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Id start out with a warm cup of coffee and a cinnamon muffin. Id light my pumpkin scented yankee candle and turn on Dracula or Hocus Pocus.

Id then put on a cozy hoodie and go out into the yard and build some kind of prop, Id just sit in the grass and build. The air is cool and crisp but the sun is warm.

Once the kids got home from school id light up everything in the house. All of the string lights, Jack O Lanterns and candles and put on a family movie for us to watch together. After they go to bed id watch a good B scary movie with my hubby ( while wearing my Halloween PJ's of course) :)
 

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I'm a "Cheater" on this because my "October Days are way beyond one month. (Open every night for 28 years)
But my perfect time is when enthusiastic fans return, bringing newbie friends.
The other scenario is when people bring kids here on the weekend afternoons who we can calm them down and make them laugh and have a great experience,which sometimes hinges upon the child getting to actually scare the rest of their family!
"Simple Pleasures,simple FUN is very hard to beat!
 

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Let's see- the perfect October day would start with a bright, crisp morning. Maybe it's a friday. Sweeping the porch, smelling woodsmoke, maybe someone has built a fire nearby. Anticipation in the air.

Working on a last minute project, making lists for the upcoming party. Making pumpkin spice cookies. Remembering how I used to make cookies with my Aunt for Halloween. Afternoon schoolchildren coming home, that always makes me think of the movie, Halloween. That long childhood afternoon of Halloween Day.

A break for iced tea. (hey, I'm southern, it's good year 'round) Maybe I put the movie on, since I've been thinking about it, just so I can listen to that amazing music, some background noise while I finish up my day. Since this is my perfect October day, I think we'll have dinner out tonight. We'll be busy anyway, since there is a full moon and we have found the perfect Haunted Hayride to visit. As it gets dark, I turn on the lights outside, that orange glow never fails to thrill me, and I'm happy. October happy. There's nothing like it.
 

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October 10th 2015

Run a 1/2 in temps somewhere around the 50s in the morning

The kids show up and help roll the funeral carriage out to the street

Drive down to Salt Lake where the Utahns for Nebraska gather and watch the Huskers kick the bajeeezus out of the stinkin Badgers

(If it was August/September, I would say: "hit all the Halloween stores on the way home" but since it's October, I would be beyond that stage.)

Swing by Lowes on the way home and buy something...most likely Chrstmas lights or replacement tools for the ones I misplaced in the prior weeks while building props

Watch more football hoping that they show lots of highlights of the Huskers destroying the Badgers
 

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Oh, I so love October! I love waking up to a beautiful, sunny Autumn day...light, cool, crisp breezes, warm, cozy sunshine and bright, blue skies that contrast wonderfully with the firey, sun lit oranges, yellows and reds of the leaves on the trees. I would light an Autumn scented candle or warm an Autumn scented wax tart and help set that perfect feeling for the day. I would have something with apple and/or cinnamon for breakfast to start. There are many things we do in the Fall, but I would say my favorite way to spend an October day is stopping by one of the local farms and orchards to check out the pumpkins, gourds and and other Fall and Halloween decor...and sitting down to have some of their fresh baked Autumn treats like Pumpkin Spice or Apple Cider doughnuts, pumpkin bread or cake, and fresh cider!! I love to visit the animals on the farms, too...maybe even do a run through of a big corn maze! Afterwards, maybe we would go for a long bike ride or hike through the Fall trees...enjoying the weather, hearing the crunch of the leaves below us as we traveled, and stopping to take some pictures of all of the fantastic color! In the evening, if the evening is moonlit and perfect, we'd have a small outdoor bonfire, s'mores and hot cider...and, before bed, cuddling up on the couch to watch a good Halloween movie or ghost show...the Halloween lights adding a spooky atmosphere with their soft, spooky glow.
I also love to bake yummy, Fall treats and desserts during a lovely (or cool and rainy) October day. Baking in the Fall with all of those spice, pumpkin and apple flavors is just the best!!!
 

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The perfect October 2015 day for me is oct 17th ( my birthday ) it’s a crisp Saturday morning.
I walk around the yard / party area looking at all the decorations and adding those final touches for the party that night. Looking to see what else I may need out to make the party perfect. Get all the goodie bags stuffed for all the guests. Remember to take photos and a video of my creation for 2015 the theme is Gathering of Witches this year. Then when dusk starts to fall, go light everything up and walk around and be proud of what I pulled off and cannot wait to share with everyone. This will be the first year in our new home decorating so I am so very excited for this year I am working hard to take it over the top this year.
 

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Perfect? We're going for perfect here, right?

It's Sunday, and 65 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky. Crisp, and cool

It is also October 9th, my birthday, and I don't feel as old as I am.

The Florida State Seminoles destroyed some overrated SEC team in prime time the night before, and the Bucaneers are set to kick off later that Sunday night. Miraculously, the Bucs are somehow playing in prime time as well. (this is because they have drafted Jameis Winston, and some much needed offensive line help, and are suddenly atop the NFC South)

Wondrously, all of the various (not to mention copious) pumpkin ales that I've consumed had not left me feeling lethargic, or lazy, and I complete my last big prop of the season. It comes out, of course, exactly as I envisioned it!

Knowing that all of my props are now complete, and fully-functional, I am secure in my knowledge that I can putter around the rest of the wonderful month. I will obviously spend it tending to my incredible crop of mega-pumpkins that the neighbor kids have volunteered to carve just this very morning.

Given that I now find that I have the rest of the day to simply enjoy, I will sit and compile a thorough, but varied, list of all of my favorite Halloween movies. They will be scheduled in the perfect order for viewing, and to ensure that The Nightmare Before Christmas is the very last one I watch.

And since it's the perfect day, some magical creature will now come along and bestow upon me night-time picture taking abilities that are beyond compare, and I will finally get some decent pictures of the haunt. ;)
 

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My perfect October Day....knowing all props are up and running, all the candy is bought, not eaten. Mid 50's, so we don't sweat all day waiting for the night to come. No wind at night so all the fog machines run and the fog hugs the ground and rolls down the street. Wanting the music to work correctly and not stop after a couple of plays. Someone to take the street light out so it doesn't ruin the light in the cemetery. Other than that....
 

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Perfect October day...All projects finished and look great, everything works just like you envisioned, all batteries are fresh, absolutely no wind, didn't forget to turn on anything, constant as stream of ToT's, everyone loves your set up, people taking lots of pictures, crowd is well behaved, nice cool weather, the corner streetlight and my neighbors yard light don't work, alot of scares, we have enough candy, somehow I wind up with perfect video, nothing breaks down or stops working, seeing happy, excited and awe in people's faces and I magically snap my fingers at the end of night and everything is packed away.
 

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:)Ohhhh......I thought every October night was perfect....there I go...being all dreamy and $hit, ha, ha......:D Any October day or night is perfection....but I'd love to have crisp temps, no wind, ghostly cohorts, gorgeous leaves and the smell of Halloween in the air.:D That, my friend=PERFECTION. ;)
 

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Thinking over this question some more.. I would like me to be able to suggest to the persons incharge of the Halloween parade to have the kids marshall in front of my haunted house,in that big,dead-end city parking lot,and I would place saw horses or other barriers across the open end to keep adults from driving through the crowd of children and adults just to deliver their kids at the starting point of the parade.
Sometimes they have grouped up the children 50 feet South of this dead end parking lot in the past,placing everyone in a narrow street between two buildings and I watch,holding my breath that no kid gets run over as some Parents force their car down such a small and crowded spot pushing the marching band aside.
They also sometimes marshall the parade a block East of my house in another parking lot where cars drive at them from2 directions.
For 3 of the last 6 years before the parade I am told they WILL be grouping up in front of my house them they... don't.
They even had it published in the local newspaper before the parade saying to group up at my house,then they don't? They even have toddlers in the parade and some people still drive very close to everyone as everyone is moving,wearing their little costumes.. I guess I am just supposed to not worry about this,since nobody else ever seems to be?
The Grade School Band Director tells the Band were to stand,then the paraders stand near them. The director doesn't show up ,is a piece of the problem.. very stupid.
 

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My perfect October day would be 65 degrees. Sunny. I can smell the crisp autumn leaves as they crunch beneath my feet. I'd definitely be in the mountains. Perhaps a corn maze.
 

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It would be a chilly day, maybe the high 50s - low 60s. Absolutely positively heavy overcast! A small breeze too would be good. The smell of burning wood. Ideally I'd be somewhere outside of Philly or somewhere in New England in an old victorian home. I like to immerse myself in sort of the "Tim Burton look". Start the day off with some pumpkin coffee. Later on maybe watch Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or Halloween. Maybe sit out back with some Vampire wine while listening to the soundtrack to Bram Stokers Dracula (Love Kilar!). Grill up some steaks or burgers with a few seasonal brews like Gritty's Halloween Ale. Perfect!

Except, I would like this everyday! :)
 

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A couple shows and movies have shown what my perfect October day would be like: Trick r Treat (2009) for Halloween night (including the segment with the kids on the bus during the day), and certain episodes of Goosebumps and Are you Afraid of the Dark. Basically a day that's still warm, but cool enough to need a light jacket, everything is orange and brown, and the neighborhood is all done up in Halloween garb. You can't smell it through the TV, but you know the air is crisp and smells like a mix of pie and cinnamon. Just thinking of this makes me want it to be October so bad!
 

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A couple shows and movies have shown what my perfect October day would be like: Trick r Treat (2009) for Halloween night (including the segment with the kids on the bus during the day), and certain episodes of Goosebumps and Are you Afraid of the Dark. Basically a day that's still warm, but cool enough to need a light jacket, everything is orange and brown, and the neighborhood is all done up in Halloween garb. You can't smell it through the TV, but you know the air is crisp and smells like a mix of pie and cinnamon. Just thinking of this makes me want it to be October so bad!
Me too about wanting October. While I don't want it to go by fast, I'm ready to by pass June, July and August.
 

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My perfect October day?

It's Saturday, October 24th 2015. I wake up around 7:00 am. I get a cup of coffee and a slice of apple strudel, and sit in a chair outside my front door to have breakfast and watch the sunrise. The air is crisp and dry, about 48 degrees f, with no breeze. The sky is clear.

As I sip my coffee, I look around the yard, and feel a sense of accomplishment. My giant spider silent and vigilant; his spiderweb glistening in the morning sunshine; my cemetery fence, columns, and gate standing firm, keeping the living out and the dead in :rolleyes:. My speakers, lights, and fog chiller/distribution system are in place. All my props are finished and ready to go. Nothing left to do until Halloween morning, when I'll set up the animatronic props and fog machine.

So I sit in the morning calm and drink my coffee. Red and yellow leaves glow brilliantly in the morning sunlight: the slightly musty smell of the autumn leaves in the air, highlighted by the occasional whiff of smoke from someone's now smoldering fireplace; the sounds of birds skittering around the bird feeder, eating seeds.

Close to noon, I go pick up my brothers, my niece, and my one-year-old great nephew, and we go out to a country farmer's market. We stop for lunch along the way. At the farmer's market, we do the hayride, pick out some pumpkins, apples, apple cider, and some ornamental corn.

The afternoon temp will only reach the mid 60's, with a slight, cool breeze out of the northwest, and clear skies except for the occasional bank of thin, high cirrocumulus clouds filtering the sunshine.

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Afterward, we go back to my brother's house and carve pumpkins. For dinner we do steaks on the grill with veggie kebabs. After dinner I head home. I put together a playlist of music on my computer (mostly horror movie soundtracks, and other Halloween music), open a pumpkin beer, put on the headphones, and relax and listen.
 
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