The NRF (National Retail Federation) anticipates that Halloween to reach $8.5 billion and says that the average person will spend $66.54 on Halloween related items. So far I have spent that along on candy because I buy it, eat it and buy it again…it’s never ending cycle right up till Halloween night when I would rather have treats for Halloweeners than get a trick from them lol!!!! Thats my excuse……and I am sticking to it.
The NRF breaks the $66.54 down like this:
Costumes $23.37 (according to the NRF will take up the largest portion of a person’s budget)
$3.95 Greeting Cards
I wish those figures applied to my household, and I only have 1 school age child, and the costume along is $60.00. Halloween is one of most favorite times to celebrate, enjoy my set created with polyvore. HAPPY HALLOWEEN SEASON!
Many people send a lot of time decorating the inside of their home and forget an area that makes a first impression on your home even if one does not come into your home. When I first purchased my home it was the one area that I was most excited about decorating (other than the kitchen). You can decorate the front door year round, based on activities of a specific month, or holidays.
After searching the web I found great photos that will surely give you a jolt of inspiration to decorate your front door.
My thoughts on favors is that if you are going to give them, make sure that it is useful and can be reused. And if it is something that can be reused don’t have your name and date of your event on the item permanently; for example if your theme is wine and as a parting gift you give wine glasses don’t have your name and date of event etched on the glass, have a tag tied around the wine glass with your information so that it can be removed to be totally useful for the guest receiving it.
There are a lot of tacky favors out there so when I saw this smores favor a I was glad to see something that is cute, useful and edible. This post has given me some inspiration to plan an “Autumn” party. Stay tuned for that…….
Fall is my most favorite time of the year And although I live in the South and fall is not as pronounced as it is up North, I am still able to enjoy the leaves changing colors, but I will always miss the cool crisp mornings of a Midwest fall, roadside pumpkin patches,and family farm corn mazes. Enjoy the fall photos!