If you have kids, chances are either you or someone else has asked them this in the past couple of weeks. Well, this sugar rush of a day is just around the corner, and while candy is a must, so is a costume! We’ve put some ideas down to help you get ready for this crazy holiday.
- Recycling Old Costumes: This is an awesome idea, especially for babies and toddlers. They tend to not care as much what they’re masquerading as, and they also tend to not wear their costume all night. If your little one is donning that monkey or bumble bee costume their older sibling wore a few months ago, it’s a good idea to wash these costumes making sure your infant isn’t exposed to dust or residual candy stains.
- DIY: If you’re practical about Halloween, but still want your kids to have a good time, consider making the holiday one big do-it-yourself project. This can be as simple as having your daughter wear black leggings, a black tee shirt, and a pair of butterfly wings. Maybe your son wears a pair of blue jeans, his favorite flannel, and a bandanna from Walmart. Check out some of these cute ideas on Pinterest!
- The Warmth Factor: Perhaps you’ll experience a cold snap or your middle school girls who just want to be a fairy or a princess. Your daughter’s dreams of regality don’t have to be crushed. Find a long sleeved dress, still fit for a queen, and have her wear long johns underneath. If she wears a crown, find a stocking cap or fleece headband that will fit underneath.
- Safety: While Halloween is usually safe, you might take extra precautions to ensure that this fun day stays that way. While you’re probably more worried about your toddlers, it’s your preteens that might be a little more worrisome. You’re probably a little more comfortable with them wandering around your neighborhood with a few friends, and they should be completely fine. However, you might attach some reflective tape to the back of their costume, this way, you’ll reduce their chances of getting hit. You might also discreetly put some contact info on the inside of their clothes. Your name and phone number should suffice. Kids get a little sidetracked when there’s candy involved, so this will help keep everyone safe.
- Best Places for New Costumes: If your kids want new costumes, but you don’t want to go to a full out Halloween store (we get it), places like Amazon, Target, JoAnn’s, or even Goodwill are great places to start.
We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Halloween! Don’t forget to take pictures of everyone all dressed up! To make life easier,Inner Loop Laundry is here for all of your costume prep and cleanup needs!