Baby Bling

Preparing for Fall and Halloween for the Family

The fall months are finally here and with them come new possibilities for parents and kids. Unless you’re a total Summer-lover, the arrival of Fall back to school, cool weather, and pumpkin-everything season is an exciting time, especially for families.Fall is a time for fun activities, pumpkin spices pastries, Halloween costumes, Apple Cider, and cool and cozy clothes. When it comes time to dress your newborn or toddler, what you choose to dress him or her in can be a big decision especially when there are lots of activities line up, outings and impromptu photo sessions by family members. It might also be your toddler’s first time experiencing the cold weather so you would want to be prepared and ready with the right clothes and accessories so they are kept warm and comfortable. Many moms prefer to put together several ensembles for their newborn babies and for the fall months this should always when possible, include Newborn Headbands, and soft and cozy outfits that are easy to get on and off. For example, parents can get Newborn Headbands made of soft materials or turban-like headbands, and for clothes Converter gowns and kimono styles are especially desirable, as are pieces that don’t go over the new baby’s head.

Halloween Costumes

One of the highlights of fall is Halloween. By now young kids and toddlers are already thinking about costume ideas and parents of newborns are thinking the same too. It’s always so cute to see babies dressed in adorable little Halloween costumes but parents shouldn’t always feel the pressure to use a DIY costume. Rather than waiting until the last minute to plan the costume, and spending time trying to sew and glue things together, take advantage of some of the adorable outfits available online. Whether you think your child would be perfect as a smart octopus or a cheer-spreading rainbow, or as a banana, feast your eyes on adorable kids’ costumes and make your decision without pressure.

Some kids like to go the simple route and demand a popular costume like a Disney character and some simply want to be a princess, any princess. For example, Beauty and Beast have gained new popularity with the release of the movie starring Emma Watson. If your kids watch the movie a few times a week at least, then there’s a high likelihood they’re going to want to dress up as their favorite characters this Halloween. From classic Princess Belle costumes to adorable Chip ensembles, there are many already available to purchase costume ideas and accessories that will make their trick-or-treating experience a tale as old as time.

Halloween Decorations

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, Halloween decorations can definitely lean toward cheesy and that’s ok sometimes. But even if the holiday is all about the kids with parties, costumes, and trick-or-treating all focused on making their Halloween experience as fun and spooky as possible, when it comes to decor, moms can find items that will help their little ones get excited pretty easily. And you can do all this without breaking the bank or your back.

 

Halloween Toys

Newborn Headbands

Another way to get ahead of the fall spirit and keep your kids and toddlers engaged is by buying Halloween inspired toys. Some of these Halloween toys are classics while there are some that are new releases and every kid wants. Some of these new products sell out pretty quickly so you have so stay ahead of the game and buy them when they just come out or pre-order if you’re into that sort of thing.

Halloween Activities

With it being warm enough to still hang around outside in most regions without sweating profusely, there are a bunch of outdoor activities for families to engage in together. These activities are usually family oriented so that means you can bring your babies and toddlers in their strollers, not to mention all the delicious food, drinks, and Halloween candy there is to be eaten as a group during the season.  It is a time to introduce your kid to your favorite nostalgic childhood activities, as well as plenty of others. Below is a list of fun activities to do with kids and the whole family this fall. Think of it as the ultimate Fall bucket list for kids and families

Go apple picking

Make apple pie

Create a masterpiece by using apple halves as stamps with paint

Rake leaves . . .

And play in them!

Set up a scavenger hunt in the backyard

Put together a big puzzle as a family

Feed ducks at a local pond or lake (if the rules allow!)

Paint acorns

Make a recipe in a slow cooker with the whole family

Take family photos

Make a bird feeder

Craft with fallen leaves

Go pumpkin picking

Carve jack-o’-lanterns

Roast the pumpkin seeds

Bake pumpkin pie

Buy pumpkin pie

Watch Halloween movies

Sip hot chocolate under cozy blankets

Go Halloween costume shopping

Go to a local football game

Eat candy corn

Make caramel apples

Volunteer at or donate to a local food pantry

Visit a haunted house

Attend a local Fall festival

Go to the farmers market

Go hiking

Decorate your house for Halloween

Bob for apples in the backyard

Bake Fall cookies

Visit a corn maze

Make handprint turkeys for Thanksgiving

Stargaze on a clear night

Go trick-or-treating

Take a foliage drive

Jump in rain puddles

Have a Fall picnic in the park

Eat Halloween candy

Have a bonfire on a cool night and make smores

Have a family game night

In planning for fall family activities, it helps to be “in the know” of local, free activities. Locate every playground within a 10-mile radius of your home. Also, make a plan the day before. It definitely helps to have some sort of plan mapped out especially on weekends so you make the most of your time and you don’t feel overwhelmed. It’s also ok to be spontaneous.