Around here, Halloween is a season, not a specific day. This is how we get ready for the spookiest night of the year.
Step 1. Decorate the inside of the house.
Step 2. Put up the yard decor.
Step 3. Buy Halloween shirts. The kids talked me into buying them each two this year. I know, I'm crazy. They wear them just about every day.
Step 4. Eat all of your meals on these.
Step 5. Listen to this in the car until mom goes crazy.
Step 6. Go to Engh's pumpkin patch. Play on the pirate ship, run through the corn maze, drink hot cider. Don't buy anything.
Step 7. Buy your pumpkins at Rasmussen's pumpkin patch where the pumpkins are much cheaper and the little old men who run it are much cuter. Don't forget to get a picture of the fat baby in the pumpkins.
Step 8. Stay up late to make a Halloween gingerbread house.
Step 9. Eat a LOT of Halloween candy
Step 10. Watch this on tv
This doesn't even include the ward Halloween party, an adult Halloween party, school Halloween parties, carving pumpkins and Halloween itself!