by Maria Gracia
Get Organized Now!
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 your and your family.
1. MAKE A LIST. Make a checklist of everything you'd like
to do for Halloween--such as making/getting costumes, having a party,
attending a festival, carving a pumpkin, getting some scary books
or videos at the library and taking the kids trick-or-treating,
safety precautions, and baking pumpkin pie.
2. DECORATE FOR THE SEASON. It's time to pull out your tried-and-true
Halloween decorations from year's past. If they're not in one organized
place 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
4. SEARCH YOUR TV LISTINGS. Search through your TV listing
and make a schedule of all Halloween programs and cartoons you wish
to watch. If the family can't be together when a particular program
is airing, video tape it and watch it together later on.
5. BUY TREATS AHEAD OF TIME. Pick up Halloween treats at
the supermarket now so you're ready for trick-or-treaters.
6. ORGANIZE TREATS INTO TREAT BAGS. Spend time before Hallowing,
placing an assortment of treats into each treat bag (or plastic
baggie.) Every trick-or-treater will then get an equal amount of
7. ORGANIZE A HALLOWEEN PARTY. If you plan to have a Halloween
party at your house, plan for the party ahead of time. 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 October 31st.
8. GET READY FOR 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 you still have time.
9. 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.
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. After all, this
holiday doesn't linger after October 31st--you'll be heading right
into the holiday season!
by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now! http://www.getorganizednow.com
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