Christopher and I made a pact that if the girls could walk up a driveway, up to the front door of a house, by Halloween, then we would take them trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.
We needed costumes that were simple, inexpensive and totally adorable.
A quick Google or Pinterest search reveals some pretty cute ideas for twins, but none of them really struck our fancy.
They say little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice.” Christopher and I wanted to make Anna and Elise into sugar and spice.
Sugar: White pants, white long-sleeve shirt, silver headband, silver glitter fabric paint, silver glitter hair and body spray, and three sugar cubes.
Spice: Gold pants, gold long-sleeve shirt (I found one at Target that was ivory with sparkly gold stripes.), gold headband, gold glitter fabric paint, gold glitter hair and body spray, and two cinnamon sticks.
(The winter hats and matching mittens, not pictured, were not part of the costumes but were absolutely necessary with nearly 30 mph winds. The hats just happened to be a lovely – and sparkly – cream color. We just positioned the headbands over the flower adornments.)
Step 1. Spray the pants and shirts with the glitter hair and body spray. (It will not stick permanently, but it will add just enough glitz and sparkle for a couple of hours of Halloween fun.) Let the clothes dry for a bit.
Step 2. Paint the words “sugar” and “spice” on the respective shirts with the fabric paint. Let the paint dry according to the recommendations on the bottle.
Step 3. Affix the sugar cubes and cinnamon sticks to the respective headbands using a needle and thread or, if you have it, hot glue.
Step 4. Dress your little ones, stand back and admire the adorableness!
We got the girls bundled up in their hats and mittens and put them in their wagon with a blanket, and we made it to about three houses on our side of the street. The wind was whipping. The temperatures were deceptively cold. The girls faces were red and their noses were running. We called it quits.
But, Christopher and I got these wonderful photos and made a sweet, silly memory. That’s all we could ever ask for.