Hello Fall! After our week in the Houston heat, it has been great getting to experience some cooler weather and getting to dress Mark up in his adorable fall attire. Of course being October, it has also meant we were able to partake in some harvest festivities. I’ve never been one to love Halloween, but with a baby I am so excited to get him dressed up! Since I’m not sure if Halloween is celebrated in Belgium (anyone know?!), I made sure we had time to pop over to a pumpkin patch in New Jersey to celebrate Mark’s first Halloween!
We headed to Barlow’s in Sea Girt and had the most wonderful time on Mark’s first Fall Harvest experience. Barlow’s was perfect for a young baby and I suspect it would be ideal for children 4 and under. It had an adorable games like pumpkin bowling & tic tac toe, a mini hay path for kids to wander around, a higher corn maze, an adorable corn sandbox, and of course a small pumpkin patch!
Mark’s favorite part was definitely the “corn” sandbox. Instead of the traditional sand, the box was filled with dried corn kernels! It is such a fun idea, one I’ll definitely be checking back if we ever host a Halloween or Fall themed party! Mark loved touching the dried corn, it was a new texture and he was fascinated by it. He didn’t even try to put it in his mouth (#momwin!). If you live (or are visiting) the greater Momounth County, NJ area with a little one, I highly recommend checking out the Pumpkin Patch at Barlow’s!
What is on your Fall checklist with your little ones?!