It’s October! It’s Friday! It’s time for a treat and a Halloween Story! Tonight we will be reading, Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex. This story is toted as a "petrifying parody" of Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. We shall see.
Our treat tonight is almond pound cake made by the Amazing Amelia!
Okay, it’s that time
again. Time to get your planner, and review last week’s list. (You
can see Week 2 here).
your calendar should be filled with fun things to do. Especially this
time of year. In fact, you may have already done some of the activities
that you booked in your planner. So far, we have gone to a Heritage DayFestival, and to the movies to see Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween. This upcoming weekend will be our busiest as
we visit Schramm Farm & Orchards to buy pumpkins, race through the corn maze and go for a
hayride, in the evening we will go to Edgewood Borough’s Fall Festival, and the
next morning we will attend Zoo Boo, at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. After that we have our own Halloween Party, and trick or treating. Whew!
1.Your party invites should be mailed by
2.With the menu finalized, finish shopping for your
nonperishables. Also, begin making and baking any food items that can be
frozen ahead of time, such as chili, casseroles, sugar cookies, etc.
3.Finish buying or making any decorations and begin adorning your
home. Last year I crocheted a spider web using this Red Heart
pattern.We will be using it again.
4. Is your costume bought (or made)? To prevent last minute
anxiety of what to dress up as, decide this week and buy/make your costume. Elliot’s first choice of costume was Sonic the
Hedgehog, but then he spied “Creeper” p.j.s at Walmart (doubles as a costume),
and that’s who he is going to be.
Amelia and I are going to be the three Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus.
K has yet to fail us in the costume making
arena.She has handsewn a red tutu for
her Snow White costume, and painstakingly hand-sewed pom poms on a tee shirt
and dressed as a gumball machine. She
will be making our costumes this year.I’ve
seen mine and she has done a great job converting a prom/bridesmaid dress into
the Winnie’s skirt.
4.Are you making or buying favors (or a little of both)? Put
together your little goodie bags and hide from the kiddies. (But don’t
forget where you’ve hid them…).
Forget the Table
5.With your theme in mind, purchase the paper plates, cups, napkins,
tablecloth, plastic ware. The Dollar Store is a great place to
start. But don’t wait too long as they tend to sell out fast of the
begin cleaning (and decorating) the dining room and living/family rooms.
Give the foyer/entry areas a once-over.
night, as I cleaned off areas, Kayla decorated.This is our dining room slowly being transformed.