Friday, October 15, 2010

It's a Happy "Halloween" Party!


Thank you for coming to this wonderful event hosted by "A Fanciful Twist!"
My Halloween party takes place at Disneyland, CA.
Because we live so close, we have annual passes and visit as often as we like. :)

Here, my Son Dyllan (age 6) and I attended the Mickey's trick or treat party at Disneyland on October 12th. We have been attending the original event since day one when it used to be at Disney's California Adventure. This year they changed it over to D-land and I could not be more happier!
The party here was quite possible the best to date!
As usual the Haunted mansion looks delightfully spooky...

During the ride, I went to put my camera away and it accidentally turned on. The flash went off and I noticed this odd photo! I've never seen a purple trail like this one before...cool!

That's Dyllan and I. I'm a purple witch and I made my costume! I also made Dyllan's costume...he is "Alvin" the chipmunk. You can see more of his costume here!


Dyllan was really impressed with this "lego" costume and especially liked the hands.

Disneyland did a great job of special effects and I love how they made the fog "roll" in.

These are the "treat" stations all around the park. I read somewhere that there were 64 stations. I lost count at 24 and we had only done 2 lands! Now mind you, the park let us in as early as 4pm and the trick or treating started at 6-11pm. (we left at 10pm) They give you wrist bands and teeny tiny treat bags for your loot. From experience, we brought our own large treat bags but they were so generous in "giving" that at times my "bag' was to heavy to go on. :)



When we arrived at the park, we first had a nice sit down early dinner with a waitress and outside entertainment. It was nice. Also because we were there on a Tuesday (gasp a school night!- I know...but it's only once a year) the lines for the rides were ultra short, letting us ride most all we wanted at least twice! In between rides and getting candy, we stopped off at to dance! Here Dyllan is doing the "slide'...yes, that's a human tootsie roll... lol!

Loved the light effect....





I especially loved the effects on the castle!



We scored a great spot and planted ourselves to wait for the parade which was very charming. I delighted in the creativity of them adding characters that I was familiar with.



I just "love" these witches and their costumes!



Each mickey pumpkin that came out, was dressed to match the characters to follow....













Here are the bears from Country Bear jamboree and Jungle book.



It was a treat to see this costume. the platform shoes alone were just amazing!

I wish I could have taken photo's of all the costumes we saw, but there were just too many!
Here is my costume. I made the tutu dress and was inspired by this blog post.
Purple is my favorite color so this costume was a definite shoe in! I even wore it when I picked up my son from school. I'm pretty sure I stopped a Few parents dead in their tracks! And little girls at the school and Disneyland would come over to me and "pat" my skirt....I think it's a tutu thing.


Our feet pooped out before we had a chance to canvas the whole park! We did catch bits of the light show an dfireworks. Dyllan was so tired that he fell alsleep twice during the show.
I highly recommend this event if you have a chance to go.
You don't need a pass to purchase a ticket, although having one does give you a early bird discount.
Soooo much fun! bring a big bag for candy, water and wear comfortable shoes. I can't wait to attend again next year! This was quite possible the best Halloween party ever!


On the way out, I stopped to re-group my items and noticed Dyllan had stopped to rest on a bench too. :)

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween party and that you'll visit the other party goers here.
If you are interested, I'm also having a giveaway!
Halloween is my favorite time of the year and I'm feeling EXTRA generous!
I'll be giving away 3 Halloween/Fall paper crafting kits!
Custom designed just for you!
Comment on any of my postings for all of October ( the month is not over yet! :)
on my Scrapbooking/Craft Tutorial blog here.
and on this blog (Faerie Dust Dreams)

I will choose one winner per each blog the first week of November.
To be entered in the 3rd prize,
just "Follow" me ...found on the left side of my blog.

Happy Halloween and Good Luck!

44 comments:

LYNDY WARD said...

Great Party Post, purple is my fave color also.

Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic post!!! please count me in your givaway!!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a FUN Halloween party! Thanks for inviting me to play with you! :)

I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

Enjoy the parties!
Theresa

Carysa said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Someday we will also go to the Halloween party at Disneyland. Cute costume on you as well!

JoAnne said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for the Disneyland party! What a treat! Stop by my party, won't you?

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow that was fun! Thanks for inviting me! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Fair Rosamund said...

Ooh, a party at Disneyland, how fun!! :) I loved all of your pictures, your costumes were great! Thank you for having me over at your wonderful party :) ~Lauren

Róisín said...

You have annual passes to Disney Land??? Wow! Your son is the luckiest little boy in the world! Great post by the way. Happy Halloween!
Roisin x

http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/

Róisín said...

You have annual passes to Disney Land??? Wow! Your son is the luckiest little boy in the world! Great post by the way. Happy Halloween!
Roisin x

http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

I've never thought of going to Disney Land for Halloween, but of course, it's perfect! I mean all the magickal witches and love your outfit!

Nanc Twop said...

Those costumes and characters are great - thanks for sharing your pics!

Sophia said...

What a super fantastic party and post. Loving it. My guests and I would like to take a short ride on that pirate ship before trudging across land back to our Manor where we have many other fine guests mingling around!

Check out Harrington Manor Ball today.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH!! That is a dream come true, Halloween Disneyland, whenever you'd like??? A DREAM!

Thank you for sharing your magical photos!! What fun!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Annabelle said...

Oh imagine Halloween in Disneyland, I see why your little fellow was pooped, I would be too!
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

Happy Halloween !

Grab your broom and fly on over to THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD ( thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com) for your chance to win three of my original art prints…only comment required.

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Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I loved this glimpse inside Disneyland at Halloween and I loved your purple witch costume too. I'd love to go to Disneyland at Halloween myself. How great that you and your son got to share this.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful party you had. I wish I was there too. We've been to Disney world but Disney Land looks like the place to be. Love all your photos. thank you for sharing and your comment.

Papillon Bleu said...

Oh...wish I could go there again!!!!

Thanks for the invite.
;-)

Wendelou72 said...

Looks like so much fun! Thanks for the journey! Happy Halloween.
Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

Jennifer said...

Love your wonderful party post!! It looks like a lot of fun!! It would be wonderful to celebrate Hlloween at Disney!~

Sherry said...

How neat!! We love Walt Disney World, never have been to Disneyland. Very fun night, would love to visit at this time of year. Happy Halloween.
Sherry

Renee said...

I love your party post. What a great time you all had. Makes me want to be at Disney sometime for Halloween.

Your son looks like he had a great time.

I'm a scrapper, too. I have to come back and visit again.
Thanks for coming to my party.

Aurelia said...

Happy Halloween Blog Party! Thank you for coming to visit my party and for your kind comment :)

I've been working my way around everyone's party and it's been quite a trek! lol!

Yours is such a great post! I'm moving to America very soon (to Florida) and one of the things I'm looking forward to the most is to visit Disneyland :)

The pictures you took are great, you obviously had a lot of fun :D I love the effects on the castle too.

This has been my first blog party but I've had such a great time :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Wendy said...

Michelle,
What a wonderfully enchanted party. There is no other place to party like Disney. I am a Disney fanatic. We try to take the kids every year, but we live in TX and that is quite a drive. If we could we would live there 24/7
It looks like you had so much fun. I love both of your costumes. I'm a tutu girl too, so I unde3rstand the patting thing.
Those pumpkins were great and I loved the fog rolling in as well.
Happy Halloween!

Spells and Wishes,
WEndy from Wonderland

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

oh!! Disney for Halloween. I am so envious. It looks like the best!!

When you have the opportunity please come over for a visit!
http://wood-wings.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-ride.html

Lenora said...

Love Disney - and it looks so warm! Thanks for the ride - glad we made it - better late than not! - please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

LOVED your costume! Wow what fun you guys had! I've never been...and probably never will so it was fun to go vicariously at least. :)

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I loved your party post, it is so much fun. :) The decorations are fantastic and I really enjoyed the disguised pumpkins for the parade. Your costume is wonderful too!

Thank you for visiting my party and for inviting me to yours.

Romeo said...

Wow! What fun to have!!!! I worked at Disney in Orlando and they never had a Halloween Party. I wonder if they do now for surely that would be so worth it!!! Thanks for inviting us along to your Halloween adventure!!!!

"Her" and Romeo

Que Bella said...

Such a great party post! I love Disney, but have never been, so I really enjoyed all your photos. Thanks for inviting me and for visiting my party!

Kari Desi said...

Michelle, thanks for visiting my party! I'm still catching up. I loved your Disneyland party!! BTW I used to live in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. I miss it soooo much!!

Della said...

Fascinating to see the haunted mansion in Disneyland CA, as I'm used to the ones in Orlando and more recently, Paris. They're both so different. Thanks for the great tour and also for stopping by the Fürsts! Best wishes!

Rodi said...

Your Halloween Party at Disneyland looks like so much fun! I live pretty close to Disneyland Paris so I should really go visit this time of year...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!

Sarah said...

I have a dream to make it to Disneyland at Halloween! Thanks for sharing the great pictures! And thank you for stopping by my pumpkin wedding.

Tammy said...

How fun! Looks like Dylan is one lucky boy. Loved your costume and his. What a fun way to trick or treat!These will be wonderful memories for him.

Scrap Vamp said...

What a great post! Loved all those fun pictures! I had so much fun and I hope you'll come visit me, too!

OohLaLaura said...

I've never been to the Magic Kid Place, but it actually looks kind of fun on Halloween.

Thanks for sharing all the neat photos! And I liked your pigtails.

Jo said...

Thanks so much for dropping by! And thank you for sharing these photo's with us, what a great time! Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

Sarah said...

I loved sharing your visit to Disneyland-it looks such fun! I love the lego man too!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

What an awesome post! I so want to take my boys now :) Thanks for sharing such fun with us!
Cheers!
Kristen
queen of nostalgia

Romy of Pixie Paper Arts said...

You're so lucky to be so close to DL! What a fun post! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Michelle said...

Aw you're so lucky! My kids would love to do that. Hopefully next year we'll all go. I love your Son's Alvin costume.Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Hauntings!

Sandy xox

Kaneka said...

Wow, Sounds like a wonderful party at Disneyland. glad you guys had fun and your costume looks great.

mermaiden said...

you clearly had a fabulous time! thank you so much for sharing :D Funny, I had a custom order this year for a Minnie witch hat for a gal who goes to Disney every year for Halloween.
Thank you so much for stopping ny my party and extending the invitation to yours!

Susan said...

following. I am was turning green reading your post and looking at the pictures! What a wonderful time you had. I didn't know Disney did it up for Halloween, how cool!

I was also very much enjoying your table decors above.

Thank you:)

Peace,
Susan

come visit, there is still til tomorrow night ( friday) for my giveaway..scroll through 2 posts then you'll see my post-party post, main party post(giveaway) and pre-party post)

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