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Halloween Theme

Traditionally, I have my kids dress up for Halloween surrounding a certain theme. I have three little ones and we've done The Wizard of Oz and Vampires with a baby bat. This may be the last year that I can get my oldest (age 5) to agree to a theme. Does anyone have any "spooktacular" ideas for this year?

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I used to do that too, L.:-) One year, we did a dog theme (Clifford and Blue) and another year Monsters, Inc. (Sully and Mike) although those were expensive costumes that year! My friend with 3 kids did Peter Pan (Captain Hook, Peter Pan, & Wendy). Please let us know what you decide - it will probably inspire others either this year or next. Good luck!

My daughter and son are doing a Little Einstein theme. We are doing Leo and Annie since they are brother and sister. I found the costumes on Ebay, a lady makes them in the sizes you need. My oldest daughter said she would be Rocket and I can get a Rocket costume from the Disney Store.

My sister is having a "super villain" theme halloween party. You could do super villains, or even super heros.

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L.,
Since you are concerned about this being the last year that your oldest might agree to a themed Halloween costuming idea that includes younger siblings, perhaps you could enlist his or her help for coming up with ideas that would include the younger ones. This would give your older child a bit of "control" and might make the "themed" idea last another year or so. I hope that together you come up with something "spooktacular"! Have a safe and happy Halloween!
L.

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I know we all have our thoughts on what we would love our kids to do, but sometimes when they want to do their own things, it's almost heartbreaking. What if you have your 5 year old put some imput on the theme. Find out what he would would like to dress as and then sprout it out from there. This may keep him excited about everyone dressing in the same halloween theme for a bit longer.

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Have you asked your son? Maybe he has an idea already as to what he'd like to be for halloween and then you can incorporate the other two siblings into the theme. And I agree with you about the theme ideas only lasting a few more years at best. They grow so fast. Ask your son and see if he has an idea, you never know. Good luck and God Bless.

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A neighbor of mine does this every year with her 4 kids-very cute. One year she did the Cat in the Hat-her two little ones where Thing One and Thing Two. They've also done Star Wars-her older kids loved that one! I bet you can look through some of those Halloween catalogs or websites and find some great ideas.

In Parents magazine this month they had three kids that were bacon, lettuce and tomato...their parents were the lettuce. Too cute! Here is a link to their suggestions for group costumes. Good luck!

http://www.parents.com/holiday/halloween/costumes/group-a...

How about
Alvin and the Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, Theodore)
Harry Potter, Hermione, and Ron
3 ghosts
shrek, fiona, shrek jr. (or shrek, donkey, shrek jr.)
The 3 bears
The Three Little Kittens (had lost their mittens)
--- you could read them the story too to get them excited!
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe
witch, werewolf, ghost
jack o lantern, black cat, witch

can't think of anything else right now.

The Adams Family, the Munsters, Shrek, Star Wars,

We have done three blind mice. Little Bo Peep and sheep. Farmer & farm animals. Crayons. Cowboy/cowgirl & horse. Insects with flower. Missouri Tiger, Cheerleader, and Football Player. There are endless ideas and lots of good suggestions. My oldest is 8 and we are having a bird theme this year with a flamingo, chicken, duck and peacock. Good luck & Happy Halloween!!!

Insects: a bee, a ladybug & a butterfly. Happy Halloween!

How about the 3 little pigs and you the big bad wolf, different candy bars. there is any easy pattern for m&m's, they could be zoo animals and you the zoo keeper.

I always wanted to do the whole family as a Happy Meal, each person being one thing. We never did it and I still wish we had, unfortunately the boys are older now and won't dress up.

See some good ideas below. Here are some other possibilities. Good luck and have fun!
- The three little pigs and big bad wolf (you would have to dress up as well)
- Hansel, Gretal & the witch
- Ninja Turtles
- three ghosts

We saw this at Disneyworld one year. Willy Wonka and the OOMPALOOMPAS(sp?). It was great! Or a couple of sports stars and a Referee.

My friend with a family of 5 went as "The Incredibles" last year and as a group of friendly pirates the year before that. I'm sure whatever you do will be fun and memorable!

Hi L.,
Have you checked out this months Parents Magazine? They had some really cute and easy to make costumes for the entire family, ie dress everyone as a different indgredient for BLTs. My 2 boys are going as Bob the Builder and I might talk my husband into dressing like them too.

I don't know if you have boys or girls, but I have 1 of each and last year my nephew dressed up with us and they were football players and my daughter was a cheerleader. It was very easy, cheap and cute! Worked for all ages, 9, 2 & 3

I am a big Halloween fan. I also used themes as long as my two children would let me. We were circus theme, witches and a black cat (I have a girl and a boy); but my abosolute favorite was Pinochhio, Gipetto and Figaro. I was Gipetto, my son-Pinochhio, and my daughter- Figaro the cat. There are so many other characters. How about Little Red Riding Hood. We did that one as well. I never bought a costume during my children's years of trick or treating. And I don't sew w/a machine. Glue and hand sewing works for me. It was a love of adventure and imagination for me. Good Luck.

One year, my mom forgot halloween. She took different color cardboard and made us crayons! You could use boxes and make them a washer, a box of soap suds, and dryer sheets. Or, a christmas present, a xmas tree, and a mini santa claus.

My sister is having a "super villain" theme halloween party. You could do super villains, or even super heros.

Hi L.,
I am a SAHM of 3 ages 7, 5 & 3 So Halloween has always been fun for us. I'm not sure the sexes of your children but I have done a Fireman and a Dalmation before, my daughter wasn't born yet. Maybe you could do a Fireman, Dalmation and a Police officer. Since you are an Army Wife you could always do branches of the Military or some type of Army Theme that way your oldest would still enjoy being a "REAL HERO".

What ever you decide I'm sure the kids will enjoy their Halloween. ---Good Luck My Daughter is going to be Tinker Bell and my middle son wants to be a skeleton and my oldest hasn't picked yet....So no theme here this year. My Daughter made the cutest Raggedy Ann one year. Last year she was a 50's girl, that's a theme you could do.---J. C

You could do a nursery rhyme theme--

- 3 Blind Mice
- Hey diddle diddle (if you all dress up- cat w/a fiddle, cow jumping over the moon, little dog, dish and spoon)
- Humpty Dumpty- Humpty, King, King's men, King's horses
--- or of course there's other characters-

- Wizard of Oz
- Star Wars
- Peter Pan
etc....

Hi L.! Your request didn't indicate whether you had all boys, all girls, or some of each so I came up with a few ideas and you can sort through them based on the kids' gender.
Good Luck!

1. Have them dress up as Star Wars characters (very popular right now)

2. Have them dress up as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet.

3. Have them all dress up as fairies (if girls of course!)

4. Dress them up as bees and a hive.

5. Dress them all up as clowns.

6. Dress them up as Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck.

7. Pumpkins

8. ghosts

9. two policemen and a prisoner

10. angels/little devils

11. Ninja Turtles

12. Power Rangers

13. Characters from Harry Potter

14. Cheerleaders

15. Sesame Street Characters

16. Ketchup, Mustard, and Hotdog

17. Dinosaurs

18. Superheroes

Good Luck!

Last year in my neighborhood, one family were the characters from Scooby Doo and another family were different super heroes (that my be a theme your son will still like when he is older).

I like this idea! What about a Star Wars theme? Princess Leah, a wookie, that thing with the large ears. I personally don't know anything about the movies (b/c I've never finished watching one), but a family in our old neighborhood did this & it was so funny! The dad was Luke or whoever Harrison Ford's character was. Anyway, that's my suggestion.

How about puzzle pieces that fit all together? It is more clever than cute though.

I'm thinking using cardboard from a large box to cut out the pieces and paint them. You and your husband can join the fun too!

Let us know what you decide!

Best Wishes,

J. H.

My daughter and son are doing a Little Einstein theme. We are doing Leo and Annie since they are brother and sister. I found the costumes on Ebay, a lady makes them in the sizes you need. My oldest daughter said she would be Rocket and I can get a Rocket costume from the Disney Store.

Good Morning L., How about one of these for a theme, Cowboys, Hobo's, Zoo Parade, Dragon Tails, Clown Circus, Cheer leaders, Your little guy could carry a megaphone. Noah's ark. We've never done scary stuff, wont let my gr kids do them either.
There are several more running through the recesses of my mind this morning but it's to early to force them OUT.lol

I live in Benton Ks, and our DIL and I set in our driveway on Quilt covered hay bales, dressed as country bumpkins. I have Tiki torches lit, a chimennia (can't spell) burning and I always ask for a song, dance or joke from the kids. They have a blast coming up with something.

Have alot of fun and you might be surprised with your little man. He may have so much fun he will still want to go with a group theme a few more years. I had a little boy last year come as a Washing machine. Big box painted white and lid up cloths arranged around his face opening. His treat bag was a tide box, Was absolutely adoreable.
God Bless
Have fun
K. Nana of 5

I used to do that too, L.:-) One year, we did a dog theme (Clifford and Blue) and another year Monsters, Inc. (Sully and Mike) although those were expensive costumes that year! My friend with 3 kids did Peter Pan (Captain Hook, Peter Pan, & Wendy). Please let us know what you decide - it will probably inspire others either this year or next. Good luck!

You could try the Adams family. It would be cute!

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