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DIY Beanie Baby Halloween Costume For Babies & Dogs - Grab My Super Cute Free Printable!

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Friends, I can't even handle the cuteness of this DIY Beanie Baby Halloween costume for babies and dogs! I designed this super cute free printable Beanie Baby tag for our baby and our 7 year old Bichon, and I'm completely smitten. Just look at these two! Seriously, too cute for words.

If you're a long-time reader, you most likely know that we take our annual family Halloween theme costumes pretty seriously around here. We generally have everything set to go weeks in advance, and this year was no different. My entire crew has their own animal inspired hooded sweatshirts and a cute little printable Beanie Baby tag to complete each costume, and our beloved fur baby is no exception! She's the sweetest pup ever, and she's our little one's best friend and greatest protector. Wherever the toddlers go, she's always close by; trick-or-treating included! I can't wait to hit the pavement with these cuties, on Halloween.

Read on to grab your free DIY Beanie Baby printable Halloween costume for babies and dogs, and for my simple tutorial on how to assemble your DIY Beanie Baby Halloween costumes (+ how to assemble special treat bags for all of the baby and pup trick-or-treaters (++ how to enter and WIN BIG, in the #GerberPhotoSearch2017 and the #GerberGigglesandWiggles photo contest!)

DIY Beanie Baby Halloween Costume for Babies and Dogs w/ Free Printable Gerber Purina #GigglesandWiggles

DIY Beanie Baby Halloween Costume for Babies and Dogs w/ Free Printable Gerber Purina #GigglesandWiggles One Savvy Mom onesavvymom blog NYC

DIY Beanie Baby Halloween Costume for Babies and Dogs - Free Printable + How to

What you'll need: 
  • First, grab our DIY Beanie Baby Halloween Costume FREE Printable, HERE. Simply select to print, and select your desired print size. I printed the pictured tags at 11" x 18" - the print also comes out great (just a tad smaller) when printed at 8"x 10". It's best to print on heavy card stock, to ensure durability. You can also laminate the free printable tags,  for some added durability on Halloween night.
  • A cute animal inspired hooded sweatshirt for your baby / toddler OR an animal themed hat with ears.
  • Scissors
  • A whole punch
  • (2) 12" pieces of red ribbon

How to:
  1. Cut out your free printable DIY Beanie Baby Halloween costume tags for Babies and Dogs. The smaller tag is intended for baby, the larger tag is intended for dogs. Make sure to leave the small connecting rectangle in-tact in between the front/back of each heart tag.
  2. Once you've cut our your printed tags, fold/crease the tag at the center of the connecting rectangle on each tag. 
  3. Next, punch a whole in the corner on the front of the tag (refer to image below).
  4. Now, thread ribbon through each tag.
  5. Tie in a bow around the ear on your animal themed hooded sweatshirt for baby (or animal themed hat). Thread the ribbon for the second tag through the metal loop on your dogs collar, tie in a bow. 
  6. Head out to trick-or treat, and enjoy the cuteness! Don't forget to snap some cute pics of your baby and your baby with your fur baby, and enter them in the Gerber Photo Search 2017 + the Giggles and Wiggles contest (see below for more info/contest rules, and prizing details.)

Now that you have your costume ready, it's time to put together some treats for all your trick-or-treaters! Our neighborhood is full of young children, and pups alike. I like to put together goody bags that they can actually enjoy, too. Last week, I grabbed everything I needed to put together our costumes, and these adorable baby and doggy treat bags together, on one of my many (many!) Target runs. These treat bags were super simple to assemble, and most importantly, they're something that the babies and pups can actually enjoy.

Baby and Toddler Halloween Treat Bags

What you'll need:
  • Gerber® Grabbers Fruit and Yogurt Strawberry Banana Pouches - These pouches are smart, friends! They feature Gerber's proprietary Smart Flow spout that helps control the amount of food that comes out; helping to the control those "oops" moments for new self-feeders. Each porch has 1/3 apple, 1 1/2 strawberries, 2 tsp banana, and 2 1/2 Tbsp of yogurt.
  • Gerber Graduates Mild Cheddar Lil' Crunchies - Friends, these are delicious and are a great first snack for crawlers. They have a meltable texture that easily dissolves as little ones chew and swallow. They're also perfectly sized for little hands / toddlers that are just learning to self-feed.
  • Clear or Halloween themed cellophane bags
  • Festive ribbon
  • Scissors

 How to: 
  1. Place one Gerber Grabbers Fruit and Yogurt Strawberry Banana Pouches in each cellophane bag.
  2. Tie with festive ribbon
  3. I also picked up Gerber Mild Cheddar Lil' Crunchies. My toddler absolutely loves these! They're a go-to snack that's always in my diaper bag these days, and I like to give little trick-or-treaters a choice so I grabbed up a few cans to add to my basket of baby/toddler friendly Halloween treats.
  4. Place all of your baby treats in a separate festive bucket or bowl, so you can easily access them when baby/toddler trick-or treaters come knocking on Halloween.

Dog Halloween Treat Bags

What you'll need:
  • Purina® ONE® SmartBlend Chicken & Rice Formula for Dogs - It's formulated with your dog's well being in mind at every life stage — and real meat is always #1. My dog absolutely loves the real meaty morsels (US Patent pending) of chicken! 
  • Clear or Halloween themed cellophane bags
  • Festive ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tags / A Pen to clearly label the brand / flavor or treat/food that you've included in your bags.

How to:
  • Place 2 cups Purina® ONE® SmartBlend Chicken & Rice Formula for Dogs in each cellophane bag. 
  • Add tags that clearly label what you've included in your treat bags.
  • Tie with a festive ribbon.
  • Place all of your doggy treats in a separate festive bucket or bowl, so you can easily access them when pup trick-or treaters come knocking (or barking:) on Halloween.

Ready to gear up for Halloween with your baby and fur baby? Grab your free printable now, and stock up for your baby and toddler treat bags, on your next Target run! Make sure to snap a few fun pics of your tot and fur baby donning their costumes, and post them to your social channels with the to enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes, both for your little one and your pet! Think that your baby has what it takes to be the next Gerber Baby? Make sure to get some cute shots with just your little one, then post to your social channels to enter for a chance to win BIG (see below for more details.)

I know I'm a bit bias, but I definitely think that my baby could definitely be the next "Gerber Baby." Just look at those cute little cheeks of hers! Now in it's 8th year, Gerber is ready to shake things up! Parents can enter their little ones photo via social sharing, using the hashtag  #GerberPhotoSearch2017. will feature a dedicated promotional page, to announce and delight weekly contestants and to share many of those precious photos of babies. One Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 PLUS the title of the 2018 Gerber baby! Parents may enter their baby for a chance to be the next Gerber Baby, who may be featured in paid media and Gerber's social channels. Additionally there will be SIX weekly winners for their Baby & Pet photo search! Each weekly winner will receive $500 prize pack, 1 year supply of Gerber baby food (valued at $600), and 1 year supply of pet food (valued at $540). Parents may enter a photo of their baby and pet for a  chance to win weekly, using the hashtags #GerberGigglesandWiggles and #GerberPhotoSearch2017. See the official contest rules for more info, contest hashtags, and prizing details. CLICK HERE for the Official Rules.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Puerto Rico, who are 18 years of age or older, have a valid Instagram account and/or email address, and are parents of a child 48 months of age or younger and meet certain background check requirements. Enter search by: 11:59:59 pm ET on 10/27/17. For Official Rules, including eligibility and entry requirements, judging criteria and prize descriptions, visit : . Void where prohibited.

I can't wait to see all of the entries! So much cuteness, for sure! What are your little ones and pets going to be for Halloween this year? I'd love it if you'd share in a comment below, or tag me on Twitter @one_savvymom.

Happy Halloween, friends!