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Lately, I’ve been fascinated with do-it-yourself costumes because — well, let’s be honest, kids grow way too fast! And for me, saving costumes for the following year has been a tradition for me since I was a child. 
My parents always bought my brothers and I a size too big. Oftentimes I would wear whatever dance costume I had from my spring recitals. 
Dance costumes were expensive, and once the recitals were done they were neatly tucked away inside my closet for Halloween. I actually have three I loved the most, and still bring them out for Halloween and other reasons to dress up. We did a “76 Trombones” piece and wore nutcracker costumes so guess when that came in handy! Christmas celebrations and a Toys for Tots event I participated in for the Student Public Relations Association back in college. Here I am with other group members and friends:
Adorable Balloon Costumes 
If your child isn’t in a dance school or have a costume from previous years that actually fit, then you’re in luck. 
A pack of balloons will cost you a dollar at Dollar Tree and you can get creative with it. Here are four ideas:
1. Bath time bubbles. 
2. Skittles or M&M’s 

3. Grapes

4. A bag of jelly beans 
All photos can be found on Buzzfeed and Pinterest. 

Do you have any other balloon costumes in mind? 

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

Reader Comments

  1. Oh, these are so cute! I remember years ago seeing a Lady Gaga costume that involved balloons, but probably not the best for a child šŸ˜‰ While they didn't involve balloons, one year my mom turned my dance recital outfit into a mime's costume. Looking back, that was pretty ingenious!

    1. Your mom is very talented. Those dance recital costumes are expensive and they're perfect for Halloween. Sometimes they fit a theme, but you can always alter them for your enjoyment.

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