As we got closer I couldn't come up with family costumes for the life of me, then under pressure, I came up with about 10 family themed ideas to work with a newborn. Time was limited, so I had to get resourceful. I'm so grateful pressure hit, because it blossomed my creativity, forced me to work fast and cheap, and I luckily was able to borrow a brilliant costume my sister made a few years ago that worked with a dress I could make work. I am pleased with the outcome, I haven't seen this family theme before so I felt pretty original and I'm still in shock it came together!
The Emperor's New Groove family costume! My mom is a talented seamstress and saved us last minute- she took in the bear costume to be a smaller size. I sewed a stripe on the hat, and together we sewed a giant stuffed tail to create Bucky the Squirrel. Yzma involved a nursing friendly black dress, a lab coat, a sash and headband my mom sewed for my sister, spray painted goggles, black rubber gloves, large earrings, purple face paint, and a water bottle propped in my hair. Kronk was easy, a blue shirt with felt cut out pinned on, a felt hat we sewed together with a straw to prop up the sun, and fabric tied around the waist for the skirt and belt. I always marvel at my own mother, and her ability to create and make sure we didn't miss a party and Mack didn't get cheated out of his first Halloween was truly amazing!
So we went to our our friends amazing annual Halloween party looking like no drama ever happened! It started out for couples, but as most the couples have had kids in the past two years, it's expanded to a family party. I have to say it's only become more fun each year as we've watched the creativity grow and the cute little people make the party even more fun! The only downside is I think everyone does such a great job that we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to look awesome and come up with original themes. I won't complain though, it worked for us and for several friends too- check out these awesome costumes!
And because I just can't resist, here's one more with our very sleepy squirrel!
And with a better shot of his tail...
Actually let's just focus on the squirrel a little more because I'm pretty obsessed! These were taken on Halloween at our church party, and going to visit grandma who deserved a fun surprise after all her work to help us pull it together!
Warm fuzzy suit and stuffed animal-like tail equalled instantly sleeping baby almost every time!
He's seriously one lucky kid to live so close to grandparents, and to have one busy grandma who will stop anything and bend over backwards to make sure he's the cutest kid possible on Halloween!