We gave you the scoop on how to have a healthy Halloween and some of our favorite costumes. Here are a few more of our favorites as well as some of our favorite goodie bags to store all of that candy - and healthy finds:
Favorite Costumes: There are so many options for costumes and we love the fun selection from Pottery Barn Kids where your own kids can be a dragon, knight, princess firefighters, astronauts and superheroes. Babies can also get in on the Halloween fun at Pottery Barn Kids where they can be bears, lions, elephants, owls and more.
We are huge fans of Chasing Fireflies (check out our recent review of Chasing Fireflies) and their magical costumes for kids. This season be sure to check out some of our favorites with the magical frost fairy costume and the personalized brave silver knight costume.
We also love shopping at Century 21 and have found some cool costumes like knights, princesses, and superheroes.
Another great place to find kids' costumes is from YoYo.com where we discovered cute finds like the Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Set, the Aeromax Jr. Fire Fighter Suit w/Helmet, the Disguise Sofia Classic and my younger daughters costume with the Melissa & Doug Pirate Costume Role Play Set.
We love AlexandAlexa.com and they just expanded their seasonal holiday offerings and will be including some ADORABLE party pieces and ghoulish clothing items for boys and girls. From Halloween decorations to Dia De Los Muertos-inspired party bags, not to mention costumes galore, Alex and Alexas Halloween shop has your little ones covered for Halloween!
Another option for babies is have them wear a onesie from TwoSees that offers a new way to do a quick check into the rear of your baby's diaper without having to take off his/her outfit. With all the benefits of an undershirt that snaps at the crotch, TwoSees have an easy peek opening in the back that allows for one to check if the baby went to the bathroom. Created by a grandma, this cute apparel is great for babies on Halloween.
We also found some more favorites for babies on YoYo.com including the Charades Costume - Plush Monkey, Rubies Bunting Costume - Red Hot Chili Pepper, Rubies Costume - Lil' Ladybug and the Rubies Bunting Costume Caterpillar.
JCPenney also has some fun finds with our favorites being the Skeleton Child Costume, Spiderina Girls Costume, the Iron Man Mark VII Classic Muscle Toddler Costume and the adorable Yarn Babies Ragamuffin Dolly Infant Costume.
DIY Costumes: Wee Society just released three new DIY costumes -- perfect for preschool parties and parades. They also created free downloadable how-tos and templates, available here. (All that's needed is a brown paper bag, construction paper, scissors and glue.)
Another way to go the DIY route (with some help) is with Eggnogg Color-in Products. My daughters and I have been loving coloring in these quirky designs that include fun and festive Halloween items including a Superhero cape, Knights helmet and Princess dress, as well as spooky masks. Kids will love trick or treating in their own personally designed costumes!
Another great resource for Halloween costumes is from Living on the Cheap and their 85 fun, cheap and easy Halloween costumes where you can find cheap ideas to create a Mummy, Ghost, Farmer, Miner and more.
We also love the cool idea from Shutterfly where you can use pictures to create your Halloween costume like the Photo Print Plume: Peacock Costume. How it works is that you use photographs to craft that perfect party-stopping moment.
Favorite Treat Bags: Pottery Barn Kids has a fun selection of colorful treat bags that holds plenty of sweet surprises. Offering the perfect accompaniment to any costume some of our favorites are the Bat Treat Bag, Kitty Treat Bag, Ghost Treat Bag and the fun themed bags like the Where The Wild Things Are Monster Treat Bag.
Another option is make Trick-or-Treat Tote Bags through pictures on Shutterfly where you scan your childs artwork to create personalized bags.
We also love the cute Halloween Totes from Lands' End that is made with tough canvas that is also water-resistant that lasts throughout the years. We also love that you can monogram the tote and that it can be used post-Halloween for storage and travel.
Post-Halloween Essentials: A night of Halloween parties, or trick or treating can be exhausting, only making it harder to remove your makeup. Taking a few extra minutes to properly remove those false lashes, red zombie lips and everything in between, will make a difference the next morning. La Fresh, the makers of earth conscientious wipes, carries a number of items great for removing even the scariest of makeup including their Travel Lite® Makeup Remover Wipes that are great for eyes, lips and face, the Travel Lite® Facial Cleansing Wipes and the Eco-Beauty® Waterproof Makeup Remover that can remove waterproof makeup.
Another fun way to end (or begin) the night is by enjoying the new Room On The BroomGamesapp from Magic Light Pictures! The new app is based on Penguin Groups #1 best-selling Room on the Broom childrens picture book written by much-loved author Julia Donaldson, UK Childrens Laureate (2011-2013), and illustrator Axel Schefflerthe same author and illustrator team that created the critically-acclaimed book series, The Gruffalo andThe Gruffalos Child. We also love the app that kids will love as they experience a safe, entertaining and interactive experience. This includes eight imaginative activities that players can interact and explore within, while practicing early learning skills such as counting, creativity and literacy. Collectively, the games explore the world of Room on the Broom, complementing the experience of reading the book and watching the film.
Another fun pick for the end-of-the evening is to unwind with the Halloween Stories Collection from the Scholastic Storybook Treasures series, which brings best-selling children's storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. This includes 14 stories that are perfect for early and pre-readers on All Hallows Eve. Though filled with skeletons, witches and more seasonal spooks, families can encourage creativity and music appreciation with the classic sing-along Dem Bones, learn about Latin American holidays with The Day of the Dead, and delight in the not so spooky-ooky stories of Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman.
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