Our favorite time of year is right around the corner. With pumpkins coming back into season, the weather getting chillier, Halloween is almost here. And every year, let’s just say the WonderFold Fam goes hard.
With the whole family dressing up, why not get your stroller wagon in on the fun? It makes for a fun project for you and the family plus makes trick or treating a breeze (like who’s going to carry all that candy?). Bringing your stroller wagon along for Halloween will 1. make carrying all that candy so much easier, 2. keep all the kids safe and together 3. add some comfort when the kid's little legs get tired. Stroller wagons will be your best friend on Halloween night!
So, feeling a bit excited and nostalgic, we went through our archive and looked through some Halloween looks of the past. We pulled together some of our favorites to spark some inspiration for our families this year.
Way back in 2020 (remember that year), Joanna Sanchez took the family out for trick or treating as any parent does. While her and her partner dressed as park rangers, the kiddos were wearing adorable dinosaur costumes. But we can’t just have a couple of dinos running wild, can we?! The family took out the carriage fabric of their stroller wagon and kept the wagon’s structural frame as the base of a transportable dinosaur cage. Adding some support at the bottom so the kids can stand inside for those much needed Halloween Instagram photos. Adding some wire and a “DANGER” sign added more drama to their wagon - ahem - cage. We love it!
Baby Aria stole the show the same year as an adorable little Cinderella. With the iconic blue dress and a little bow on her head, she was the princess of our dreams! But how would Cinderella get to the ball? She would need a carriage, of course! And stroller wagons make for the most magical of carriages. With some drapery of white, silver and sky blue fabric and crafted canopy and wheels. Aria can sit comfortably inside in her carriage while out on Halloween night. She is a princess after all so she must be treated like one!
We LOVE the idea of turning your stroller wagon into an awesome pirate ship. Grab some white or brown paint, with a jumbo permanent marker, a box-cutter and some cardboard and you can build your children a pirate ship! Dressing the babies will be easy as well with a loose white shirt and a bandana around the head. Your little pirates are bound to draw some head on your trick or treating trek across the seas.
Connor decided to take his kids aboard the Hogwarts Express last Halloween and he delivered. Without the use of his wand, the Ronalds took cardboard, paint and tape and made their stroller wagon into the iconic magical train. With Dad dressed as Harry, Mom dressed as Hermoine and the three kiddos dressed as Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood and, of course, Hedwig the owl, this family was off to create some magic on Halloween. Even Grandma got in on the fun as Professor Mcgonagall. We love the commitment and dedication to a great Halloween costume!
The Cords definitely made an impression last Halloween when they took their adorable train conductor in a stroller wagon designed to look like our favorite stop motion train, Thomas the Tank Engine. Like the others, all they needed was some cardboard, paint, scissors and tape. And let’s just say baby Kaiden was very excited when he got a glimpse of his new ride for trick or treating. But truly making your stroller wagon into any sort of vehicle is guaranteed to get the kids pumped.
Amy Sakis knows how to get her Halloween on. With five kids under five, Amy makes every Halloween count. One of our favorites was the Sakis Circus (we love the internal alliteration)! The family was dressed to the nines as circus essentials: mom was the classic French mime, dad was a fortune teller (with a crystal ball), the kiddos were dressed and a ring-bearer, weight lifters and the baby was an adorable lion. Their Wonderfold Wagon served as a circus cage for their little lion (and the weight lifters and ring bearer). Painting cardboard red and white and putting it at the side of the wagon. Adding some “metal” rods to surround the wagon (got to keep that lion in somehow!). And of course, the Sakis Circus logo on the makeshift canopy because name recognition is important.
And that’s only a handful of our favorites. Check on the #WFHalloween hashtag on Instagram for so much more! We can’t wait to see what our WonderFold family will come up with this year! With Halloween just around the corner, we are so excited to see what creative ideas y’all have in store!
Speaking of...stay tuned for this years annual #WonderfoldHalloween contest. You have a chance of winning cash prizes! (Yes, we take Halloween very seriously). We have a feeling this year's contest is going to be a good one!