Ever since I had kids, I use them as an excuse to dress up really obnoxiously on Halloween. Nothing's better than a whole family dressed up together in a theme! But doing Halloween right means lots of planning. You don't have to spend a whole lot if you get creative and give yourself enough time to find the right pieces for your costumes.
The hardest thing is picking a theme your kids are excited about going along with. Now that there's four of us, I'm itching to do an A-Team theme, but Colin is completely uninterested and does not agree that he would be the perfect little Faceman.
In past years we've done these themes:
Superman Family - Colin was Superman, I was Lois Lane, Mike was Clark Kent, and little Lucy was a shard of Kryptonite.
I can't find the photo for this year, but we went as a Spiderman Family - Colin was Spiderman, I was Aunt May (pretty pregnant with Lucy at the time, kind of a disturbing combo with the white granny wig I wore) and Mike was Dr. Octopus, in what was my greatest homemade costume of all time.
Spongebob Family - Colin was Spongebob, I was Gary the Snail, and Mike was Squidward.
Scooby-Doo Family - Colin was Scooby, I was Velma, and Mike was Shaggy.
But what to do this year? I like to decide by June so that I have several months to figure out what I'm going to put together.
You don't just turn a baby into a shard of Kryptonite overnight, you know?