Family Halloween Picks on Netflix #StreamTeam

This is a fun week for movies. All the cable channels are playing scary movies in heavy rotation. We picked a few of our favorite family friendly ones currently playing on Netflix.

Spooky Buddies

The puppy Buddies investigate spooks at a haunted mansion.  This film is best suited for younger children but still fun for everyone.


Casper’s Scare School

Casper the Friendly Ghost decides to toughen up and attends Scare School, where he finds things are not what they seem.  Casper is timeless.


Dreamworks: Spooky Stories
Scared Shreckless and three other short featuring Dreamworks characters.  They are sure to chill your spine while tickling your funny bone!


Nightmare Before Christmas

Visit Halloweentown with Jack Skellington for the Halloween/Christmas classic. It has fun songs and fantastic animation.



What are some of your favorite family Halloween films?

Halloween Roundup: Peltzer Farms and Pumpkin Patch


The Pig Races are a Blast!

Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit Peltzer Farms with my son’s kinder class. I had never visited Peltzer, and was excited to learn about this fun little place. I fell in love with the Farm, and can’t wait to take the kids again this year.  Petlzer Farms is located in the middle of Wine Country in Temecula, and it is an absolutely beautiful place.



Peltzer Farms is an authentic pumpkin farm, and offers plenty of fun. They are home to one amazing corn maze. I actually couldn’t find my way out! It took me some time to find my way out.  They also are home to pig races. The pig races take place every day, and they are so much fun! They are also free to watch. In fact, my two favorite attractions at the farm, the pig races, and the maze, are Free. Peltzer Farms is also the perfect setting for pictures. You have to make sure to take your camera, because the props are so cute! They have the vintage farm appearance, and you will find old pickup trucks, tractors, etc..

There is also a fun petting zoo, train rides, mining, and pony rides. Of course you will also find pumpkins of all sizes! They honestly have some of the coolest looking pumpkins, and had every size imaginable. It’s pretty safe to say, that you will find the pumpkin of your dreams here.

There is also a Blacksmith Shop on the weekends. You can watch Charlie Jr. make fun things using real blacksmith tools, such as authentic dog tags, horse shoe nail rings and other cool things. I’m telling you this place is a must visit!

Peltzer Farms is open everyday from 9am to 8pm, until October 31st. For additional info and directions, head here.


The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is some terrific Halloween fun

I sent my Halloween-fanatic husband to go check out The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and report back.  He texted that he was going on their new Encounters experience, which takes you on a ghost tour of the back areas of the ship and requires a signed waiver.  He managed to send a few pics over before the last text. Apparently, he’s been swept into some vortex.  When you attend Dark Harbor this month, can you see if you can find him?



Queen Mary Dark Harbor is very unique in the world of big Halloween events around Southern California, as this ship is renown for being haunted anyway. Add in cramped and tight walkways full of spooks and eerie sounds and you’ve got yourself a real scary experience!


Honestly, the event has evolved tremendously over the years and stands up wonderfully against Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Halloween Horror Nights. Like the others, Dark Harbor is recommended for children over 12 but it is not nearly as gory as the other two parks and the monsters are a bit more fun and friendly here.  There is a lot of entertainment and many food choices, similar to what you find at the fair, but themed to Halloween!


The Captain of the Grey Ghost

Queen Mary Dark Harbor runs most Thursdays through Sunday nights in October.  Admission pricing begins at $24 and VIP admission, which is highly recommended and gives you front of line access and a bunch of other premiums, starts at $76 on select nights if purchased 24 hours ahead of the event.  This year the event features 3 new attractions as well and the spinning swing ride that used to be part of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. I know, creepy right??