As a child, I loved Halloween growing up. Other than Christmas it was my second favourite holiday. Now as a mother I want to be able to help create new beautiful memories with my daughter. Last year we attempted something quite 'Pinterest-y' and it didn't quite go to plan, for one she was too big to sit in the pumpkin. (Still quite cute though, if I do say so myself)
However this year I really wanted to kick it up a notch, but with her still being quite small I didn't feel comfortable taking her door to door for trick or treating. (Especially seeing as she can't even say trick or treat yet)
So my sister came up with a great idea on how to still celebrate this spooky holiday without causing cavities or breaking the bank.
Of course Halloween wouldn't be Halloween if we didn't get to dress up a little, so I bought this adorable, glow in the dark pumpkin witch costume from Tesco. (Only £8!)
Next we bought a few little bits and bobs from the seasonal section in Poundland, to create an eerie and spooky feel. My mum actually bought all the props here but from memory I think all together it only came to around £8-10. Which really isn't bad. We also bought some tinsel to create a little fire pit with a few sticks and logs in the woods to make an effective but perfectly childsafe fire.
After that we added a few spiders around and some little edible treats inside the couldron for my daughter to discover.
And then finally just let your child explore! The pictures below are just a few of my favourites that I edited on instagram. (A great free way to edit any photos you love to make them look slightly more professional)
My favourite part about doing this 'photo shoot' is that it really became a family event. Everyone came together to help set up and make the day even more memorable.
Not only that but but if you are looking for a cheap and time effective way to spend your Halloween. As I said the whole set up and costume cost less than £20, and literally only took 10 minutes to set up. We let my daughter roam for about 20-30 minutes and then packed up.
This is great if you have young children who aren't quite up to the task of trick or treating yet, or you just don't fancy spending your evening shuffling from house to house for hours and end up with sugar crazed kids.
I really hope you enjoyed reading. I'd love to hear about how you spend your Halloween with your little ones, especially if you do any alternatives to the traditional ways to celebrate it. Don't forget, pictures and comments are welcome!
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