Sunday, September 11, 2016

Book Character Day With Oriental Trading

I recently had the opportunity to work with Oriental Trading again!  This month it's all about Book Character Dress Up Day {and some Halloween fun, too}!  Did you know that Oriental Trading has a GREAT costume section?  I know, right?!  I had no idea.  We have our dress up day each October in lieu of wearing Halloween costumes.  It seems like I am always scrambling around last minute to find a good costume for it.  I put together some book character ideas to give you ideas for simple costumes and I'm posting EARLY so you can start thinking about your costume!

The Three Little Pigs-I found a pig costume that would be perfect for this.  You and your teammates could get together and dress up as a group!  Don't forget to have someone be the big, bad wolf!


The Cat in the Hat-This is always an easy, go-to costume for someone at our building!  Don't feel like creating your own?  Grab the one from Oriental Trading HERE.  And another idea for teaming up with your teammates is Thing 1 and Thing 2.  Grab the wig HERE.  Get a red tee and add the number to the front and you're set!


Fox in Socks-This was my favorite book as a kid!  I still have my original copy...although it's tattered and the spine is broken!  Grab a red boa from Oriental Trading, add a sweatsuit and some long socks and you have a simple costume!  *If you are really feeling festive, grab this fox costume and add some socks!


Fancy Nancy-This is a super fun character costume!  Pick up the tiara, boa, and tutu from Oriental Trading and piece together a perfect costume!


Splat the Cat-Pick up some cat ears from Oriental Trading to begin assembling your costume!


The Paper Bag Princess-Grab a cute crown from Oriental Trading and add a paper bag.  You're good to go!

The Day The Crayons Quit-Oriental Trading has a good selection of crayon costumes!  Just add some tights or leggings and you'll be ready in no time!  You could even get together with your teammates to do a few different colors of crayons!


Pete the Cat-I did this with my teammates several years ago and we had such a fun time!  Oriental Trading has many pieces {that I wish I'd known about} to make the perfect costume!  Grab a guitar, colored glasses, and a blue boa.  Add a sweatshirt ears, a tail, and some shoes and you're ready!  I even found these adorable tennis shoe favors to give your kids!


Want to know what I'm dressing up as this Book Character Dress Up Day?  You'll have to wait until closer to Halloween to find out!  I will say that I DID get my costume from Oriental Trading!  

PS--If you're doing a little party this Halloween, check out these fun game/party ideas!  Below is what I got from Oriental Trading!

How fun is this candy corn bowling set?!?!?!?!  My kids are going to FLIP!

 And how about Inflatable Ring Toss {witch hat style}!?!?!?!

As always, I'll be making my kids Halloween treat bags as a gift from me!  I picked up some orange jack-o-lantern bubble sets, Dracula teeth whistles, and treat bags for this.  I'll add some candy and a book and be all set!

If you're looking for a party snack ideas, HERE is a great link that includes free ideas!  I always make the "Witch Hat Cookies" to go with my "Little Green Witch" book companion pack.  And I plan on making the "Monster Munch Popcorn" as a snack for our party!  The kids will LOVE the eyeballs!

I hope you found some ideas on this post!  I've included affiliate links for the books to go with the costumes.  Oriental Trading sent me free products in exchange for a blog post.  I pieced together the costume ideas myself.



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