One of my favorite parts of being a parent is Halloween. The pumpkins are growing and my little ones are planning their Halloween costumes, or I should say my 7-year-old is planning her Halloween costume and a costume for her sister that will compliment it. Halloween is one of our very favorite holidays to celebrate with our kids and one we want to remember for years to come. From costumes, to first cocoas, to darling decorations. Here are some darling ways to remember your little one’s first Halloween.
Baby’s First Halloween
Leaf Pictures- Is there anything more iconic about fall than leaves? Baby’s love to crunch them and nothing is cutting than a darling baby in a big ole’ pile of leaves.
Costume photos- Make sure to get a great picture of baby’s first costume. The easiest way is to do a photo outside with pumpkins and leaves. you can always use a sheet or bed as a backdrop if you have a small little one that you don’t want to lay down outside.
Baby in a pumpkin– This idea seems a little far fetched but it is totally doable and some of my favorite pictures of both of my babies. This is best done with a baby that is sitting up, my oldest daughter was 10 months old and my youngest was 6 months old when we took these. We did take some of my nephew when he was a little younger and we stuffed the pumpkin full of a bed sheet to help him be secure. Make sure you cut a large opening at the top so it is easy and comfortable to slide the baby inside. If you pumpkin is small or your baby is chunky, you might want to consider cutting leg holes. The pumpkin in the photo below was actually so big my daughter is standing inside of it instead of sitting.
Hand and Foot Prints
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Ghost Foot Prints– Paint a canvas black and your little one’s foot white. Use the end of a paint brush to give the ghost eyes and a mouth.
Candy Corn Foot Prints– This one is best done on a black canvas as well. Paint the heel of your baby’s food white, the middle orange and the toes yellow. You can add a face or just have pieces of candy corn.
Witch Hand Prints– These hand prints are my absolute favorite. A green hand print with orange hair and a black hat make for the perfect witch.
Black Cat Hand Prints- No witch is complete without her black cat. Add a head, ears and whiskers to a black hand print for this darling idea.
Pumpkin Hand and Foot Prints– Pumpkins are easy to make with either the hand or the foot. Line up all the feet of your kids on on canvas for your own little pumpkin patch. Use orange paint for the pumpkin and green for the stem and leaves.
Spider Hand Prints– A orange background, a cute little black hand print and a white web makes a darling spider.
Frankenstein Hand Prints– Paint your little one’s toes black and their feet green. Add scars and faces for Frankenstein and his bride.
What would you do to remember Baby’s First Halloween?