Apart from the madmen over at Costco, Big Lots is usually the first major retailer to get in on the Halloween thang. I definitely appreciate the enthusiasm but, I dunno. First week of August is pushing it. Not to mention, the stuff they have is predictably cheap – nothing I’d spend money on myself. Maybe the lights. You can’t really mess up orange and purple string lights.
Once the skeletons come out at Target and Walgreens, that’s when the game is well and truly on.