Halloween usually rolls around about this time of year; some of us are counting down the days, while the holiday jumps up and surprises others. Either way, there are certain things to consider about the holiday.
Thinking about costumes is a kid's first priority. Sometimes you know exactly what you're going to be months ahead of time, other times you wait until the day before to figure something out. When you're stuck on the idea of the costume, think about . . .
Favorite TV characters
Favorite movie characters
People (or other things) in books
A general topic or thing you are interested in.
Don't forget to consider the typical "Halloween weather" in your neighborhood. If you're going to need something warm, make sure you can work it into the costume.
Once you have the concept of what you're going to be, the next obstacle is supplies for the costume-you can make one, buy one, or buy one and add onto it. Think about whether you have easy access to supplies for a costume. If you don't, you probably need to go back to the drawing board for costumes you CAN get supplies for.
Once your costume is figured out, you should probably figure out the best types of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. If you are too old to trick-or-treat and will be handing out the candy, something decent is important-unless you're okay with hostile glares. A candy that's not too expensive but still tastes good is your goal.
After you have the stuff you need covered, it's time to move on to the optional things (unless you're just done with anything related to Halloween). There are really only two other things you can do: decorate your house or throw a Halloween party. When decorating your house, you can either aim to make it appear scary or look more entertaining. There are plenty of things sold in stores that are good for Halloween decorating. You can buy them or make your own that are similar to those (As long as you don't sell them to other people!). If you want a frightening effect, skeletons and gravestones are a nice addition, while funny pumpkins and ghosts help along with a happier mood. After you have all of your decorations up, you can use everything you already have to host a Halloween party. Come up with some games, supply some music, and you'll have the best Halloween of your life (so far)!