Christmas is my favorite holiday – as a kid growing up and now as an adult. I love the holiday season and everything that it entails: family, parties, gifts and hot cocoa! One of my favorite things about the holidays as a kid was getting an advent calendar and counting down the days until Christmas. I especially loved going to the calendar each day, opening up the numbered slot and finding a chocolate. As soon as the Tiny Dancer is old enough to appreciate it, I’m going to have an advent calendar for her to countdown the days until Christmas (I have a chocolate one for myself, thank you very much!). That didn’t stop me from checking out what’s available now. From traditional ones, to not-so-traditional ones, here are my favorites from across the web.
On Tuesday we went to San Francisco and if you’ve been to the Bay Area, then you know that dressing for SF is all about layering. Check out what the tiny dancer wore to run around the city…
Maybe it’s because I love food but every time I look at kids costumes for Halloween, I’m always drawn to the food costumes! I was flipping through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and they have some adorable costumes of some of my favorite sweet treats including a cookie, cupcake, donut, ice cream cone and popcorn. What makes these costumes especially cute is that I haven’t seen those costumes anywhere else so they are unique and will set your kids apart.
I also saw some really cute infant costumes at Target this weekend. I fell in love with the hotdog costume and thought it was hilarious but I knew Nonna (grandma) would have a heart attack if I made my little girl a hotdog for Halloween. The Banana is also especially cute and if I hadn’t already bought my tiny dancer a Halloween costume I would have gotten that.
So what did I get? Princess Poo Poo pants will be a ladybug for her first Halloween. I love ladybugs, they’re good luck and I’m lucky to have her. There are a lot of cute ladybug costumes out there but I purchased hers at Carters (on sale!) and also bought a black long sleeve onesie for her to wear underneath so she won’t be cold. In a perfect world, I would have found an infant sumo wrestler costume because with all of her little creases and rolls of baby fat, she would make an excellent sumo wrestler! (I actually can’t believe this hasn’t been made. I need to get on that fast – all you need is a hair piece and a stylized diaper!)
If you’re still uninspired, check out BuyCostumes.com – they have an endless assortment for kids of all ages and you should be able to find something that you and your little one like.