Halloween Alternative Parties 2014

This is the 2014 Page.  For this years page, click here!

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

Barn Party
  • October 12, 2014
  • 3:00-6:00pm
  • 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!

Call Church for Details:  303-452-5478

Denver Rescue Mission Harvest Farm

Fall Family Fun

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

October 24th-26th

ARVADA

Family Fall Fest
Friday | October 24
6:00 to 8:30pm

Invite your family & friends to
Discover the Secrets of the Empty Cave

*  SUPERHERO games, crafts & fun featuring Spiderman / Captain America / Star Wars & more
*  Free Family/Group Photo
*  Free candy
THORNTON

October 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

North Metro Church
12505 Colorado Boulevard
Thornton, CO 80241
USA
LAKEWOOD
Saturday, October 25 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Are you looking for a safe, fun, family-friendly alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating? On Saturday, October 25, Colorado Christian University invites you to bring your children to our 18th 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 honor of CCU's 100-year anniversary, this year's Harvest Carnival will be bigger and better than ever.


CCU Main Campus
180 S. Garrison St., Lakewood, CO 80226
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!

ARVADA
Community Fall Festival is coming! Mark your calendars is will October 26th from 2:30 to 5:00 pm
More info to be posted soon.
WESTMINSTER - Candy Mania is a FREE “trunk or treat” type, event for the entire community. Children will have the opportunity to show off their costumes on the “costume red carpet”, WIN prizes, get candy and more!

This is a fun, safe event for all involved. So grab your friends, family and neighbors and head over to CANDY MANIA at The Academy Of Charter Schools in Westminster CO on October 25th from 4PM - 5:30PM.
GOLDEN

Sunday October 26, 2014 from 4pm-6:30pm
602 Park Point Dr.  Golden, CO 80401

Cook-off, Trunk or Treat, Crafts, and Fellowship for teh whole family

Denver Friends Church - Trunk or Treat

DENVER -

4575-A Eliot Street
Denver, CO  80211

Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 25, 2:00-4:00 PM


Middle Schoolers and Highschoolers:
Youth Punkin Games
Are you at the age where you’re being told you’re too old to Trunk-or-Treat? In middle school or high school? Is Trunk- or-Treating too much work for you to get your yearly candy fix?
We will be hosting the PUNKIN GAMES. Come join us for a night of fun, snacks and candy. We will have board games,
video game consoles (age appropriate games), and a gym full of sports! All middle and high school youth are invited. 6:00-9:00 PM on Saturday, October 25.

New Song Church Halloween Dance Party

DENVER - October 24th 7-9

Simpson United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat

ARVADA
We are having a fun trick-or-treat with festive decorated cars on Saturday, October 25, 3-5 pm, at Simpson. We would love volunteers to decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy. Please contact Brenda ([email protected]) or Ann [email protected]), if you would like to volunteer. Please Invite friends and family to join us.

6001 Wolff Street
Arvada CO 80003-6833

Rocky Mountain Presbyterian Church Harvest Festival

WESTMINSTER -
Don't forget to attend our Harvest Festival! It will be this coming Sunday 5:30-7:30! We will have a professional square dance caller, a photo booth, delcious treats, crafts, and best western dressed and best carved/decorated pumpkin contests for the kiddos! Please bring your favorite finger food to share! 

Special thank you to Whole Foods Bradburn for donating apple cider and pumpkins to help make our Harvest Festival a success!

4097 Main Street
Westminster CO 80031
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October 31st

ARVADA

Dress up and join us October 31st, 2:30-5:00pm, here are Arvada Covenant Church for our Community Fall Festival. Come experience a safe and fun alternative this Halloween. Have your child's face painted. Trick or treat down Treat Street. Bring your friends and neighbors to enjoy carnival-style games in a family friendly environment along with many other surprises!

Admission is FREE! Bring your friends and neighbors!

WHEAT RIDGE


Kids up to 6th grade from our church and the community are invited to gather treats as they stroll through our Children’s Ministry Center. There will be games and crafts in the gym, too!


11200 W 32nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

Arvada Christian Church Trunk or Treat

ARVADA

 Trunk or Treat: October 31, 6-9pm.
Safe alternative to trick-or-treating plus do much more with only a little walking all for free! Enjoy these activities for your children: * Candy, candy, candy! * Bobbing for apples. * Pumpkin carving. * 7pm showing of Veggietales, "Where's God When I'm Scared?" * Games and prizes. Don't settle for the usual! www.arvadachristian.org
— at Arvada Christian Church.

Cup of Faith Trick or Treat Chili Cook Off

WHEAT RIDGE
ARVADA
FREE Kids Party

Friday, October 31, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This indoor party includes carnival games, inflatables, candy, prizes, face painting, animal balloons and Kiddieland, along with outdoor activities as weather permits, all in a safe environment.  Costumes and all ages are welcome, food will be available for purchase.

ARVADA


Friday, October 31st

6-7:30pm


Food will be available

Crossroads Church of Denver - Trunk or Treat

WHEAT RIDGE  - 52nd and Kipling (on the east side of Kipling)

Crossroads Church - Shine the Light

NORTHGLENN -
Shine the Light This Halloween

Light Night
Fri, Oct 31, 5:30-8:30pm, Northglenn
Join us for a carnival of games and fun and a Black Light Show!

We need  CANDY and volunteers!

10451 Huron Street, Northglenn, CO 80234

WESTMINSTER -
Our annual “Wild West Country Fair” is happening on Friday, October 31st at 6pm. We're going to have a great time playing all sorts of games for the entire family. This is the perfect night to invite a friend!
11777 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, Colorado 80020
NORTHGLENN
Friday, October 31, 5:00
7:00 p.m.
This is a family friendly Halloween evening
with safe Trick or Treating for the kids, chili/
soup supper, carnival games and cupcake
walk.
Everyone is welcome! We would also
welcome more people to have a decorated
trunk and pass out candy.

10675 N Washington St, Northglenn, CO

If you would like
to host a trunk, please call the Gethsemane
office at 303-451-6895 to sign up.
There will be a prize given to the best
decorated trunk. There is NO overall theme,
but we request that you decorate with a
child friendly flair
DENVER
Fri, October 31, 6pm – 9pm
8242 Pecos St, Denver, CO 80221, USA (map)
The annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off Supper will take place tonight. Fun, food and games!

Calvary South Denver - Fall Fest

DENVER

10/31/2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Calvary South Denver


Join our Fall Fest community outreach event for all ages, Friday October 31 from 6:00 to 8:30.  This event brings the whole family, friends and neighbors together.  Sign up to volunteer, donate candy, or give a donation toward the event.  There will be food, blaster bouncers, carnival games and much more.  Come by the table in the foyer at Calvary South Denver.  This is a free event but we ask for a single bag of candy at the door per family.

ARVADA -
Halloween Alternative - Pumpkin Patch! 
October 31st @ 5:30pm
5615 W. 64th Ave. Arvada, CO 80003
ARVADA
October 31st
9889 West 66th Ave., Arvada, Colorado 80004

Hoedown - at Arvada Covenant Church

Jordan's Crossing Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

WESTMINSTER-

Friday, October 31st
6pm-8pm
Food, Games, and Fun!  FREE!!

7160 IRVING ST.

WESTMINSTER, CO  80030

BEHIND DOLLAR TREE


Trick or Treat Street in Olde Town Arvada
Friday, October 31, 2014; 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Olde Town Arvada

303-420-6100

 
Kids trick or treat in a safe environment at participating merchants. The Costume Contest will  be held in Olde Town Square at 6:00 p.m.  The Haunted House at Eli Ashby (7401 Grandview) will be scaring up some fun.  Hot refreshments at Cherry Creek Mortgage (5690 Webster).  $2 per child for all activities.
 
This year the event is dedicated to Justin Vicory, who owned The Wedding Seamstress and D'Lola Couture with his wife Dee Dee. Justin was very involved in the community and went all out for Trick or Treat Street. Justin recently lost his battle with melanoma and wanted to raise awareness of this disease.  A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to helping with his medical bills.
 
Volunteers are needed to help with the 1,000+ goblins expected to attend.


The Rising Church info (across from the library)

Bring the family to Olde Town Arvada for a safe and friendly night of trick-or-treating. Local merchants welcome kids for a haunting good time. Bracelets for trick or treating are $2 per child.

LAKEWOOD - Friday, October 31: Trick-or-Treat-Street at Westwoods! Families of all sizes and ages are invited to join us for a night of tricks, treats, games, crafts, and a whole lot of fun! We’ll be here 6-8pm! Grab some friends and stop by while you trick-or-treat!

Agape Life Harvest Party

ARVADA

5970 W. 60th Ave. Arvada, CO 80003 (map)

Mean Street Ministry Trunk or Treat

LAKEWOOD

Kids of all ages!
- There will be games, hot dogs & chips, and a safe environment to trick or treat.

at 4:30pm - 6:30pm

1380 Ammons St, Lakewood, Colorado 80214

November

ARVADA - November 14th - Click on above link for details.
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

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