Halloween is fun for everyone, but can be mainly about the kids. They get excited by anything new and different and as such are always up for a Halloween party, as well as wanting to go trick or treating.
Although trick or treating is less common than it is in the US, people often go trick or treating with their kids to people they know, which can be great fun in the community. Obviously, the main thing that you need to worry about is your children’s fancy dress costume.
As with everything else they no doubt have their own plans and ideas, so it’s best to get them now and start looking to avoid stress and/or tantrums nearer the time.
For Halloween kids costumes needn’t cost the earth. It can be easy to get carried away and buy an overly expensive outfit, but this isn’t necessary; don’t forget it’s unlikely they’ll be wearing it again, and if it’s something current such as from and film, you might not even be able to use it again for a younger sibling, and they might have their own ideas too!
Don’t get pressured into something you can’t afford, give your kids a budget or set yourself one; you can get just as good a costume for a lower price.
The ideal kids Halloween costume needs to do more than look good, it needs to last the course as well. They’ll be wandering around, playing, running and in the case of parties; dancing and playing games in them.
No matter how cute that delicate fairy costume looks, if it gets ripped half way through a party, or won’t last the night of trick or treating, you will have an unhappy child. Just ask them if they are happy to wear a costume only half the night and they’ll soon see sense.
The ideal children’s Halloween costume will also be what they want. Maybe you think a witch ‘will do’ but if they really wanted to be something else it’ll show! Ask what they’d like and try your best.
A lot of kids now like film characters such as superheroes or even cartoon characters, and you’d be amazed how affordable they can be if you shop around.