If you live on the east coast you are probably still digging out from the nearly 30 inches of snow that fell the day after Christmas. In other parts of the country there has been rain and flooding. It is no fun at all and everyone is longing for spring to bring the warm weather, the sun in their face, flowers blooming and children playing outside. In the meantime, everyone is cooped up inside, dreaming of spring. Costume SuperCenter has some fun suggestions for the whole family for curing cabin fever in costume:
- Pop a Disney movie into the DVD player and dress the kids in matching Disney costumes. Encourage them to act out the movie as they watch it. Have your own video camera ready to film their performance. After the movie they can watch their own production.
- Make a blanket fort in the family room and turn it into whatever the kids desire. It can be a princess’ castle, a superhero’s fortress or a wild animal’s cave. Put the kids in costume according to their whim. A fort is always a big hit.
- Turn Dad into a human dart board. Our dart board costume has a foam tunic and velcro darts. The kids will love this game! To make it even more fun, dad can be a moving target.
- Put the kids to bed and put on a naughty costume for adults only.
Whatever you decide, try to get everyone away from the computer and the video games and up on their feet. Time goes by faster when you are active and interacting with others. Cabin fever is 100 times worse when you’re board so keep in mind that a bit of imagination and motion makes you healthy, happy and busy.
Tying our suggestions is easy because this time of year there so hundreds of costumes at clearance and discounted prices. They are fun for everyone. Costumes make great gifts and toys and they are the perfect cure for the winter doldrums.