Hello!!! Since Halloween is tomorrow, I thought I would post our Halloween costumes and the pumpkins we decorated. First up- our Halloween pumpkins. This year, since I have a little one, I thought it would be fun if he helped decorate his own pumpkin. I didn’t want it to be a mess though (mostly because I didn’t want him to eat paint or hurt himself). Let’s face it, there is only so much a 7 month old can do. So I put some paint in a bin and a small pumpkin and let him shake and push the bin around, with some help :). It turned out cute-ish. Mostly I like it because I am his mom and this was his first art project.
Note: Affiliate links have been usedFor Halloween costumes, I have a philosophy where I like them to be cute and a combination of bought (preferably from a thrift or vintage shop) and hand made. To me, this makes them unique and more expensive looking while technically being cheaper. I just really hate the plastic-y costumes that you buy straight from the store. Last Halloween when I was pregnant I found a Pottery Barn Kids lion costume on sale for $7.50 plus 30% off- sold! It was from Down East Home. I headed to Pinterest and started thinking of all of the themes my family could be. It was a tie between Wizard of Oz and Circus. Circus won out.
My husband doesn’t like dressing up for Halloween, so I don’t make him. The rest of our family is dressing up as: Ring Leader (me), Lion (Don), Clown (Lucy the Dog), and Strong Man (Derek the dog- I didn’t get a good picture of him, he was too excited). My exception to the hand-made part is dogs. I just buy their costumes. This year I got them off eBay and saved SO much money! My tip with buying dog costumes is to search early if you have a specific idea. I’ve had a few years where I didn’t get what I wanted because I waited til the last minute and everything was sold out. Guys, dressing everyone up is the BEST for me! It makes me so happy and laugh so hard. I put the clown costume on my girl dog and she was ticked, but adorable. She just sat in one spot and glared at me- haha!
This isn’t the best picture of my jacket, but it is so cool! I bought the red jacket at a thrift store for $6. I got the best fitting one I could find. I then went to Joann’s and bought $10 worth of trim and hot glued it on. I followed this tutorial and am thrilled with how it turned out! The little top hat is also from Joann’s
I hope you have a Happy Halloween! I am SO excited to take Don trick or treating for the first time ever. Be safe and eat too much candy 🙂