Tips to Make Baby's First Halloween Special
Your baby’s first Halloween is a big deal. You probably want to make it super special just for her. The good news is that there are several things you can do to take it to the next level. Here are a few ideas that you can try out:
1. Start by Getting Her the Cutest Baby Halloween Costume
Because it is the first time your little one is experiencing Halloween, you want to get it right because this is the stuff that memories are made of. There are lots of baby Halloween costume options to choose from. You can even opt to coordinate everything as a family. Here are a few costume ideas:
- Cute lion
- Fuzzy bee
- Baby dragon
- Koala, with your baby sling as part of the costume
Want to go matchy-matchy as a family? Here are a few family Halloween costume ideas that will be an instant hit:
- Baby shark family (Mommy shark, Daddy shark, Baby shark)
- Aladdin, Jasmin, and Abu the monkey
- Star Wars Jedi and Baby Yoda
- Sushi family (Baby sushi roll, Mommy soy sauce, Daddy sushi chef)
2. Have a Baby’s First Halloween Photoshoot
A great way to capture those precious moments is to have a baby’s first Halloween photoshoot. There are lots of poses and props that you can use. For example, you can put her in a pumpkin with holes cut out for her legs. Or you can make a sign that says “Baby’s First Halloween” and take lots of photos with it.
3. Have a Halloween Storytime Session
Halloween stories are classic. You can tell your little one stories at home or take her to a library event that has kid-friendly storybooks. Try to personalize it by featuring her name throughout the story so she can feel like a character in the story!
4. Make a Halloween Scrapbook
Help your little one create her first scrapbook on Halloween. Decorate pages with her handprints and draw in the handprints to make Halloween-themed pieces like bats, cats, or spiders. Remember to leave room for photos of her in her first Halloween costume!
5. Start a New Halloween Tradition
Even if your little one is not old enough to understand what’s going on, there is nothing stopping you from starting a new tradition with her now. Take her trick or treating, carve her first pumpkin, and make spooky food together. She will pick up on the excitement and have a great time doing it. Be sure to take lots of photos as well!
6. Go, Pumpkin Picking
Instead of buying a pumpkin and calling it a day, take the time to go to a pumpkin patch and handpick your own pumpkin. Experience the joy and wonder of doing so together.
As you can see, there are lots of activities that you can do to make your little one’s first Halloween special. The most important thing is to spend time with your baby and make her feel like this day is all about her. Which of these ideas are you going to try first? Happy Halloween!