This is How We Halloween: Our Pumpkin Filled Traditions, Clothes, Decorations And Books!
Halloween has always been one of my favorite kid holidays! From the pumpkin patch to the costumes, see how we halloween with two sets of twins! We’re still dressing up and parading but halloween will, just like everything, look a little different this year.
The bigs pumpkin carving on their second Halloween.
Modified Halloween for the Pandemic
This year, I plan to try to make our night as similar to what we do traditionally while keeping our bubble (our family, plus the four grandparents), safe. We will dress up, walk through the neighborhood, like a parade. If people leave bowls of candy at the end of the driveway, we will take one piece each but if not, we’ll just walk. I’m planning to leave a bowl at the end of our driveway and bring some candy in our stroller, just in case. We will not be going to any doors or getting within 10 feet of others. We’ll try to wave from a distance to our neighborhood friends. What will you do differently for trick or treating this year? I’d love to hear in the comments!
The grandmas and I like to get the kids cute clothes from Carter’s or Old Navy and Halloween is a perfect excuse for more cuteness! The pumpkin shirts and pants in the photos are from Carter’s and Old Navy. I love that they have nice clothes for kids but aren’t overpriced!
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Velvet Pumpkin and Aunt Deb’s (Adam’s Aunt) Halloween artwork.
Halloween and fall have the CUTEST decorations. I can’t get enough of the colors and warm, spicy feelings that come with the new season. These little velvet pumpkins are adorable and definitely a halloween trend this year.
These adorable velvet pumpkins are my favorite new decoration!
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One of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is by bringing out our Halloween and Fall books. I store the books away in the winter through the summer which makes it extra special when we take them back out. We like to try new books, too! Do you have any favorite Halloween book recommendations for us? Please let me know in the comments, below.
Here are some of my favorite Halloween books (click the pics below to order online!):
One of my favorite Halloween books is The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. It is a story about a very special pumpkin who saves the day by being unique and not judging a book by its cover.
This book, Little Blue Truck's Halloween is from the Little Blue Truck series. I love the illustrations and the lift the flaps are sturdy enough for toddlers!
Pumpkin Soup has a lot of heart! When one of the friends from the old white cabin feels sad and leaves, the others realize they should have been nicer. They are best buds who learn to take turns and work together in this adorable book with beautiful illustrations.
I love Ten Timid Ghosts because it is a countdown book that brings numbers and number identification to storytime! The kids love the spooky story and pictures!
We love Pete the Cat, Trick or Pete from the series, Pete the Cat. There is also a Pete the Cat show on Amazon Prime that has fun, blues music. Our frogs croak when they hear the theme song. If you aren't already a Prime Member, I highly recommend Amazon Prime for many reasons including free Amazon shipping, Subscribe and Save, and Amazon Prime Shows and Movies which have great options for kids.
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Photo By: Sarah May
Next Week: Halloween Costumes and Activities
I can't get enough of dressing young kids up, they're SO cute! This is a throwback from the bigs‘ first Halloween! Next week, I’ll post photos of all four of our past Halloween costumes as well as my favorite Halloween activities. Get ready for some cuteness overload! Sign up below and never miss a post.
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Kathleen, M.Ed.-mom of two sets of twins, educator, yoga instructor, nature enthusiast.