Thursday, 31 October 2013

Baby Halloween!

I have never been a big one for Halloween. I usually spend the evening avoiding trick or treaters and maybe carving a pumpkin just for us. 
But this is L's first everything and that includes Halloween. We arranged a party for all the NCT babies in my weekly meet up. I was meant to host but then our boiler went bang and extended our DIY leaving us a bit topsy turvy and unable to properly host. So venue changed we went ahead with the party. 

The babies had a great time with lights and ribbon spiders and the mums had a celebratory glass of Prosecco and jacket potatoes! 

I made each baby a little party bag, a must for any children's party! Each bag contained a test tube or bubbles, a balloon for mum to blow up, a glow stick and some chocolates for mum. Pretty simple and not costing very much. 

We used our glow stick in the bath! They are non toxic but not recommended for children under 3. I didn't let L get this near her mouth but she held it as did I and we turned off the bathroom lights. So not actually a Halloween activity but if you see them reduced in the Halloween aisle pick some up!

Doing her best ET impression! 

I made a sensory bottle very simply with Halloween table confetti, some cut up pipe cleaners and water in a cello taped up bottle. Ultra simple. More Halloween bottles could contain water dyed red with oil for a blood and guts bottle! Or glittery combinations of gold and green. 

The lights of Halloween lanterns are an obvious sensory delight for babies and our babies all really enjoyed the lanterns, even if it was for only a short time. 

These little lanterns brought by one of the mums are from the pound shop! Bargain baby toy. 

I have a tub of treats in case any of the local children come knocking. Although part of me hopes none will so I can eat all the chocolates! 

Oh and if you want to add a book to your Halloween activities I highly recommend this wonderful book. Using black, white and orange woodcut illustrations this story is about how creative a witch is with the ghosts in her new home!

Happy Halloween Readers! 


  1. It sounds like you had a great time and so great fun ideas in your post x

  2. I love L's hat! I hope you managed to enjoy your chocolate! love the ideas and glad the babies enjoyed the party :-)
    Thanks for linking up with #FridayFun

  3. Oh I just love these photos, I remember them from Instagram. Looks like L had a wonderful time, I just love the glow stick and sensory bottle. Fabulous stuff. Hope you had a great Halloween :)

    Heading over from @The_Doves #PoCoLo

  4. Looks like a great party and thank you for sharing some great ideas for baby play. I love sensory bottles etc and now my baby is just about sitting I hope to start doing lots more.

  5. Such a good idea to have a baby Halloween party, I'm sure both babies and parents loved it! Here from the Parenting Pin-it Party and pinning this.

  6. I LOVE the idea of putting glowsticks in the bath. My son will be so excited! Thank you for sharing with the pin it party. Have pinned and shared :)

  7. I love that hat so much! The glow-sticks looks such a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing x

  8. What lovely Halloween ideas! Babies love sensory bottles and lights :-) Thanks for linking up with #CelebrateAutumn again. I would love it if you could leave a comment on my post and perhaps if you can link up with text or the badge x

  9. Love all your sensory ideas and that ET photo did make me smile!

  10. Lots of lovely ideas :) We love glow sticks, I buy them when I spot them and give them to the boys as treats - they take them to bed! #CelebrateAutumn

  11. Great using Halloween as sensory stimulation for your baby!