Fun Ideas for Baby’s First Halloween

September 27, 2013  |  

If there’s one thing more adorable than your baby, it’s your baby in a Halloween costume. There are no words to describe how much I am going to kiss on my baby and his chubby cheeks!

Though I am personally not a fan of the ghost and undead aspect of Halloween, I will take any chance I get to suit my baby up in a super cute costume that would normally have onlookers giving me the side eye. It’s one of the few times throughout the year where we as moms have an excuse to go overboard in the clothing department and I plan to take full advantage. Sure, there are parents who are on the fence about letting their children celebrate Halloween  due to safety issues, but with a little one like a baby, I highly doubt he will be crawling to people’s doors on his own asking for candy. Heck, he can’t even say trick or treat yet, and there’s also the perk of him not knowing exactly what candy is to worry about an abundance of booty (sweets that is) in our home.

So now that I have my Halloween costume ideas in place, the question now becomes how I should celebrate my child’s first Halloween–and that, my friends, is a pretty darn good question.

Like I said before, it will be a different experience as I highly doubt you will want to take your baby around the neighborhood asking for candy. They can’t eat it and shouldn’t really be out that late so we need to go back to the drawing board. If you’re like me, looking for fun ideas without going crazy, here are some celebration tips you might want to consider for your little one.

  •  Dress them up during the day. I don’t know about you, but most babies can’t hang like older children and will more than likely be tuckered out as the evening approaches. One way to get the celebration started is by dressing them up in their costumes earlier in the day. They can wear their gear to daycare, around the house or wherever so long as they feel comfortable and have ample room to move around. Just remember to pack an extra pair of clothes in case they become too hot or don’t want to wear it anymore.
  • Look for child-focused daytime activities. Be on the lookout for local Halloween activities that are geared toward babies and small children. Examples include bookstores, children’s stores, libraries and zoos that may have a schedule of events for your little one (and you) to enjoy.
  • Invite other mommies over for a celebration. I smell a chance to host some gal pals with a fun theme. While I love leaving my house, I also love inviting people over so I can wear my hostess hat. Should you know other mommies with children close to your child’s age, call them up for a little Halloween shindig. You can take photos of how cute your children look via a costume party, exchange age-appropriate edibles (limited candy for older kids) or have a fun Halloween potluck, and just have fun being among people who are in the same boat as you.

How did you celebrate your baby’s first Halloween?

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