August 2014 Great Pumpkin Day

Discussion in 'Great Pumpkin Day' started by Gingerbug, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    Fall AND Halloween are just around the corner....What will you do for Great Pumpkin Day this month to get ready?

    I plan to pull out the party planner and get some things ready for my annual Halloween party!!

  2. cmerth

    cmerth Well-Known Member

    I need to finish planning a harvest party for my family and friends. I have tons of stuff on my fall pinterest board... now it is time to make my to do list.
  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I know I'm not having a party this year but I do want to prep a few more H.Potter craft items because one day I'll have a H.Potter party! and I will be READY.
  4. ejagno

    ejagno Well-Known Member

    Halloween door to door trick or treaters have become non existent. This just breaks my heart because I have so many amazing memories of our Halloween trick or treating for miles.

    Just a note. I'm not sure about your area but on the several forums I visit I've noticed everyone saying that their pumpkins produced much earlier than normal due to the odd weather. I'd suggest getting your fresh pumpkins early or there may not be nice ones left.
  5. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    We will be on vacation in Branson, MO on GPD this year, so I'll probably do a little shopping for fall/Halloween stuff while I'm there.

    As an alternative planning date, I'll probably use the weekend before to do a little notebook updating and planning. I have been doing our Boo!Bash for so many years now-this is #8-that it really requires little real planning. This year I am adding several features, but I planned them last year. We had to move everything inside last year because of rain, so this year I am hoping to implement them.

    I just can't wait for fall...the day after Labor day is the day I consider the kickoff to the holidays!!
  6. SparkleNana

    SparkleNana New Member

    Some preparations have already been made for our August Great Pumpkin Day. Several trips to the Dollar Store and to Michaels Clearance Aisle…. have yielded four or five bags of new (inexpensive) Halloween decorations… for the large outdoor decoration area beside our house!!!! I am seriously thinking about having a Halloween party this year!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, yes…. the holiday season begins right after Labor Day, for me, too!
  7. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    Yes, you will have a Harry Potter party and it will be fabulous!!!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  8. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    My kids have been talking about making a costume for Beau.

    They should have done it last Halloween when he was just a wee pup.

    I would like to see how they are going to get a costume on a 50 pound Lab with major anxiety issues.

  9. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Ellen, we never have trick-or-treaters anymore, either. Our downtown area about 10 miles away (the hub of our parish) has candy at all the businesses. They close off the street and children are walking everywhere. A couple of schools have a carnival. I guess people consider that safer to do. I miss having them come to the house. I still buy a little candy, just in case, but the last 3 years - not one person. :(
  10. SparkleNana

    SparkleNana New Member

    I would love to hear…. how "trick or treating" is currently done…. throughout the USA. In our neighborhood….. we DO have lots of trick-or-treaters. And…. some still do 'Trick Or Treat For Unicef". Old fashioned and nice.
  11. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    I didn't have any preparations going on for Great Pumpkin, but I think I really would like to host a small gathering to celebrate the arival of autumn. Hmmmm. I have to see how my pockets look. Don't want to take on too much as I'm hosting for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then again, I can have folks bring a dish. I mean that's what we do whenever we get together....soooooo......Yup! I'm going to host a little gathering in October. :)
  12. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    Good for you!!!
  13. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    My boys are itching to start decorating for Halloween. DH is adamant that we not put anything up until the last week of September, but I really need to go in the basement and take inventory of what we have (sounds like a good GPD project!) We decorate every room downstairs - generally with a theme (bats in the kitchen, spiders in the living room, crows in the family room, etc.)

    Every year I say I'm going to have an adult Halloween dinner party and I never quite get to it. Since Halloween is on a Friday this year, maybe I can plan something for that Saturday...after the kiddie fun. For the last few years we've hosted the neighborhood families with small children before trick-or-treating, but there's not too much planning involved besides getting a headcount and ordering food. Maybe I'll send actual invitations this year instead of an email!
  14. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    Colleen please show pictures when you've put up your halloween decor.
  15. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    If any of you have the little haunted houses for the dollar tree, they put out new little pieces this year. Like gates and gargoyle post..and little people. I'm super excited and picked those up a couple weeks ago. Only one of my stores had them out, so be on the lookout. My big pieces are painted, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the little pieces.
  16. cmerth

    cmerth Well-Known Member

    Well, all my work for our harvest dinner is all for nothing. One of the two families in our small group keeps coming to events sick. We have to cancel our small group suppers until after cold and flu season is over. :(

    Looks like our fall activities are just going to a trip to the pumpkin patch.
  17. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    Awww Cmerth, that's too bad.
  18. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    I'm leaving work early today...getting a head start on the long weekend. My plans are to work on my Harvest Dinner gathering over the weekend.
  19. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    I put some fall out cant wait to decorate for Halloween I watched Charlie brown halloween this morning with one of my neighbors kid. such a cute movie
  20. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    Had lunch with a girlfriend at a Farm today and what did our eyes see...PUMPKINS!!! Big pumpkins and lots of pretty mums. I for one cannot wait for fall to arrive.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014

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