I’ve had a lot of requests for Halloween costumes for littles this year, so here goes. First, some ideas from years past — mini has been a giraffe (her spirit animal — we’ve had this Melissa & Doug stuffed animal and this framed Sharon Montrose in her room; they just felt right for her always), a bee (I went as her beekeeper by wearing this netting hat), Cinderella (with the perfect “glass” slippers — so sweet; micro was her pumpkin), and an Ariel (I went as Ursula with this mask and Mr. Magpie actually wore this King Triton beard, crown, and trident, while micro was a furious little Sebastian). I’ve linked the exact costumes we used every year with the exception of mini’s bee costume, which is no longer carried, but was by the brand Princess Paradise — I LOVE their baby/toddler costumes with the nubby/loopy texture. So sweet and different/higher quality than just a plush material. I love the pig and giraffe!
This year, mini insists she wants to go as SpiderMan, so SpiderMan it is. And NOT SpiderWoman or some tutu variation of SpiderMan, either. So I guess this is where we are at the moment.
If I had my druthers, I would send her as…
THIS SUPERHERO CAPE DRESS, WHICH MINI OWNS AND PLAYS WITH FREQUENTLY
And I am eyeing for micro…
IF MINI WERE DOROTHY, MAYBE HILL COULD BE THE COWARDLY LION
I already shared some darling Halloween pajamas at the bottom of this post (pro tip: order now, these do sell out) — but a few options for Halloween candy baskets. My children have these personalized ones from Bella Bean. We also have their Easter baskets. I liked them back when we were Manhattanites and were short on space — we could lay them flat, as they are fabric — and they are surprisingly big so I found I repurposed them (especially in the Easter basket colors) for lots of things, i.e., passing out end-of-school-year treats to classmates, delivering Valentines, etc. I also like this monogrammable burlap style and these ones, too.
P.P.S. Allie of Alexandra Bee Blog mentioned me in a series of posts on navigating the early days of motherhood, and mentioned that she found my posts on matrescence (the process of becoming a mother) helpful. Since then, I’ve had a few new readers ask me to point me towards posts on this subject, so I thought I’d share a few here: