- Posted by Amy
- On September 5, 2017
Every year Halloween sneaks up on me. My son is only 4 so I guess I didn’t expect to have to put in too much effor in previous years. When he was 20 months I took him to a toddler group and discovered they were holding a Halloween costume party. Arrrrgggh – I don’t have a costume for him.
Cobbled Together Costume
I quickly cobbled together a costume for him. He went as a lego block – which was a piece of card with 4 ice-cream tubs attached to it and the entire thing painted red. It was actually pretty good if I say so myself. It’s amazing what a bit of pressure can produce!
I vowed that next year I would be more organised – I wasn’t. It was a last minute rush AGAIN, but I still made the costume. We always made Halloween costumes when I was a child and I kind of feel like buying them is cheating.
This Year I am going to be The Boss of Halloween
This year my son is 4, he is really into all special occasions and celebrations. So this year I need to be on top of my game. THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO BE THE BOSS OF HALLOWEEN.
We will plan what costume we are making in advance and we will have made it several days before it is required. We will put up Halloween decorations before 4pm on October 31st. Ok – I’ll be honest – that’s what we’re aiming for this year, whether it actually happens is another matter.
Giving Myself a Helping Hand
In order to give myself a helping hand I have created a couple of Halloween printables.
The first is a costume planner printable so that I can write down what costumes we want and what I need to purchase so that I have plenty of time to acquire supplies. This will also come in handy when D starts school because I know that schools like to throw other costume surprises at you throughout school life – like World Book Day.
The second of the Halloween Printables that I created is a set of decorations and party invites. I really enjoyed creating this one and I think it looks fab. Last year I bought one cheap token decoration from the supermarket and felt like it was a pretty poor show. You never know – I may even go nuts and throw a party this year.
D and I created a little video to show what you do once you have printed the decorations. It’s filmed in time lapse – otherwise you’d be watching it for ages so I hope it doesn’t give you a headache!
Cute eh? Not me – but D’s hand staying in shot that little bit too long at the end. He was really into making this video.
If you would like to get your hands on either of these Halloween printables you can find them by clicking through to my Etsy Shop
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If you have any requests for printables that would make life easier for you, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.