T-minus 15 days and counting! Halloween's on its way. You've got the costumes made, the candy purchased, the decorations up…
But of course you don't! Halloween is the ideal occasion for Parenthackers. Improvise costumes! Buy candy at the last minute! Carve a couple pumpkins and call your house decorated! I'm not sure when Halloween became the official start of the it-must-be-perfect holiday season, but I'm having none of it. Halloween is about kids dressing up, trick-or-treating, and having fun. What could be simpler than that?
In that spirit, let's swap some good Halloween hacks. Costume ideas? Cheap, quick decor? Pumpkin carving tricks? Trick-or-treating tips? Methods for getting rid of the candy? Send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post them as we approach the big night.
As inspiration, here are some excellent Halloween hacks from the archives: