Are you ready for Halloween, or are you struggling to try to work out what you still need to do? How to get organized for Halloween doesn’t have to be hard.
You need to create a plan to get organized, it helps to take the stress out of organizing.
Create a list of all the tasks that you need to complete before Halloween and let’s get them done.
Halloween doesn’t need to be left to the last minute, the more you can get done before the main day the less stress you will feel.
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Why Get Organized For Halloween
It’s simple, take the time to plan and have everything ready so you can reduce the stress you feel.
Often, we put so much on to our plates that it is impossible to get it all done, the more you plan and organize these events the less stressful they become.
What’s The Best Way To Get Organized?
Starting with a list is key to any organization plan, write down everything you want to get done for the event.
You then need to break down each item so it’s just one task, otherwise it becomes misleading as to what you still need to do, as sone item might really be 4 or 5 different things.
This will help you work out what needs doing and you can even get other family members to help.
If for example, your list was:
- Buy costumes
- Put up Halloween decorations
- Buy all food for the party
In reality, there is so much more to the list and it really isn’t just three things you need to do. Your list should look more like this:
- Work out what costumes everyone is wearing
- What items do we need to buy for the costumes
- Go shopping for the items we need to buy for the costumes
- Find the Halloween decorations
- Work out what decorations are going up and where
- Decide if you need anything new for the decorating
- Buy the decorations
- Put up the decorations
- Plan the food for the party
- What food do we have and what do we need to buy?
- Make a list for Halloween party food
- Go shopping for the Halloween food
Breaking your list down will give you more of a sense of accomplishment as you complete each item and a detailed list of what you need to do making the holiday a lot less stressful and more enjoyable.
You now need to put these items into your daily planner so you have time to start tackling the activities and getting things ready.
How Do You Organize Halloween Costumes?
This is difficult because of the nature of Halloween costumes they tend to be difficult to keep organized.
It’s better if you can keep them in individual costumes rather than bunching a few together. This helps to keep track of what goes with what costume. If you have a few different costumes it’s a good idea to label who is wearing what.
If you are making the Halloween costumes, give yourself plenty of time to actually make the costume, it can be surprising how much you have to do. You don’t want to rush it and spoil it either.
How Do You Throw An Office Halloween Party?
Getting an office party organized will take some planning, after all you don’t want to spend your own time and money on these events.
Make sure you have a budget on what you are able to spend and ensure that you have the time of the party signed off by your boss.
Start with the most important part first, the list. Write down everything you need to do to get the party organized and ready for the event.
- Think about decorations
- What food do you want to have
- Is there any diet restrictions you need to take into account
- How many people will attend
- What’s your budget?
Only, when you can answer all these questions can you actually start planning. You need to check out my Budgeting Printable Pack, it can help you sort out your budget.
If you are looking for Halloween decorations to inspire you then you need to think about what you want them to say.
There are so many different types of Halloween decorations from something fun to just a classic look.
Some great ideas for you to check out:
- A cobweb scraf for your mantel piece.
- A hanging sign for your front door.
- Halloween ghost string lights.
There are so many ways you can make Halloween great, you just need to think about what you and your family wants.
Tips For Storing Halloween Decorations
If you are looking to store decorations between years it’s a good idea to do this properly to prevent accidents and damage happening.
The simplest way to do this is to buy proper storage containers for your decorations and ensure they are clean and dry before putting away for the season.
Food For Halloween Parties
If you have some reluctant cooks, Halloween is the perfect time to get them in the kitchen and to make some amazing Halloween food.
The great thing about Halloween food is that it’s supposed to look bad, so any one who doesn’t have great presentation skills this time of the year is perfect.
If it looks gross, then it is sure to be a hit with all your guests!
Check your budget to make sure you spend only what you can afford.
Getting Ready For Trick Or Treaters
If you are welcoming trick or treaters at your door, it is important that you are ready.
You can tackle this a number of ways, the traditional bowl of sweets is still a great way to enjoy the festivities without doing too much!
Creating little party bags is becoming a popular option for each child that knocks at your door.
You can choose to fill these with sweets or even a toy but this is difficult unless you know the ages of the children visiting.
What is not acceptable is giving children home-baked goods, with allergies and the potential of adding food colourants and other items, including trying to harm children is not unheard of and parents are vigilant that any home-baked goods in trick or treat bags are often thrown away.
If you are planning to dress up along with your children, it is a good idea for them to see the transformation especially if you are wearing makeup, including fake blood or other Halloween effects.
Children, especially little ones, often get scared by their own parent’s transformation, this can make the process difficult to understand and enjoy.
If you have traumatized your own children it may put an end to any Halloween activities you might have planned.
If you are celebrating Halloween the key to the success of the holiday is to plan.
Planning is the only way that you can ensure that all the tasks happen on time and you are not left rushing around at the last-minute trying to pull costumes together or even a few Halloween treats for your friends and family.
There is nothing worse than remembering a few hours before trick or treaters arrive on your doorstep that you have nothing prepared.