Happy Halloween! We're keeping it simple this year with these Easy Halloween Costumes. The three cutest witches and an adorable little pumpkin!
Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday. Costumes always feel like a hassle and an expense. And then there's all the candy and treats that have to be dealt with. It's not even a holiday that you get a break from school or work for. So yes, I'm sort of a Halloween scrooge.
Some years, I talk the kids out of the Halloween hoopla and we eat a cupcake at our favorite bakery and see a movie instead. This year, I lost the battle. Halloween it is.
Honestly though, I've been having fun with it this year. We stuck to easy Halloween costumes, which helped. But really, the kids have just been so enthusiastic that it's rubbed off on me and I've been feeling markedly less grumpy about the whole thing.
Seriously though, look at that little pumpkin! It's impossible for me to be a Halloween grouch while I have him running around yelling, "I'm a punkin! I'm a punkin!" And since he found out there is candy involved, he's been the happiest, most excited two year old of all time.
Rory's pumpkin costume was the most involved of all of them, but the fleece was cheap and it wasn't too difficult. I used Simplicity Pattern 2788.
The witches were really easy Halloween costumes. We picked up all the hats at Michaels (on sale and with a coupon!), made no-sew tutus, and a piece of costume velvet for Esme's cape (she's apparently too grown up for tutus now.)
On Saturday night, we had our annual church dinner and trunk-or-treat party. As I settled into the trunk after dinner to prepare to hand out candy, I had a moment. The light was fading, but its glow made the orange and yellow trees dropping their leaves around the parking lot feel like magic. All the kids were adorable and the sound of laughter was everywhere. And for just a moment, time seemed to stand still, and everything felt perfect. My kids. My community. The weather. The trees. Even all that candy.
Halloween may be growing on me.