Costumes, Candy, and Hello Toothpaste- We’re Ready for Halloween!

We’ve got the costumes laid out, the pumpkins are getting carved tonight, and we’re ready for some good ol’ fashioned trick-or-treating tomorrow!

Kendall is going is Kylo Ren,

Halloween prep, 2016! |

Leyna as Belle from Beauty and the Beast,

Halloween prep, 2016! |

And Lowell as Bob the Builder.

Halloween prep, 2016! |

The main motivation for all those costumes being I didn’t have to make a single one. Too pregnant. Too tired. Thank you, online shopping.

We did a trial run this weekend, and then I had to explain that, no, they can not wear them until Halloween, despite their whines and pleas. It’s been a long weekend. Such a rookie parenting mistake.

Of course, when prepping for Halloween, you have to have stuff to give out, and I’d be lying if I said this pregnant momma isn’t excited about the candy. We certainly have a stash of it ready to go, and we fully expect our kids to get plenty of it while TOTing, too.

But, we’re also offering some candy alternatives at our house this year, like glow bracelets (for the Teal Pumpkin project), and mini-tubes of Hello bubble gum flavored toothpaste from this post’s sponsor, which happens to be my kids’ favorite flavor  AND mine.

Halloween prep, 2016 with Hello Toothpaste |

Listen, I know that kids aren’t exactly trick-or-treating for stuff like toothpaste, but our kids will be rushing to brush (with some encouragement, of course) after they eat their candy for the night, and I’m sure a lot of other kids will, too. Hello toothpaste tastes so great that my kids never complain about having to use it, so hopefully anyone who winds up with a sample tube from us will realize how AWESOME we are for introducing them to a great tasting, ADA accepted toothpaste that’s also vegan, cruelty free, and free of artificial flavors, dyes and other icky stuff like triclosan or microbeads.

And also, BUBBLE GUM flavor.

Halloween prep, 2016 with Hello Toothpaste |

Plus? How fun is a fresh tube of toothpaste that’s all your own? (Are we total dorks over here? Everyone in our family has their very own tube of Hello toothpaste, which is nice when some of us squeeze from the bottom, and some of us are total toothpaste slobs and squeeze from the middle, and nobody has to share so GO BRUSH YOUR TEETH AND DON’T TOUCH YOUR SISTER!)

I know not everyone gets to come trick-or-treating at our house ::sad trombone::, but it’s not too late to swing by Walmart, Target, or RiteAid and pick up a fresh tube (or 3) of Hello toothpaste of your very own. There are lots of other great flavors.

Kids (and parents) are going to pig out on candy on Halloween, we know this. But don’t forget to rush to brush before everyone goes to bed. Cavities are scary! A fresh new tube of great-tasting toothpaste could go a long way to reduce headaches brought on by hyper, whining kids who just don’t wanna.

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