HALLOWEEN – it’s the one day of the year when it’s acceptable to scare and sicken – but is this taking things too far?
Parents are claiming this is the worst year ever to be a kid at Halloween. Instead of cute costumes featuring pumpkins, witches, wizards and ghosts made from old sheets, retailers seem locked in a battle to the bottom to produce the most vile outfits and cash in.
Among the Halloween offerings Team Channel Mum have spotted this year are sexualised costumes featuring mini skirts and stockings for FOUR year old girls, dress up based on real-life serial murderer Jack the Ripper, and a gruesome ‘Roadkill Pet’ featuring a child’s mutilated rabbit complete with tyre tracks and splattered blood.
Yes, it’s horrifying – but in completely the wrong way.
It’s got so bad over two thirds of mums are backing strict age-appropriate ratings on costumes and three quarters want retailers to take more responsibility for the outfits they sell.
So – would you or wouldn’t you let your kids wear these? Here’s our Hateful 8 worst Halloween outfits for kids and tell us yes or NO!
Now see what the press has to say about whether kids Halloween costumes have gone too far here.
We’re delighted that so many of you joined us on Twitter on 12th October and made our party trend! We’re pleased to announce the winners of our competition prizes:
@missjesawyer and @TazAllwood each won £100 to spend at Mothercare, while [email protected] won £100 to spend at Minnie’s Boutique and @emilyvaughanx won a bespoke gift from Don’t Buy Her Flowers.
Congratulations to all our winners! And don’t worry, if it wasn’t you, we’ll be having some more lovely prizes up for grabs soon on Channel Mum.
Fancy winning £100 to spend at Mothercare? Or a Don’t Buy Her Flowers gift box? Or £100 to spend on goodies at Minnie’s Boutique? Thought so. We have some really incredible prizes up for grabs during our #TheMummyDiaries Twitter party on Wednesday 12th October.
It’s taking place from 9pm – 10pm and you’re officially invited to join along! Our Twitter party is all in celebration of Samantha Faiers new series on ITVBe – The Mummy Diaries which follows her first year as a mum.
We know firsthand how much of a rollercoaster that first year can be so make sure you tune in – it’s addictive viewing (we might have had a sneak peek!).
If you’ve never taken part in a twitter party before, we can guarantee it’s a lot of fun and with four incredible prizes to give away in just one hour, you won’t want to miss out!
Take a look at our exclusive chat with Sam Faiers!
Want to know what’s up for grabs?
We have 2 x £100 vouchers for Mothercare
A £100 bespoke Mummy Diaries gift box from Don’t Buy Her Flowers
A £100 voucher from Minnie’s Boutique (that’s Sam and Billie Faiers own fashion store)
Come join our Twitter party!
Our #TheMummyDiaries Twitter party is a chance to join in the fun, have some mum and baby banter and to win some incredible prizes.
When is it taking place?
Wednesday 12th October at 9pm
Use the hashtag #TheMummyDiaries and @ChannelMum in all your tweets
Our incredible prizes will be given away at the party, watch out for the prize tweets during the hour. Winners will be chosen at midnight at random from entries received to each prize question.
We’d love to know if you’re coming (so we can get the virtual drinks and snacks ready!) so please RSVP by sending us a message to @channelmum and @ITVBe using #TheMummyDiaries
Join in the chat on Twitter between 9pm-10pm on Wednesday 12th October
Don’t forget to join the party & make comments and/or replies you must include #The MummyDiaries and @ChannelMum somewhere in your tweets. This is the only way your comment can be seen by everyone at the party!
GOOD LUCK and see you there!
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