Thinking Ahead…Multiple Fun for Halloween

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Pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and Pinterest is full of cute fall decor.  On one hand, it feels a bit early, but my girls’ Halloween costumes have been top of mind the past few days.

I don’t generally dress the girls alike on a day-to-day basis, but this will be their fifth Halloween, and to date, I’ve gone the “double the cuteness” route.  Two pumpkins, two cheerleaders, two ladybugs, and last year, two butterflies.

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(I should also note I’m taking full advantage of “cutesy” costumes for as long as I can…I know one day they’ll want to pick things out themselves, and a scary clown won’t be quite as adorable in the family photo album.)

Just for fun, I googled “Halloween costumes for twins”, and there are hundreds of “coordinating” ideas for multiples…

…salt and pepper shakers…peanut butter and jelly…apple and orange…lemon and lime…ketchup and mustard…M&Ms…peas in a pod…lion, tiger, and bear…cat and mouse…crayons…

And the character interactions are limitless, too…Thing 1 and Thing 2…Mickey and Minnie…Batman and Superman…king and queen…princess and dragon… Bert and Ernie…Charlie Brown and Snoopy…Buzz and Woody…

The funniest costume duo I read about was for boy/girl twins…a Mounds and an Almond Joy.  (This was one family’s response to the many questions they got about whether their B/G twins were “identical”…hahaha!!!)

And another one that I thought was comical was “Peace and Quiet”.  I can just envision printed shirts with those words…at least with my two, that would be a walking oxymoron!

Have you started thinking ahead to Halloween?  Are you planning to coordinate your multiples?  Have any fun ideas to share?

Also, check out our “Holidays” Pinterest board for more fun ideas!

MandyE is mom to 4 1/2-year old fraternal twin girls.  She blogs about their adventures at Twin Trials and Triumphs.

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MandyE is the mother of 4 ½-year old fraternal twin girls, Baby A and Baby B. (And yes, their names actually start with the letters A and B!) She worked in the marketing field for nine years before her girls were born, but these days she’s relishing the opportunity to be a SAHM, which she plans to continue until the girls start kindergarten. MandyE has been blogging at Twin Trials and Triumphs since her girls were a year old. Between her blog and her local Mothers of Multiples group, she considers the multiples community a huge part of her support system.

5 thoughts on “Thinking Ahead…Multiple Fun for Halloween”

  1. I was totally thinking we should do a post about multiple costumes! I haven’t started thinking too much about it yet. I hate spending money on halloween costumes and am completely lost as to what I want to do this year. We’ve never actually gone trick or treating with them yet, and they wore the same costumes two years in a row now, a tiger and a zebra. I love halloween, in theory, but it always sneaks up on me!

    But, my husband and I would love to do a family-themed costume idea.

  2. We did peas in a pod (or pods!) the first year. The girls remained coordinated until last year, when they selected completely different costumes. They’re uncoordinated again this year.

  3. My guys were only 6 days old their 1st Halloween, so we skipped it entirely. The next year they were Crush and Nemo (my choice, obvs!). I let them pick each year after. At 2 they chose different things, but at 3, they both chose…Hamburgers!! We called them our Double Double (a little In and Out nod). Last year they were each a type of scientist. I tried desperately to talk them into the Target Stormtrooper outfits, but they held firm and I had to come up with a seismologist and paleontologist costume! We’ll see what happens this year. I told them they need to choose by the end of September.

  4. What is it about the holidays that makes us normally non matching twin moms go crazy with the matching? :)

    I did polar bears for the first year, elephant and giraffe for the second and third, train conductors (one with a blue kerchief, one with a red) and daddy was a train, then firemen and daddy was a fire truck. This year, we are going to be superheroes, courtesy of capes made by Nana and homemade masks found on pinterest. I LOVE HALLOWEEN! :)

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