Ah, Halloween – a night of creepy-crawlies, spooky scares and blood-curdling screams. If you’ve got an intense kid, chances are you can experience all of these before you even leave the house! We’ve rounded up a few things that might help the whole family enjoy the festivities with fewer freak-outs.
“Creepy-crawlies” are the itchy, scratchy, constricting costumes that make this entire venture a non-starter for a lot of kids. Not so with capes and cloaks! These contain no hardware and are made with light, smooth fabrics, as airy as they are vibrant. Pair with color-coordinated, black, or neutral clothes that your butterfly, firebird, peacock, or dragon already own, and they are free to fly!
Looking for something a little warmer? How about a costume that’s as snuggly as pajamas? (Just don’t call your ninja “snuggly”!) The polar-fleece unicorn has pockets and comes in five adorable color combinations.
Now that they’re dressed, send them up to potentially spooky doors with these thematic sensory squeezers in hand. Durable and a generously sized, the textured black spider gives way to bright, satisfying globules when clenched.
Keep your kids visible with a glow-stick bracelet, necklace, headband – you name it! With over 450 pieces, your kids can fashion whatever they like, and you’ll have plenty left over to offer as a non-candy treat at your own door.
Speaking of non-candy treats, how about these stampers? They come in 25 different designs, and meet US standards for safety and toxicity.
And what is it about these sticky hands that make them so irresistible to kids?! Well, whatever it is, these up the fascination factor with embedded glitter! They are individually wrapped, so no wondering how to pry them apart.
You’ve got to love a goody that won’t go to waste if you’re left with a lot at the end of the night. These dinosaurs will please your trick-or-treaters, filling the day after Halloween with Jurassic joy!
Now, since you’re in for a night of neighborliness, whether on door-duty or chaperoning, let’s get you some stylish GHF conversation starters!
Finally, you’ve got to stay alert! Fill this generous travel mug with happy warmth!
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