Now that Halloween is nearly upon me, I have been thinking of ways to add some Disney touches here and there. Since I procrastinated on getting my kid’s costumes, it hasn’t been as easy as I initially thought it would be.
So in the last few days I have been running around like a crazy person, trying to get things put together. For costumes, my kids ended up with generic cowboy and princess gear. We were all sad that neither was able to be Cinderella or Woody (and trust me, we tried but those weren’t available in their sizes). For my daughter, her dress is blue and I think we’ll be doing her hair just like Cinderella, and letting her wear her Cinderella high heels. My son… Well lets just say the only way to “Disney- up” his costume was to teach him Woody sayings to strut around our block saying.
Another thing I was able to do was purchase Trick or Treat bags with Disney characters on them. Oddly the place I found with the cutest bags was the Dollar Store. They’re large, and very secure. We’re also taking the kids pillow cases (Woody and Cinderella are on those) to empty their bags into.
My husband (we lovingly call him the Disney villain at home as he is not a Disney lover) saved the day in our outside decor by carving Mickey Mouse into our pumpkins. It was an absolute blast to do with the kids as he had them guess what he was carving, and it makes me smile everytime I look out my window.
Something else I am doing with the kids in the next few days is collecting fall leaves, arranging them in Mickey shapes, and putting them around as hidden Mickey’s throughout the house and outside. It’s an easy way to get the kids involved, decorate, and save a little money as well.
Also, we are listening to our favorite online Disney radio station Magic 24.7 (on www.vacationsuperstation.com) to all of the Disney Halloween songs and shows. We’ll definitely be doing that on Halloween while getting the kiddos ready.
So, what are some of your tips to add a little touch of Disney to Halloween?