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  • The History of Halloween Costumes (Plus Easy Flamingo Costume)
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    The History of Halloween Costumes (Plus Easy Flamingo Costume)

    The story of the Halloween costume begins with the history of Halloween. The ancient Celtic people lived in northern Europe in areas now known as Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and northern France. Winter began early, around November, for the Celts, who marked the occasion with the harvest festival of Samhain, the night on which […] More

  • Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women
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    Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women

    When I was pregnant with my daughter six years ago, I was thirty weeks into my pregnancy at Halloween. I was absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to dress up my pregnant belly. I had so many fun and safe Halloween costume ideas in mind. Unfortunately, Halloween fell on a Monday that year. Because I worked […] More

  • Simple Family Halloween 'Peanuts' Costumes
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    Simple Family Halloween ‘Peanuts’ Costumes

    Halloween is my second favorite holiday! As soon as fall rolls around, I decorate my home with spooky lights and pumpkins, and my kids start making Halloween crafts. My family and I also love dressing up in costumes. My daughter is super excited for trick or treating this year! Since last Halloween, she has been […] More

  • Magic Town Short-Sleeve Princess Dress Costume Review
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    Magic Town Short-Sleeve Princess Dress Costume Review

    My daughter wants to be a fairy princess. She also loves twirly dresses and the color pink. Pink twirly dresses that make her look like a fairy princess are her absolute favorite. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review a short-sleeve princess dress costume from Magic Town in exchange for my honest opinion, I […] More

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    Simple Sesame Street Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

    Halloween greetings from The Parenting Patch! Halloween is my second favorite holiday (right between Christmas and Thanksgiving).¬†On Saturday, my husband and I helped our daughter carve her pumpkin into a Jack o’ lantern. The pumpkin has been sitting in a pan on top of the piano in our living room since then. As soon as […] More