Halloween: Candy, Pumpkins and…Lobsters?

Well, guys, we have about a week and a half before it’s time for trick or treating, so I’m going to bring you a few posts on Halloween fun! The first is, of course, costumes! I thought it would be fun to Gourmet it up and check out all of the fun food costumes you can dress your little ones in – and don’t worry, there’s a role for you, too!

The first one is so genius I really wish I could take credit for it, but alas, I must give Gillian Ferguson credit for this one. Perfect for the really little guys because there’s a built-in tot-tote, too!

Chef’s Special


Mom or Dad gets to play my favorite two roles – parent and chef! Grown ups dress as the chef and baby gets to be the lobster… in a pot! You could also go with a shrimp, a crawfish, a cow… use your best sense of creativity and humor! You can always let the little ones turn the tables – YOU dress as the crustacean and let them go as the chef! (check out Martha Stewart for instructions on a homemade lobster costume).

Peas in a Pod


This is always a super cute costume, especially for twins! Thanks to Parenting.com for easy instructions on how to make this one at home (http://www.parenting.com/article/pea-in-a-pod-21355172)

Why Did the Chicken…


Dress your kiddo as the kitchen’s favorite feathered friend, the chicken!

A Sweet Treat


The kids may not always get along, but Halloween is all about pretending, right? Give peace a try with this adorable milk and cookie pairs costume!

Spaghetti and Meatballs


This one’s a McDermott original! T and I dressed Hattie up as this pasta dish last year and thought she looked delicously adorable! We dressed Finn as another favorite food as well. You can see a tutorial and their costumes on Tori’s site here.

What was your favorite Halloween costume when you were a kid?

And feel free to share your best food costume ideas below!




Photo credit: Kidfresh, Frank Heckers, Parenting.com.
Gourmet Dad
  • Kimberly

    My babies have four legs, but these costumes are adorable! Love it!!!

  • Dean McDermott

    How many do you have? You can make them sausage links! haha ;)

  • Kimberly

    Three. One is a Yorkie who is my baby. Love him! Love the other two too. One is a malty poo that my husband found lying next to a Home Depot. She was a wreck. Eyes were crusted shut from infection. The other is Pekingese mix that was abandoned on a street near us. All three are incredible and bring a lot of joy!

  • ChandraB

    I haven’t done a food costume yet. After looking at these adorable one’s not only am I trying to figure out a good one for my 5 yr old, but now I wanna have another baby! Super cute!!

  • Dean McDermott

    That’s so awesome that you guys were able to give a happy life to them – they really are a part of the family!

  • Dean McDermott

    Haha! ;)

  • Dean McDermott

    Let me know which costume you go with!

  • Little Bright Feather

    The Costumes are very original and since you love doing food so much , it all fits so well. Who’d of thought of food as a costume ! Finn and Hattie are so beautiful, even as food. .