If you want your Halloween to be more fun than scary, then you could look at how to celebrate the holiday with your favorite Disney characters. While Disneyland is holding another amazing fireworks display this year for Halloween, and lots of fantastic Halloween-themed fun at their parks, there are many fun ways to enjoy the day with a Disney flair.
Your family’s plans for Halloween time 2013 might include a trip to a theme park, fireworks, day parade or home parties leading up to Halloween. Consider theming events and parties for young children based on a Disney film, character or theme. Most Disney character costumes are widely available in costumes stores. Take a look at the extensive selection on http://www.spirithalloween.com.
Here are some ideas for three popular Disney-themed parties this Halloween.
A Lion King Themed Party
There are some great Disney films featuring African stories, such as Madagascar and my all time favorite – The Lion King. An African themed party would be a great way to celebrate Halloween. You kid could wear a lion costume and be Simba, and the food and games could be African and animal themed (animal crackers, anyone?). Other African animals such as zebras, giraffes and hyenas would also be fun costumes choices to make or hire. Add a Halloween twist to your party with gruesome lion fangs, and a buffet of meat for your carnivores. The Lion King soundtrack is iconic and should definitely be a part of the party music playlist.
An Aladdin Themed Party
Kids love the magic and mystery of Aladdin’s world. Decorate with draped cloth and lots of middle-eastern images. For adults, an Arabian Nights style party is a great adaptation of an Aladdin themed party. Princess Jasmine is an easy and popular costume to create, along with Persian sophistication, Aladdin costumes, evil viziers and genies.
A Little Mermaid Themed Party
An under-the-sea themed Halloween party could go far beyond Ariel’s world and into a deep, dark sea. As well as beautiful singing Disney Mermaids, there are sharks and creatures of the deep your guests can come dressed as. Customize your usual party games and food adding sea shells, starfish and chocolate fish as treats. Fish fingers for kids of course, along with blue jelly and aqua colored decorations.
A Snow White Themed Party
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a very popular costume theme for kids, and easy to theme for a party. For a party food idea, serve toffee apples as ‘poisoned apples’, and seven of everything. Theme your party with red, black and white checkered throws, and set table place names of the seven dwarves.
Don’t forget to show your favorite Disney film at your party, and you can also create a quick quiz with facts from the film. Have a costume competition and catwalk show, with prizes for the best-dressed and most original costume.
There are lots of great Disney films that would make a great basis for a party theme. Have fun theming your Disney themed Halloween party. Happy Halloween!