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Yes, I know the elf on the shelf doesn’t normally visit until December, but in our house, we have a Halloween Elf too!
We love Halloween in this house and it is normally the first time the Elf on the Shelf makes his annual appearance!
We mummify the elf on the shelf and often have a switch witch that pays a visit too!
Honestly, I know I am mad, but the kids absolutely love it!
Halloween Elf on the Shelf
Before Freddie was homeschooled, the Halloween Elf on the Shelf would come and decorate our house. It, of course, wasn’t the Christmas elf, Twinkletoes, it was her cousin!
But the Halloween Elf, who still remains nameless, would be wearing some sort of creepy Halloween costume and would leave little spooky gifts. Like lots of creepy spiders, or a Halloween book. She would report back to Santa when they returned to the North Pole, straight after Halloween. Sort of like a pre-check up, before Twinkletoes, comes on December 1st.
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Our Halloween Elf on the shelf doesn’t move other than decorating the house of course! But if you are interested to see what our Christmas Elf gets up to, check out these 14 free Elf on the Shelf Antics.
Elf on the Shelf Halloween Costume
I try and mix things up each year with our Halloween elf, and I have come across these accessories. She is always wearing something “scary” though. My favourite was pictured above, where we mummified her. I found an old white tea towel and ripped it up, and added some red food colouring! A nice free elf on the shelf costume.
What is a Switch Witch?
This is a good witch that takes some of the kid’s sweets that they have received while trick or treating and changes it into a toy! This works really well for us as Freddie doesn’t really like sweets or chocolate. In fact one year someone had some fruit in their bowl and Freddie was apparently the only child that actually opted for fruit!!
You can buy this in the UK, however, it is much cheaper to purchase from America and pay the delivery. A lot of the Elf on the Shelf costumes etc I have purchased this way.
Skeleton in the Closet
This year I have come across yet another Halloween book and doll which I will be getting. The Skeleton in the Closet!! This is an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf and the skeleton comes for the Halloween season and plays tricks on the children. Unfortunately, I have not found it in the UK, but you can get this from Amazon.com.
Kids Halloween Costumes
Halloween would not be the same if kids were just wearing regular clothes. For us, it is all about the kids Halloween costumes!
These are just a few of the outfits Freddie has worn over Halloween. He absolutely loves it as you can see!!!
I have been scouting this year already to find some of the best kids Halloween costumes.
Boys Halloween costumes
I know Marshmello is NOT scary, but I was looking through these with Freddie (aged 9) and he insisted I included the costume!
Girls Halloween Costumes
Although I love Halloween, I do not enjoy wearing fancy dress. However, I can not let Halloween go without at least trying, so I always find a nice Halloween Dress! There are loads to choose from at Want that Trend and I highly recommend them. They do some amazing mother and daughter matching outfits, plus some cool Christmas dresses too!
What are your Halloween traditions? Let me know in the comments below.