Everybody put your hands in the air! You guys having fun yet? Today is Day 3 of our Halloween Party with Nestle Family. So far, all of you have floored me with your Halloween baking ideas and creepy crawly party tips. Seriously. I’m beginning to think I’ll never be able to host a party without, first, consulting all of you amazing Mommas (and Dads).
Today, we’re talking easy homemade Halloween costumes. What are your kids going to be? We picked out ours last weekend and I cringed when I saw the total. At least, Toys R Us is giving free Trick-or-Treat Buckets with every costume purchase to make up for the fact that I just went broke. As I mourn the loss of the funds in my bank account all in the name of Super Mario Bros., I’m bringing you ways to save with homemade costume ideas.
This year, I splurged a little for my kids costumes. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag, QUITE yet because all three of them are going to be so darn cute, I might just scream. While they have their costumes covered, I’m still getting asked, from friends, for homemade costume ideas for both kids and adults. In fact, just yesterday my friend was telling me how she’s making her two daughters into both a pumpkin and a bat, ALL MADE BY HERSELF. That’s talent folks.
So, while I baffle in the fact that I will never know how to sew, I’ve come up with a few ideas that will you help you out if your low on time, funds, and the talent of sewing.
- Three-headed person: Blow up two balloons and draw faces on them. Attach them on your shoulders and dress ’em up with collars, necklaces, earrings.
- Cowboy/Cowgirl: I’m in Texas, so this one is easy, but simply add a cowboy hat, boots, jeans, flannel shirt, and a bandanna. You’re good to go. If you need tips on Texas Twang, I can help ya out.
- Athlete: If you have old jerseys or someone you know plays sports. Use their uniform. Carry a football, wear a helmet, or don a baseball jersey with a glove.
- Movie star: This is so easy. Wear your trendiest outfit (because I KNOW you have one) and add a pair of sunglasses. Don’t forget to throw in the sass too.
- Hunter: Again, we’re in Texas and camo wear is never limited or scarce. Grab up camo pants, shirt, and a jacket. Throw on a John Deer Hat and camouflage your face with paint.
- Zookeeper: This one is easy too because we have TONS of Webkinz laying around. Wear khaki clothing and carry around wild stuffed animals.
- Ghost: Because you KNEW I had to put this one in. Grab an old sheet, cut two holes out for the eyes. Go spookin’.
- No-Sew Costumes: If your child is looking to be a spooky Dracula or Sweet Princess. Check out Nestle’s idea for No-Sew Costumes, complete with instructions.
Yesterday, I showed you guys a helpful way to get your kids to brush their teeth and I did that for good reason because today, one lucky Momma Findings reader will win 10 bags of Trick-or-Treat candy from a variety of NESTLÉ brands. You’re-My-Favorite-House-Say-What?!
How To Enter (Required):
Tell me in the comment section some of your favorite budget friendly costumes you’ve made over the years. Or what kind of homemade costume would you LIKE to make this year? I want to know, because I’ll be making MY costume this year and need a few ideas on how to make it happen.
- Follow me on Twitter and send a tweet letting your friends know about the partay! Here’s a good one: It’s a Halloween Party all week long w/ @Sarann! Enter to #win 10 Trick-Or-Treat bags of candy at Momma Findings (link). Leave your status url in the comment section.
- “Like” Momma Findings on Facebook and leave me a comment. You’ll stay up to date on all the winners chosen this week for Halloween Party
- Blog about the Halloween Party. Yes, this is a special entry because doing this gets you an extra entry for each giveaway this week. Just leave a comment each day with you url of your blog post. Please link directly to this post.
***CONTEST HAS NOW ENDED*** Congrats to CoriWestphal with the comment, “I made myself a box of popcorn costume when I was a kid. Just a big box with arm holes and a head hole cut out, painted red and white striped. Then I glued popcorn to the top. Voila!” Great idea! Check your inbox on how to claim your prize.
Contest starts today Oct. 20th – Friday Oct. 22nd at 11:59PM CST and open to US residents only. Leave each entry in separate comments. You don’t have to be a blogger to enter, but please leave a valid email address for contact purposes. Winners will be contacted the following day by an edit in this post and announced on the Momma Findings Facebook Page.
**There’s lot of partying going on this week. I’m only 1 of 5 bloggers hosting fab Halloween inspired ideas with Nestle Family. Head over and check out The Not So Blog, A Daily Dose of Toni, This Full House, and Mom Spark for more costume ideas and a goblin of a good time! Tell them you found ’em at the Momma Findings Haunted Mansion. Eeeeeeeee hehehehehe!
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