These days familial units come in all shapes and sizes (five grandparents, a step-parent, and a sister by marriage). And though we believe the more, the merrier — we couldn’t find a family tree where the whole brood could perch.
Thankfully, JHill Design’s customizable family tree print lets you add extra slots to accurately depict your complicated clan. The artists there have yet to encounter a combo they couldn’t make work (you hear that, Brady Bunch?) but do ask that you limit your unique lineage to four generations (for space’s sake).
The beautifully designed keepsake is printed on archival paper with two color options: orange, green, and blue or orange, pink, and yellow. Got good penmanship? Fill in the blanks on your own. If not, order a personalized version with the information already printed. And let someone else worry about keeping the names straight.
Available online jhilldesign.com, $50-$85.
What: Eats that will please both you and your munchkin, plus cookie decorating and trick-or-treating in the hotel.
Why: Kicking back with a glass of champagne is quite a treat indeed.
When: Fri.-Sun., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf. Reservations to 617-856-7744. Adults, $40; children, $30.
KidsBeet Concert Series
What: Ben Rudnick & Friends, Suzi Shelton, and Charlie Hope team up to play a few rollicking sets.
Why: The perfect way to work off a pre-Halloween sugar high.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St. (617-267-6730). Tickets online at kidsbeet.eventbrite.com. Adults, $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children, $10 in advance, $12 at the door; under 2, free.
What: Take a rustic ride through the farm, sing songs, and see familiar storybook characters.
Why: The pumpkin fairy is on hand to help pick out the perfect gourd.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Smolak Farms, 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover (978-682-6332). Adults, $4; children, $12; under 2, free.
Photo: Courtesy of JHill Design