Halloween parties are a great excuse for dressing up, aren’t they? Whether you go all out spooky or just don your best fancy dress outfit, it’s great fun to embrace your evil alter ego or wander round as a ghoul for a few hours. (My few hours looking like a ghoul are generally most mornings, but I digress…).
This is all well and good unless you are a frazzled parent called upon (yet again) to assemble a fancy dress costume for your kids. And if funds are tight, that can be no mean feat!
The lovely people at Hotel Chocolat have come up with a quick cheat sheet of ideas for DIY children’s Halloween costumes.
and if these don’t meet the approval of your little monsters, how about:-
Cut out a hole in an extra large cardboard box, cover in tin foil and voila – scary robot. All you have to do then is a bit of face painting and supply a pair of rubber gloves for the hands.
Got any old t-shirts and shorts? Simply rip and fray the hems, add some ghostly white face paint and a bit of fake blood and you have your own zombie.
Go Addams Family
If you love the Addams Family as much as we do, then dress the kids up as Pugsley and Wednesday. Caitlin and Ieuan have a lot in common with these two most days anyway. Lots of black and plaited hair for Caitlin and absolutely no smiling. That’s the definition of tween-dom now I come to think about it. Plus, I’d get the chance to dress up as Mortisha. On a bad hair day, I’m more like Cousin It, sadly.
Whatever costume you choose, please make sure that you do not use flammable materials and keep the kids away from flames and lit pumpkins.
However you celebrate, don’t forget lots of chocolate treats to share for any wandering spirits who turn up at your door!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hotel Chocolat. The opinions and text are all mine.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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