Halloween in Menlo Park

Clever pumpkins take center stage at University Park neighborhood Halloween gathering

Cute kids in costumes. Fresh-pressed apple cider. They’re just two of the traditions at University Park’s annual Halloween gathering held yesterday. Special tip of the hat to the folks who carved truly original jack o’ lanterns. Great creativity! Thanks to Cindy Tipton for sending the photos.

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Blue skies and warm temps make for fun Halloween parade in Menlo Park

The threat of rain was well over when Menlo Park’s annual Halloween parade started at 11:00 am this morning, moving up Santa Cruz Avenue to Fremont Park. InMenlo founder and photographer Scott Loftesness drew parade photo duties. We selected a variety of close up faces to make up what is only “round one” of our Halloween […]

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The Members perform their annual Halloween show

Come take a break from politics, and party with The Members at their 10th annual Halloween Block Party show this Halloween. Bring the kids while trick-or-treating, or come without kids for an adult beverage, this Monday, October 31, starting at 6:00 pm, at the corner of Oakdell and Lemon in Menlo Park. The band usually keeps […]

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Spotted: Gnome be gone on Halloween

What caught our attention was two huge spider webs in the front yard of this west Menlo Park home. But what caught our fancy was the gnome being carried away but two giant ants! At least we think they are ants but could be some kind of alien. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Spotted: Zombies for President in 2016!

InMenlo follower Greg Hyde was good enough to send in this photo of the Democratic and Republican candidates for President and Vice President looking their zombie best for Halloween in a Laurel St. front yard.

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Ideas for fun no-carve Halloween pumpkins

Before heading out to the pumpkin patch this weekend to pick out your Halloween jack-o-lantern, consider these ideas from the always creative Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy. She writes: “Do you want to know the thing that scares me most at Halloween? Carving pumpkins! They never turn out how I envisioned, it’s messy, they rot and the […]

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Spotted: Halloween Aloha shirt buddies

Love these dressed-as-Aloha-buddy-twins spotted at the University Park pumpkin carving! Photo by Cindy Tipton 

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The Members make it a rockin’ Halloween

Imagine dozens of adults (and a smattering of kids) as the witching hour creeps to 9:00 pm on Halloween . Might there have been a little adult beverages consumed? As usual, the place to be in west Menlo Park is the corner of Oak Dell and Lemon where dad band, The Members, play the oldies everyone […]

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Neighborhood turns out for University Park pumpkin carving contest

The University Park area of unincorporated Menlo Park has a particularly active neighborhood group that plans Friday gatherings during the summer and an annual Halloween pumpkin carving and parade. Resident Cindy Tipton captured some of the fun.

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Halloween is frightful on the streets of Menlo Park

We start are Halloween coverage with some frightful characters we’ve spotted in various Menlo Park neighborhoods. The scary witch was spotted by Robin Tobias somewhere along the creek. The gory Frankenstein hanging from a tree can be seen on the always decked out Sherman Avenue (especially the section between Dakin and Avy Avenues). The vulture visiting […]

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I scream for ice cream (even though it’s Halloween)

Here’s the scoop, we’ve been making Ice Cream Jack O’Lanterns for years. So easy, so cute and such a treat since it is still 80 degrees in California! It’s amazing how a little black tubed icing transform a scoop of pumpkin ice cream (top). Or even a few chocolate chips will do the trick (or treat). Happy […]

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