Hi all! I'm curious as to when everyone starts their preparations and getting their decorations together. What's the consensus?
Do you do your front yard or back?Since the layout of the yard is a "concept" until it is actually done, we put the fence up in early-mid September so we can have a gauge as to how much room we'll really have for everything. Then stuff goes up from there. We're usually mostly set up by the second week in October, except for a few details and a lot of the electronics/animatronics. Let's us have time to move lights and props around for the best effect by Halloween night!
I love that when most people are taking vacations, we are planning for Halloween. HA!I've been working on props since January or February, but the boxes of my decorations have been migrating from the garage storage area into the house... slowly taking over the dining room and living room.
I'm probably going to be going through stuff over the next couple of weeks and get my ideas together for this year's party and outdoor stuff - testing stuff, touching up or making a decision on what gets put out this year or not.
So August is usually my "trash the house" month in regards to getting the prep work started.
Well, all through the year I've been stockpiling things I would need. I started getting everything ready for assembly when the kids got out of school. I wanted to start in the spring but I got pneumonia and that set me back aways.Haha that's when you can get all the best deals! When do you start rolling everything out?