Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids (and adults!) of all ages. Getting to dress up as your favorite superhero, princess, animal, food, or whatever else you can think of and loading up on your favorite candy? For kids, it doesn’t get much better than that! Oftentimes, the hardest part of Halloween is simply picking out what you want to be. If you or your children are having a hard time deciding on Halloween costumes this year, we have a few tips that might help you.

Keep It Simple

Before you start searching on Pinterest only to be left feeling overwhelmed with all of the DIY costume possibilities, we want to encourage you to keep it simple! We’ve seen families create some awesome costumes using everyday items they already had at home. Solid colored shirts, tin foil, eye liner, bed sheets, stuffed animals, and cardboard boxes are just a few items you can use to create simple Halloween costumes. Check out some of these simple DIY costume ideas.

Be Easy on Yourself

It’s one thing to keep it simple, and it’s another thing to know when it’s time to give yourself a break. We live in a Pinterest and Instagram world, and we understand that it can be exhausting to try to keep up with all the creative DIY ideas you see online. So if you’re in a busy season of life, or you just don’t enjoy DIY projects, give yourself a break! Go to your local Walmart and buy the costumes. Don’t let Halloween costumes be a source of stress in your life. You don’t lose mom or dad points for buying costumes, trust us.

Don’t Break the Bank

Whether you’re DIYing Halloween costumes this year or buying costumes for the family, there’s no reason for costumes to break the bank. Did you know that many thrift stores sell Halloween costumes? Most kids use different costumes every year, which means that a lot of the costumes you’ll find at thrift stores are like new! So be sure to check out any thrift stores before buying brand new costumes or any special props.

We can’t wait to see what your little ones dress up as this year for our annual Halloween party!