When asking any child what their most favorite holiday of the year is, Halloween takes a very close second place next to Christmas, of course. Almost every kid loves Halloween. They love to dress up, and be whoever they want to be for a night. Whether it’s a fairy princess in a beautiful pink gown that shimmers, or an all-powerful wizard, that can cast spells upon villains. We all know though, that candy is the true inspiration for the love of this holiday, and with good reason. Who doesn’t love going door to door begging for sweet treats? No child I know, that’s for sure.
While choosing a costume can be a fun and exciting time for children, it can also be a very stressful and frustrating one for their parents. We all do it, we start asking our kids what they want to be for Halloween, as soon as it’s October first. Most children already have an idea what they want to be, whether it’s a favorite movie character or super hero, they know without a doubt. Then there are those children that have no idea what they want to be. They will decide on a costume and two days later, they have changed their minds. Inevitably, they end up picking the first of the ten costumes they decided on.
I try and steer my children away from the popular character costumes, and try and entice them to be creative with their choices. I have her pick out different pieces, that can be put together to make a princess or fairy costume. This way, they might be able to wear them again. It’s difficult not to get carried away when looking at costumes, especially the baby or toddler Halloween costumes. I do most of my shopping online; I find that there is a much larger variety of children’s costumes