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Just because seniors aren’t children anymore, it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy celebrating Halloween. Albuquerque home care agencies don’t want seniors to feel left out. That’s why we’ve put together a little list of easy DIY Halloween costumes you can make with your senior loved this year.
Pig in a Blanket
Help your senior loved one keep the fall chill away on Halloween night by dressing him or her up as a pig in a blanket. Create a pig nose out of light pink fabric with a circle and two holes that can cover your loved one’s nose and is secured with an elastic band. Add a pair of pig ears and have your loved one wear all pink. Top it off with a cozy blanket and have your loved one hand out pigs in a blanket appetizer to party guests to get a few oinks and laughs.
Celebrate the holiday season early on by having your loved one dress as a Christmas tree on the scariest night of the year. He or she can wear all green and attach real ornaments to his or her shirt and pants to emulate a real tree. You can even add car scent trees to your loved one’s ears for scent and accessorizing purposes. Complete the look by adding a felt star to a headband and placing it on your loved one’s head.
Wicked Witch of the West
With a bit of green face paint and a black witch hat, you can transform your senior loved one into the Wicked Witch of the West. Make a black cape out of lightweight fabric and add a pair of heels to emulate the style of the classic character. You can even add an extra touch to the costume by having your loved one carry a pair of ruby red heels with him or her, which can be covered in red glitter.
As one of the most notable characters in horror films, Frankenstein is an easy costume to create by using green paint to cover your loved one’s face and by adding stitches with liquid eyeliner. Have your senior loved one wear a black suit and spray paint his or her hair black to complete the creepy costume.
Have your loved one dress up as a scarecrow by wearing a plaid shirt and old jeans that are worn. You can glue pieces of straw to his or her ensemble and add a floppy hat to make it look as if he or she just arrived from the corn fields.
Seniors deserve to have a little fun on Halloween, too. For more tips and ideas regarding senior-friendly Halloween fun, contact Home Care Assistance at 505-798-0800 today. In addition to helping seniors make the most of their golden years, we also cater to seniors with more specific needs. We are the leading provider of stroke, Alzheimer’s and in-home dementia care in Albuquerque that boosts physical and emotional wellbeing in the comfort of home. Call today to learn how our services will benefit your loved one.