I have never been this creative, but I love it when families dress as a theme for their costumes.
The Ney family in Gwinnett has five kids ages 5 to 17, and mom Amy says they do family-themed costumes every other year.
“We have been or seen: armed forces (all in camo and such), Mario Kart (Mario, Luigi, Peaches, Toad, Etc) Power Puff Girls (dating myself), last year we were Doctors with Mustaches (pic here on Facebook), Zombie Apocalypse (we were all zombies)…,” Amy told me via Facebook.
Even Amy’s mom has gotten in on the action the last two years – see photo above.
“On the “every other year” we aren’t a family theme, the kids pick their own costumes. And honestly, they don’t really ever seem quite as excited,” writes Amy.
Her family saw the Seven Dwarfs at Disney World last year and are already planning how to pull it off for next year’s family theme.
My cousin is extremely creative with her costumes every year. We loved seeing what she would come up before she had kids, but now she’s even cuter with her baby and husband.
So last year, she and her husband dressed up like giant gorillas and the baby was their banana! (I was surprised the baby wasn’t scared.)
This year, the family theme is “Game of Thrones” so my beautiful cousin is playing Jon Snow, her bearded husband is playing Sansa (I don’t have a photo of that and I really need one) and then the baby is one of the dragons from the show! Her sister is playing Arya, and based on photos I think her husband is Daenerys Targaryen. So they even included extended family on the theme.
We saw last weekend at church Goldilocks and three Bears. The daughter was dressed like a traditional Goldilocks, but parents and little brother had on Chicago Bears football jerseys. It was so cute and easy.
A mom at our school, who has an Eastern European accent, said she had planned to be Gru and the kids be minions from “Despicable Me” but her daughter didn’t want to do it for the school fall festival. I’m hoping she’ll change her mind for Halloween night because I want to see it. She would make the funniest Gru because her accent is right on!
I asked on my Facebook for other ideas for family costumes. Here’s what friends said:
A high school friend says that when her baby boy was a flower, she played the bee.
An Arizona mom wrote: “We saw Legos at our block party; parents, boy and girl. They had boxes with arm/head holes. Then used Solo cups as the snap on part of the Lego; everything spray painted then wore long sleeve shirts the same color. Cute, but the pre-teen boy looked miserable having to participate…”
A mom friend in Nebraska is really into it. She wrote: “When I was pregnant with Duncan, I went as Juno. Now, we have started letting Ainsley, who is 4, decide the theme. Last year she wanted to be Dorothy and Dunc, who is now almost 2, was the Lion and Dan and I were the Tin Man and Scarecrow. This year Ainsley requested “Nightmare Before Christmas.” The kids are Jack and Sally. The parents are Zero and Oogie Boogie. All costumes homemade.”
I just love that creativity.
So I want to know have you ever dressed with a family theme? What were your cutest family theme costumes? (You can post to the Momania Facebook page and I will share them.) Would you now consider a family costume?