Halloween is the holiday for which very little preparation is necessary, despite what the press and Pinterest are telling you. The only thing you need for a great Halloween is candy, a costume, and readiness to have fun.
A while back, I demonstrated last-minute costumes on our local morning show. Here’s the clip:
Those are real items from my family’s closets and dress-up bin. A T-shirt ninja, chef, little kid, businessperson or Secret Service agent, random sparkle fairy/superhero and sports player, all from stuff sitting around the house.
These costumes are not particularly flashy or magazine-worthy, nor will they blow you away with their cleverness.
That’s the point.
Kids’ standards are a lot different than adults’. A good costume is doesn’t have to bring down the house…it simply needs to be something your kid can wear with pride and a sense of fun.
So let your imagination make up for your lack of preparation. Let’s enjoy the annual parade of oddly-dressed children eating far too much candy…that’s the best treat of all, right?
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