Simple Tips to Decorate your Home for Halloween

Decorate your Home for Halloween

The wait for the spookiest weekend of the year is over. Welcome the Halloween with zeal and enthusiasm in the amazing city of Montebello. Here are some ideas on how to decorate your home for Halloween. Let it be a bit scary but a lot of fun!

Headless Horseman:  Yes, you got it right! Make a headless man’s body, arms and legs with black trash bags filled with paper. Once the torso is complete, add clothing to it. Do not forget the shoes and cape. Old gloves can be used for hands. Place his Jack-o’-lantern head on one of his hand. This can be used as a welcome note for the Halloween guests.

Candy Corn Piñata: Halloween is all about candies! Enjoy this festive season by constructing beautiful and jazzy piñatas to entertain your kids and their friends. This can serve as a party starter, vibrant decoration as well as fun games.

Scarecrows: Cut out Scarecrows and garden gnome yard silhouettes from a plywood and paint them black. Place them in your garden with a basket of toys and candies for the arriving kids. This decoration can be used year after year.


Explore Fun October Happenings in Montebello

fun October happenings

Are you still planning what to do throughout the month of October? Here are some fun October happenings in this charming city of Montebello. Enjoy your stay in the city apartments and have fun for this whole month.

October 15: 96th Anniversary Parade and Festival is taking place from 11AM-5PM. Do not miss this fun event which includes Annual Hometown Parade and Festival and 3rd Annual Mariachi 5K Run. Enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the parade from Whittier to Montebello City Park. The festival will continue from 12PM-4PM. Enjoy the live music, games and food.

October 15, 22, 29: If you love museum, this is the event you cannot miss. Sanchez Adobe Museum will remain open all three days from 1PM-3.45PM. Attend this free event with your friends and family.

October 28: Halloween Fright Fest @ City Park is the spookiest event of the year. This fun event is happening at Montebello City Park Baseball Field from 5PM-9PM. Costume contest, haunted house, photo booth and a lot more is waiting for you at this event in Montebello.

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips

If you are planning to decorate your apartment for Halloween, this week’s blog is perfect for you, because we have a few simple tips for decorating your apartment.


Pumpkins: pumpkin are synonymous with Halloween so grab a few of all shapes and sizes and use them to decorate your apartment. Pumpkins look great at accent pieces. You can paint them, glitter them, carve them or leave them as it. But pumpkins will also look great in your living space.


Candles: candles help set the mood, so use them to create a spooky ambiance inside your apartment.


Candy Jars: decorate your living area with candy centerpieces. The jars look great and will keep your guest happy with sweet snacks.

Montebello Lifestyle: Go To a Park

Spending an evening in the park may be the best FREE activity you can partake in. Parks can be so magical, especially when you are a kid. If you are new to the Montbello area, or simply haven’t been to a park, we have a great list of three fun parks near your apartment. Heading over to the park for a picnic, to run, or lie down and read is a great way to spend a Fall afternoon. Here is a bit more information about the Henry Acuna, Montebello City and Grant Rea Parks!


Henry Acuna Park

1700 W Victoria Ave

Montebello, CA 90640


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640


Grant Rea Park

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 887-4591

Montebello Living: Tasty New Restaurants

Montebello has no shortage of great restaurants. There seems to be wonderful locations on nearly every corner. But if you eat out a lot, those locations might get old quickly. If you are looking for a few new places to eat, we looked all over the city of Montebello to find the best new locations near your apartment. And what we found is a great Asian and Mexican spot, both of which opened less than three months ago.


Both locations are affordable, offer amazing food, and boast excellent Yelp reviews. Here is a quick look. So don’t cook tonight. Let someone else do all the work.


Poki Go

Opened 3 months ago

137 N Montebello Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 477-1635


Fatimas Grill #2

Opened 2 months ago

7840 Firestone Blvd

Downey, CA 90241

Phone number(562) 659-7585

Experience Montebello with the Somerset Apartment

Are you ready for a move into the beautiful city of Montebello? Then look no further than the luxurious and state-of-the-art units at the Somerset apartments. Located within minutes of four major Southern California freeways–710, 5, 605 and 60–the Somerset apartment are situated within a quick drive from  Los Angeles’ major tourist attractions (Staples Center, Disneyland, Griffith Park Observatory).


The complex, however, is still far away from the busy hub of Los Angeles life to remain peaceful and quiet–perfect for budding families. Each unit features hardwood flooring, granite countertops, new cabinets and air conditioning. When you are ready to experience the best of Montebello, give us a call at 877.885.9159 to set up a tour today! We look forward to meeting you.

Take an Aqua Zumba Class in Montebello

Just because summer is over doesn’t necessarily mean the weather is going to get any cooler. Southern California is hot year round. But luckily the City of Montebello is still offering fitness courses at the pool throughout the month of September. If you are interested in “fitness with a splash” why not take an invigorating Aqua Zumba course? It promises to be a low-impact and high-cardio exercise class that will focus on toning your body, improving your stamina. In addition, being in the pool means the exercise will also going easy on your knees and joints. Lastly, it’s a fun time!


Aqua classes are perfect for adults who need low-impact exercises but are by no means easy meaning it’s a fun challenge for anyone interested in the class. Here is a bit more information about the course the City of Montebello has to offer.


MONDAY & FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $35.00 per session

Session II: September 9th – September 30th

Session III: October 3rd – October 28th

Call the Montebello Parks & Recreation Office (323) 887-1200 ext. 540 or visit the City of Montebello Recreation Classes website for official info.


Best Park To Host a BBQ in Montebello

If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, do not over think things. Just go with a good old fashioned BBQ. Gathering your friends and family at a park to enjoy the final three-day weekend of the year is a great way to end the summer. If you are looking for a place to host, here is a quick list of three wonderful parks that allow BBQs. Just be sure to show up early and reserve a spot because Labor Day tends to be one of the biggest BBQ days on the calendar.


Grant Rea Park

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 887-4591


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640


Almansor Park

800 S Almansor St

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone number(626) 570-5081

Tips For Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

Owning an indoor plant is tough than it seems. Particular if you want to keep them alive. However, if you are not a gardening expert, then caring for a plant can be harder than it seems. Here are three quick tips for keeping your apartment plants alive.



Right amount of lighting: giving your plants the proper amount of light is huge. Different plants require different lighting situations. Some require lots of light, while others prefer dimly lit rooms. Figure out what type of lighting your living space has and then purchase the correct plant accordingly.

Clean your plants: just like anything else in your home, plants get dusty and need to be cleaned. Dust particles can block sunlight and cause your plants to wither.

Add humidity:  if the tips of your plant leaves are brown, your home is probably too dry. Try to add a bit of humidity by grouping plants together.


Where Can I Watch the Olympics in Montebello

Even if you are not into sports, the Olympics is still a huge event. The world essentially stops when the summer Olympics rolls around, so instead of fighting the issue, why not just embrace these amazing events? They’re going to be on nearly every channel anyway. For best way for the non sports fan to watch the events is at a sports bars, where you can enjoy the fun while still having a beer and maybe some food. Here are three great places to watch this summer’s events near your Montebello apartment.


Mr M’s Hot Wings And Things

886 N Garfield Ave

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 477-1345



1493 N Montebello Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 278-0250


Gardens Bar & Grill

9425 Telegraph Rd

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Phone number(562) 949-1112