November 1, 2012
DIY [halloween costumes, treats, and goodies]
We just had Judah's first Halloween! I deemed this year "Hot-glue Halloween" because that's what pretty much held all of our costumes together. I'm a sucker for themed costumes, so I thought for his first Halloween, Judah should be a monkey---but not any monkey---Abu from Aladdin, making us Aladdin and Jasmine. (Picturing Joel in that tiny hat also helped me make that decision--such a good sport.)
So all that was left was to make our costumes. I think I spent around $30 on supplies and tried to use as much from our house and closets as possible.
This was easy. The only things I added were a vest (where I hot glued the seams together), a hat, and a tail (boa). For the hat, I took a red solo cup, cut off the end, and just wrapped it in fabric and trim. I also added ears and then attached (aka hot glued) it all to elastic that I had.
A bit more tricky, but his hat was a small tuperware bowl wrapped in fabric and was hotglued to one of my old headbands. My aunt found these pants on major sale and they were perfect! Like I said, he was a sport, but he kept insisting the Aladdin needed a sword. I wasn't convinced.
I took a ribbon, jewel, and trim and introduced them to hot glue. I also found blue satin pajama pants for $1 at our local Goodwill. Other than that, I just wrapped blue chiffon fabric around me and called it a day.
Before we donned our hot-glued costumes, I sent Judah to daycare with a special onsie (because I can't get enough of making them).
And I even sent over a special treat for Ms. Meagan, who we love and appreciate so much for taking such great care of Judah while I work. I saw this over at dandee designs and knew that my favorite chocolate chip cookies would be a great thank you. She even has a free downloadable tag if you want to do it next year. But I couldn't resist making my own!
I had so much fun making hers that I decided to spread the love at work for my hall buddies and student workers. I saw "monster mix" that darci made over at the good life and thought it was so cute! So I made my tag and got to cutting.
And then of course I couldn't send Joel to work empty handed. He requested that it not be too girly.
So that was our Halloween! I hope it was a good time for everyone! Judah was still sick on Tuesday, so we had to miss our church's annual Halloweenie Roast, and we were preeetty bummed about that. But we had a great time passing out candy last night, talking to our neighbors, and seeing all the other costumes.
And now that his first Halloween is officially over, I can probably scale back for next year. Well we'll see. :)