Two Children Trick-Or-Treating In their Skeleton Costumes

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner! While many have been planning and perfecting our costumes for months, for others the holiday seems to have just snuck up on us. For those who find themselves a little behind in their holiday planning, we’ve put together some last-minute children’s costumes we love, healthy pre-candy dinner ideas, and festive cocktails to finish the evening with. Happy Halloween! Wishing everyone a spooky and safe celebration!

Last-Minute Costume Ideas for Children

Kid Wearing A Halloween Costume

BallerinaLook through the closet and find an old dance uniform, princess skirt, or leotard and pair of tights and you’re halfway to a ballerina costume! Put your child’s hair up in a ballerina bun and accentuate with ribbons, flowers, feathers, or a tiara.

Black Cat A frightening black cat is timeless and one of the simplest costumes to put together. Any all-black ensemble from jeans to a tutu to leggings can work paired with simple cat ears and a little eyeliner or face paint for whiskers. If you can’t find a pair of ears near you, follow this simple DIY – all you’ll need is a headband, felt or firm paper, and a glue gun. If you have a ball of yarn or toy mouse hanging around the house, even better!

DinosaurIf you have a sweatshirt and duct tape (brightly colored duck tape works well), you can have a dinosaur costume ready for tonight. Follow this easy tutorial to for a no-sew dinosaur costume your child will love.

Night Sky We love the whimsical idea of dressing up as the night sky. A navy or black ensemble complemented by moons and stars cut from felt affixed to the outfit with safety pins makes for an imaginative and unique costume.

Healthy Pre-Trick-Or-Treating Meals 

Pumpkin Soup

Jack ‘O Lantern Quesadillas (we love adding orange and green peppers!)Mummified Meatballs Pesto Spaghetti and Eyeballs Pumpkin Macaroni and CheeseEasy Pumpkin Soup Monster Veggie BurgersHalloween Party Pizzas

Halloween Crafts (that double as decorations!)

No-Carve Painted PumpkinsPaper Chain of GhostsPumpkin SuncatcherPaper Halloween LuminariesEggbox BatsHalloween Monster Chain