I know. How could we possibly be behind schedule already?
Every year, we say we're going to order things early. Plan things early. Make things early. And we always end up running late. So far, this year isn't much different (though we did order some early props, and have been saving up containers and used (washed!) syringes for various things.
At the moment though, there are two things we need to get going on:
1. A story for our Haunted Hospital mystery, and the poor souls who died there.
2. Save the Date cards. Magnets, maybe? It seems like every year, we have several people who can't remember the date of the party (different people, so I don't think they're just avoiding us). This year, we're planning to send out little items (magnets for the fridge, I think) to remind people when the party will be, and what the theme is, so everyone can clear their schedule and get costumes planned in plenty of time. I think we'll send them out in late July/early August.
We've got tentative ideas for both, but of course, I can't share the details just yet, or it would spoil the surprise! Stay tuned...