Sunday kicked off week 2 of the Halloween Countdown over at MHH. Here's my list of what needs done!
(X) Make your invitations list and start addressing envelopes. Try for 50% this week. Although I won't be hosting a Halloween party, I was thinking of hosting a Bunco party a week after Halloween so I may do those invitations instead. Already did this via e-mail and will hand out the rest when I can.
(X) Decide on a party budget. Jot down a plan. Again...will do for the Bunco party. All planning for party from this point on is for the Bunco party...no point in repeating myself! lol I have a tentative budget...we'll see how close I stay to it.
(X) Plan your party menu or Halloween dinner menu. Create a master shopping list for it. As of right now, I'm thinking just some light appetizers like chips and dip, chicken wings, mini sandwich fixin's, etc.. Got that figured. Let's see...chips & dip (two kinds), Honey Glazed Holiday Appetizers, Deviled eggs, cookies, and a couple of other desserts (I have 4 in mind...just need to narrow it down to 2).
(X) Do a decor declutter. Clean out items and make room for fall decor. I really need to do this. Trying to figure out where to put my decorations so that the little ones can't get to them....running out of space for that! :o) I think I've got most of my stuff out.
(X) Plan the date, time, and details of any pumpkin patch visits. We're actually going to one on Friday as part of our playgroup. Should be fun! Been there, done that now! Had fun!
(X) Make a HOME and YARD list so you can start getting ready for the big event! I don't have a lot of outside decorations so I think this list will be a wish list of things I'd like to get so that after Halloween is over I can go scour the clearance racks and pick up stuff for next year. I've got everything out that I plan on putting out...with the exception of a carved pumpkin. But I'll wait until Halloween is closer before doing that.
(X) Decide on costumes and start buying elements for them. Done and Done! The oldest will be Cinderella and our youngest is going as a pumpkin.
(X) Check out your gift closet and decor stash for any items bought on clearance last year after Halloween. Decide on any gifts or party favors. I will have to do this for the Bunco party. Somehow I don't think the ladies would appreciate my leftover Halloween toys and candy! lol I've decided on the main prize and will have to keep an eye on sales to get it.
(X) Party Table Check: Decide on serving ware and other items. Find it, store it in a handy place or buy it if needed. Will have to take inventory of tables and coverings for the Bunco party. I've got two tables already and will have to keep an eye open for a folding table with four chairs on sale somewhere. Have two tables already and will keep an eye on sales flyers to try to get a folding card table and chairs.
Looks like I actually have something to do this week! Now, if I can just find time to fit it in! lol
***Update...as you can see, I finished everything I needed to for this week. Yippee!!!
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