Wednesday, October 29, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Gravestone Cookie Pops

One of the delicious treats we have on our Devilishly Delightful Desserts menu is our Haunted Mansion Inspired Gravestone Cookie Pops. These easy to make cookie creations help to bring the spookiness of our outdoor decor inside. Plus, they add a little extra decor to our dessert table. Would you like to know how to make them?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Haunting Music

Creepy creeps with eerie eyes start to shriek and harmonize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

photo credit: Sam Howzit via photopin cc
Music is one of those things that can help tie a party together.  It's the soundtrack that goes underneath all the chit chat, laughter, clinking of glasses, and oohs and ahhs from your guests as they marvel at what you've put together.

It also helps set the mood and gives your guests a clue as to what you expect from them, and helps fill the gaps and awkward silences that may occur at any party.  So choosing your music is important. Here's some music we found that is perfect for our Haunted Mansion Party.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Devilishly Delightful Desserts

As the moon climbs high o'er the dead oak tree, 
Spooks arrive for the midnight spree.
Creepy creeps with eerie eyes start to shriek and harmonize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

No party is complete without some delicious sweets. We have some Devilishly Delightful Haunted Mansion themed desserts that will keep your guest hurrying back for more. 

(photos of the actual food will be added once the party takes place)

Tombstone Cookie Pops- Vienna Fingers and Milanos covered in chocolate served on a lollipop stick.

Grim Grinning Ghost Brownies- Brownie bites topped with a melted marshmallow.

Oreo Eerie Eyes- Oreo cookies topped with gummy rings and chocolate.

Haunted Graveyard- Layered pudding, cake and whipped cream concoction topped with coconut and Haunted Mansion printables.

Silly Spook Snack Mix- Mixture of cereal, chocolate, candy corn and marshmallows.

Fill in your dessert buffet with some candy. You could also add a caramel apple bar for an extra sweet treat.

With so many confectionery concoctions, which one would you choose?

13 Disney Nights of Halloween | Frightful Finger Foods

Rap on a table; 
it's time to respond. 
Send us a message from somewhere beyond.

Our Haunted Mansion themed feast begins with an array of Frightful Finger Foods. The wide variety of appetizer will be sure to please all of your guest, even kids. Set up your food buffet style on a Haunted Mansion themed table.

(photos of the actual food will be added once our party takes place)

Ghostly Pesto Pizzas- Mini pizzas topped with pesto and ghost shaped fresh mozzarella cheese. (you could also make traditional margarita pizza for smaller guests)

Eerie Eyes Deviled Eggs- Hard boiled eggs filled with a guacamole/salsa mixture and topped with olives and red pepper.

Restless Bones Breadsticks- Bone shaped breadsticks topped with parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara sauce.

Mummy Dogs- Cocktail hot dogs wrapped in dough.

Doombuggy Dip- A hollowed out pumpernickle bread bowl filled with your favorite dip. Serve with veggies and assorted dippers.

Round out your appetizer display with cheese and crackers, an olive tray and snacks such as chips and pretzels. You could also add chicken nuggets for your littler guests. room, you won't want to miss our Devilishly Delightful Desserts menu up next!

If you were attending our party, what would you like to have?

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.