How to Switch Up the Ordinary Halloween

No plans for Halloween? Too old to dress up? Tired of doing the same thing on Halloween? Well, I’m here to give you some ideas on how to make your routine for Halloween different.

Things to pass out to kids instead of candy:

1. Soda cans

2. Noise makers

3. Mini bags of chips

4. Temporary tattoos

5. Bubbles

6. Mini play dough

7. Glow sticks

Events to go to with your family or friends:

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City Brick-or-Treat

Dates: 10am-9pm, Sat; 10am-7pm, Sun. Venue: Legoland Discovery Center Kansas city, 2475 Grand Blvd., Kansas City MO 64108

Admission: $19 for adults ages 13 and older, $15 for kids ages 3-12, toddlers 2 and under are free

Screenland at the Symphony : The Phanton of the Opera

Dates: Thu., Oct. 31 Venue: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

The Beast Haunted House

Dates: Sept. 13-Nov. 9; Weekends Only. Venue: The Beast, 1401 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64102

Admission: $50 combo with Edge of Hell + $10 to add an additional house. Single tickets $27. Festival pass $65.

The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe Haunted House

Dates: Sept. 13-Nov. 9; Weekends Only Venue: The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe Haunted House, 1100 Sante Fe St., Kansas City, MO 64101

Admission: $27 per house or $50 combo Macabre Cinema/Chambers of Poe + $10 to add a house. Festival Pass available for $65

The Edge of Hell Haunted House

Dates: Sept. 13-Nov. 9; Weekends Only Venue: The Edge of Hell, 1300 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64102

Admission: Single ticket $27 with combos starting at $50 + $10 to add a 3rd house

Macabre Cinema Haunted House

Dates: Sept. 13-Nov. 9, Weekends Only Venue: Macabre Cinema, 1222 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64102

Admission: $27 per house or $50 combo + $10 to add another house

Monster Dash 5k

Dates: Sat., Oct. 26 Venue: City Market, 20 E 5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106

Admission: FREE (Toy donations for Salvation Army and canned food donations for Harvesters are accepted)

Spirits From the Past

Dates: Oct. 25-26 Venue: Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E Park Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Admission: $9 per person. Advance Reservations only.

“Scarecrows in the Garden”

Dates: Oct. 1-31 Venue: Powell Gardens, 1609 NW U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061

Halloween Haunt

Dates: Weekends, Sept. 14-Oct. 27 Venue: Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO 64161

Admission: $19.99-$49.99

Upstairs Tearoom Dinner Theater “Ghost Tales of Weston”

Dates: Oct. 19, 25-26 Venue: Weston Chamber of Commerce, 501 Main St., Weston, MO 64098

Admission: $25.50 per person

Family Fun Night

Dates: Sat., Oct. 26 Venue: C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, 320 S. Esplanade, Leavenworth, KS 66048

Admission: $6 for a hotdog combo

Briarcliff Village Trick or Treat

Dates: Thu., Oct. 31 Venue: Briarcliff Village, 4151 N Mulberry Dr., Kansas City, MO 64116

Trick or Treat Street

Dates: Thu., Oct. 31 Venue: Brookside Shopping District, 63rd St. & Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64113

Admission: FREE

Peckham’s Pumpkins Patch

Dates: Sep. 25-Oct. 31 Venue: Peckham’s Pumpkin Patch, Ottawa, KS 66067

Trick or Treat OFF the Street

Dates: Sat., Oct. 26 Venue: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061

Admission: $3/person ages 3 and up

9th Annual Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off

Dates: Sat., Oct. 26 Venue: Paola Chamber of Commerce, 3 West Wea, Paola, KS 66071

Admission: FREE

Prowl-o-ween at Cedar Cove

Time: October 26th & 27th 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-3pm Sun, Venue: Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary & Education Center, 3783 Highway K68, Louisburg, KS 66053

Admission: $7.00

2013 Phantom’s Feaste

Dates: Oct. 18-19, 25-26 Venue: Kansas City Renaissance Festival, 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS Admission: $45

And if you’re not interested in anything above, watching scary movies with family or friends while eating popcorn and candy is always an option!