Live, Love, Blend:
Super Simple Costumes for
a Super Complex Family
There is no such thing as a simple holiday for a blended family. Blended schedules, blended traditions, blended expectations. Thank goodness we can ease into the big holiday season with a relatively small scale holiday, Halloween. Now just because the 31st falls on a Thursday this year, don’t think you’re off the hook for needing costumes. Parties always fall the weekend before, so if you have all your kids/step-kids on the 2nd, 4th and 5th weekends like we do, then you know that means the whole blended bunch will be gathered together and all hopped up on sugar for a frighteningly good time.
Please tell me I’m not the only mom/step-mom who struggles with these 2 major dilemmas when it comes to costumes for the family…
– not enough time
– not enough money
Sure, it would be great to run down to our local scare store and buy the whole gang matching themed costumes… but on our budget that’s just not gonna happen. Besides, we could never all agree on one theme anyway!
So over the years I’ve done my share of last minute costumes on the cheap. Some worked better than others, but I’ll share them here in case you too have waited til the last minute and are running short on ideas. The most important thing to remember is DON’T STRESS over trying to make it perfect, they won’t remember those details. They’ll remember the FUN!