It’s September, and you know what that means.
Tons of back to school posts on social media, candy corn is available at all my favorite stores, pumpkin spice everything is at Starbuck’s, Autumn decorations at Kirkland’s, and Halloween is right around the corner.
Yes, my friends. We’ve barely made it through the first few weeks of school and already our children are bugging us about what they are going to dress up as for Halloween. Lucky for you, I’ve put together a list of some of the cutest costume ideas around.
Now, I absolutely loathe going Trick-or-Treating with my kids. It’s dark, it’s cold, and it’s really hard to navigate the streets with my oldest in his wheelchair. For him, we go to Grandma’s church Trunk-or-Treat festival. He also wears one of those cute and warm footy pajama thingies (also known as union suits) that Walmart carries. Super easy and I know he’s warm and toasty!
This year we’ve chosen two different costumes/pajamas. We picked two because we couldn’t decide which and honestly, they were priced super inexpensive. Plus, they’re jammies, and he’s grown like a weed this summer so he’ll be able to wear them when it’s cold up here in the Midwest.
Target also carries these types of pajamas online and in some stores. We normally purchase them from Target but just happened to be in Walmart looking for a specific item that Target doesn’t carry (sewing needs).
Our good friends always have an amazing costume for their son who is in a wheelchair most of the time. His costumes have run the gamut from Bob the Builder Bulldozer to Creepy Ice Cream Truck. They are so creative and he would win any costume contest you put him in.
Our friends over at HalloweenCostumes.com have these cute kid costumes:
- Wonder Woman
- Lego Batman
- Jack Sparrow
- Any of the Avengers
- Hocus Pocus
I’m thinking about hosting a Halloween Costume party this year. I’ve tried in the past, but most of the adults refused to get dressed up. Serious party-poopers. I am hoping that my new Minnesota friends will be more inclined to dress up than my previous neighbors in Kentucky. Probably the ratio was 10:1 for dressing up at that party. Still, we had fun and the kids ran around like banshees, so the night wasn’t a total loss. Course, that could be from all of the sugar we handed out. For those who may be coming to my party, here are a few of my fave adult costumes, that are also family friendly:
- Wonder Woman (could do a mother/daughter thing with the above!)
- Jack Sparrow (because who doesn’t love a man in eyeliner?)
- Forrest Gump
- Top Gun
- Macho Man Randy Savage (totally thinking this for the hubs)
- Voodoo Doll
- Bad Habit Nun
- King of Egypt
- Game of Thrones (everybody’s favorite show and would make a great couples’ costume!)
These costumes are just plain funny and might win someone an award at a costume party:
And because humans shouldn’t be the only family members having all the fun:
But you know what’s super awesome? One of our neighbors hands out schnapps to the parents on Halloween night. So, while navigating the streets in the dark and cold is kind of a pain in the rear, knowing that just a few houses down we get a little shot of booze to bolster us for the evening is worth it. Oh, and the smiles on our kids’ faces, but whatever. The full-size candy bars at our other neighbor’s house is super fun, too.
Good luck picking an awesome costume for your kids, yourself, and your fur-babies. I hope you get all the tricks or treats you deserve and a bottle of wine to go with all the chocolate you’ll likely pilfer out of your kids’ plastic Target bags!
Happy Halloween, Mamas!~Brandy