So Halloween is pretty much my favorite. I love the change in weather, crisp air, leaves changing colors all around us and all the spooky stuff you can imagine! We get really excited for Halloween around here and the kids love getting into the spirit with trips to the Halloween store and scary aisles in the stores where they press every button on every piece of decor and get scared (in a good way) and go running out of the aisle…over and over again.
We decorate pumpkins and trick or treat…TWICE! Once in our downtown area that is always on a Saturday in the morning, which is nice, but it’s also raining EVERY year, but we endure and love every minute of it! Then we trick or treat on Halloween night in another area, which is again, seemingly ALWAYS rainy, it never dampens our spirits though, because we just can’t get enough!
31 days of pumpkins, bats and everything orange and black…scary movies like Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas while snuggled under cozy blankets with the wind blowing outside and our other favorite tradition…HALLOWEEN PAJAMAS!
Every year I search high and low for the perfect Halloween pj’s for the kids, but this year I was having trouble finding ones I really loved. Until I had the opportunity to collaborate with SleepyHeads Pajamas and they sent over these adorable Dia De Los Muertos matching pajamas for the kids! I’m obsessed with these and they’re so thick and soft! They love the skeleton pattern and Arlo says “mommy, do you see my bones?!” The added pattern that reminds me of the movie Coco and the beautiful traditions of the Day of the Dead in Mexico and beyond where the loved ones who’ve passed are celebrated and remembered. Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary, it can be fun and celebrated in ways with meaning like so many other holidays. It’s one that can be difficul to navigate for us with two kids who have food allergies, making the candy aspect a little sad. We always try and get treats that the kids can eat safely, but having other traditions, like fun pj’s, that aren’t part of their dietary restrictions, give them other ways to get excited about Halloween!
SleepyHead and I are also super excited to be giving some pj’s away! You can enter via my instagram post, by following both SleepyHeads and I and tagging three friends under the post featuring the pajamas. You can win up to four pairs of matching kids’ pajamas! Find more info on instagram where the giveaway will be live until Wednesday evening, when I’ll be picking a winner!
What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions?!