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.
Moccasins from Ebay (no longer available). Pottery Barn Costume from DownEast Home (no longer available).
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 🙂