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Happy Halloween! And My Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup


Do Moms’ and Dads’ costume ideas for their chidlren differ much from each other? I wanted Reese to be a princess and my husband wanted her to be a little monster. Finally we agreed that Reese would be a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. 

I’m so not one of those people that can whip up a homemade anything but I was excited to get going on Reese’s costume.

My origional thought for the skirt was to use the brown peanut butter cup wrappers from mini peanut butter cups to make a skirt. So I bought three large bags of candy and unwrapped all of them. Then I glued the indivudal wrappers on an old skirt, which took me hours. After all that, I wasn’t happy with the way it looked because I could still see parts of the pink skirt so I went with plan B and made a tutu.

I was inspired by the party favor that Reese got at MommyBeta Beth’s 1st birthday. Jennifer made tutu party favors and they were adorable! So I looked online and found a video showing how to make a tutu.  

I found a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup logo and used iron-on transfer sheets to put the logo on the front and back of a brown onsie. I like the idea of making my own t-shirts for different holidays. It’s super easy. So now I plan to make one for Christmas, Hannukah, New Years, Valentines Day, and any other holiday. Okay, I digressed.

The barettes were super simple. I just glued Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup wrappers to barettes. And the Halloween bag? Well remember how I mentioned I unwrapped three bags of the mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups so that I could use the brown wrappers to make a skirt? I was left with a ton of the foil wrappers, which I glued onto a brown paper bag.

We did some trick-or-treating today since my husband has to work late tomorrow. We had fun...well aside from the fact that Reese is teething like a mad woman and had a major melt down. Poor girl. At least I got a few good pictures. 

So tell me, what is your child dressing up as? Are you dressing up too? 

Reader Comments (3)

Such an adorable costume Alex! I can't believe you were able to whip this up in such short notice. Super mom!! She looks so freaking adorable - as sweet as a Reese's! Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

My daughter is having a little girl in September and they are naming her Reese. I would love to know where you found the iron on decal?

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

Diane, congratulations! How exciting. I did a search for "Reese's peanut butter cup logos" in Google images and found a lot that I liked. Just make sure they are high res images so that they print out nicely. I then used one of those images and saved for later use to print onto the iron-on transfer sheets. Let me know if this helps!

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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