I’m so excited for the new Disney/Pixar film Coco. Ever since I read a description of the movie I’ve been looking forward to Halloween and throwing a Dia de los Muertos party.
I knew I wanted a black background and as many pops of color as possible. I also really wanted different flowers and as many skulls as I could fit.
I used window decals from the dollar store to stick to some candles.
For desserts we made a cake using an $8 skull mold from Walmart and some chewy Sweet tarts candy and icing gel to decorate. With the extra batter we did a few cupcakes.
We also baked some brownies that I cut with a skull cookie cutter and then made some marshmallow fondant that I cut with the same cookie cutter and placed on top and decorated with the icing gel.
I couldn’t pass up putting out some colorful Goldfish to snack on.
I hope you enjoyed the photos!
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and in 2012 I was lucky enough to attend the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Between the Boo to You Parade, the HalloWishes fireworks, and the special meet-and-greet opportunities with rarely seen characters, I thought it was well worth the money. I would attend one again in heartbeat, but since that wasn’t in the cards this year, we had a party in honor of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary.
Candy Corn Jello – No one in my family is really a fan of candy corn, but since it is a Halloween staple I wanted to incorporate it. I saw this random photo on a Twitter advertisement and I assumed what I saw was Jello, so that’s what I tried. All you do is make a layer of yellow Jello, a layer of orange Jello, and then whipped cream on top. I got the candy corn look I wanted without purchasing candy corn that no one was going to eat. 🙂
Paranormal Pretzels – This is an idea from Family Fun. It’s yogurt covered pretzels with melted white chocolate (use dye to get the colors you want) and mini M&Ms.
These are just Hostess Globalls a.k.a. Sno Balls (coconut & marshmallow covered chocolate cake with cream filling). I added Halloween stickers to dress them up.
Here are just some orange and black Oreo cookies and Cheetos Puffs I used for color. The skeleton cups were from Target.
Some of the decorations were from a Recollections Party Kit I got at Michaels. I added orange Mickey Mouse heads to plain black cups to bring in some Disney.
Cupcakes – These are just vanilla cupcakes with white icing that I dyed orange. We had some Halloween sprinkles on hand. The cupcake holders and food pokes were from the Recollections party pack.
Here is the full tablescape. I’m really happy with how it came out.
What better way to start this blog than with a party focused on all things Disney? I have loved Disney since I was a very young child and my admiration for the company just continues to grow and evolve as I get older.
My family started throwing Disney-themed parties in 2009 in anticipation of our 2010 trip to Walt Disney World. Now we try to fit in Disney parties whenever we can to stay connected with the magic.
I added white circles to both the red cupcake holders and red take-out containers to produce the look of Mickey Mouse’s trademark shorts.
These are yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Double-stuffed Oreos were used for Mickey’s face and the mini Oreos were used for his ears.
These little trifle cups contain whipped cream, chocolate mousse, and strawberries. (The little Mickey Mouse spoons were a great find at Walgreens)
The ladybug patterned background was a tablecloth from Walmart and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party favors and paper products were purchased at the Dollar Tree.
I hope you enjoyed the photos! Come back to check out more parties real soon!