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7 ways to get in the Halloween spirit

It’s October! Time to get in the fall spirit.
It’s October! Time to get in the fall spirit. Getty Images/Blend Images

If your children are anything like mine they’ve been planning their Halloween costumes since mid-August. And while I brushed off their pleas for candy corn purchases throughout the entire month of September, here we are already in October and it’s time to get cracking on plans for fall festivities. Check out these 7 ideas to get into the fall un mindset!

1 - Fall crafts - From apples to pumpkins to glitter and more. Easy and fun crafts to celebrate the season.

http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2012/08/www.growingajeweledrose.com.fallactivitiesandcraftsforkids.html

2 - Halloween Movies - Windy weather and cooler temps mean great nights for snuggling up to watch a movie. Make it one of these Halloween favorites.

http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Halloween-Movies-Kids-25207691#photo-25207691

3 - Pin for ideas - Our Pinterest page has costume ideas, crafts, meals, and treats for the entire month.

https://www.pinterest.com/momscharlotte/halloween-ideas/

4 - Costume browsing - Kids love imagining all the possibilities. Take a trip to one of these local costume stores to get the creative juices flowing, or let them browse online here.

http://www.morriscostumes.com/

http://www.halloweenexpress.com/halloween-store-charlotte-nc-486.html

https://www.spirithalloween.com/custserv/locate_store.cmd

5 - Decorating ideas - Get your house in the mood, from scary to festive.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g421/halloween-decorating-ideas-1007/

6 - Pumpkin decorating - It’s not quite time to start carving pumpkins, but it is a great time to decorate with paint, glitter, feathers, and glue.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/host-halloween-pumpkin-decorating-party-75795.html

7 - Halloween books - Swing by the library or take this opportunity to build your home library with these fun seasonal reads.

http://fun.familyeducation.com/scary-stories/childrens-books/72780.html

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/holidays/tp/halloween.htm

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