We had a very Merry Halloween this year! You know my love for family costumes and so far, we’ve pulled it off each year. As our children get older, however, I want them to be able to be what they want to be, but with a little direction they were happy to wear Christmas-themed costumes.
We had a week before our friend’s Halloween party to throw costumes together. We headed over to Savers, a local thrift store for some inspiration. I found Oliver’s Reindeer costume for $2 and the rest was history. I remembered I had Evelyn’s elf dress from an H&M clearance rack from last Christmas, so all we had left was a Santa costume for Blake, which I scored for $8 off Amazon. Brandon’s Grinch costume was the easiest thing, since he already had the shirt and I found my cheesy PJs at Savers as well.
I love doing Halloween costumes, but I HATE spending a lot of money on them. Most of the fun comes from the challenge of being creative and doing them cheaply. I’d say I succeeded again!
And now, here we are!
Blake the Santa
Oliver the Reindeer
Evelyn the Elf
Mel the Who
And Brandon the Grinch
A Very Merry Halloween indeed!
We were still on sugar-overload from our Spudnut party the night before that I opted to serve a healthier breakfast of Vampire bagels, ghost bananas and milk with Skeleton straws-thanks to Em!
Our neighbors hosted a Halloween potluck before trick-or-treating which was so much fun! Then it was off to trick or treat. Oliver didn’t last very long, so Brandon brought him home and I stayed out with Blake and Evelyn who kept begging for “one more house”. I didn’t mind. We all had lots of fun.