3 Flower Costumes for your Baby

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3 peas in a pod halloween costumeAre you loving these costumes?! Ali’s triplets are too cute! Today we have three flower/plant related costumes for your little babies, like these three peas in a pod above. Check out the cuteness below! And check out the other two triplet costume posts here and here.

4 easy Halloween costumes for your baby

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diy costume for kidsAs you are well aware by now, I love everything about costumes and I certainly don’t believe in wearing them just for Halloween either (exhibit A). But, social norms say that Halloween is the only appropriate time of the year to really go at it so we are going nuts this year. We teamed up with Ali Hynek who gave birth 6 months ago to the most beautiful and cuddle-worthy triplets of all time, Penelope, Ethan, and Alejandra (Sweet Pea as they are affectionately known on her Instagram feed). We spent two glorious days shooting these sweet peas and I couldn’t have been more in heaven (give me all the cuddles!!!!!). We’ve got three batches of costumes starting with this first one: quick and easy costumes for you baby. And check out 3 flower costumes for baby and 3 celebrity costumes ideas here

Peanut butter pretzel candies

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How was your Halloween?! I have a genuine love-hate relationship with Halloween. On the one hand, cute costumes are right up my alley, I adore any opportunity to hang out with old friends and party, and I barely need any excuse to hit the kitchen and bake, but I totally welcome one. The slightly embarrassing flipside of this is that I am a total wuss when it comes to anything scary, spooky or even slightly creepy.

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Recipe and photos by contributor Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit

DIY Pumpkin Balloon Arch Backdrop

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Pumpkin Balloon Arch Backdrop

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Costumes from Jimmy Fallon

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Costumes from Jimmy Fallon

You can never have too much of Jimmy, am I right?! We had a ball brainstorming these costumes from The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and today we’re finishing up with the last of the them including some of my favorite skits, namely the time when Nicole Kidman revealed that she had had a crush on Jimmy. Have you seen it? It’s painfully awkward and hilarious. I’ve watched it MANY times and probably 5 more times since we started with this costume. Don’t worry, I included it below for those of you looking for a good laugh.  Other costumes include Hashtag the Dancing Panda, and a Thank You Note. I also included this week’s Roots costumes and the characters from the skit, EwJIMMY-FALLONNICOLE-KIDMAN-ON-JIMMY-FALLONJIMMY-FALLON-THANK-YOU-NOTES

Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am “Ew” costumes

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Deciding on costumes from The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon was easy squeezy (see here for our Jimmy and the Roots costumes!)  and, of course, Sarah and mir.i.am (aka Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am) had to make their debut in the form of children’s costumes. These two were so much fun! Let’s just say, if you haven’t taken a trip to Claire’s since you were 13, now is your chance!
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See below to get the look!

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots costumes

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A few weeks ago I had a dream that I was Jimmy Fallon’s intern on The Tonight Show and I thought it would be a good idea to spend work hours making a stop motion video about it (see here). To sum up a very odd dream, I pretty much got fired from the job because I wouldn’t hold his baby properly. Rats! We decided we needed to make our intern dreams a reality by making a series of costumes for Halloween based on his show, my former “co-workers” if you will, starting with Jimmy and the Roots, the legendary band who performs on the show. Luckily, these adorable ladies were game to step in on the sax, drum, and clarinet/piano to accompany Little Jimmy (complete with a bandage on his fingers. Jimmy Fans, you know what I’m talking about). ROOTS-COSTUMES-FOR-HALLOWEEN-PLAYING-INSTRUMENTS THE-ROOTS-HALLOWEEN-COSTUME

See the rest of the photos and shop the costume below!

DIY toilet paper roll candy garland

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Toilet paper roll candy garland for Halloween #colorizeyourparty with Astrobrights

DIY toilet paper roll candy garland

ASTROBRIGHTS®, who I woked with on my paper plants, asked me how I would “colorize your Halloween” and I said, “with toilet paper candy garlands” of course! It’s become my belief that every party needs candy and every room needs a candy garland. It just makes the world a brighter, sweeter place! I based the concept on these candy lights that my mom used to make for our house for Christmas. I’ve been saving toilet paper rolls for over a year now (what? You don’t?!) so this was the perfect time to put them to use. It makes it  so easy to cover with their vibrant color papers and a layer of cellophane. Easy squeezy!

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See the full tutorial below! 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Costumes

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Costumes

We have a two more costumes from children’s illustrated books to share with you and “If You Give a Mouse A Cookie,” by Laura Numeroff, was an absolute must! This beloved children’s book about a hungry little mouse is fun for both kids and adults to read and if you haven’t read it yet, put it on your story time list!  I mean, what’s more darling than a mouse in overalls and cookies!?  We knew this was going to make the perfect Halloween costume so we got brainstorming.
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See below for the full tutorial! 

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus costumes

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And we’re back for another parent/child costume, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Dad as the driver and the Pigeon as the kid. Ha! This is one that I was less familiar with as it came out in 2003, but it’s a fan favorite and it’s hilarious so we had to try it out. And see below for the fun accompanying treat bag.
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See the full tutorial below! 

Chrysanthemum mom and daughter costume

chrysanthemum-mom-and-daughter-costumesWelcome back to day 2 of our Halloween costume series. This year we are doing costumes from beloved illustrated children’s books. This one might be a bit more obscure, but I believe that everyone should know it. It warms my heart. It’s called Chrysanthemum, and it was introduced to me by my neighbor friends who know how much I love flowers. It’s the story of a mouse who loves her name, Chrysanthemum, but soon comes to detest it after being fun of on her first day of school. She soon learns to embrace the individuality of her name and being. On a personal note, it makes me want to name all my children names of flowers. Petunia! Hydrangea! Foxglove! 🙂

For this combination costume, we dressed the mother as a chrysanthemum, and daughter as the title character.
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See the costume tutorials below!