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Halloween Antics at My Mother’s House

October 29, 2017

Halloween at My Mother's House

Part of our year ‘round Let’s Grow Together series.

What We Do

We make sure the hurting-est pains have a chance to heal, salved by laughter and friends.

We stage a Make-Your-Own Costume Party with toddlers and their older brothers and sisters whose families are rebuilding after Mom’s incarceration.

We play. We Improvise on-the-spot costuming, face painting, pumpkin painting, hair-do, make-up, Chocolate Witch’s Web, home-made pumpkin cookies, milk and fruit juices, and plenty of zany teens (and a few zanier adults) to chase around the private yard behind My Mother’s House, a home for children while mom is in jail.

How You Can Help

Come in your own costume, or make one in our outdoor dressing room for yourself and a few wide-eyed children.

We’ll have the basics (stapler, glue sticks, string, ribbon, duct tape, scissors, crepe paper, colored marking pens, face make-up, old fake fur, lace curtains, wigs, animal noses and masks, belts and suspenders, klutzy costume jewelry, over-sized spiders, of course).

Bring homemade pumpkin cookies and a tub of icing for the little ones to finish ‘em off.

Chip in cash for food and props.


October 29, 2017
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My Mother’s House
New York, United States


Mary Lanning