If you haven't already picked up on the fact that I'm a major holiday person then here's my Saturday morning newsflash: I'm a MAJOR holiday person. Any reason to decorate, coordinate or celebrate I must admit, I'm here for it. And being in a season of life that is constantly full of FIRST holidays as our family grows is extra special. This Halloween is Max's first and while I had a long list of costume ideas, once the idea of a Harry Potter costume was added into the mix I knew it was the one.

I might be a little biased, but I think he just LOOKS like baby Harry Potter! The best part about this costume is that with Max having two older brothers I already had most of the items on hand. A white dress shirt of Henry's from last Thanksgiving, a grey sweater of Jack's from a few years before and a pair of dark pants did the trick. I picked up the inexpensive scarf and glasses from a local costume store (you could go with Amazon or Target too) and those will make fun additions to the kids' dress-up clothes for the next few years. If you have the skill and time, the scarf would be fairly simple to knit as well! A little dash of eyeliner served as the famous lightening bolt scar. And the wild hair, well, that's just genetics leading this to be the perfect costume for Max.

There is no way I could pick a favorite kids' costume from over the years, but I will say that this is my favorite Halloween costume that Max has ever worn. And since it's only his first, I think we've set the bar pretty high for next year!