Halloween is eerily encroaching, and it’s time to start brewing up some frightfully fun family costume ideas that will leave your neighbors spellbound!
Now, we all know that coordinating a family costume can sometimes feel like wrangling a pack of wild, candy-hyped werewolves. But the giggles, the photos, and the memories? Oh, they’re worth every ounce of effort. Plus, imagine the joy on your little ones’ faces when you all march down the neighborhood as a united, costume-clad clan. Priceless, right?
Without further ado, let’s dive broomstick-first into our cauldron of costume creativity for 2023. These ideas are guaranteed to make you the talk of the town and fill your family’s photo albums with priceless memories. Let the magical Halloween journey begin!
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Halloween Costume Ideas for Families
Think family-sized spaceship! Parents as astronauts and kiddos as planets or friendly aliens. Maybe the pet can even be a shooting star!
Parents as farmers, kids as adorable animals, and a baby stroller transformed into a tractor or barn.
Parents as camp counselors, kids as forest animals, and tents made out of cardboard.
Lost in a Book
Choose a classic family favorite book. From ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, options abound!
Channel your inner Dunder Mifflin spirit, with mom as Pam, dad as Jim, the little ones dressed as Dwight and Angela, and even the baby sporting a mini ‘World’s Best Boss’ mug, turning heads at the Halloween parade as the iconic characters from The Office.
Channel morning vibes with this delightful family costume set, where parents dress as steaming coffee mugs and kids shine as sunny-side-up eggs, crispy bacon, and golden toast slices – perfect for a breakfast-themed Halloween treat!
Transform your family into a whimsical toy box come to life with the delightful Toy Story ensemble, featuring costumes of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and Bo Peep, ensuring a playful and adventurous Halloween where every member, from tiny tots to grown-ups, becomes a beloved character from this cherished Pixar tale.
Charm the neighborhood with your family’s Hamilton-inspired Halloween costumes, as you collectively step back in time, donning eloquent colonial attire, complete with tricorn hats, corsets, and military garb, effortlessly blending historical chic with the spirited fun of theatricality, ensuring a revolutionary night of trick-or-treating.
Unleash a sea of spots and delightful doggy charm this Halloween with the entire family decked out in adorable 101 Dalmatians costumes, where little ones shine as playful pups, and adults embody the elegant Pongo and Perdita, or perhaps the notoriously stylish Cruella de Vil, ensuring a paw-fectly whimsical and coordinated look that will steal the show in any spooky gathering!
Under the Sea
Oceanic fun with parents as sea divers or sharks, kids as fishes or mermaids, and pets as crabs or starfish.
Channel your inner undead with a coordinated family zombie ensemble, featuring tattered clothes, ghostly pale makeup, and a hauntingly unified shuffle perfect for a spine-chilling Halloween night out.
Embrace the whimsically gothic charm of the afterlife with a Beetlejuice family Halloween costume, where parents and kids alike revel in striped suits, ghoulish makeup, and a playful spookiness, perfectly channeling the mischievous spirit and iconic characters from the beloved supernatural comedy.
Dive into a scrumptiously sweet Halloween with the whole family dressed as tantalizing cookies and milk, complemented by the iconic, cookie-craving blue fuzzball, Cookie Monster, ensuring a delightful and deliciously themed trick-or-treating adventure for all ages.
Channel the high-flying spirit of ‘Top Gun’ with your family this Halloween, dressing as the fearless pilots and aviation crew, complete with signature flight suits, aviator sunglasses, and adorable mini pilot outfits for the little ones, ensuring a squadron of fun and memorable moments on the trick-or-treating runway!
Transform your family into the iconic mystery-solving gang with this Scooby Doo ensemble, complete with Shaggy’s laid-back look, Velma’s studious style, Daphne’s fashionable flair, Fred’s leader vibe, and of course, a plush Scooby suit for the smallest (or furriest) member!
Delve into different decades. Parents from the Victorian era, kids from the ’80s, and perhaps a future robot baby?
Don vibrant jumpsuits with iconic black masks and boots, transforming into the superhero squad from The Incredibles for Halloween.
Candy Land Champions
Let the sweetness reign! Parents as King and Queen of Candy Land, kids as candy pieces or characters from the game.
DIY Art Studio
Parents as famous painters (like Picasso or Frida Kahlo), kids as their famous artworks.
Box of Crayons
Enchant the neighborhood with a colorful display as your family transforms into a delightful pack of crayons, each member donning a vibrant, tube-shaped outfit representing a different hue, complete with matching pointed crayon-tip hats, ensuring a playful and picturesque Halloween ensemble perfect for cheerful, family-friendly celebrations.
Transform your tribe into a futuristic robot family this Halloween, featuring gleaming metallic jumpsuits, LED-lit accessories, and circuit-patterned face paint, making every member from tiny tots to tech-savvy parents a delightful mix of adorable and avant-garde as they venture into the night’s playful adventures.
Rolling up to the Halloween party or trick-or-treating as a themed family can be the highlight of the year. It’s a collaborative effort, with each member contributing ideas and creativity. The more the family gets involved in the planning and crafting, the more memorable the experience will be. Remember, it’s all in good fun, and the journey of creating these costumes will be as enjoyable as showing them off! Happy Haunting, families!
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.
The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!
Shop our ready made play kits here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.