Because of multiple food allergies, we don’t usually trick or treat around the neighborhood (well, that, and there are no other kids in our neighborhood currently…that kind of puts a kink in the plan! 😉 ). We usually throw an allergen-free Halloween party for the kids on Halloween, but we do take the kids out trick or treating at an area zoo. This year, instead of going to the Columbus Zoo, we went to the Cincinnati Zoo to meet up with my sister, her fiance, and my nephew.
A lonely little rose at the zoo.
Monkey as a Pumpkin. This year, we decided to go eco-friendly on the costumes (of course!). All of the costume pieces were either reused, consigned, or bought handmade from Etsy with the intent to repurpose (the hats the girls wore can be used for winter, and the tutus can be used as regular clothes).
Jedi as Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget--this was totally his choice. Not sure what's up with the plaid shoes, but those were also his choice. 😉
The lovely bamboo that was everywhere at the zoo.
The rhino was coming straight at us
Bitty Bug was a ghost.
Jedi was really into character, being all mysterious why watching the animals.
Wild horses (obviously not wild at the zoo. 😉 )
Petting a big snake.
Bug lovin' the zoo!
Bug and Monkey discussing their trick or treating loot
The zebra really close to us
Beautiful pheasant that was loose at the zoo
Bug was really into trick or treating. We liked that it was mainly stickers, coloring books, and tooth brushes with 2 or 3 pieces of candy. That way they didn't get too sugared out.
My sweet little baby bug.