Finally, it`s time of the year when the excitement of Carnival (Fasnacht) infects the whole Switzerland. When your kids slowly enter into the spirit you might get a little nervous running out of ideas for Carnival costumes for kids this year. We went to the party store at Franz Carl Weber and found dozens of costumes to select from. We even have tried them on and rounded up our favourites for your viewing pleasure and inspiration with some useful tips.
The best sale Carnival costumes for kids in Switzerland, according to Franz Carl Weber:
- Pippi Langstrumpf (which is our most favorite one too)
- Pirate (boys)
- Princess (girls)
- Cartoon animal characters
Here’s some tips for choosing the right Carnival outfit for your little one :
- Buying a costume at a store or creating your own, make sure it has a theme. It doesn’t need to be genius, but something that the kids will love to wear and be proud to show off.
- Enhance costumes with accessories, wigs, hats and face painting. Sometimes it’s hard to convince a kid to be a policeman or a princess, so if your child wants to look like a Halloween witch at Fasnacht, it’s totally fine for Carnival too.
- Wind, rain, even snow – make sure your kids are warm on the streets at street parades but don’t sweat when they go inside to the Masquerade party.
- Avoid costumes that can drag on the ground or block vision such as masks, floppy hats or eye patches.
- Don`t forget a little basket or a bag for Confetti and Bonbons.
If you have any other useful tips for choosing the best costume for Fasnacht in Switzerland, please let us know and we will add it to the list. Please write us on info(at)familyfirts.ch.
Here are some of the most fun Carnival events for kids with dates:
Basler Fasnacht Kinderumzug: 20.02.2018
Kindercharivari, Basel: 27.01./28.01./03.02./04.02.2018
Kindermaskenball Einsiedeln: 29.01.2018
Räbefasnacht Baar Kinderumzug: 12.02.2018
Luzerner Fasnacht: «Chendermonschter»: 13.02.2018
Fasnachts-Kinderumzug Lenzburg: 10.02.2018
Bieler Fasnacht Kinderumzug: 17.02.2018
Zurich Carneval Parade: 18.03.2018
Fasnacht Winterthur Kinderumzug: 19.02.2018
Wiifälder Fasnachtsumzug mit Kindermaskenball: 16.02.2018
*This article was created in collaboration with Franz Carl Weber.