It’s that time again! Time to gear up and celebrate one of the spookiest days of the year- Halloween!
As always, I can’t help but recommend a trip to your local Costco for some Halloween essentials to make the holiday a blast, while keeping your life as stress free as possible.
In my family, Halloween is a time to be silly, spooky, and create lots of fun memories. As a mom with young kids, playing dress up is a big deal in my house so Halloween is right up our alley.
I cannot wait to dress everyone up and go trick or treating!
First things first though- a trip to Costco!
Curious to see what I’ll be grabbing this year from Costco? Keep reading…
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Any seasoned mom knows that Costco is the place to shop for kids costumes. Every Halloween, they supply a variety of costumes for kids that will make your child squeal for joy.
From every super hero imaginable to the costume that fits their dream job, Costco will have it.
For us this year, that means one Wonder Woman costume, a pink princess dress, and a firefighter.
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My favorite part is that these costumes are made with good, quality material. In my house, dress up is a daily occurrence and the halloween costumes get used every single day.
It’s super fun and can help spur their imagination in really fun, adorable ways! Because of this, though, it’s important to have costumes that won’t fall apart after a few wears.
Take it from me, Costco Halloween costumes can take some serious playtime and are worth the purchase. You can check out the Costco kids costume selection here!
For this spooky holiday, having enough candy is essential but you don’t want to spend too much money. (After all, Christmas is right around the corner and mama is on a budget!).
So of course, Costco is to the rescue! Every year, I grab a few bags of candy from Costco and when I see the same bag for double the price at other stores, I am always surprised.
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Worried about having too much candy? Don’t be. Halloween is just one of those times of the year where you do not want to skimp out on candy.
Whether you pass it out at your own door to trick or treaters or leave a bowl at the front door, you don’t want to be the one family that runs out of candy.
Another thing to consider is how many outlets ask for candy donations around the end of October. Think about it- I usually grab a bag to donate to my church for their harvest festival, my local women and children’s shelter, and the community center that I work at.
This ensures that everyone gets to enjoy Halloween and a bag of candy from costco is way cheaper with more candy- everyone wins!
Okay halloween fans- here are the two Halloween decorations that I saw at my local Costco. These are all spooky, silly, and the perfect addition to your yard decorations this Fall.
The little frankenstein man is my favorite. As a mom to little ones, I like to keep Halloween more on the silly end of things (as opposed to terrifying) in order to avoid nightmares later on.
When I saw this little guy holding his jack o’lantern, I just melted. He looks so proud of his pumpkin and I think that this would be perfect next to my family’s own pumpkin carvings.
These banjo skeletons are so fun! They are dressed and ready to sit on top of a bale of hay or maybe your front porch swing.
With a sound sensor activation, they play music and have silly phrases to help take your Halloween decorations to the next level.
Your family can even customize them even more by naming them and giving each skeleton a bit of a personality.
Check out what some Costco employees have done at my local Costco- they gave them nametags and put them to work! This is a great way to add some light hearted fun to your decorations.
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What’s Halloween without a Jack O’Lantern? It’s practically the international symbol of October! It is important to get a few for your house and Costco has made it even easier with this awesome Halloween Pumpkin.
Of course, Costco takes the traditional pumpkin and turns it into an even better tradition by adding rainbow strobe lights. For under $30, you can grab this Halloween decoration and be set for years of front porch decorations!
Dinner to Go
One of the most important aspects that is almost always overlooked with parents on Halloween night is dinner- don’t be this parent! Trust me. A hungry kid is a whiny kid and a whiny kid means a miserable time for everyone. I don’t want that for you!
This is why I always make sure my kids are full before we leave the house for our Halloween activities and grabbing a Costco meal that I can stick in the oven makes my life much easier.
It is no secret that they have any type of meal so you can grab whatever you know your kids will eat. From their famous $5 rotisserie chicken and a salad to their delicious wraps to a frozen pizza, grab something that you can prep quickly.
My personal experience on Halloween night is a lot of running around with last minute costume prep, managing a lot of excited kids, and trying to keep sugar consumption to a minimum (another reason to buy your candy from Costco). To be able to cross the stress of dinner off your list is just the best thing ever.
Happy Halloween! Tell me mamas- what else do you need from Costco for Halloween?