I’ve said it on my blog before that I have never personally been a massive fan of Halloween, pre-children. I think it’s because my own parents were never really into it and didn’t make a huge deal of it themselves. I’m not even sure it was that ‘big a thing’ back then.
However, since having my own children it has been fun over the last few years to dress them up and craft & make things all Halloween together.
This year we are going to a local event which is a party for little ones; they’ll be plenty of games, food and cakes! Sounds fantastic…plus I don’t have to tidy up my own house afterwards!
We have already selected our first pumpkins too today, see below. We couldn’t wait! Deciding on your own pumpkin is quite a big decision when you are four though!
I am quite safety conscious when it comes to costumes though. I usually ensure that the packaging should contain the appropriate warnings, safety symbols and instructions and that costumes are labelled with the CE mark and fire warnings. It is also good to check the label or packaging which should contain the manufacturer’s details. This includes name, address, postcode or phone number and a registered trademark.
Here is a superb guide to Halloween safety from Smiffys.com – which I love; it’s easy to read & follow and gives parents some great advice.
Lottie is saying she’d like to dress up as Elsa (not sure what is very scary about that!) and Harry would like to be a ghost. Pretty easy really!
On the night itself we will probably visit a few local houses and neighbours to do some trick or treating too and I’ll make sure we’ve got plenty of sweets in the house for our little visitors!
So, what are you up to over the next few weeks? Do you like Halloween?
Love Jess x
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