Another Weekend of Homebound Halloween Fun
Have you ever heard the legend of the Halloween Tree at Disneyland Resort or on Disney Cruise Line during their Halloween on the High Seas sailings? Underneath its branches many stories have been told of witches, mummies, skeletons and more! The tree first made an appearance on All Hallows Eve back in 2007 to pay tribute to writer Ray Bradbury who wrote the novel The Halloween Tree back in 1972.
Bradbury was a special friend of Walt Disney and did you know he collaborated on some park projects? This living monument makes an appearance at the park each year and is just one of the incredible seasonal touches you’ll find at Disney Parks all year round. It’s also the focal point of a new book: “Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks.”
Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks – Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter
The blurb for this book reads as follows:
This deluxe jacketed hardcover is visual storytelling at its best. Almost 1,900 photographs (two-thirds of them taken just for this book) showcase Disney’s key locations filled with special holiday menu offerings, the biggest parade and stage productions and nighttime spectacles, the tiniest decorating details from amazing artists and designers, and, of course, the most significant historical holiday events. A harmonic trio of researchers, writers, and photographers logged more than 180,000 miles visiting every Disney park and resort across the globe, personally documenting the holiday installations through eighty thousand photographs and, wherever possible, meeting the talented and endlessly passionate artisans behind it all.
The book retails for $54.99 and can be found at Amazon here.
So how can you recreate a bit of this Halloween magic at home? Disney suggests that you big up your standard mini christmas tree.
Spray paint all of the leeves a goourdy orange color. Add some real colorful leaves from your backyard and add a glowing string of spooky and sparkling lights! Before you know it you have a simply boo-tiful Halloween display!
Why not add an extra element of Halloween fun with this adorable garland. You can whip up this clever creation with just a few awesome items:
- A bag of small orange pom poms
- A black marker
- Thin wire or string
- Black ribbon
- Draw the faces onto the pom poms with the black markers.
- Make some spooky and make some silly, it’s all up to your creativity.
- String them together using the string or wire.
- Wrap the garland loosely with the black ribbon.
- Finally, wrap your pumpkin patch around the tree.
If all of these arts and crafts have you working up an appetite then how about some wickedly wonderful cake pops that look like the poisonous apples from Snow White!?
Here’s what you’ll need: .
- Cake pop kit
- Red candy melts
- White candy melts
- Piping bag
- Follow your favorite cake pop recipe.
- Place the cake pop sticks into the cake pops.
- Warm up the red candy pellets and dip each cake pop until fully covered.
- Next, warm up the white candy melts and place into a piping bag.
- Add the “dripping” top as well as the skull-like face. Plate and serve!
And last, but certainly not least, it’s time for a Halloween-themed Family Movie Night! Thankfully Disney has a whole array of spellbinding movies to enjoy. Follow our checklist above for a Halloween Movie Marathon!
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