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This popped up on Facebook and I am ridiculously excited for most of these!

I thought it'd be fun to see everyone else's 'to do' list. Now this is not 'omg I have so much to do!' list ... this is a 'things I'm looking forward to doing once the season hits' list!

Sometimes time gets away from me and then October flies by and I realize there are things I didn't get to do... hence the list making!

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That's a fantastic list! There were a few things that I used to try & do each Fall as an adult, but now that I have little kids, I feel like my list has really grown for "fun" stuff!

Here are some things I really look forward to & consider "must do's" for out family for the season ~
~ Go on a hayride at our local pumpkin patch
~ pick apples at a local orchard with extended family
~ make a fall leaf craft/dry & frame a few leaves from a family outing
~ go on our annual trip to Knoebels Amusement Park and eat ALL THE FOOD, including apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream!
~ carve pumpkins
~ have a Halloween kid playdate & let all the kiddos take turns pushing the buttons or activate our less-scary props
~ put one of our skeletons or Larry the Zombie in the passenger seat & drive around with him :D
~ DH & I will do an adult Halloween movie night, and we'll put together a couple movie nights for the kids too. I try to make Halloween-related treats to go with this night - my DD3 loves hot chocolate with a marshmallow peep ghost in it!
~ I'm a big chicken, so I leave the Haunted Houses to DH. I know, I know - what?! He does at least 2, hopefully 3 or 4 each season

Your list inspires me to show the Thriller video to my kidlets - they LOVE zombies (Larry the Zombie is a big hit here) and I bet my DD3 would enjoy trying to do the dance! And this year I'd love to try a pumpkin ale or beer too! :cool:
 

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I do a lot of the stuff on that list when it's not lead-up-to-Halloween time.
 

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I do a lot of the stuff on that list when it's not lead-up-to-Halloween time.
I always try to save most of them for Halloween time so I can really appreciate them.
 

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That list is awesome, I don't usually make time for the fun stuff. Usually its spend the whole month getting ready for my party.
 

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Dbruner - I usually spend all month getting ready for my party too but I'm skipping this year so I'm trying to make sure I pack as much Halloween goodness in as possible.

Lets see... what is my actual list... we'll do the top ten!


- Bake! I never really make time to do this and I'm calorie counting now so if I'm going to blow it on pumpkin tasties... I want it to be exactly what I want. Pumpkin cookies and pumpkin cake hopefully! Maybe that apple walnut cake that my Grandma makes.

- Visit a haunted house! I haven't done this in a couple of years because I'm always so busy with the party!

- Lots of pumpkin coffee/creamer... hopefully a cup or two every Saturday and Sunday, since I'm ridiculously sensitive to caffeine now and cant have it on the weekdays. At least one or two pumpkin spice lattes.

- Lots of apple cider and pumpkin tea

- Horror movies as far as the eye can see... make sure I get in all the Halloween essentials = Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween and Trick R Treat

- Go to the theater for Tales of Halloween and any other horror movies coming out

- Carve a couple of pumpkins

- Get Hambone and Dawn new Halloween costumes .. looks like they have some good doggy costumes at World Market.

- Get the few decorations (still more than normal people) done really early so I can enjoy them all month

- Actually enjoy the outdoors when it finally gets cool... go on walks with the hubby and drink previously mentioned warm drinks on the patio.

Can't wait!
 

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That's a fantastic list! There were a few things that I used to try & do each Fall as an adult, but now that I have little kids, I feel like my list has really grown for "fun" stuff!

Here are some things I really look forward to & consider "must do's" for out family for the season ~
~ Go on a hayride at our local pumpkin patch
~ pick apples at a local orchard with extended family
~ make a fall leaf craft/dry & frame a few leaves from a family outing
~ go on our annual trip to Knoebels Amusement Park and eat ALL THE FOOD, including apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream!
~ carve pumpkins
~ have a Halloween kid playdate & let all the kiddos take turns pushing the buttons or activate our less-scary props
~ put one of our skeletons or Larry the Zombie in the passenger seat & drive around with him :D
~ DH & I will do an adult Halloween movie night, and we'll put together a couple movie nights for the kids too. I try to make Halloween-related treats to go with this night - my DD3 loves hot chocolate with a marshmallow peep ghost in it!
~ I'm a big chicken, so I leave the Haunted Houses to DH. I know, I know - what?! He does at least 2, hopefully 3 or 4 each season

Your list inspires me to show the Thriller video to my kidlets - they LOVE zombies (Larry the Zombie is a big hit here) and I bet my DD3 would enjoy trying to do the dance! And this year I'd love to try a pumpkin ale or beer too! :cool:
Putting a skeleton or a zombie in the passenger seat is a great, fun idea!!! LOVE it! You should definitely try a pumpkin ale! :)
 

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Dbruner - I usually spend all month getting ready for my party too but I'm skipping this year so I'm trying to make sure I pack as much Halloween goodness in as possible.

Lets see... what is my actual list... we'll do the top ten!


- Bake! I never really make time to do this and I'm calorie counting now so if I'm going to blow it on pumpkin tasties... I want it to be exactly what I want. Pumpkin cookies and pumpkin cake hopefully! Maybe that apple walnut cake that my Grandma makes.

- Visit a haunted house! I haven't done this in a couple of years because I'm always so busy with the party!

- Lots of pumpkin coffee/creamer... hopefully a cup or two every Saturday and Sunday, since I'm ridiculously sensitive to caffeine now and cant have it on the weekdays. At least one or two pumpkin spice lattes.

- Lots of apple cider and pumpkin tea

- Horror movies as far as the eye can see... make sure I get in all the Halloween essentials = Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween and Trick R Treat

- Go to the theater for Tales of Halloween and any other horror movies coming out

- Carve a couple of pumpkins

- Get Hambone and Dawn new Halloween costumes .. looks like they have some good doggy costumes at World Market.

- Get the few decorations (still more than normal people) done really early so I can enjoy them all month

- Actually enjoy the outdoors when it finally gets cool... go on walks with the hubby and drink previously mentioned warm drinks on the patio.

Can't wait!
I'm going to have to steal some of your ideas! I didn't realize World Market had dog costumes, I will definitely check them out! I also did not realize there is a new Halloween-themed movie coming out this fall, I will DEFINITELY have to watch that as well!! Thanks for sharing your list :)
 

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Yeah, a lot of these. Hey Jenn and Matt. Also from Pa. here. We usually go to Knoebels every year, and of course the haunted house is my favorite. One year we were waiting in line and spotted something unusual on the roof of the haunted house. It was a black squirrel. Definitely not a prop, and haven't seen another since. Cool story.
 

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That's a great list!

I have 4 small children, so I'm trying to start family traditions for different holidays, and I do try to do a lot of those with them.

Last year, the Halloween party sort of took over life, so I decided not to do it this year SO THAT I have time to do more of these with the family.

I have to add: make/find the kids awesome costumes, watch all the paranormal "reality" shows :), listen to dark classical music, shop for special new props for the house
 

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I'm with scatter brains on this one.... Don't over think Halloween too much. Halloween is supposed to be fun!
 

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Ordering It Follows and Sinister on blu ray to add to the viewing to do list this year!

I bought Final Destination again on DVD too. My only other one was on VHS.
Ha! Did I really buy that last year? Do I really have Final Destination on dvd now?

I do not remember this.
 

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Oh I love this! Ok Things I'm looking forward to

-Exploring to find the prettiest Autumn tree
- Baking
-Making soups, stews, chowders and casseroles
-Opening my windows when the air is cool, lighting a candle (Pumpkin or apple cinnamon!), then putting on socks and a hoodie and watching some spooky things
- Sitting in a park and watercoloring/sketching, Oh INKTOBER!
-Pick apples...then turn them into a pie!
- Going Halloween spying at night (We did this last year, it was hard :( People don't decorate like they used to.)
- Wearing layers, I'm more fashionable when it's colder, Summer I don't even want to put on makeup. Plus boots!
- Decorating (Though this generally gets done before official Autumn or October)

We want to try and find a RHPS to go to this year and some costumey events. We missed a Zombie Prom last year and I'd LOVE to go!
 

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Ooooh! I love this!

These are the items on the list I plan to do:

2 – Drink cider for sure, especially the fresh squeezed apple cider from the orchard down the road.
3 – Watch monster movies
5 – Collect fall leaves for fall decorations
6 – Caramel apples
7 – Build a fire, especially for bonfire night though that is technically after Halloween
8 – Hay ride, hopefully! It’s my British husband’s first Fall/Halloween in the US so I want him to experience the whole pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze fun!
11 – Watch Hocus Pocus: The holy grail of course!!
15 – Drink spicy tea - Mmm yes please!
17 – Carve a pumpkin - oh absolutely!! More than one!
18 – Host a spooky movie night – Brilliant idea!!! I cannot wait!
23 – Visit a pumpkin patch *see #8
28 – Visit a haunted house – Ooh yeah!! And the haunted corn maze in town
29 – Make a Halloween playlist – Especially to play outside for the trick or treaters
30 – Decorate the house inside and out – LOL I’ve already started and it’s not even September
31 – Go Trick or Treating – Especially as my husband didn’t get to as a kid.
 
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