Halloween for Minis.

By: Jen Shoop

True mom over here, thinking over a month ahead to the next holiday (also already on the hunt for her Thanksgiving dress — this is currently the front-runner!) — but Halloween is not so far away!  I am currently debating between either a Pooh costume for her (she love love loves Winnie the Pooh, and this book has been a HUGE hit; incidentally, I think I owned it as a child, too!?) or this bee, which a good friend dressed her baby in a few years back and she looked SO CUTE.  The texture on the bee suit is adorable. (Also, mini loves bees?)  One other cute option: a strawberry.  Or check out the Hanna Andersson costume section for some inspo.

Below, sharing a few of my favorite finds to make this Halloween extra special…

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+Hanging bats!  Mini is super interested in bats right now because they have them at the Central Park Zoo and we talk about them frequently there, and also — I got her the bat jammies linked below and she loves to point at them.  (We’re already wearing Halloween jammies.  Woops.)

+Bat jammies.

+My Aquazzura spider slides.  So chic!  Also available, on sale, in green here.

+Cardigan.  Love this color!  It’s going to coordinate so well with mini’s navy-centric fall wardrobe.

+Cupcake kit.

+Personalized gift tags.  I already ordered these for mini’s play group — not sure yet what I’m allowed to fill it with…probably gluten-free-nut-free-dairy-free something…

+Personalized pumpkin dress.

+Bat stuffed animal.

+Burts Bees jammies.  I think these pajamas are REALLY well made for the price.  We have a pair of the rugby striped jammies and they really have held up well.  FYI!

+Skull treat bag.  I actually ordered a personalized treat bag for her from here (I got the black trim with the scalloped monogram for her name!  I also loved these!

+Glitter cat flats for your mini!

+Glitter cat flats for YOU!  (On super sale.)

+The Humbug Witch.  This was my FAVORITE book around Halloween — my mom was so good at reading it.  She actually used to come into my class until I was in maybe fourth grade and read it aloud to everyone!  My Dad, meanwhile, read us Poe by the fireside after trick or treating and scared the bejesus out of us.  A couple of other Halloween books in my basket RN: Little Blue Truck’s Halloween (mini loves this series now) and Room on the Broom.  For those of you with littler minis, my daughter LOVED (and still loves) this Karen Katz lift-the-flap book about Halloween.

Not shown above: these would be a fun Halloween activity.  Mini is very into stickers right now.  I love buying a pack of cheap stickers from Target, handing her a sheet of paper, and letting her go to town.  Great rainy day activity.  And — if you’re into monograms and bows — this would be sweet with a simple navy jumper or something.

P.S.  Back to school outfits for your mini and musings on siblinghood.


P.P.P.S.  THANK YOU TO JENNIFER who alerted me to the fact that my favorite tutus for mini by ILovePlum are somehow marked down to $13 on Zulily through today.  I already snagged this pastel blue one.


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7 thoughts on “Halloween for Minis.

  1. So many good options here! I especially love the bee & strawberry costumes — so classic! — and that Thanksgiving dress is TDF.

  2. Yay! I got three tutus (one for now, two for later), couldn’t help myself …. oh well.

    Last year the baby was a flamenco dancer, courtesy my sister-in-law who got her the cutest dress from Spain. I’m hoping it will fit her again this year (it was rather big on her then). If not, I did get a Snow White dress/tutu outfit from Baby Gap (she has the hair for it!), but she has no idea who Snow White is so I’m a bit hesitant. She is really into rabbits these days, so maybe that? I was never really into Halloween, but my husband is (not a surprise), so I guess we’ve gotta come up with something..

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