The Halloween Plan…
100 Days to Christmas is suggesting you get together your Halloween plans today.
Here’s what ours like like.
Thursday, October 23rd-Halloween movie at our library with Littlebit. It’s Max and Ruby’s Perfect Pumpkin. I adore Max and Ruby. Am considering letting Littlebit dress up in costume for this, but am not sure
Saturday, October 24th-Halloween Spooktacular party at Border’s. If you haven’t spent a lot of time taking advantage of programming at your local Borders/Waldenbooks, you REALLY should. They frequently have wonderful, free events for you and your kids. So, check them out. It’s a great way to support a store that is trying to foster a sense of community.
Tuesday, October 28th-Littlebit and I will be hosting a Halloween themed playdate at our house. We’re encouraging our little friends to wear their costumes and we’ll sign some songs, have some treats and make a craft
Thursday, October 30th we will carve our pumpkins. I wait to the last minute to do this, folks, as there’s nothing I hate more than nasty, mushy pumpkins.
Friday, we’ll start our day with Flap Jack o’lanterns for breakfast and some crispy, mummy skin (bacon). The Princess will have goblin tongue sandwiches for lunch and dinner will be Halloweenie winks (a tradition). Littlebit and I will attend the Library Halloween party and help at the Princess’s Halloween party!
And then, of course, Littlebit and the Princess will head out to the annual Halloween shakedown and hope to gather as much candy as they can. :o)
I know it seems kind of anal to have it all planned out in advance like this, but what it does is ensure that we’ve packed in all the fun we can have. There was a year or two that the Princess and I were hastily carving pumpkins at 2pm on Halloween afternoon and that’s just no fun for anyone. It also allows me to sneak in those extra fun things that the kids love so much (and that don’t take much time or effort, just some advanced planning).
Check out your local library or borders. Check out the community events in your newspaper and get your kids out there!