Paging Rosie: Trick or Treat Tips
Here are a few of my tips to help ensure a fun & safe Halloween with your little ones. I couldn’t resist including some of my favorite costumes this season as well!
Trick or treat!
*Make sure you lithe ones eat a really good and nutritious early dinner, then surrender to the candy!
*Choose costumes that are bathroom friendly in case you need to make a pit stop while trick or treating.
*Choose outfits that are warm…Nothing puts a downer on a costume more than a big jacket!
*Choose age appropriate costumes, as little ones can get scared.
*Examine all treats for choking hazards.
*If you will be walking in the street (try to avoid) or crossing back and fourth between streets, make sure to put reflective strips on costumes.
*Try battery operated candles instead of flames, same effect and safer.
My ultimate fav (which Wellington will be wearing this year!):
Baby Chick; $39 (www.chasing-fireflies.com)
Where the Wild Things Are Max Costume, $79 (www.potterybarnkids.com)
Eloise at the Plaza, DIY or $10 (Etsy.com)
I am opting for a more minimalist costume for Vivienne this year (see beanie hat below), but these sea creature costumes are pretty adorable:
Giant Lobster Costume, $59; Tiny Tentacles Costume, $58; Silly Shark Costume (www.chasing-fireflies.com)
Beanies and other hats can be a great alternative to a full costume:
Lil’ Mouse hat, $24 (www.beaniedesigns.com); Baby Unicorn Costume, $49 (www.potterybarnkids.com)
Cute Classics (American Hero, Star Wars Character, Fairy):
Captain America, $69 (www.toysrus.com); Yoda Costume, $25 (www.chasing-fireflies.com); Tinkerbell, $33.37 (www.disneystore.com)