Geneva is hosting a kid-friendly Halloween gathering this Friday, with cookie decorating, treats, music to boogie to, and even a bit of good ol' face painting, just in case you suck at fairy-princess/Dracula makeup. Tickets cost 88rmb per kid.
Joint team, Lego and The Storybook, are having a 'Brick-or-Treat' soiree where kids get to play games, face Lego building challenges, and win prizes. Kudos go to scariest costumes. The event is free, but you need to reserve a place. Follow the WeChat ID LDC_SH to know more.
For those that'd rather ditch the parties in favor of something more educational, Mami & Me have a cool, glow-in-the-dark slime making class or a pumpkin soup cooking class for creative kids. Each class is 250rmb. Sign up to reserve a spot.
Perch is inviting children to come slice, dice and carve up their own pumpkin heads, for charity! Pumpkins and tools are provided. Entry costs 150rmb and proceeds will be donated to Shanghai Sunrise. Scan the QR code to RSVP.
Bloodline, with support from Shanghai Blood Center, vant your blood and they vant it now... for a good cause of course. Be a willing donor and save a life while your kids dress up, play games, and have their faces painted. A day of scaring can also be a day of caring.
Irish brewmonkeys, Guiness Gatehouse, are hosting an afternoon of food, fun, face painting, bowling and more. Entrance is free, but RSVP is needed. Scan the QR code to reserve a spot.
Dancing, partying, cookie decorating, eating, and more party-esque stuff from Awesome Kids Club. Costs 398rmb per family, which includes two parents and one child. Tag on an extra 100rmb for each sibling.
It's taco time! Tacolicious is having its own family-friendly Halloween fiesta where kids can compete in a costume contest and enjoy a super non-traditional smackdown on a candy-filled piñata.
Starting from noon on Saturday, Laowai Park aka Found 158 is having a kids' Trick-or-Treat event. All restaurants will open their doors and welcome kids to pop in and earn themselves some candy. The costume parade starts at 2.45pm with prizes up for grabs.
Even more Halloween parties with Halloween Bash, this time from the folks over at Abbey Road. Expect face painting, entertaining activities and a bit of cookie decorating. Tickets are 88rmb per kid.
The Bund Foodie Company (BFC) will have baking classes this weekend for parents and kids. Classes are followed by an afternoon tea party. Prizes will also be handed out to the 'best bakes'. Spots are limited.
A kids' fall feast smashed together with some fangtastic face painting, arts & crafts, games, and more baking. Cost per child is 180rmb.
Shankang Courtyard invites the best dressed ghosts, ghouls and goblins to come trick-or-treat and earn some prizes. Costume parade starts at 4.30pm. Entrance to the event is free.
AmCham has its own Halloween shindig for families this year at the Pistolera next to Shanghai Centre. From 3.30-4.30pm there will be the usual face painting, trick-or-treating, costume contest etc. plus a monster mash, a drawing contest, and more. The buffet starts at 4.30pm and runs till 7pm. Members of AmCham pay 299rmb for admittance, kids are 149rmb. Non-members pay 399rmb. There is a family package for 666rmb (two adults, one child) available for a limited time.
If Hallow's Eve didn't scratch that Spook-tober itch, then a Sunday of football games and afternoon parties might. FD Football Academy is hosting a football tournament, for kids and parents. Members can attend for free, non-members pay 100rmb. The tournament will be followed by, yes, you guessed it, a party at Geneva, with prizes for best costume.
For more Halloween stuff happening this weekend, check out the full list here. For more activities you can do with the kids, visit our Family Events page for the full rundown. And if you happen to be organizing your own event, click here to list an event for free.