Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Halloween Preparations


OK, it is about that time of year.  I need to start working on my preparation for Halloween.

Don't mind me, but I'm going to use this blog for my personal Halloween checklist. If I forget anything critical, please leave me a comment.  

OK, first I need some goodies for the little ghoulies and ghosties.
    ☑Cheap Plastic Toys from China 
         ☑Monsters on parachutes
         ☑Halloween Bubbles
    ♼Candy
    ♼Pack up bags

Next, I need the decorations

    ♼Spider webs
    ♼Graveyard Scene
    ♼Killer in Window with strobe light
    ♼Fog Machine
    ♼Light Show Components from Light O Rama
       ♼Lots of orange lights
       ♼Lots of purple lights
       ♼New disco lights
    ♼Spooky Playlist Synchronized to Lights

Here is the layout for the graveyard scene

This layout has a total of 32 light channels 

Then I need to keep track of how many trick or treaters come around.
    ♼Clipboard 
    ♼Clicker
    ♼Pencil

Here are my stats from previous years.

In 2012 we had a total of 71 Trick or Treaters. Most of them can between 6:15 and 7:15.  This year's Halloween is on a Thursday night. I should be able to top that number.

OK, that is the plan so far.  Let me know if I am forgetting anything.

1 comment:

T.R. Hoffman said...

Jack - It would be interesting to see the ages of your trick or treaters over time on your chart as well. Could you please hand out a survey this year and ask them important demographic information to fill in the blanks? Other useful information would be race, socio-economic scale, how far they traveled to get to your house, # of houses they are planning to visit and pounds of candy received? Thanks!