Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Getting into the Spirit of Halloween

*I was compensated for this post, all opinions are 100% mine.

It's so hard to believe that we are already half-way through October and on the downhill slide to the end of the year...what a year it's been!

Normally, when it comes time to start thinking about Halloween and costumes, Hannah has pretty solid ideas of what she wants to be.  This year was a little different though.  We started talking about ideas and throwing around the possibility of doing a theme for her and Asa to sort of match or at least coordinate...think Minions or Olaf and Anna.

We took a little trip over to our local Spirit Halloween store to see what we could find.  Let me just tell you, there was a huge selection of adult costumes, teen and older kids costumes too.  There wasn't as much of a selection of baby costumes, but that's pretty typical no matter where you look...babies are generally given the option of a pumpkin or some kind of animal.  There were a few more options besides those two for Asa so that was nice.

We found Sofia the First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Clowns, Disney Princesses and Superheroes.  They only had little girl sizes for Anna/Elsa so that was out for Hannah to match an Olaf costume.  So we looked around some more to try and come up with another idea.

My family has a love of all things super hero - mainly Marvel comics, but we don't discriminate against DC comics.  

When we found the baby Batman costume and a corresponding Robin costume that was appropriate for my 9 year old to wear, we knew that was it!  We snatched them right up and headed to the register.  All in all we spent about 90 minutes in the store, yes, there really was that much to see!

Once at the register, I was asked if I'd like to donate to their philanthropic  Spirit of Children program which brings fun and funding to hospitals across the country for children who otherwise would not be able to celebrate. The hospital in the Phoenix area that will benefit from the funds raised is Phoenix Children's Hospital. When visiting a Spirit Halloween location, shoppers can donate as little as $1. This year Spirit of Children’s goal is to raise $5.2 million nationally, bringing its total contribution to $21 million.  What an awesome program!  

When we got home, I had to get some pics of the kids in their costumes when they tried them on.  I am so excited for Halloween night to see my babies out trick or treating together as Batman and Robin!  We still have to get treat bags and of course the candy we will hand out at our house.  I am also excited to get Asa a red wagon to ride in for his very first Halloween!

My kids make awesome superheroes if I do say so myself!

Have y'all picked out your costumes yet? What will you or your kids be this year?


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