Early this month, I co-hosted a #GWLchat with Great Wolf Lodge. For anyone who missed it, here’s a recap of the lively and fast discussion that took place during the interesting hour!

We started the conversation discussing Fall Family Fun and activities families take part in each fall. Most participants agreed their favorite fall activities included a pumpkin patch or apple orchard to pick their own pumpkins or apples. My family recently visited a local pumpkin farm and enjoyed a hayride to the patch to pick the perfect pumpkin and several other family-friendly activities including a corn maze, zip lines, a “not-so-scary” haunted house, a petting zoo and a shop to purchase fresh apple cider, pumpkin pies and other goodies!
 
Participants also shared how much they loved the simple pleasures of fall: crisp, fresh morning air, family hikes, car rides to look at fall foliage and playing in the leaves.
 
Next we chatted about all things Halloween, including pumpkin carving, costumes, annual traditions and much more. Dave, my fellow 
Ask A Mom Panelist from @AdventuresByDad said his family looks forward to watching "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." Clarissa,@Clarissa_xplain said her family loves to check out different costume stores and trying on costumes, while lLonaB @iLonaB1980 said ordering pizza before trick or treating with extended family and friends is a Halloween must!

During the #GWLChat, I was excited that Great Wolf Lodge shared new Jack-O-Lantern patterns featuring Wiley the Wolf, Violet the Wolf and even a paw print. Anyone can download these templates here.
 
We ended the Twitter chat by talking about 
Howl-O-Ween at the 12 Great Wolf Lodge resorts. There are many spooktacular events happening during this event and it's a great way to celebrate Halloween. Visit http://www.greatwolf.com/HowlOWeen to learn more about the daily trick-or-treat trail, the Monster Bash Dance Party, Spooktacular Story Time and costume parade.

Thanks to everyone who joined our Twitter chat. A big congratulations to @sherrybracy for participating and winning the Howl-O-Ween prize pack. If you missed this chat, keep an eye out for the next #GWLChat in early December.

-Jenna Jackson, Ask a Mom Panelist for Great Wolf Lodge Mason