I didn’t plan on dressing up Aria for Halloween. I actually never dressed up for Halloween growing up. I’m the watch non-scary Halloween movies, i.e. Hocus Pocus, and calling it a night type of Halloween celebrator. If you can call that celebrating at all.
I’m just not into Halloween. Scary stuff isn’t my forte. I’m a sunshine and rainbows type of girl.
Anyways I came up with an idea for Aria’s costume a week before Halloween, but that plan failed. Then at the last minute, exactly two days before the holiday, I came up with another one. I decided Aria was going to be a Candy Girl Fairy. How the heck did I come up with that? Who knows!
I pulled out a festive dress from her closet and a cupcake headband, tutu, and made it work. I spent $10 on this DIY. The tutu, which was originally for the other idea, is from Amazon. It was $8. Then I just purchased candy and colorful paper plates for $2.
I stayed up most of the night adding candy wrappers to her dress, headband, and tutu, making wings (which I ended up not using), and fake lollipops (I used a paper plate, then taped a stick I spray painted gold to the back of it, and covered the plate in a transparent goodie bag).
I was getting inspiration from Candy Land (her costume looks nothing like the board game but whatever). I just wanted her to be colorful and yummy looking—mission accomplished.
To make this look into a Mommy and Me costume I decided to wear my purple tutu, a bright yellow shirt, and pink choker. I also put on purple lipstick, blue mascara, and cupcake earrings. I wanted to be colorful too!
I’m not going to pretend this photoshoot was an easy task. Fun but definitely challenging most of the time. Mostly because I had way too many expectations.
I must’ve forgot I have a five-month-old who is attracted to all things colorful, and wants to shove EVERYTHING in her mouth. I thank the Lord for my patient husband. He had to deal with my over-planning-crazy-ambitious-photoshoot-ideas. I always have a million ideas and I only get five (if that) accomplished because Aria runs things around here.
I reapplied the candy wrappers constantly because Aria would tug at them. I gave her a lollipop for a distraction, which deterred her from smiling sometimes, because she was determined to eat the lollipop. She also wanted to eat the tutu. It was a hilarious mess!
Finally I decided that Aria won. I learned my lesson. I won’t set my expectations high for photoshoots with a five-month-old anymore. Maybe I should sew on things I don’t want her to rip off her clothes too next time. In short the photos aren’t perfect according to the “blogging world” standards, however they are perfect for my mommy world.
So if you see her outfit missing candy, you know why. I finally gave up! At the end of the day we captured some adorable moments with our favorite girl.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween,