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Featured Article Get Organized for Halloween - 10 Spooktacular Tips by Maria Gracia Ghosts, witches, goblins and black cats . . . yes, it's Halloween once again. Here are 10 tips to ensure this holiday is a fun one for you and your family. 1. Make a list. Make a checklist of everything you'd like to do for Halloween…making/getting costumes, having a party, attending a festival, carving a pumpkin, securing some scary books or DVDs at the library, taking the kids trick-or-treating, safety precautions, baking pumpkin pies, and anything else Halloween-related. 2. Decorate for the season. It's time to pull out your tried-and-true Halloween decorations from year's past and get them in place. If they're not in one organized area this year, be sure you put them all in one organized place for next year when you're done with them. 3. Find the festivities. Using the Web and your local newspapers, find out what Halloween festivities are happening in your area. Schedule some outings for your family and enjoy the season. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, and hay rides are popular this time of the year. 4. Watch some scary (and not-so-scary) stuff. Search through your TV listings and make a schedule of all Halloween programs and cartoons you wish to watch. (If you have DVR capabilities, get that programming scheduled.) If you own Halloween DVDs, pull them out and place them in one basket near the TV. 5. Buy treats. Pick up Halloween treats now, so you're ahead of the game and ready for trick-or- treaters. Options include candy (be sure to purchase some peanut-free options for anyone with allergies), small games, craft supplies, bubbles, glow sticks…even pocket change. 6. Organize a Halloween party. If you plan to have a Halloween party at your house, make a list of everything you plan to do and everyone you wish to invite. Be sure to get the invitations out early. Begin preparing meals and baking before your event. 7. Prepare for Halloween parties you’re attending. If you already have plans to go to a Halloween party elsewhere, determine what you'll need to bring to the party. Will you need to bring food? Find out what dish you'll be bringing and determine if it can be prepared ahead of time. Need a costume? Begin making one now, or be sure to hit the costume shops early, while there is still a good selection. 8. Send out Halloween greetings. Halloween is a great time of year to keep in touch with family and friends. Send Halloween greetings in the mail…or save money and send e-mail greetings. 9. Get your pumpkin ready for carving. Make plans to go to a pumpkin patch (or your supermarket if you prefer) to choose the perfect pumpkin for carving. Wait to carve until right before Halloween, so the pumpkin doesn’t end up rotting before the actual holiday. Use the time prior ensuring you have your pumpkin carving tools and a stencil if you wish. Once it’s carved, roast the seeds and enjoy them with your family! 10. Enjoy the season. Go outdoors and enjoy the fall foliage. Take a walk in the brisk air. Enjoy your neighbors' Halloween decorations around town. Take some photos for your memory book and for social media. After all, this holiday doesn't linger. After October 31st, you'll be heading right into the holiday season!
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Featured Article Get Organized for Halloween - 10 Spooktacular Tips by Maria Gracia Ghosts, witches, goblins and black cats . . . yes, it's Halloween once again. Here are 10 tips to ensure this holiday is a fun one for you and your family. 1. Make a list. Make a checklist of everything you'd like to do for Halloween…making/getting costumes, having a party, attending a festival, carving a pumpkin, securing some scary books or DVDs at the library, taking the kids trick-or- treating, safety precautions, baking pumpkin pies, and anything else Halloween-related. 2. Decorate for the season. It's time to pull out your tried-and-true Halloween decorations from year's past and get them in place. If they're not in one organized area this year, be sure you put them all in one organized place for next year when you're done with them. 3. Find the festivities. Using the Web and your local newspapers, find out what Halloween festivities are happening in your area. Schedule some outings for your family and enjoy the season. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, and hay rides are popular this time of the year. 4. Watch some scary (and not-so- scary) stuff. Search through your TV listings and make a schedule of all Halloween programs and cartoons you wish to watch. (If you have DVR capabilities, get that programming scheduled.) If you own Halloween DVDs, pull them out and place them in one basket near the TV. 5. Buy treats. Pick up Halloween treats now, so you're ahead of the game and ready for trick-or-treaters. Options include candy (be sure to purchase some peanut-free options for anyone with allergies), small games, craft supplies, bubbles, glow sticks…even pocket change. 6. Organize a Halloween party. If you plan to have a Halloween party at your house, make a list of everything you plan to do and everyone you wish to invite. Be sure to get the invitations out early. Begin preparing meals and baking before your event. 7. Prepare for Halloween parties you’re attending. If you already have plans to go to a Halloween party elsewhere, determine what you'll need to bring to the party. Will you need to bring food? Find out what dish you'll be bringing and determine if it can be prepared ahead of time. Need a costume? Begin making one now, or be sure to hit the costume shops early, while there is still a good selection. 8. Send out Halloween greetings. Halloween is a great time of year to keep in touch with family and friends. Send Halloween greetings in the mail…or save money and send e- mail greetings. 9. Get your pumpkin ready for carving. Make plans to go to a pumpkin patch (or your supermarket if you prefer) to choose the perfect pumpkin for carving. Wait to carve until right before Halloween, so the pumpkin doesn’t end up rotting before the actual holiday. Use the time prior ensuring you have your pumpkin carving tools and a stencil if you wish. Once it’s carved, roast the seeds and enjoy them with your family! 10. Enjoy the season. Go outdoors and enjoy the fall foliage. Take a walk in the brisk air. Enjoy your neighbors' Halloween decorations around town. Take some photos for your memory book and for social media. After all, this holiday doesn't linger. After October 31st, you'll be heading right into the holiday season!
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