Wednesday, October 22, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Party Decor

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We find it delightfully unlivable here in this ghostly retreat. 
Every room has wall-to-wall creeps, and hot and cold running chills. 

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From the first moment your guests walk into your party, you want them to be immersed in the experience and theming. For our indoor decor, we're going to set the stage for a night filled of happy haunts and fun. Some of the elements from our outdoor decor will be brought inside as well to create the feeling of stepping inside a real Haunted Mansion.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Yard Decor

Master Gracey
Laid to Rest
No Mourning Please
At His Request

There's nothing like the anticipation of entering The Haunted Mansion.  You can see it from a distance, and as you get closer, more and more details start to become noticeable.  From sound effects, to lighting, and eerie elements like the cemetery, Disney sets the scene before you even get inside.

For our Haunted Mansion party, we want to give our guests a taste of that experience.  We don't live in a mansion, but by borrowing a few tricks out of Disney's book, we can help give our house that air of foreboding as our guests approach.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Haunted Mansion Costumes

Now don't close your eyes and don't try to hide,
For a silly spook may sit by your side.

Shrouded in a daft disguise, they pretend to terrorize.

Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

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One of the things we love about the Haunted Mansion is the Cast Members.  Not only do they dress the part, but they really get into character and often add that little extra touch to the experience. Wouldn't it be fun if we and all the guests at our Haunted Mansion party got into character too?

Here are some costume ideas inspired by Disney's haunted attraction.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Disney Legends| Mary Blair and Yale Gracey

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Blue. Enjoy the ride as we discuss some of our favorite Disney legends.

Every Disney fan knows the name Walt Disney as the man behind Mickey Mouse, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World.  He had passion and a vision to create something incredible for everyone to enjoy, and the persistence and drive to see it through.  

There was one other important talent that Walt Disney possessed.  He had the ability to surround himself with talented people.  These pioneers were the ones who worked in the trenches to bring Walt's visions to life.  They are the people behind the films and attractions we adore.  

They are Disney Legends.

Monday, October 13, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Haunted Mansion Invitations

When the crypt doors creak, and the tombstones quake
Spooks come out for a swinging wake.

Happy haunts materialize
And begin to vocalize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize

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If you want guests to "come out to socialize" at your party, you'll have to let them know about it.  The invitation is the first impression people will get of your party.  It shouldn't be overlooked.

Vera Bradley Where's Mickey? Hipster #Giveaway

This isn't a trick, but a real treat. Moms, treat yourselves for once and enter to win a Vera Bradley Where's Mickey? print hipster. We've teamed up with our wonderful Disney Bloggers to bring you a terrific giveaway.

Vera Bradley’s Where’s Mickey? Hipster is absolutely stunning in vibrant shades of blue and green, and features the classic Mickey icon. It also has numerous pockets, an adjustable crossbody strap and zippered closure. The hipster is perfect for part touring, weekend trips or just running errands in style.

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This giveaway will run from Monday, October 13th until 11:59PM Sunday, October 19th Central Standard Time.
Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter after verfication of entries, and then notified via email.
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The giveaway is open to residents of the Continental United States only, except where prohibited by law, and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
The lucky winner will be announced right here after they have accepted their prize.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Throw a Haunted Mansion Themed Party

It's October, and that means kids of all ages are getting excited for Halloween!  For the next 12 nights, we'll be sharing some Disney-themed Halloween ideas with you. This year, all of our nights are centered around a single idea, and each post will be focusing on one particular detail of that theme.