I normally like to set stuff up in the basement about this time but dont move stuff outside until October...well at lest some of the stuff, the good stuff waits until Halloween day because of the punk kids who like to destroy stuff and steal stuff
I try to make us wait until Oct. 1st each year, but sometimes it is so hard to wait! We build a lot of stuff in place, so sometimes we bend the rule to get started early on something big and complicated.
I normally wait til my birthday, but I'm going tomorrow to get my stuff from the storage shed to figure out what I have....... I'm planning a party for teenagers this year and I want things to be a bit more creepy (not as cutesy as usual), so I am anticipating having the inside finished this week. Plus I'm dying to do some halloween stuff.
I do not set up anything until after my birthday (Sept.19) as a general rule to myself...And that is just for Fall stuff. Halloween goes out after Thanksgiving (2nd Monday of October in Canada, eh!) Any time before that just seems too pre-mature and gets me wound up too quickly. Too much of a good thing sort of deal you know?
The weather is making it VERY hard at the moment. I woke up and the house was cold! It's currently 7 degrees outside (mid 40's) and is not supposed to get too much higher than 20 degress all week (low 70's). The leaves are starting to change all ready and some are starting to fall! Gah, so tempting!