Halloween Activities in Orange County

Halloween happens to be one of our favorite days around here in the office and we are sure, like us y’all are looking for some fun Halloween activities in Orange County. We’ve put a list together of some of our favorites… From the thrill seeker to the faint of heart to the little bitty babies…. You’re sure to find something that will make your Halloween special!

Knott’s Scary Farm

Buena Park, CA.
Sept 22nd – Oct. 31 st
7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Knott’s professional “scare-masters” transform the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of the world’s first, biggest and most famous theme park Halloween event! Every year all 160-acres of Knott’s Berry Farm are transformed into your worst nightmare with themed mazes, live shows, and scare zones featuring hundreds of free-roaming monsters.

Kidz Block Party

Downtown Brea, CA
October 31st

North Orange County’s Largest Free Halloween Alternative Event at Downtown Brea. Presented by The Cause Community Church featuring face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo,rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.

Motel 6 Feet Under

Business Expo Center
1960 S Anaheim Way
Anaheim, CA 92805

Are you ready for the SCARIEST haunted house in Orange County!? If you are, then step inside Motel 6 Feet Under – and get lost! This haunted maze is sure to frighten even the most seasoned of Halloween veterans, with state-of-the-art props and animatronics around every corner, a dedicated staff of haunting ghouls and just a touch of magic! What’s better than being scared silly? Supporting a good cause while doing so! Motel 6 Feet Under is a non-profit which benefits the local community, and is partnered with BOO! (Building Occupational Opportunities) which benefits local under-served adults by providing theatrical arts and construction training.

Haunted Fullerton Walking Towers

September 21 through November 10, 2016 (special tour on Oct 31)
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Location: Meet at Fullerton Museum

Reservations & Information: (714) 738-654

Did you know Fullerton is one of the most haunted cities around? Ghosts are lurking at every corner. Take this tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours, what famous deceased Fullertonian makes an “appearance” now and then, enjoy some of Fullerton’s history. These tours are a celebration of local legends while sharing stories of another facet of Fullerton’s history, particularly that of the downtown.

“Ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles (lasting about 2 1/2 hours), and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them. The tour is not recommended for children under 13. $15 for museum members and $18 for the general public. Halloween is $20 for museum members and $25 for the general public.

Children’s Museum Funny Frankensteins

Children’s Museum at La Habra
301 South Euclid Street
La Habra

Information: Please call (562) 905-9793 for reservations.

Free with paid admission.

Catching all silly ghouls and goblins to make a funny Frankenstein craft on Halloween day!

Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4-7 p.m.

Location:

Old Towne Orange Plaza Area

Chapman Ave. & Glassell

The streets surrounding the Old Towne Plaza are closed off to traffic and Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and local non-profit groups provide delicious food items and tasty treats for a nominal charge. There is tons of games, trick-or-treating, a costume parade and entertainment for all ages! (Please leave pets at home)

The 17th Door

Location:

The Market Place in Tustin

2856 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA 92782

Open September 23 – October 31. 2013

The 17th Door, Orange County’s most intense and most terrifying haunted house, returns to The Market Place for its second year! Over a dozen new rooms have been created, including a mini escape room, to take things to a whole new level. This year’s haunt will be larger and longer, featuring over 34 minutes filled with more monsters, more scares, more of what you love and more of what you hate! Behind its 17 doors is an interactive experience more innovative and shocking than anything that’s been tried before.

Tickets on sale now! Buy now before they sell out!

**The 17th Door is designed for mature audiences, preferably 16 years of age and older, and is not recommended for children under the age of 13, as there will be intense thematic material throughout the haunt

Boo at the Zoo

October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2016
5:30 – 8 pm

This family-friendly costumed extravaganza will bring FUN, SAFE, trick-or-treating in a “Merry not Scary” Zoo atmosphere, with educational animal presentations, storytelling, and entertainment throughout the evening, with a grand finale costume parade!

For the older kids, there’s also “Teen Scream,” a haunted house filled with thrills and chills. This ghoulish attraction has a separate entrance, but is included with the price of admission.

Location:
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave

Information: (714) 953-8555

Have a fun and safe Halloween everybody!!!!

*Information provided by Orangecounty.net


Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Romolo Tavani

 

Are You Ready For Some Football?

The one thing that makes you successful in life, no matter what it is you choose to do, is balance. Working hard is important, but relaxing and enjoying time with the people that you love is even more important. Sundays in our house during the fall are saved for church, football, food, food and more food!! Here’s how we do it ladies and gentlemen…..

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

Serves 8 (with the Grands Biscuits)

Ingredients:

– 12 ounces of buttermilk biscuit dough (we used Grands, which are slightly bigger)

– 6 eggs

– 1 (2 3/4 ounce) package peppered gravy mix (makes 2 cups)

– 1 lb sausage, any flavor

– 1 cup cheese, shredded

– 1/2 cup milk

– salt and pepper to taste

Cooking instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13×9 pan

2. Brown the sausage in skillet and drain thoroughly.

3. Cut biscuit dough into 1″ pieces, and line the bottom of the pan.

4. Layer cooked sausage over the biscuit pieces,

5. Layer shredded cheese over sausage.

6. Whisk eggs and milk, add salt and pepper and pour over biscuit/layers.

7. Make gravy according to instructions, and pour over everything.

8. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until eggs and biscuits are cooked through.

Seriously, I don’t know a single person on the planet that doesn’t love biscuits and gravy and if they say they don’t, they’re lying!

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Bread

Ingredients:

– 1 large loaf French bread or 2 smaller loafs

– 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

– 1/3 cup sour cream

– 1/3 cup mayonnaise

– 1/4 – 1/2 cup Frank’s Original Hot Sauce (1/2 for quite spicy)

– 1 ½ tablespoons dry ranch dressing seasoning mix

– 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

– 1/2 teaspoon cumin

– 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

– 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

– salt and pepper to taste

– 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (up to 1/2 cup if you LOVE blue cheese)

– 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese, separated

– 1 cup mozzarella cheese, separated

– 3 packed cups (about 1 ½ pounds) shredded chicken*

– Garnish (optional)

– 6-8 pieces cooked and crumbled bacon

– blue cheese (only if you love it)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Slice about 2 inches deep through the top of the bread, and continue to cut a large rectangle, being careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread. Remove top of bread and hollow out middle to create a rectangular bread bowl. Set aside.

3. Whisk together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and hot sauce and all spices/seasonings until well combined.

4. Stir in blue cheese, 3/4 cup cheddar and 3/4 cup mozzarella followed by chicken.

5. Spoon Buffalo Chicken Dip into prepared French bread and top with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Bake on a baking tray at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.

6. Let bread sit approximately 10 minutes to set and slightly cool then slice. Best served warm.

 This is an awesome and easy pull apart finger food, that my family loves! You’ve got to try it!!

Mississippi Pot Roast

Ingredients

– 1 (3-4 pounds) chuck roast

– 1 packet ranch dressing mix

– 1 packet au jus gravy mix

– ¼ cup butter

– 4-5 pepperoncini peppers

Instructions:

1. Place roast in the slow cooker and sprinkle the top with the ranch dressing mix and the au jus mix. Place peppers on top of the mixes, and add the butter.

2. Cook over low heat for 8 hours. Serve with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Notes:

*Do not add any water or broth to this! It will make enough liquid as it cooks.
If your family loves meat and potatoes like mine, this is a MUST. You will never make a roast any other way again because your family won’t let you!! Serve it over mash potatoes or on sandwich rolls… it is AMAZING!!
Now…. I’ve got to go to lunch because I’m starving!! Oh, and if your kitchen is too small to cook all this stuff, give us a call, we’ll help you buy a new one!!! Enjoy my friends!!

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole Recipe provided by: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Bread Recipe provided by: Carlsbad Cravings

Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe provided by: Belle of the Kitchen


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