Posts Tagged: goody bags

That’s so sweet

I was feeling pretty good about the state of my Halloween preparations, with almost all of my decorations done and my goody bags complete. I might even say I was feeling smug. And then I remembered. I still had to make the candy bags for all 75 goody bags. So much for smug. Now, a… Read more »

My Halloween just got more complicated

It’s never too early to plan for Halloween. Well, there is one day a year, October 30th, because then it’s too late. But every other day can and should be used in the effective planning of the next magnificent Halloween extravaganza. I waggle my finger at those of you not spending a good portion of those… Read more »

That’s a wrap – 2015

Time for the annual post-Halloween wrap-up. What was good, what was bad and what’s next. Looking at the whole of the Halloween season, I can’t really find anything that falls in the “bad” category. That’s pretty incredible, considering everything that can go wrong, so we start out already in a good place. Let’s look at the… Read more »

Inflated ego

There’s no point in denying it. I love showing off for Halloween. I stand by my contention that I do it all for the kids, though. It’s not at all about me. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun. Decorating the house for Halloween has matured into a methodical and logical process. It first… Read more »

What a girl wants

<Warning!  The following post will contain harsh generalities and cold stereotypes. The views in the post actually do reflect those of this blog and its author.> Halloween bag stuffing is nigh and that means finding comic books that fit into my four basic categories:  young boy, young girl, older boy and older girl. These roughly… Read more »

Starting from scratch

I take Halloween seriously.  I believe fun should always be taken seriously. It’s no secret I spend a great deal of time in anticipation of the big night.  Though I work hard to provide my neighborhood with an interesting outdoor display, I am especially proud of my goody bags.  I like to think that no… Read more »

That was sweaty!

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to own a home with a garage.  Most of that reason was for somewhere to put my car in the summer.  I may like the heat, but I don’t like what it does to car interiors.  100+ degrees and everything burns (hands, legs, you name… Read more »

You can’t over prepare for the next scare

Sure, the most recent scare to South Florida has become no more than vapor in the air, but there’s always another threat in the future. In fact, there’s one threat that is always in the future during hurricane season and that preparation is ever more complex than merely getting extra water and batteries (although the batteries do… Read more »

That’s a wrap!

Now that we’re done with all the packing up of Halloween (it’s a two-day affair), some random thoughts on this year’s holiday extravaganza: – For the first time in at least a decade (no exaggeration), we had perfect weather for Halloween! – Likewise, my outside power outlet, which has its own circuit breaker, had been… Read more »

Eat, drink and be scary

When I thought up the title for today’s post, I thought I was being quite clever.  But I was shopping in Wal-Mart for more Halloween stuff and I noticed napkins, plates, etc. with the exact same phrase.  I guess I can always use another reminder that I’m not quite as witty as I think. Continuing… Read more »