Dress Up for the Holidays? You Bet We Do!

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We Gossetts are not your typical family. You say dress up for holidays and you probably mean suits and ties, dresses and sandals. We, on the other hand, mean Super Heroes and Hello Kitty!

This Easter, we played “dress up”. I love that the babies love to dress up and I love that they don’t like to do it in the traditional manner. My babies play dress up all year long. There’s no reason to wait for Halloween. My Bug is usually a beautiful princess or something equally girly, and my Bubby will always be my Superman (or any other super hero if given the opportunity). Imagination in children is a beautiful thing that should be fostered by whatever means possible. Each of the babies actually have a costume drawer in their dresser that we add to regularly.

This Easter, they wanted to “dress up” and I was sure to make it happen.  They needed something new for the occasion though. Online shopping was my friend since I’ve been pretty busy these days. I actually did an online comparison shop with the babies’ help. We typically shop at Party City in-store but it seemed that Costume Express had a lot to offer online so why not give that a shot too, right? For the record, Party City offers better online prices on their costumes, but Costume Express offers better shipping options and in-stock items galore.

The Costume Express site it really easy to navigate, the shipping prices are right, the availability is endless, and check out is super easy.
The Party City site is crazy busy, harder to navigate, the costume prices are low, but they have almost nothing in stock and the shipping is really high if you’re in a hurry!
But let’s get back to my babies and their Easter dress up outfits, shall we? Bug decided on a sparkly Hello Kitty outfit and Bubby just so happened to choose Flash…ah-ah! Bazinga! How awesome is that?
The babies were thrilled when their Easter outfits arrived.
Easter Egg Hunts have never been more fun!
They had confetti egg fights and I laughed until I cried!
Flash costume for Easter = $65.00. Confetti eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide = $2.50. Watching Bubby find an egg that matched his costume = PRICELESS!

My babies have a good life. Costumes for every day occasions or holidays, warm weather, confetti egg fights, and living on an island. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Celebrate every day. We’re only here for a limited time. Make every day, and every holiday, count. And don’t be afraid to “dress up” in your every day life! I might *or might not* wear my tiara on my shopping trips often just because I can. I guess these nuts don’t fall far from the tree after all. Celebrate life! It’s too short to waste!

Be sure to check out Chasing Fireflies and Buy Costumes for more ideas for your everyday dress up celebrations. Seriously, you’ll thank me later. You’ve missed way too much “dress up” at this point in your life!

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Of course your kids dress up for Easter. I never had any doubt. I have a Hello Kitty Easter basket that would so go with Bug’s dress! (Of course I do.)

  2. BrandiJeter says:

    Oh my goodness! I need to join your family. For real! You know, it’s great when we can make every day a celebration for our children. Good job, Mama!!

  3. Love this! I have ordered from both sites and prefer each for different things. We did use Birthday Express for Mads bday a few years ago. I also LOVE that you celebrate everyday and let your kids “dress up”!

  4. Jillian says:

    Now how adorable are those costumes? They look like they are high quality too! It’s nice to know that you have more choices out there for finding costumes at other times of the year than just Halloween. I will keep Costume Express in mind for dress up events in the future!

  5. Kristy Still says:

    My son would dress up year round if he could! Such cute pictures!

  6. How frickin’ adorable are they?!! We spent most of yesterday morning looking for a pair of dress slacks for my boy because we knew they were here somewhere. Once we found them, they didn’t fit and he only wore them once! I would have much rather let him be a super hero and been done with it. I think you may have started a new Easter tradition – ahem – Every Day tradition! 😉 Seriously, best. mom. ever. for letting them dress up any time they want!!!

  7. Oh they are precious! We also love to dress up year round.Thank for the insight on both of these sites! I need to start shopping for summertime fun! I will check these out.

  8. Those costumes look awesome! We have a bin dedicated to Super Hero outfits, but I’m going to have to check out some more!

  9. Carolyn West says:

    Very cute. I miss the days when my kids would just randomly dress up in costumes (mostly princesses).

  10. LOVE it! My Madilyn is obsessed with Hello Kitty. I am absolutely going to have to get her a HK costume. She dresses up like a Disney princess most of the rest of the time. As in every day. Sometimes she puts a witch dress on which is actually more fitting than the rest of them.

  11. Oh, we adore dressing up! Our dress up corner is overflowing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My kids love showing up anywhere and everywhere dressed as their favorite character or hero of the moment. I think it is good healthy fun! I love both Chasing Fireflies and Buy Costumes for their great selections. Looks like a great Easter!

  12. Melanie says:

    My daughter lives in dress up clothes!! This looks like a great selection!

  13. How cute are your little munchkins! This makes me miss my babies being babies…no more cute costumes for preteens. 🙁

  14. I’m tagging along and requesting Wonder Woman!

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  17. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    Love it!! How fun for the little ones 🙂

  18. Mel Pezza says:

    How cute does he look!! We love dressing up for the holidays too! I love it!!!