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?