Every year, our primary school has escaped the madness that is Book Day dressing up, and has just had a lovely book fair in the school hall instead.
(Any excuse to buy new books is fine by me.)
This year, however, in their infinite wisdom, they’ve decided to follow the other sheep (sorry, schools) and have said that the children are to dress up.
Yes, I know, I KNOW it’s all a bit of fun, and I need to lighten up, but that doesn’t stop me doing a big internal scream and sweating a bit at the mere thought of having to think up a costume.
Making things isn’t my ‘thing’. Words are. So, I will not be joining the ranks of the Alpha Uber Mummy Brigade and hand knitting my own costumes, or indeed spending a shedload in a mad panic at the local fancy dress shop.
If you’re like me, what you need to do instead is decide what you DO have in and they go as a character from that.
Luckily for me, we’re all Harry Potter bonkers here, so we already have a Gryffindor scarf and a wand. A pair of round glasses purchased from Poundland and a lightning shaped scar on his head and voila, he’s Harry Potter.
We’re sorted, he’s happy and all for the princely sum of a pound!
If you’re still wondering what to do for World Book Day, here’s some other easy, lazy, cheap (take your pick) ideas:
The Worst Witch
Have you got any Halloween costumes kicking about? If you’ve got a witches dress and hat, you can go as Mildred Hubble from The Worst Witch series.
Another dead easy one. A pair of colourful stripy tights and a frock, and hair tied into plaits. Sorted.
Stripy red and white t-shirt. Ta-da.
Hey, they don’t even have to go in anything but uniform here. Just have some knee length trouser shorts (get raiding the summer uniform wardrobe) and sling a satchel over their shoulder.
(Don’t forget a cap as well.)
Next year, hopefully it’s back to the book stalls again…..