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Would it surprise you if I told you we’ve kept every costume our children have ever worn? Honestly, I just went through their baby costumes to see which ones are worth giving family and friends, and ones we should probably toss out.
Although we enjoy the holidays as a family, Halloween is one of the holidays this mama dreads.
You’re probably wondering why. Well, during this time of the year, our kids wear their new costumes throughout the house.
Yes, we go trick-or-treating around our community, but nothing is more exciting than watching the kids continue to wear their costumes throughout the year. This mom can rest at night knowing she spent her dollars in the right place.
5 Tips To Getting The Best Deal
The first costume we purchased for our firstborn was a mischievous monkey. As cute as it was, we knew it wasn’t something our kid would be wearing more than once or twice that year.
Fortunately, we managed to keep it for our two other kids as their first costume as well. These days, our boys are obsessed with being superheroes and fighting crime. It was no surprise when our six-year-old son chose a firefighter as his Halloween costume this year.
To help you get the most out of Halloween budget, we recommend the following tips:
- Start shopping for your Halloween costume early on.
Planning your costume ideas at least a month before Halloween is a good idea. When you wait the week of, you’re typically slapped with higher prices since the demand is greater.
- Think about how functional the costume might be.
Whenever we’re stuck between two costume ideas, we always go for the one with the most options. Maybe one costume comes with more tools or a wig. Whatever it might be, you want to get the most uses out of that purchase.
- Look for costumes with fewer pieces.
This tip really depends on your child’s age. I find myself trying to gather all the pieces at before bed to make sure they have a complete costume for Halloween night. You don’t want to be that mom. Save yourself the headaches.
- Choose reusable, gender-neutral costumes.
When I bought that monkey suit years ago, I thought, “it’s functional and if we ever give it away or have another child, it can work for any gender.” That’s what you want to think when purchasing costumes for your child.
- Stick to your budget. No matter how many tantrums your child might throw, it’s important to stick to your budget. Costumes can get expensive, but they don’t have to be.