Its funny, most holidays are the same time every year, but it still it feels like they creep up on you! No sooner is one over that you need to start getting ready for the next one. Of course, the next big shin dig to expect is October 31st or Halloween. So here is my guide for getting your All Hallows night sorted well in advance!
First thing first, costumes can be one of the biggest stress at Halloween time. So get sorted with your early on. If you have little ones to costume as well as yourself, try and get them to make a solid decision on what they would like to dress up as. Remember there are lots of fads in kids entertainment so their favorite character might change from one day to the next. That is why it’s sometimes better to go with a more general theme like a princess, pirate or ghost.
Trick or Treating?
Trick Or Treating can be a controversial issue. Some parents are concerned with the safety issues that can be attached to it. That is why it’s important to set your expectations well before October 31st.
If you don’t want you kids to go out in the streets and trick or treat then make sure that there is a lot of fun stuff for them to do at home. You can throw a party and include bobbing for apples and some spooky games to keep them entertained.
Involving The Whole Family
It is sometimes the case that we cannot be with our nearest and dearest on high days and holidays. Bt don’t let that ruin the fun.
If you have kids that live with your ex-partner or family that lives away, put together a Halloween parcel for them. Fill it full of candy and spooky decorations so they can get in the spirit wherever they are.
Just make sure you fill the box with light weight items and check the postage law on what you can send to their destination. Don’t be put off by the price of sending a parcel with, as the cost of postage can be worked out easily before you send it, by checking online.
Of course one of the most important aspects of any Halloween celebration is the food. To make your night memorable, you can give the grub a creepy theme.
There are all sorts of things that you can make like witches fingers, hot dog mummies, ghost meringues. You can even make some super gross delicacies that involve a tactile element like jello brains and spaghetti worms! Plan your menu out before hand so you have less to do when the end of October rolls round.
Whatever you do, don’t forget the decorations on Halloween! They are something that you can get prepped up ahead of time. Start to scour the dollar stores for spooky bargains at the end of September. Collect gourds and pumpkins to carve as well. If you are feeling especially spooky, you can even turn your hand to these life-size ghosts for your lawn!