Halloween in Menlo Park

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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Spotted: Big and little pumpkins at Bianchini’s in Ladera

The 556-pound pumpkin that Bianchini’s entered into a pumpkin contest (but didn’t win!) is on display outside the store’s Ladera Country Shopper location. Someone had whimsically placed a mini pumpkin on top of it! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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The Members hosts 7th annual Halloween gig

If your trick or treat circuit is in the Stanford Oaks area of Menlo Park, treat yourself to some rock and roll music played by local Dad’s band, The Members. They’ll be at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell starting at 6:00 pm on Halloween.

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Getting in the Halloween spirit at Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch packed with activities on the weekend

Webb Ranch manager Deano Lovecchio spotted us soon after our arrival late on a Sunday afternoon at this year’s Pumpkin Patch. “We grew a lot more of our own pumpkins this year,” he said proudly. “We’re up to 30 acres.” Like every year,  there’s an enormous variety of pumpkins in different sizes and colors — orange, red, white, green […]

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The Members make it a rock and roll Halloween in Menlo Park – and the rain stays away

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was on hand last night at the corner of Oak Dell and Laurel in Menlo Park for the annual Halloween performance by the local dad band, The Members. Fittingly, the beverage of choice among adult attendees was one of two ales provided by Freewheel Brewing Company, owned by another group […]

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Menlo Park yards decorated to welcome trick or treaters on Halloween

We admit we haven’t surveyed every street in Menlo Park, but we’ve been through enough neighborhoods to salute the many residents who decorate their front porches or yards for Halloween, making it fun and welcoming for trick or treaters — and amusing for the adults who accompany them. As has been true in past years, Sherman […]

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