This year, we are doing Halloween a little differently. There will still be pumpkins and spiders and toffee apples and trick or treat, but with an additional superhero theme thrown in too. The boy is currently in the midst of a great transition between the Thomas-fuelled train-obsession that has defined him for two years, and his new-found love of Spider-man, Batman and Hulk. As such, I am able to branch out when it comes to crafts and messy play. For two years, the boy has turned up his nose at any form of messy play that cannot be driven through by a train of some kind. This has limited us to an extent. But now, at the age of four, we are able to move forward, and I have lots of plans. The grandest of these plans is Spider-man toffee apples. A little intricate, but wow, what a cool thing for a hero-loving boy!
Alongside this centrepiece, we will be carving and painting pumpkins with superhero logos, making bat-shaped cookies with Batman icing, threading paper plates with wool to form superhero cobwebs and making superhero masks. So looking forward to getting started with these!
One of the most exciting parts of Halloween for my two is trick or treating and the dressing up that goes with it. This year, they have fabulous costumes from George at Asda, which they absolutely love. Of course, whereas they have previously been pumpkins, devils, witches and skeletons, they are, this year, superheroes. Well, a fairy and a Hulk, to be more precise.
Dressing up today:
We love our new superhero costumes and are looking forward to road-testing them properly on Halloween. They are very good quality and the fairy outfit is absolutely beautiful with its glittery sparkles and detachable wings. I have two very happy children; thank you, Asda!
We received two costumes for the purposes of this post; all views are our own.