I love Halloween! – The decorations, the spooky vibe, the fall-ish-ness of pumpkins and falling leaves, the Disney touches…if you’ve been hanging out here with me for a while…heck! even if you’re new here, clearly “Living a Disney Life” hints at what you can expect from me! Especially at Halloween!
The difficult part of this season for me is that we live pretty much in the middle of nowhere. In the 10 years we’ve lived in our house, we’ve had literally a total of three trick-or-treaters. If you want candy from my house, you have to drive here specifically. While I grew up walking door to door on Halloween in our huge subdivision, gathering up ridiculous amounts of sweets, we had to drive our children trick-or-treating over about 10 square miles to hit the homes of aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and best friends.
I love holiday decorating – doesn’t matter much what holiday, you can bet I’m going all out with the decorations. It might be an obsession, but that’s the way it is. This year I decided to throw a small costume party for The Fam and a few of our friends. Maybe I wanted an excuse to dress up, maybe I wanted an excuse to see my children, maybe I just wanted to show off my super-awesome-amazing decorations (no room went unadorned). Who cares? Party!!!
Halloween Party – Disney Style
We picked a date, ordered the invitations, assembled the guest list and got busy with the party prep! Raymond and I decided we’d go as Cruella (I had fun with the makeup!) and Jasper while Junior chose Captain America. Joseph and I cooked all afternoon & by 7:00 pm, we were all set (He and his girlfriend, Lyndsey are the cute Jurassic World couple in the party pics, Megan’s the adorable Princess Leia).
What a great time we had! Rain prevented us from making the party indoor/outdoor, but there was plenty of food, music, and games. I love it when people embrace the spirit of a gathering and there was no shortage of creative, creepy, and elaborate costumes! I can only hope that everyone had as much fun as we did!