You have to give the party some ambience, I suggest having a great Disney movie on in the background, it's more fun that throwing on a CD - although a dance contest to Monster Mash would be lots of fun too!! I recommend The Nightmare Before Christmas, Monster's Inc. or Hocus Pocus.
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
- Jack Skellington Cupcakes - These cupcakes are courtesy of our friends at Spoonful - as well as #13 & 14. They are so cute, and Jack is definitely one of the stars of MNSSHP. Best of all these are an easy DIY project.
- Creepy Crawly Cakes - Not much of a baker? These are the snacks for you, pair packaged snacks from the grocery store with pretzels, chocolate and premade eyeballs and you have Creepy Crawly Cakes. Easy peazy!!
- Monster Mouth - We all want the kids to eat more fruit and here's a great way to get them to do it. Apple slices with peanut butter and marshmallows, another quick and easy snack.
- Monster Fingers - You've gotta love these creepy bread sticks. Use dough from the refrigerated section of the grocery store and add almond fingernails. You could even add string cheese in the middle before baking and have Bloody Marinara sauce for dipping.
- Evil Queen's Poison Apples - Better watch out - the Evil Queen dropped of some of her killer apples as a Halloween gift. I love the rustic look of these with the "real" sticks and love the black candy coating.
- Mummy Dogs - So cute. So simple. The kids love them. Enough said.
- Ghost Pops - Good ole Tootsie Pop Ghosts, moms have been making these for years.
- Boo Sign - This is a cute digital download from the Etsy store tangledtastic (she has lots of cute Disney stuff). Print it as big as you want and you have a great background for your food table.
- Monster Wreath - I love this wreath because it's color and furriness remind me of Sully. You could easily change it up to green and scaly and add one big eye and have Mike too.
- Carved Pumpkin Display - Carve some Disney pumpkins with your kids pre-party and make a display as big as you like. I chose Oogie Boogie and would go with a Disney Villains theme, but you could easily change it to a Fab Five theme or Disney Princess theme. You can find lots of Disney pumpkin carving templates online, just Google it.
- Disney Villains - I think it would be lots of fun to have the adults come as a Disney Villian and the kids come as their favorite Disney character. This could also help young ones get over their fear of "mean" characters before a Disney trip.
- Sweet Centerpiece - A simple glass vase transforms when its filled with traditional Halloween candy. I love this layered look, and you can eat it when the party's over!!
- Franken Goofy Cupcakes - Another great cupcake from Spoonful. They has some great DIY Halloween ideas you really need to check them all out.
- Oogie Boogie Cupcakes - Ditto #1 & #13. :)
- MNSSHP Sign - Be sure to make a sign welcoming your guests to your Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, it will help set the tone for the evening. Don't be afraid to change up the name either, try your family name (The Anderson's Not So Scary Halloween Party) or a child's name (Dakota's Not So Scary Halloween Party), even the town's name (Troy's Not So Scary Halloween Party).
- Juice Box - I found the Mickey Ghost Oreo Pops #17 at Crissy's Crafts and saw these super cute juice boxes there too. The whole party is very cute and not at all spooky, you should check it out.
- Mickey Ghost Oreo Pops - Again the theme of today is cute and easy, the white chocolate covered Oreo Mickey pops are sure to be a hit with everyone at the party.
- Creepy Candy Wrappers - These candy wrappers are so cute, but you really up the MNSSHPness when you add Mickey Ears to them!!
- CDA Mac & Cheese - This mac & cheese reminds me of the guys from the Child Detection Agency from Monster's Inc. And hey, it's mac & cheese a favorite of young and old alike.
- Candy Filled Witches Cauldron - The kids have got to go home with a candy stash. Fill a plastic witches cauldron with a large variety of candy and leave it beside the exit door with goody bags for guests to fill as they leave.
- Make Your Own Mickey - Majik Mouse (a great Disney blog you should be reading by the way) had this fun Mickey Mouse icon on their blog, and I found another use for it...make you own Mickey O'Lantern. Cut out the icons in black and have eyes, noses and mouths in white for the kids to make their own Mickey O'Lantern to take home. I will have more on this at Disney Donna Kay later this week. :)
I hope you will forgive me for straying from my Disney Princess theme for a week, I promise to be back with Jasmine next week. I wanted to give you some Halloween ideas a little early so you would have time to use some of them.
Have a Magical Not So Scary Halloween!!