Sunday, October 13, 2019

a little bit of Arthur

‘Tis the night – the night
Of the grave’s delight

And the warlocks are at their play,
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they – it is they.

~ Arthur Cleveland Coxe

Monday, October 7, 2019

Countdown to Halloween, Week 2

Grab your planner, review last week’s list.  If you missed Week 1, you can find it here.   

Have you filled your calendar with fun things to do?  Finalized your guest list? 

Made or bought invites? Decided on holiday decorations?

Getting ready:

Finalize your guest list.  With your made or store bought invitations at hand, begin addressing, stamping and stuffing those envelopes.  Since we got a late start, we will be mailing ours this week.

Start Shopping

Finalize your menu, gather your recipes and create a master shopping list.  Begin picking up listed items whenever you visit the grocery store.  Need a list? Download our free printable here.

Think Decorations

If making your decorations, begin this week. This Bats and Leaf Ghosts project is perfect as it uses recycled and natural materials and is a great project for the kiddies.

Think Costumes

Decide on your costume.  Buy or make?

Don’t Forget the Table

Make a list for setting the table.  Don’t forget paper plates, cups, napkins, tablecloth, plastic ware.  Think about what your centerpiece will be – store bought, homemade?? Looking for a few tablescape ideas? Check here.

The Housecleaning

This week, begin cleaning (and decorating) the foyer/entry areas.  This is the area your guests see first so you want it to be tidy.  Our entry area is forever filled with shoes, paper goods, keys, mail and laundry (the basement is off the entry area).  But when it’s cleaned, it’s beautiful.

The days are going so fast! and there’s still so much to do!!  Enjoy!



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019


What are your favorite Halloween traditions??
Kayla, Amelia and Elliot kicking off our October Tradition with a good book
We adore theme books.  Especially Holiday themed books.  In getting into the Holiday spirit, we’ve dubbed Friday nights for a treat and a Halloween Story.  

To prepare, go through your children’s library and gather all Halloween themed books into a basket.  

Make a snack (preferably with your little one), and settle down for a story and a treat.  

tonight's book choice is tim burton's "The nightware before christmas" served with brownies and chocolate pudding (elliot's choice).