Halloween is just days away, and I hope you all have everything ready for the big night. I’m currently on vacation in the Big Easy, so – don’t be jealous – I might be on a ghost tour as you’re reading this. I’ve had to get things ready a little early this year because of my vacay, and since I made a checklist to ensure I wouldn’t leave anything out, I thought I’d share with everyone.
Candy – Go big if you can. This is some kids’ favorite night of the year, and a full-size candy bar makes it that much…sweeter (I couldn’t resist).
Teal Pumpkin – Some children have deadly allergies, so they can’t partake in the usual sweet treats this time of year. Thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project, you’ve got a way to help them out. Set out a teal pumpkin and provide non-food treats so that everyone can participate.
Costume – Have all parts of your costume ready. You definitely don’t want to venture out to a Halloween store on the day. It’s a freakin’ madhouse.
Jack O’ Lantern – You definitely don’t want to forget your carved pumpkin because you don’t want the spirits messing with you.
Decorations – For god’s sakes, put out something creepy. It’s not hard. Spiderwebs are so easy. Foam tombstones are super-cheap. I just don’t see enough Halloween decorations nowadays, and it just makes me sad.
Food – If you’re having a party, check out Pinterest for some great ideas for creepy appetizers and deadly desserts. Or if you want to go easy, make sure you order pizza way ahead of time. Halloween is one of the busiest nights for pizza places. Don’t call too late.
Shopping List – I don’t know about you, but the day after Halloween is my biggest shopping day of the year.
I hope everyone is ready for the big night!