But I did get this adorable picture of my daughter with Cookie Monster.
The highlight of the day is always the Sunny Day Parade. If you go, be sure to bring a picnic blanket to sit and enjoy the lights, dancing, and rocking tunes. Really, the parents enjoy it as much as the kids.
Families within about an hour drive of Langhorne, PA, just off Rte 1, are lucky that we have such an affordable, high-quality theme park so close to home. It’s non-stop fun and wonder for the pint-sized and their parents, without having to get on a plane.
Like most moms I know, I’m always trying to balance my business, family obligations, and learning experiences for my kids. This trip to Sesame Place just happened to be the perfect combination of all those things, and one day that we all agreed we wouldn’t soon forget. Read about how I’m planning on using all of the cute decorating ideas I saw here to freshen up our Halloween décor.
Darla DeMorrow is a Wayne, PA mom, certified professional organizer, business owner and author of The Pregnant Entrepreneur. Also check out her blog and request your free 31 Simple Tips for Organizing Space, Time and Paper & Information at Heartwork Organizing.
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