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It is hard to believe, but it is true; we have entered the high season for parties. Halloween is just days away and for those of you that have been dragging your feet, it is time to get planning. I must admit that I too have not been as organized as usual with my Halloween planning. One thing that works to my advantage is the fact that my husband and I have hosted this party for a number of years and most guests call early in the late part of summer to confirm dates, party themes and discuss costume ideas.
If you are new to Halloween party planning, the most important thing to do is get your invitations out as early as possible. Until you establish your reputation as “the party” to attend at Halloween, you will have to fight with a number of different opportunities. As the month of October winds to an end, there is generally only one weekend to celebrate Halloween. When dealing with couples and friends with small children, the dates become even more elusive as most parties are scheduled on the off-date or off-weekend for adult celebrations, saving the 31st of October for family events
Invitations can be as elaborate or as simplistic as you want. Many choose to use email services with pre-designed invitations, these services allow guests to RSVP immediately and send the information to you by return email. Others prefer to have handmade invitations, decoratively designed to delight or scare each guest. Whichever you decide to do, you had better get started as the days are quickly flying by.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|