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10/17/10 3:05 A

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At the nursing home, we are going to have a Halloween party, with an entertainer and refreshments. Therer will be centerpieces on the tables, with candy corn scattered around, and orange and black streamers hanging from the cieling.

The best part is that we are going to have a dry ice mist close to the floor and we will watch vintage Bela Lugosi Dracula movies as well.

It's going to be quite an event in a place where the days all seem to blur together!

I have always been a big wet blanket over Halloween, but I must admit that coming up with all of these ideas with the Recreational Therapist was a lot of fun, and I am starting to really look forward to the party.


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10/17/10 1:22 A

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WOW that sounds like sooooooo much fun!

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10/17/10 12:26 A

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Dusty--yes it is at my home. we don't let anyone go thru the house. they go thru the front 'graveyard' and then up some stairs that run along the out side of our house. the living room window usually has some sort of scary scene playing. the two bedrooms each have a different scene, one is a wizards room and the other is usually an bride and groom skeleton have a candlelight dinner, you can imagine what they eat. anyway then they go thru a maze in the back yard area where there are living 'creatures' roaming about. then when you get thru that you get your candy. the kids and grownups really have fun, we have between 300-500 people come by. all we ask is for a food donation for the local food bank.
needless to say - we have fun!! emoticon

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10/16/10 11:09 P

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We will stay home and hand out candy until my youngest grandson comes by and then he will hand out the candy. He makes it lots of fun.

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10/14/10 7:14 P

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Chilex - great idea!!

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10/14/10 6:47 P

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When the stores did their BIG push for school supplies we picked up boxes of crayons, packs of pencils, packs of markers, ect ( 24 crayons for 10 cents for example) and that's what we are handing out. We only get about 50 kids and actually this is cheaper than handing out candy for us.

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10/14/10 4:28 P

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Ignore it as much as possible!

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10/14/10 3:11 P

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My son's wedding is Oct. 30, his birthday Oct. 31. Guess you know what I'll be doing this year!

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10/14/10 12:08 P

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Jen - I'd love to have that many people!

Leah - Is the "spooky haunted pumpkin patch" at your house? Fun!

Lorraine - I didn't know you were one of "those people". LOL @ Howl-o-ween!



emoticon I'll be staying home this year. I live in a large apartment complex so I get a fair amount of kids.

I think it's fun to see all of them dress up.

I'm not that tempted by candy. Now if it was anything to do with pastries/cakes THAT would be a different story, LOL!

I just take the leftovers to work for the crew.

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10/14/10 11:31 A

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I have already gotten 5 very large bags of candy, and am hoping that is enough. We have been working since the beginning of Sept. to get the spooky haunted pumpkin patch going. We generally have 300-500 people going thru. Generally not much candy left over and I try to buy candy I don't like very much, so that helps a bit for me.

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10/14/10 10:56 A

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I will pass out candy, but any extras go to my grand kids.

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10/14/10 10:54 A

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I am not handing out candy. I am doing pencils, those little rubber bracelets, that kind of stuff that kids like and I can't eat. Gets rid of all the problems right there!!

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10/14/10 10:51 A

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I will be dressing up my dogs in costumes and attending a really fun Howl-o-ween party. They will have all kinds of games and activities for the dogs and their people. Lorraine

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10/14/10 10:25 A

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I'm just wondering how everyone plans to deal with all the candy that accumulates around Halloween (and is a precursor to the rest of the holiday season).

For myself - I tend not to buy candy until the last moment or have a friend who is no a "sweets" person, buy it and hold on to it until that night. We have a tradition at our house to hang with the neighbors, order take out Indian food and pass out candy together. Our neighborhood usually gets about 200-300 kids that night! Rarely is there any candy left. My problem is not snacking during the passing out of the candy! (1 for you, 2 for me) emoticon

I'm going to allow myself a couple of "treats" and make sure I plan for them.

What else do people do?

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