Planning Past the Tricks of Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! You get to dress up, - maybe multiple times, - and eat tons of candy (even though you say it’s for the trick-or-treaters). There are several preliminary decisions to make before the fun night.
Costumes. Get your Pinterest skills going, and pick out a costume! Everyone wants to have a creative costume. Consider your favorite TV show characters or a twist on phrases like smarty-pants.

Scheduling hair and makeup appointments. Schedules usually book up quickly so make your appointment a.s.a.p. Check out salons and freelancers in your area; word of mouth is usually pretty key here. Getting assistance with hair and makeup can really up the ante of your entire look!

Decorations. Hopefully you put some decorations up already, but this is your last chance to add those finishing touches. Maybe the Chicago weather will cooperate so you’re not decorating in the freezing cold or rain!

Bringing a dish to a party. If you’re going to a party this weekend and you have to bring a dish, chances are they will have a lot of sweets. Perhaps you have an amazing dessert that is the talk of the party, otherwise consider bringing a fruit or vegetable platter. All that candy and sugar can become a little overwhelming. Whatever it is you decide to bring, set aside time to get to the store to purchase whatever you’ll need.

Leaving candy in a bowl. There’s always going to be a punk neighborhood kid that empties the whole bowl of candy into his bucket. You could leave your candy for your neighbors to pass out, leave the bowl, or not pass out any at all if someone won’t be home. Or, if you need to unload your candy stores on me, I’ll be happy to help you out!

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