World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March. I know lots of parents panic about World Book Day because of the stress of finding something for your little one to wear that even slightly resembles a character from their favourite book. It can be a bit overwhelming.
Luckily for a lot of parents, supermarkets seem to have finally cottoned on to the idea that we need an easy way to dress up our kids without breaking the bank.
My son Jacob will be dressing up as Cat in the hat. He loves the outfit, and I didn't even have to make it! We bought the complete outfit, hat and all from our local supermarket for not much money. Yes I feel like a bit of a cheat, but hey, it made things easier this year and I'm all for that!
Our teen daughter Amber is too cool for dressing up now, but in the past she went as Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. We still have the Harry Potter robes so when Jacob is a bit bigger, he will be Harry on a future World Book Day. The joys of hand-me-downs! I got all flash one year and managed to make Jacob a Peter Pan meets Robin Hood outfit for World Book Day a couple of years ago out of green and brown felt. I found a pattern online.
My husband Mark and I have managed to cobble together some outfits in the past for World Book Day. But if you're not a dab hand at sewing, then this infographic from Bright Horizons will help you put together key pieces to create your kids favourite book characters.