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Christmas suggestion for young kids

Posted by sheilajoyce (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 31, 13 at 18:01

I bought my 6 year old grandson's Christmas present last year the day after Halloween--costumes for dress up. My sister and I scoured two large Halloween Costume stores for deals the day after Halloween, and I hit the Costco just before Halloween. I waited till Christmas and wrapped them all in a big box. He, his brother and his friends have played with them all year, and he still can fit into most of them, though the pants may be a little short. I found costumes for an astronaut, a pirate, a race car driver, a Roman soldier with shield, etc, a knight, a jet fighter pilot, and a super hero. We bought him a Power Ranger costume this year, but today he chose to bring the jet fighter pilot costume to school for the school parade on the playground at 1:30. His school neighborhood really gets into Halloween decorations and costumes since it is close to a couple of film studios and so many of the parents seem to be in the industry.

So anyhow, I am mentioning this in case other grandmas want to try for the same idea. It makes for an easy shopping spree for a unique present, but you have to be sure to shop by November 1st as many stores pack everything away by the 2nd.

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RE: Christmas suggestion for young kids

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

RE: Christmas suggestion for young kids

I love that idea--thanks!

RE: Christmas suggestion for young kids

That is a good idea; kids like to play dress-up any time, not just Halloween. I saw Costco had some really nice costumes too.

RE: Christmas suggestion for young kids

Great Idea!!! My little granddaughter LOVES dressing up! I have bought little flower girl dresses at yard sales so she can dress up like a "princess". :)

RE: Christmas suggestion for young kids

Another good source...believe it or Cracker Barrel. Nice quality, too. My g'kids are all teens now, but they all LOVED costume play year round when younger. I used to love getting them at 75% off.

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