How to Celebrate Halloween with Your Baby

There are loads of positives of having a baby in fall, but one of my favourites has to be celebrating your baby’s very first Halloween. Not just for older children, Halloween can offer some really great photo opportunities for families with babies and toddlers and can be used to create some really fun memories too. If your baby is celebrating their first Halloween this year, here are some fun ideas and activities to make it really memorable!

Find a cute Halloween costume – From spooky pyjama sets to fun and humorous outfits, or even sticking them inside a pumpkin with their legs poking out for the perfect super cute Fall shot, the dressings up opportunities for babies at Halloween are pretty endless! If you are pregnant during Halloween, you can even find maternity Halloween outfits too! You can check out our suggestions for the best Family Halloween outfits here. We are big fans of the coordinating family look at Halloween.

Visit a pumpkin patch – When it comes to Halloween must haves, there is nothing cuter than taking your baby along to your local Pumpkin Patch and capturing their response. Plonk them down in a field full of pumpkins, prop them up against a selection of different coloured pumpkins in a wheelbarrow or have your baby toddle along between the rows and rows of orange. Let them explore – this is a real treat for their senses in terms of sights, textures and smells. Make sure you don’t forget your camera as these are perfect moments to capture behind your lens. Many patches offer carving options on site too, so for older babies or toddlers, they can even make their very first pumpkin to take home!

Embrace the Halloween books – A really fun way to introduce the idea of Halloween to babies is to bring out the Halloween books. Think cute rather than scary, books with interactive pages, flaps, texture or items to push or pull are ideal for bringing Halloween season to life. Many also help introduce babies and toddlers to the prospect of trick or treating and Halloween parties too.

Attend themed baby events – lf you attend a local baby group, chances are that most of them will do a special themed event to celebrate Halloween. These sort of events are ideal for capturing images of lots of babies all dressed up together and helps babies to learn that dressing up is fun. There is nothing more adorable than groups of pumpkins, witches, cats and spiders all smiling and laughing together.

Halloween hand / footprint craft – If you want to create something to mark your baby’s first Halloween, or that you can frame and keep forever, there are lots of different Halloween crafts you can make using your baby’s hands or feet. From Frankenstein using your babies feet to spooky ghost hands or witches, these require very little in terms of  creative skills, just the ability to paint a tickly brush on the toes, attempt to keep your baby still and lots of baby wipes to clean up after!

How did you celebrate your baby’s first Halloween?

Lucy Cotterill
Lucy is a UK-based parenting and lifestyle blogger who has also featured in the Huffington Post. A Mom of two daughters, Lucy is passionate about sharing the true reality of parenthood and helping others through their first experiences. In her free time she loves to write, go on day trips with her family and photography.

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