It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about Halloween.
I’ve not been the biggest fan of the holiday. I’ve always stressed out about my costume – From a young age, I felt nervous: Would people know who I was supposed to be? Would other kids be dressed the same? Would I look stupid? As Halloween became less about the candy and more about the sexier outfits, I felt the same awkward stresses returning. Primarily, would I look stupid?
But this year – the twins’ first Halloween – I was delighted to realize that it was no longer about me. Sure, at 5 1/2 months the girls are too young to walk door to door, enjoy candy, or even say, “trick or treat” – but I realized something important.
This was one of the few years in the girls’ lives where I could decide their costumes for them.
And, with the wisdom that comes with being a mom to adorable babies, I knew that no matter what I did, no matter how I dressed them – they would not look stupid.
After many searches to find the perfect costume, I stumbled across an adorable witch costume on this awesome post and was inspired to make my own for my babies.
It didn’t take me that long to make the actual tutus – thanks to an incredible plethora of resources on Pinterest.
So with the help of Pinterest tutorials, Michael’s 50% coupons, and discounted accessories, I was able to dress both girls for less than $50 – and I can reuse the shoes, leggings, and onesies. Score!
We got good use out of the costumes: Saturday found us at my sister-in-law’s house for a luncheon party with her and all her friends.
We also went to Lyndsey’s mom’s house – basically to show off the girls and their costumes – and then headed to my brother’s for his Halloween party. We left as the party was getting started – you know, #parentlife – but it was so good to see everyone.
All the holiday parties and prep made me super excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Everyone always says that celebrating the holidays becomes magical again when you have little ones – and I’m sure that’s twice as true when you have twins!