The calendar turns: October's here and it's time! Begin planning Halloween costumes and seasonal celebrations now.
Plan Halloween Costumes
If family members (young or young-at-heart) will dress in costume for Halloween, harvest festivals or book character parties, it's time to put on the thinking caps.
Decide on Halloween costumes early to be sure you can complete sewing jobs or find just the right accessories in good time for the celebration.
Prepare for Seasonal Celebrations
Grab the family calendar, and note any upcoming events or celebrations.
Whether it's preparing treats for classroom parties, volunteering for a neighborhood festival, or organizing family fun like "BOO-ing" the neighbors, note commitments now. Add needed materials to a shopping list, and get organized ... for October fun!
Keeping family members on track is easier with a command center. To create one quickly, mount a whiteboard, and subdivide into areas. Post a calendar, and label one remaining space for each family member. Dry-erase markers make it easy to post reminders, shopping list entries or chore lists.