Halloween is upon us!
I love Halloween and seeing the costumes on children as they are out trick or treating.
You can tell so much about a child from the costume they chose to wear: favorite movie character, super hero or who they identify with.
Here are few ideas for preparing for that special night or day:
- Either let your child chose his/her costume or make sure they can relate or identify with it so they’re able to answer questions about it. –Minimize anxiety.
- Make sure the costume is weather friendly. It is really hard for a child to plan to wear a costume and then have to covered up with a coat or taking off parts when it is too hot.
- Pick and purchase! Last minute changes will happen but you don’t want a costume to be sold out at the store or have to make a costume at the last minute.
- For younger children, stay with them while trick or treating and encourage older kids to help out.
- If your child has food allergies, look for the teal pumpkin or create a trade-in program to substitute the candy they receive for something else they’d like.
- Take them out early and to places they know. Local stores and venues offer early parties for younger children to experience the holiday.
- Have the costume come to life with a story the child can tell about their character.
- Plan on an early dinner or meeting friends after trick or treating to ensure there’s a meal plan.
Halloween is an imaginative holiday! Let your child share theirs and stay safe.