Disney outdoes themselves every day of the year. But when the holidays roll around, things just get next level. Halloween is no different, as eerie characters emerge and an unexplainable mist seems to cast over the park — perhaps from the Haunted Mansion. Buying tickets every year to attend the different theme park events isn’t always feasible, and fans are left longing for the experience to get them into the enchanting spirit. Long no more! We’ve composed a list of Disney-themed Halloween decorations that will help get your house as close to the celebration itself. Happy Haunting!
This isn’t any old trick-or-treat bucket. The iconic Mickey Mouse pumpkin is also a jack-o-lantern that lights up in a spooky glowing hue. Not only can the kiddos take these around the neighborhood while collecting treats, they can be used as decoration around the house for your Halloween after party.
One of the most notable things about any Disney celebration is most certainly the food! And while many of their treats can certainly be crafted in your own kitchen, they will be even better served in a signature Disney jack-o-lantern mug. Made of dolomite, the material has a lovely glossy look, and the vine handle is that subtle intricate touch.
Disney’s park décor is certainly eerie, but still quite friendly. Little ghouls and goblins can’t get too scared! Shaped like Minnie Mouse, this “just spooky enough” wreath is adorned with jack-o’-lanterns, and a subtle spider rappelling from the bottom. We feel this Halloween wreath really epitomizes the perfect balance of fright and fun that Disney displays come every October.
The Nightmare Before Christmas certainly gets its own spotlight at Disney parks during Halloween — and frightfully so! Theme your bedrooms, like they would at a Disney resort, with a fun sheet set that features our beloved Jack and Sally. Sizes for this particular set come in full and queen.
A Nightmare Before Christmas sheet set would certainly need a comforter to go with it! While there are full and queen sizes, you can also get a twin bed comforter set in this style. It is reversible, and features again the great Jack and Sally. Pillow sham covers come along with the set to round out the overall signature look. This will be a bed fit for a pumpkin king.
Setting the ambience is one of the critical parts of bringing a classic Disney copycat event to life! And what better way to do that than bringing the life of the movies themselves into your home? “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has kind of been a theme throughout this article, while we can think of multitudes of other movies that would be a great fit as well. This digitally remastered 25th anniversary version of the film would be a festive addition to the atmosphere.
Not only will this book put you in the Disney holiday spirit, it may give you some ideas! Filled with nearly 2,000 photographs from Disney parks all over the world, Disney super fans will be able to gaze upon various events, parades, decorations, and creative foods from many holidays — and Halloween, of course! To say the least, this will certainly be a phenomenal inspirational tool to round out those final details of your at-home Disney celebration.
If you’ve been to any of the Disney parks during the October festivities, one decoration that has likely stood out is the Mickey Mouse pumpkin fall foliage wreath that hangs from various posts. The look epitomizes fall, and the park. This particular wreath features similar colors, fall leaves, pinecones and pumpkins, which will go excellently with a Mickey Mouse centerpiece pumpkin.
Carving out a craft pumpkin to look like the iconic Mickey Mouse center of the fall foliage wreaths might be a challenge, but there are other ways this can be accomplished to capture the general essence. Use yellow construction paper to cut out the glowing face, and orange construction paper for the years, to keep things simple. But hey, if you’re feeling extra creative, go bigger!
Lurking amongst Disney parks are iconic villains that have creeped us out since childhood — in a good way! Having everyone dress up in costume will certainly give the party life! Kids can become the spell-casting Maleficent in this detailed costume, complete with head dress.
Everyone’s three favorite witches are likely from the beloved “Hocus Pocus” film. The movie just oozes Halloween spirit, in a perfectly eerie atmosphere. So when coming up with a costume that would add to the festive-ness of your Disney shindig, who better to show up than Winnie herself? The dress is ornately detailed, but you’ll have to buy the classic red wig and make up separately.
And what better prop for our villains than a bubbling cauldron? You don’t need any chemicals to create the fog, just tap water and a power outlet. It’s that simple! Different color lights fade intermittently to further enhance the incredible atmosphere this will create. We can almost hear witches cackling in the distance.
Jack-o’-lanterns are everywhere when Disney parks light up for Halloween! From the traditional, to the more unique, the glow sets the stage for a memorable night for all those who attend. Ham from “Toy Story” makes his jack-o-lantern debut, and will look cozy nestled in a corner. The product is relatively small, but can be a cute themed addition.
Disney is all about grand displays and jaw-dropping entrances! Stacked pumpkins, lit up characters, all of that creates the most magical experience. So why not add your own grand insurance with this 9-foot-tall jack-o-lantern blow-up arch way. Vines twist through the spooky faces of the seven lit up pumpkins.
Lighting is a key component for creating a screaming good Halloween atmosphere. Orange icicle lights give that perfect glow, as if torches or witches cauldrons were lighting the room. Hang them from your porch, or just light up the entire roofline. You could even use them inside to add that glittering magical Disney feel.
Let Minnie Mouse welcome all of your guests, while decked out in her own spooky outfit. The blowup decoration is 3.5 feet tall, so it’s an ideal size to fit underneath your porch or just beside your sidewalk. She lights up, and will add even more glow to your décor. The more Disney characters, the better!
Don’t feel like hanging lights? No problem! Or maybe you can’t get enough lights — that’s great too! Using projectors is an effective, easy way to add more festivity and magic to your home. Home Depot offers this “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween projector, which will cast Jack Skellington and other memorable characters from the film upon the exterior of your home.
Food is most definitely an essential part of any décor. While it’s difficult to just pick one of Disney’s themed October treats, we opted to go with the mouse-shaped cinnamon rolls. Easily adjust the size of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls to create the head and ears. Then, the toppings are up to you! But if you were to keep it true to Disney style, offer orange icing and chocolate spiderwebs.