20 Things To Do Before Halloween

Halloween is coming at us full throttle. I love seeing those Halloween stores on every corner -- around this time of year they're more prevalent than Starbucks, so it would seem at least. Some of you may have already figured out your Halloween costume. But I'm sure most of us lag until the very last second to decide. Right? ;]

I want to get in the Halloween spirit. I've already watched The Nightmare Before Christmas twice. I'm not sure what to do for Halloween. I always figure something out last minute. I hope inspiration hits. I think it will. We are about to get into the dark, dirty center of Halloween. I was psyched to walk by a house last night & see headstones all over the lawn. No, it wasn't a horrible real life scenario of Hannibal, just Halloween decorations! In order to really get festive -- I mean really -- I made a list. Oh yes I did because I love lists. Here's 20 things to do before Halloween passes! It's never too late to get in the spirit! BOoo00oOOO



1. Go to a pumpkin patch
2. Bake Halloween cookies
3. Carve a pumpkin
4. Go to a haunted house
5. Make/buy/assemble a Halloween costume
6. Find a Halloween party to go to in order to wear costume
7. Watch your favorite scary film
8. Do the monster mash ;]
9. Say "BOO!" as much as humanly possible
10. Visit a cemetery
11. Find your way through a corn maze
12. Eat candy (but not tooooooo much)
13. Wear a sheet & pretend you're a ghost
14. Drink hot apple cider
15. Decorate your house (even just a tiny bit)
16. Throw a party
17. Watch Hocus Pocus
18. Have a Halloweentown marathon
19. Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas
20. Go trick-or-treating

I really enjoy this time of year. I really do. The nights become chilly & you finally get to bust out your fall/winter sweaters. It's the beginning! Let's celebrate. Cheers to skulls & bones & stitches & haunted houses & zombies. Can you cross off everything from the 20 things to do before Halloween list? What are you most excited about for Halloween. :]

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  1. Loved this post!!

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  2. This post is such a great idea! I should start crossing some things off my list! I can't wait to start carving pumpkins x x

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    1. Me too. I can't wait to carve my pumpkins terribly hehehe :]

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  3. This is a really cool post you made to get in a really festival mood! :)
    I so wish that in Latvia we would celebrate Halloween, but barely anybody recognizes this festivity, which makes me a bit sad as I think it has so much room and potential for so much fun!

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    1. That's so crazzy. As an American we just think Halloween is part of the festivities. :]

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  4. Great list however #10 is scary =p.

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  5. I'd like to try the creepy stuff, like visiting a cemetery or a haunted house. Gotta give myself the creeps!

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  6. I love this list because fall is so fun! I just went to a pumpkin patch today!
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  7. Loving the list! I'll take any excuse to drink hot apple cider and watch Nightmare before Christmas! ;)

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    1. Right? "Sorry mum it was on the list!!" :p

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  8. Cute list! xx

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  9. Agreed! My favorite things to do are, have a pumpkin carving party and watch Hocus Pocus!

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    1. Both are excellent ways to get festive. :]]]

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  10. Such a fab post. I must admit I've never really celebrated Halloween in a big way since I was younger, but your post has made me want to :) I hear Americans really go for it so I hope you have a fab time! Danielle x

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    1. Yep, here in America it's a pretty big deal. Many decorate in some way or celebrate or just participate. :]

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  11. Thanks, now I know what to do, because Halloween is in Germany not that popular :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  12. cool post haha :) can´t wait for halloween

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  14. Such a fun list! Not sure if I would visit a cemetery, but I liked the rest ;)


    xoxo Iris
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  15. Nice list, I love Halloween too.

    Sarah x

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  16. Hocus Pocus and candies are my favorite things about Halloween. I feel like no matter how old I get, it will be something I will always look forward to. Love the list, Carmen.

    Aissa // tea in january

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    1. Isn't it odd to still love those things? Maybe it's the memories. :] Thanks for reading Aissa.

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  17. I'm doing number one on Friday with my little one and I am so excited! Great list!
    Dresses & Denim

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  18. This is such a fun post! I live in Australia and Halloween is not really celebrated here :( I still want to do some of those things though :) Great post,
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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    1. Man, that stinks. It's just part of the seasonal festivities here. :o

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  19. Fun ^^

    I remember cutting a pumpkin head 2 years ago with my sister XD


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  20. love this time of year and love your lovely lovely post!

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  21. Great list, that will definitely get me in the Halloween spirit! I actually love visiting cemeteries. I find them peaceful and it's interesting to read the really old headstones.

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    1. Exactly. It's not spooky to me....unless I'm alone in the middle of the night. Hehe.

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  22. Oooh, I need to watch Hocus Pocus soon. It's an annual must-do!

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  23. Love this post and the list yoou made!

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  24. Definitely have a LOTT to do before Halloween comes. I can't believe it's a short 2 weeks away!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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  25. I feel like I need to do everything on your list, and love every second of it. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

    Loser Girl Wins

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    1. I need to do everything too. Hehe. Pumpkin carving!

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  26. haha this sounds pretty fun!
    xx
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  27. I love Hocus Pocus! Such a fun movie!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. I must admit that I haven't done any of these so far! :/ Time rushes! But baking Halloween cookies is a tradition of me and my boyfriend and I don't wanna miss it this year!
    xx

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  29. I've been dying to visit a pumpkin patch!! I have to do so before fall comes to a close!

    Evolution of Glam

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  30. great list you totally inspired me, now all I have to do is drag my boyfriend alone! <3

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  31. What a fun list! I had totally forgotten about the movie Hocus Pocus until you mentioned it. We're planning on watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, drinking cider, and eating homemade spice donuts on Halloween.

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