A typical Halloween here consists of running out last minute for candy because we ate too much of it, half-assed Halloween costumes, at least one killer jack-o-lantern (finding pumpkin goo and seeds around the house days later), an endless supply of pumpkin beer, and Hocus Pocus on repeat while we pass out candy to the kiddos.
This year I've done my fair share of taste-testing the Halloween candy because someone has to be sure it's safe for the trick-or-treaters. Pumpkins will be carved and Hocus Pocus has been watched. But I haven't decided what I'm going to dress as besides a tired pregnant girl who would give her left arm for a beer.
So because many of you are in the same boat (holy baby announcements lately, congrats y'all!!), I thought I'd share some ways to make a Halloween party that is bump-friendly!
I love these metallic pumpkins! You can decorate them ahead of time and not have to worry about the pumpkin rotting, plus less goo which is perfect for me since I'm pretty lazy lately. I'll save the pumpkin carving for the party... and probably just use a drill like we did last year!
There are a lot of festive cocktails that can be made without the alcohol, but this fun twist on a Shirley Temple is my favorite! Just keep some vodka on the drink cart for non-preggo friends! Speaking of drink carts, chalkboards and printable drink labels are perfect for adding a little creepy decor.
There are so many costumes out there for pregnant gals that are just plain weird. My favorite is this one by Carolina Charm. It's no sew and very little effort... That's my kind of costume! Head over there to see how she did it! If I wasn't preggers I would totally be rocking a Carrie Bradshaw costume.
About 20 minutes after you finished the last Reese's in your Halloween candy stockpile, the baby starts kicking and doing backflips. But you have to share your candy, so have some easy caramel apples on hand to satisfy that sweets craving! I used this caramel recipe, it was a little more work than just melting the individual caramels but so delicious!
Anyone have big plans for Halloween this year? Any mamas planning a dinner party or making a Halloween costume?!
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