I know I've already said it about 10 times, but I am really enjoying my 100 Days to Christmas e-book! I personally like having a copy of this book because I like to look ahead and make early plans. But what I've noticed is that the 100 Days to Christmas website actually posts the daily challenge each morning so even if you don't have your own copy of the book, you can follow along each day!!
Today's challenge: Costume Planning
I am usually guilty of jumping the gun on Halloween, but for those of us that haven't realized, it's OCTOBER!! It means it's finally time to put up that spooky decor and figure out costumes for trick-or-treating. I was lucky enough to find Addie's Halloween costume last spring for a STEAL! Our local Disney store was closing and they had everything half off! I managed to get her this gorgeous Rapunzel dress...
Along with the matching shoes, crown, light-up wand and necklace. I wasn't sure if she would fight me on what to be this year, but because we have had this dress hanging special in her closet for months, she is dying to wear it. I also wanted to get this dress to take with us to Disney, so she will get two special uses out of it. Actually, we will probably get a million uses out of it, since the girl loves to play dress up. I'm just happy I got this outfit when I did because at full price, we are talking big bucks.
So like I said...Addie was easy. Blake, on the other hand, is one picky little man. My SIL Dana gave me this great monster costume that Nolan wore last year. It's from Old Navy and it is adorable!! And it is super warm, which is always nice on those cold Halloween nights. But because it has a hooded headpiece, Blake wants NOTHING to do with it. I have tried it on him at least 8 times and he freaks out every time.
So I decide that it might be best to get Blake a costume this year that has no hood or hat. Just an easy one-piece outfit. The two characters that he loves the most lately are Mickey Mouse and Lightening McQueen. Actually, he just likes anything Cars. So I found an adorable Cars jumpsuit at the Disney store but when I saw it was $44, I put it back.
I have been looking at some of the Cars costumes on eBay and Target but I just really couldn't get the Disney store one out of my head.
It's warm, well-made and it lights up!! But I still couldn't get over the price.
So yesterday, as I was laying in bed thinking about costumes, I realized that Blake could get a few more uses out of this suit. For one thing, we could take it to Disney and then he would be able to dress up there too. And, since his birthday theme is between Cars and Mickey, I thought he could possibly wear it for his party too! That's 3 uses at least and who knows...maybe he will like playing dress up with his sister too???
I had convinced myself last night that I needed this suit, so I went online to Disney Store today and saw that the suit was 25% off!!!!! And, if I used my Disney Visa, it was another 10% off, plus free shipping!!!!!
I know it's just a silly Halloween costume, but I am really excited!! I think he is going to look so cute in this and I am praying that he likes wearing it. If not, he can go in a pumpkin t-shirt this year. Ha!
So...what is everyone else (and their kids) going to be for Halloween this year?