October brings with it all sorts of annual celebrations and traditions, from fall football games to carving pumpkins. We love this month -- it's a time when the weather cools, the leaves change, and we can take our favorite cozy sweaters out of storage and sip on warm apple cider.
Here are 10 more reasons to celebrate October:
International Frugal Fun Day
Today is the day to find inexpensive fun! Guess what?! We have you covered with our Macaroni Kid event calendar -- it's always filled with free or low-cost local family-friendly events.
National Pasta Day
Obviously this is a day Macaroni Kid totally gets excited about! Enjoy a plate of pasta today. There are more than 600 pasta shapes -- which one is your favorite?
Make a Difference Day
The fourth Saturday in October is devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. Find a project you and the kids can volunteer for and make a difference today.
Plush Animal Lovers Day
Plan a teddy bear picnic or another fun activity for your children's favorite stuffies today!
National Candy Corn Day
Did you know that Candy Corn was originally called "Chicken Feed"? Sure glad they changed the name! Here's a recipe to make your own candy corn from scratch. Bonus: this recipe is nut, egg, and gluten free.
Halloween is fun for kids! What's not to love? Dressing up in fun costumes, fun treats, and candy! Be sure to check the Macaroni Kid event calendar to find all of the great local Halloween activities and events today.
Jennifer Hill is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Fremont, CA
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