Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween treats & food allergies

A worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all trick-or-treaters is promoting the idea of placing a teal pumpkin or a special sign to show that you are offering non-food treats. Last year, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated.

About non-food treats from the organization's website:
Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.
  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils
To learn more and download free printable signs, go to

Add your house to the Nextdoor Treat Map

Again this year, is enabling a map of houses that are giving out treats for Halloween. You can add yourself and/or tell others that you will be sharing some treats and your house will be marked with a candy corn icon. The map is just beginning to build, but check it out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Holiday tree orders due Nov. 4

Did you get your order in? If not, download the form and get it over to Pam Shukait at 1023 Bird by Friday, November 4 (or send via PayPal to

Call Pam with any questions: 408-297-4388.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Look on your porch for your holiday tree flier

Thanks to the amazing Pam Shukait, neighbors are fanning out across North Willow Glen to deliver order forms for holiday yard trees. Orders must be in to Pam by Friday, November 4. 

We will be placing a PDF of the order form online in a few days after all doorstep deliveries are made. Look for one on your porch first, and then look here for the online location of the form as a backup.