As much as I LOVE Halloween, on November first, I am ready for it to be OVER! I’m like that with Christmas too. I get mentally ready to move on to the next thing and I want to get all decorations from the recent holiday put safely back in their places. I used to have one large bin for my Halloween decorations, but that started to overflow with skeletons and pumpkins, so I had to add a bin this year. Instead of throwing everything in, I categorized just a little bit. One bin holds only costume items:
I have a giant bin to hold all of the other decorations. Inside that bin, I have a smaller storage container for Halloween craft items.
This is full of construction paper, googly eyes, purple yarn and other creepy craft items. I also put in my construction paper bats that I had taped to the wall. That way they won’t get bent and I can use them again next year.
I also laminated the signs I put on the doors during my Halloween party so I can use those again too and they won’t get ruined.
Another thing I laminated was my costume photo banner:
I also ordered photos of this Halloween to put in our Halloween photo album. I try to do this right after Halloween each year so that I stay caught up.
I really do love Halloween and I’m already planning next year’s festivities, however, I am now in Thanksgiving mode!!!!