- Holidays and Celebrations
Best Family Halloween Costume Themes
Family Halloween Costume Themes Stand out at any Halloween Party or while Trick-or-Treating
Halloween is such a fun time for families; it's the only day of the year where it's universally accepted that adults play dress up. Family Halloween costume themes really stand out and can make the day that much more fun. I particularly like doing themes while the kids are little and you still get a say in what they wear. It's just important to make sure it's something that everybody will enjoy. Last year my requirements were that my daughter was a character that she enjoyed and that my son was something cute and cuddly for his first Halloween. The perfect solution for us- Sesame Street characters!
Photo Â© melissamio - all rights reserved
Sesame Street Theme
These are the costumes my family wore last year. There are of course plenty of other characters to choose from with male or female versions for young or old. So pick whichever character resonates best with you and have fun with it! This costume theme is definitely fun for the whole family.
What could be cuter than a baby cookie monster? I was worried because my son was only 6 months at Halloween and the smallest size cookie I could find was 12-18 months. To my surprise he fit perfectly! He is a big boy but this still must run small.
I was so happy to find this girly version of Elmo for my little female Elmo lover. It was so cute and she got to be her favorite character while feeling like a princess.
I loved my Big Bird Costume. I read some complaints in reviews so I was a little nervous but I thought it was really cute and received lots of compliments. I had read it ran really big but it fit me fine.
Family Fruit Bowl
If you have a couple fruits in your family then this could be the perfect choice. You can also expand to fruits and veggies or other food groups. There are fork and spoon costumes, burger and fries, ketchup and mustard. There are so many great food combinations. This theme is making me hungry...
The worm arm is the best
Darling little girls costume
Royal Family Theme
Really live it up on Halloween and see what it feels like to be Royalty for a day. It's hard to resist the opportunity to get dressed to the 9's especially for the females in the family.
This is a gorgeous costume for Mom that is just so much fun. What woman doesn't want to be Queen for the day?
Dad of course is King of the castle. Don't forget to add the accessories like a nice sword or scepter.
There are so many princess costumes to choose from. I listed Cinderella here since she's the quintessential princess and the costume is just darling.
Yes you could have your son go as the obvious prince but I think for any baby in the family this is a really cute twist. Whenever my daughter plays royal family she always tells me I'm the Queen, Daddy is the King, she's of course the Princess and that her brother is well, a frog...
Make a Team be your Theme! There are a couple different approaches you could take to this. You could pick your favorite team and have everyone wear a jersey and all be players. If you wanted to make things saucy you could be opposing teams, or each represent a different sport. The ideas I have listed below is various integral roles in a game: the player, the cheerleader, the referee and the coach.
It seems like most little boys are going to want to go as an athlete at some point for Halloween.
Many girls dream of being a cheerleader someday so give yours an opportunity to act the part.
Ok, Dad doesn't have to be a 70's coach but it's funnier if he is.
Super Heroes Theme
This is another choice that has so many directions that you can take it as far as who is what. Get crazy, this is the one day you can! Which hero did you always wish you could be?
Superman is such a great choice for a boy's costume.
This might not be that far of a stretch since Mom is Wonder Woman everyday...
This costume has a nice built up chest so Dad is sure to look like a stud.
Halloween Family Costume Idea Poll
Which family costume idea do you like the best?
More Family Costume Ideas
The list of family themes can go on forever. Here are some more great ideas:
Farmer with Animals
Gilligan Island Castaways
Blue Man Group
Winnie the Pooh and Friends
Barbie and Friends
Mario Brothers Characters
Toy Story Characters