Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Okay, it’s that time again.  Time to get your planner, and review last week’s list.  (You can see Week 2 here).

By now, your calendar should be filled with fun things to do.  Especially this time of year.  In fact, you may have even done some of the activities that you booked in your planner.  So far, we have visited the pumpkin farm.   This week we will go to Zoo Boo.

Getting ready:

1.       This is the week we mail out the invitations to our annual Halloween Party. 

Shopping and Cooking

2.      With the menu finalized, finish shopping for your nonperishables this week.  Also, begin making and baking any food items that can be frozen ahead of time.

Think Decorations

3.      Finish buying or making any decorations and begin adorning your home.  So far we’ve decorated the mantel, strung purple lights around the front window, hung “Caution tape” and black netting around the front porch, and hung Halloween wreaths from the doors.  Tonight we decorate the entry way.

Think Costumes

4.      Is your costume bought (or made)?  To prevent last minute anxiety of what to dress up as, decide this week and buy/make your costume.  At the beginning of the month we picked up Elliot’s “Catboy” costume.  K is going to be a mummy and I’ve chosen to be a ghost.  This year, it’s easy peasy costumes. 

Think Favors

5.       Are you making or buying favors (or a little of both)?  Put together your little goodie bags and hide from the kiddies.  (But don’t forget where you’ve hid them…)

Don’t Forget the Table

6.      With your theme in mind, purchase the paper plates, cups, napkins, tablecloth, plastic ware.  The Dollar Store is a great place to start.  But don’t wait too long as they tend to sell out fast of the seasonal goodies.

The Housecleaning

 7.       This week, begin cleaning (and decorating) the dining room and living/family rooms.  Give the foyer/entry areas a once-over.  

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