We’ve been an experiencing a very hot October in LA, so it doesn’t feel much like Fall here. But according to my calendar, we’re halfway through the month, which means Thanksgiving is about 5 weeks away and Christmas will be here in 10 short weeks. Yikes! Fall is always such a busy time of the year as we jump from holiday-to-holiday. Of course, that is what also makes it fun, most of the time!
With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve shared a couple of posts to help you keep it fun and affordable and taught you a new Halloween Candy Game that I hope you’ll play with your kids this year. Keeping with the Halloween spirit (HA!), I found this infographic from OpenSky on how much we’ll spend on Halloween this year.
I was pleased to see how many people appear to plan ahead and shop early. Of course, the stores also start selling Halloween merchandise as soon as back-to-school shopping is over, so that probably accounts for some of the early-bird shopping. One thing I’m careful about is not purchasing candy for trick or treaters too much in advance because – somehow – it seems to magically disappear. We must have a candy ghost. 🙂
Have you started your Halloween shopping? What is your biggest Halloween indulgence? Or money saver?
It's probably good for creating a sense of community but the commercial aspect is a bit... off putting.