When it comes to Halloween, Neil Patrick Harris and his hubby David Burtka take things very seriously. (#Tbt to the Haunted Mansion costumes from 2018—genius.) They also rope in their kids, 8-year-old twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. But what’s their process like for choosing such epic—and family themed—costumes each year?
PureWow had the chance to ask Harris while he was in New York City to promote his partnership with Quaker Chewy and their back-to-school initiative to provide kids with a wholesome, delicious snack, but also help teachers through AdoptAClassroom.org.
The star of A Series of Unfortunate Events was quick to reveal: Everyone in the family has a shot at pitching Halloween costume ideas.
“[How we choose a costume] changes every year,” he says. “The kids are getting older now, so they’re getting more stubborn in their opinions. We’re also getting more desperate in ours, so we try to meet somewhere in the middle.”