Halloween is seriously so much more fun with a kid.
I can’t get over it. I like all holidays, but this year, they just seem more exciting. Like, we get to do them for the first time.
When I was pregnant, my aunt bought Oh Henry bars for door prizes at one of my showers. Then, my mother-in-law searched everywhere for the candy bars to give out to people when Henry was born. (Apparently, they aren’t sold everywhere.)
So, when my cousin Amber suggested that we dress him as an Oh Henry bar for Halloween, I knew we’d found a winning idea. I did a little searching, and only found one costume like it at The Feminist Housewife. Her costume was flawless, but I didn’t know how Henry would like the part over his head.
So, I decided to just make him a matching hat instead. And I wasn’t sure that felt would be very comfortable. So, I bought yellow fleece (on sale for under $4) and a piece each of brown and red felt with a sticky back for the letters. I freehanded the letters to look similar to the letters on the packaging and then stuck them to the squares of fleece and sewed the edges. After sewing the front and back together, I added the jagged edges at the top and bottom. Nothing earth-shattering, but I think it turned out really cute. It also came together quickly and was dirt-cheap (under $6 for everything, with tons of fleece leftover).
We actually took Henry to the local zoo last weekend for Boo at the Zoo.
We didn’t collect any candy, but we did walk around and check out the animals and other kids’ costumes. Totally unbiased opinion – Henry’s costume was the best of all. These two strangers agree. (Nope. Totally not his grandparents. We don’t even know them. They just loved his costume.)
And for the very first time in 11 years together, Ryan and I dressed up for Halloween, too. We went to a party last Saturday and here’s our look.
I think we came close, with a few of our own creative and practical liberties. We couldn’t find a pitch fork and Ryan refused to let me shave his head. Which was lame.
Happy Halloween, friends!