Every parent knows being unprepared for stuff you had no idea was even happening is one of the hardest parts of parenting.
Sports days. Bake sales. Birthday parties. Book Week.
Yep, Halloween is this Wednesday, and if your kid has suddenly changed their mind and decided they do want to go trick or treating, or was invited to go with friends the second the shops closed on Sunday… then I have you sorted.
I asked Mamamia’s parenting group The Motherish how they pull a costume together with no notice or preparation. Most mums said they’d hit up Big W or Kmart. In our house, we bought the Kmart pumpkin plush head last week, and my kid’s been wearing it to do his homework, in preparation for being the Headless Horseman. Of course.
But what if there’s literally not enough time (because you’re at work all day) to do even that?
Here are the best suggestions.
1. Repeat a costume.
My son went as Donald Trump for Book Week. I think we can all agree that would make a perfectly terrifying Halloween costume.