Halloween Alternative Parties 2015

We've all pretty much made up our minds about Halloween-and they keep changing.  Some of us Christians still celebrate it, some of us hide and turn off our lights. (There are many great websites that can help you find where you should be - but not this one).  This is a personal choice and I'm not endorsing anything, I'm just giving you all the choices you have out there.

 

In my family, we don't celebrate it and we don't turn off the lights. 

 

First, we read kids books about the correlation of Christianity and Halloween.  Some of them say "yea" and some say "nay".  We can decide for ourselves. 

 

We go to "Halloween Alternative" parties the weekend before Halloween and then on Halloween night, we give out Christian tracts to the kids who are trick-or-treating (you can get both the books and the tracts at the Family Christian Store).  (Although *update* my son now volunteers at a Church on Halloween night as an outreach.)   I let my kids dress up to give out the tracts if they want (they don't always choose to).  No, I don't just give them tracts, I fill a little baggie full of candy and "gospel toys" from Oriental Trading and the tract, so that the kids can see that Christians are "cool".  Yes, kind of sad, but my kids and I ARE cool.

October 1-17th

October 17th @ 4pm

Join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship as we look to enjoy time together for our Cross Impact Harvest Party. Please help by signing up to bring some food or contact Rachel about what you can bring. We will meet at 4PM at the Duerksen home.

Please Contact Cross Impact for more info
Barn Party
  • October 4, 2015
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (4:00-6:00pm)
  • Becky's Farm

Hope you’ll be able to come join in a time of fun and fellowship with Boulder Seventh Day Adventist Church up at Becky Carlisle’s farm. Please bring your hot dog of choice and a way to cook it over the fire, as well as a side dish to share with others. We’ll have hot chocolate and s’mores for everyone

Denver Rescue Mission Harvest Farm

Denver Rescue Mission Harves Fall Festival and Corn Maze - Plus Groupon!

Get lost in family fun this October at our annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze! Learn more about our 25 fall-tastic attractions and Fright Free Family Day on October 31: http://bit.ly/DRMFallFest

Want to support the Denver Rescue Mission's New Life Program at Harvest Farm? Check out this Groupon!!!

Admission includes access to the corn maze, hay wagon-ride tour, petting zoo, an obstacle course, and more than 20 other attractions. Click to see further details. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted for free, and Saturday, October 31 is “Fright-Free Family Day”, with costume contests, peanut-free trick-or-treating, and face painting. Festival proceeds support Denver Rescue Mission’s New Life Program at Harvest Farm, a 209-acre rehabilitation program helping men recover from chronic homelessness and addiction.

Click here for Groupon

ARVADA
October 9th 5-8:30

Carnival games, pumpkin painting, hay rides and food: we’re PUMPED about our first family fall festival! Open to families and kids birth through 6th grade, this evening promises to be a great night with new and old friends.

Fall Family Fun

For more great Fall Activities from Faith, Family, and Fun in Arvada - CLICK HERE!!!

October 18th - 25th

ARVADA
October 25th 2:30-5

5555 Ward Road
Arvada, CO 80002
Fall Fest is Sunday October 25th from 12-2pm. There will be food, games, Christian magic show, candy and fun!!
ARVADA
Friday October 30 | 6:00 - 8:30pm

FREE
Family-friendly
costumes encouraged
Free candy & photobooth
Saddle up and mosey on over for wild games, crafts and fun!
Join other families from MHV for a night of fun at Big Time Trampoline Center on Thursday, October 15th at 6pm. Price is just $10 for the ENTIRE FAMILY! Feel free to invite your neighbors, friends and family.
Family FunFest cometh soon – Friday, Oct. 23rd (6-8:30pm)! Our mostest-hugest outreach event of the year. Get more info and SIGN UP TO SERVE at the FunFest table on Sunday. Or SIGN UP TO SERVE online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ba5a72aa57-signup
Sunday October 25th at 5:30pm

at the Refuge at 6900 W 117th Ave Suite 200, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Chili Cook Off with Prizes! 5pm. 
Short Service at 5:30pm!
Games for the kids in the parking lot afterwards.
(or inside if the weather is not cooperative.)
Sign up to bring chili, candy or a game to share.
RSVP Sunday nights or email: [email protected]

October 26th - 30th

ARVADA

Wednesday October 28th 7pm


28th KIDS’ TRUNK OR TREAT NIGHT

Kids! Get ready for a fun night of celebrating Jesus on Wednesday, October 28th. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed to decorate your car trunk and pass out candy to the kids from 7:45-8:15 p.m. Sign up today if you plan to attend or volunteer. Candy and toy donations are always appreciate!


5970 W. 60th Ave. Arvada, CO 80003

ARVADA
October 30th @ 6:30pm

This year, we are happy to host October Blast! On Friday, October 30th, stop by between 6:30 and 8:30pm for Trunk or Treating, giant inflatables, hay rides, and a carnival! Come dressed in your favorite costume and bring your friends! October Blast is free for everyone!  If you are interested in getting more information about how to enter a trunk in our Trunk or Treat contest, contact our main office for more information!
8270 W. 80th Avenue
NORTHGLENN
October 30, 2015 5:00-7:00 p.m.

10675 Washington St., Northglenn, CO 80233

Our annual Trunk-or-Treat event is a friendly and safe night of trick-or-treating  from our decked out car trunks!  The night includes a free chili and soup supper, carnival games and cupcake walk.  Come join the fun!  If you would like to host a trunk, call the church/school office at 303-451-6895.

Rising Church at Historic Olde Town Arvada Trick or Treat Street***

Friday, October 30th from 5-7

On the spookiest night of the year, bring the family to Olde Town for a safe and friendly night of trick-or-treating. Local merchants welcome little ghosts and goblins for a haunting good time.  Bracelets for trick or treating are $2 per child.


Rising Church will be handing out candy, hot apple cider, and popcorn

ARVADA
October 30th @ 3pm
6001 Wolff St. / Arvada, CO 80003-6833

October 31st

WHEAT RIDGE
October 31, 2015

Halloween Alternative Community Event

The Preschool and Children's Ministries are teaming up to present this exciting community halloween alternative event for preschoolers - 5th graders.

Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun night of games, costume contests, and of course plenty of candy!

NOTE: we need donations of individually-wrapped candies! You can place donations in the bins placed around the church. Thanks for helping us 'Light the Night'.

Saturday Time: 6:00pm Location: Applewood Baptist Church
11200 W. 32nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Cost: FREE

LAKEWOOD

October 31st 12pm-3pm


Are you looking for a safe, fun, family-friendly alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating?

On Saturday, October 31, Colorado Christian University invites you to bring your children to our 19th annual CCU Harvest Carnival. The activities will be geared towards children through age 12. There will be lots of carnival games, candy, and rides, and we ask that kids come in costume. The entire Denver Metro community is invited to take part in this FREE fun-filled event! Please use our Garrison Street entrance and watch for signs for parking.

In conjunction with the Harvest Carnival, CCU will be collecting non-perishable/canned food items to be donated to our friends living on the Northern Arapahoe Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Please consider helping us in our collection efforts by bringing an item or two and dropping them in the bins at the entrance to the Harvest Carnival!

NORTHGLENN and THORNTON
October 31st

Shine the Light on Halloween Night

Safe Halloween Alternatives. Invite family, friends and neighbors to share the light of Jesus!

Northglenn Campus – Light Night Carnival
Sat, Oct 31, 5:30-8:30pm
10451 Huron Street, Northglenn, CO 80234
Join us for a fun Halloween Carnival.
Lots and lots of games and of course, tons of candy!
Please bring candy to Donation Bins. Click here to Volunteer.
[email protected]



WHEAT RIDGE

Saturday October 31st at 6:30pm


A Cup of Faith
11460 W 44th Ave Suite 5, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

Join us for fun and games and great chilli!

Saturday, October 31

2:00 -4:00 PM

Denver Friends Church parking lot
4575-A Eliot Street
Denver, CO  80211

ARVADA
10/31 5:30-8:30
6250 Wright St4eet
ARVADA
October 31st
5615 W. 64th Ave. Arvada, CO 80003

Heritage will again sponsor a Halloween Alternative Carnival and an evening of food, free games/prizes and candy on Saturday, October 31st from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Tell your family, friends and neighbors to... MARK THEIR CALENDARS!!!

The purpose of this special event is to provide an atmosphere of wholesome FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND FOOD for our church family/guests, and an outreach of the surrounding community.

The family can even join us for dinner (for a minimal fee).
Burritos * Nachos * Sloppy Joes * Hot Dogs * Chips * Dessert * Coffee * Orange Drink


Life Fellowship

ARVADA
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015

Northwest Friends Church, 9889 West 66th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80004, United States (map)
Annual "Trunk or Treat" for the neighborhood from 6pm to 8pm. Arranged decorated car trunks allowing kids to stop and receive candy and gifts. Chilli, coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn and a lot of fun is available all evening.
LAKEWOOD
October 31 Time TBD
Join us for Westwoods 2nd Annual Trick-or-Treat Street! All families are invited to join us for games, crafts, facepainting, activities, and of course, lots of candy!
Westwoods Community Church 7700 W Woodard Dr Lakewood, CO 80227

November

So I've listed all the Christian and Church Halloween Alternative Parties (Non-Halloween, not-Halloween, un-Halloween Parties.  Hallelujah Parties, Harvest Fairs, Harvest Festivals, costume parties, carnivals, fall festivals, Jesusweens, pumpkin patches, trunk or treat, harvest parties) in and around Arvada, Colorado (Westminster, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Thornton, Northglenn, NW Denver etc..) for 2014  (see below)

Disclaimer:  I can't vouch for any of these Churches and haven't knowingly included any that are having ACTUAL horror type parties ACTUALLY celebrating Halloween.

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Other Fall things like pumpkin patches, races, and festivals in this area - CLICK HERE!

Still Deciding on Halloween?

The Truth about Halloween - Some DVDs that help you decide

The 5 scariest things you can do this Halloween - click here

 I read a great article about it on the Family Christian Stores Website that can help you if you are still deciding (click here).

Sampling of Halloween Tracts and Witnessing Tools

Find a ton of great tracts and information about this at http://www.chick.com

Highly recommended affiliate links!

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