Halloween is a fun time of year, particularly if you love having an excuse to dress up. And there is little else in this world quite as cute as a little one in costume. That said, Halloween doesn’t really get fun until your kids are a little bit older. They don’t really want to walk very far and you probably don’t want them eating much (if any) candy yet anyway. Because of this, I thought that a Halloween costume party would be a fun alternative for my daughter! We made it a brunch, because the morning is the happiest time of day for little ones and it was a perfect way to let our littles dress up and enjoy a few treats in a perfectly kid-friendly environment. The kids had a great time and it was fun for the adults to catch up too! Check out some of the photos to inspire your own Halloween brunch!
A Halloween Brunch for Littles!
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The set up
I wanted the set up for our brunch to look nice, but more importantly I wanted it to be functional for a bunch of kids running around, so I pushed our table to one end of our dining room and then laid out a Halloween table cloth in the middle of the floor for the kids to be able to eat picnic style. It was a great idea since I didn’t have enough chairs or table space to accommodate everyone and the kids thought it was fun and novel.
I kept the decor to the table area, which is my go-to method when it comes to party decorating. It lets your food do double duty as decoration if the food you are serving is fun and festive!
Green monster smoothies, spooky green eggs and apple slices with vegan caramel dip were just a few of the yummy foods we had.
Easy peasy party bags that I whipped up and filled with fun little Halloween inspired trinkets. The fake fingers were quite the hit!
And of course there were costumes...
Fern was a gnome. Unfortunately her gnome hat and shoes were too small!
Her gnome counterpart
This is Buckley, Fern’s gnome counterpart and unfortunately we couldn’t get a decent photo of them together, because neither would sit still and Buck wasn’t a big fan of this beard. So cute though!
A little witch
This is Fern’s cousin Harlow in her little witch ensemble – all of the kids wanted to take turns trying on that hat!
Showing off his muscles
Fern’s friend Bennett was pretty excited to show off his strong muscles.
The littlest guest
Even the littlest guest got in on the costume action with a superhero cape!
Mouse Ears + Toddler Aerobics
Huck’s little Mickey Mouse costume was one of my favorites and such a simple idea for Halloween and I couldn’t get enough of Miss Pearl’s toddler aerobics instructor costume. Another super easy, but fun costume idea.