How to enjoy a fuss-free costume parade with your kids

Hope these tips will let you have a fun time parading those cute costumes!

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Hey, parents! It’s the costume season again. Whether you are preparing for a costume parade or just happy to let your kid wear their favorite costumes to the mall, this is your place to get some tips.

We all know that letting your kid get their naps and full meal before the parade is essential to having an enjoyable time. But there’s just so many things that could go wrong like itchy costumes, cranky attacks and so on.

So, let’s go!

First things first, what’s the costume?

We have endless options when it comes to choosing the costumes for our little kids. You can even roll up your sleeves and come up with your DIY costume masterpiece. But the best costumes to wear are usually the ones that are “Toddler Approved!“. Either you have a strong convincing power to persuade your kids to love their costumes or you’d be happy to leave it all up to them.

My kid would be happy to be the dinosaur from head-to-toe or be wrapped with gauze to mummify herself in no time. But since it’s our second time, I kind of know what it would be like after only a few minutes sitting in a tricky costume. To make things much easier but still has that cute touch to it, we both agreed that she’s going to be Anna of Arandelle. We found this Anna costume at a local toy store just in front of our home for 1,349.50 Php. It’s one size bigger so she could still wear it anytime next year. 

Children’s costumes could get really expensive. Ours was in the mid price range at 1,349.50 Php. Some of these costumes could price as much as 2,000 Php and more.

No nanny? No problem! Invite one of the grandparents to sit with your kid and turn it into a bonding moment

Costume parades are just one of the many opportunities to create memories. With this event, we invited her grandpa to join us. They had a chance to watch a show together and have a lovely afternoon with her granddaughter.

DIY a pumpkin patch

Carving a pumpkin may not be a tradition in the Philippines, but we are slowly adopting it anyway. Because a costume parade is better with those big carved pumpkins. But did you know that carving and putting a light in a pumpkin is meant to attract good spirits to come to your home? Spooky right? Good thing we don’t have autumn, so the idea of any spirits coming to our house is off our parade checklist.

I love how these photo backdrops are becoming more and more stunning at every event. We had a chance to take photos on a farm-inspired backdrop complete with a white picket fence, pumpkin patch and some hay. My daughter couldn’t resist but to shower herself with it!

Lemme check how many candies I got?

Oh! A loot!

It was a treat to bump into old and new friends at the parade

A parade isn’t fun without the treats. But what made it even more amazing was Kerrigan met old classmates as they went to get the candies. So, whenever you possible, ask a friend or two to join you.

She worked hard for the candies. Let them enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Weeks before the parade, the kids made their custom-made loot bags. It had a huge purple spider on one side and an orange bat on the other with their names glued at the bottom of the bag. It set the whole theme of the event, making them excited for the parade.

And of course, the kids brought their personalized loot bags to the parade and used it to collect their treats. It was fun to see her collect the treats and her reaction when she discovered what she got.

After a few pieces of her hard-earned candies, my little girl was unstoppable again.

Recharge with a good meal

The happy mood brought by the treats can only do so much to sustain your energy. Before you know it, their energy level and yours will be shooting down. Head to a nice restaurant to have your meal. It’s also nice to open the loot bag of treats while your kid waits for the excellent meal.

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