Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re off the hook for costume parties! Themed birthday parties and wintry get-togethers await over the holiday season. Whether you’re planning to throw a winter party of your own or your child has been invited to yet another dress-up theme party, here are a few ideas to capture the spirit and magic of the holiday season.
The holiday season is not just the time of year when we gather with friends and family for Christmas celebrations – it’s also the time of year when some major Hollywood blockbusters are released! This year, everyone’s hyped up for the new Star Wars, for example. As a result, film-inspired costumes can be a good bet for children, and chances are that you probably already have a Spiderman costume lying around the house that can be reused.
Disney’s “Frozen” is a theme that fits both the category above and the popular “winter wonderland” theme for parties at this time of year. The shops are filled to the brim with cute and funny fancy dress that falls within this category. Think goofy snowmen, Christmas puddings, and silly penguin outfits. If you want something a bit less silly, you could also dress children up as a Snow Queen or princess, or opt for a religious-themed Nativity costume. Polar bears, skiers, and Narnia costumes are further ideas for the holiday season.
Are you looking for a cute costume that can be reused beyond the holiday season? Fairy tale costumes are always good bets for children (and adults!) of all ages because you can use them again for occasions ranging from World Book Day to your everyday dress-up box. Fairies, witches, goblins, and knights are all fair game for wee ones, or you could dress them up as specific characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Rumpelstiltskin, or Jack and his beanstalk. There’s a good chance that your child already has a favourite story, so use this as holiday inspiration.
Santa and helpers
Finally, an obvious yet classic idea is to dress up your family in matching Santa outfits. In addition to Father Christmas and Mrs. Claus, other outfits that fit this theme include elves and reindeer. You can do it up with a head-to-toe costume or just wear a Santa hat to get in the spirit. And there’s nothing cuter than a baby dressed up as a little helper elf! If you don’t have any theme party in particular to go to but want to feel seasonal, it’s worth stocking up on these Christmas-themed costumes for sitting around the tree together.
And if you do have a specific event to dress for, one final word of advice is not to leave it until the last minute! This time of year can be hectic enough, so start browsing for costumes at least a week in advance so that you’re not scrambling through old Halloween costumes the morning of the party.
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