It’s the season for all things spooky, but let’s add a Disney Halloween twist! From snacks, decorations, outfits and beyond there’s a way to add Disney into every season. Halloween pumpkin decorating never looked so magical! I’ve collected some of my favorite Disney Halloween tricks, treats and costumes to share with you.
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Disney Halloween Ideas for 2020
Our Halloween season would usually include attending fall festivals, school carnivals and participating in trick-or-treat events! In addition, we always made several visits to the theme parks to see Disneyland at Halloween. Attending the inaugural Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party was a seasonal highlight!
Despite the Halloween cancellations of our favorite fall activities, we’re making the most of the season. As a result of many autumn events being held off this year, you might be looking for extra fun things to do. These Disney Halloween ideas are perfect for 2020 and are a fun way to bring some of the not-so-spooky Disney magic to your home this Halloween season!
It’s a Nightmare…Before Christmas!
Let’s start off this party with the King of Halloween, Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack and Sally always take over the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland and you can get in the spirit at your house too. It’s a Halloween mashup that’s truly spirited! Check out these Nightmare Before Christmas and Haunted Mansion themed items that add just the right amount of scare to your lair.
- Jack Skellington sugar cookies are SO easy to make because you only need white and black royal icing and they go together quickly. Try this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe from Mommy Mouse Clubhouse.
- Keep cookies ready to eat inside this Jack Skellington Kitchen Canister from ShopDisney!
- Simpy Today Life shows how to create an easy, no-carve hand-painted Jack Skellington Halloween Pumpkin.
- Try these super cool and colorful Sally Sugar Cookies from my friend Jana at Whiskey + Sunshine.
- These Jack Skellington Pajamas from ShopDisney double as both sleepwear or an easy costume.
- Available in both adult and child sizes, “Is This Halloween” Face Masks from Get Away Today are ideal for the fall season, whether touring the theme parks or out trick-or-treating.
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Calling all spirits! This Tiki/Haunted Mansion Tote Bag mashup by Jeff Granito Art on Etsy is sure to hold ALL the trick-or-treat candy. It’s also reversible, featuring two unique images.
- Remind your guests to Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts with this crafted Cricut Haunted Mansion Pillow Cover from The Crafted Sparrow.
- Get into the Halloween spirit with a rousing Game of Life – Haunted Mansion Version or these Haunted Mansion Playing Cards, both from ShopDisney.
- Polka Dots and Pixie Dust share how to create a cobwebbed Haunted Mansion Inspired Mantel.
- This poster from Etsy of the Hitchhiking Ghosts from Haunted Mansion is a quirky addition to your home decor.
Spooky Little Touches
I like to make my seasonal decor subtle, almost like a Hidden Mickey. Rather than gory or all out frightening, I enjoy using autumnal decorations with small dashes of spooky. Above all, it’s more appropriate to my family, especially with a preschooler who is easily scared! These are fall ways to decorate your home and body with Disney this Halloweentime.
Boo to You! This Mickey Halloween Doormat from Imagineered on Etsy will welcome everyone and signal that there’s Disney fall fun ahead.
Decorate your manicure and pedicure with these adorable not-so-scary Disney-Inspired Halloween Nail Decals from Hail the Nails on Etsy.
These Pirates of the Caribbean Drink Coasters from Just Jo and Co on Etsy add just the right dash of creepy charm to tabletops during the Halloween season!
Decorate the fall season with flowers, placed inside this bright and festive Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Vase from Ohana Kingdom on Etsy.
Dia De Los Muertos
In recent years, I’ve loved the inclusion of Dia de los Muertos at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park. Moreover, it incorporates one of the best Pixar movies, Coco!
- Parties with a Cause offers a Day of the Day Non-Alcoholic Sangria recipe that’s kid-friendly and appropriate for the celebration.
- Miguel’s Guitar will complete your Coco Halloween costume in this tutorial from Over the Big Moon.
- Kids will love to color and craft in this bargain priced Coco Friends Forever Activity Book.
- Make yummy Churro Party Popcorn recipe inspired by the movie from my friend Tania at Lola Lambchops.
- Seize your moment each morning with a cup of coffee in this Coco Color Changing Mug from ShopDisney.
Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus
Disney’s Hocus Pocus has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years. That’s especially true with the addition of the Sanderson Sisters into the Walt Disney World villains show during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
We all need dishtowels, right? And these Hocus Pocus Kitchen Towels from The Magical Feather on Etsy are Halloween perfection!
- Bubble up some troubling treats that are inspired by Hocus Pocus with these Witches Brew Brownie Bites from Cool Moms Cool Tips.
- Big Bear’s Wife shows you a DIY to create your own Black Flame Candle, just like from the movie!
- Signal all trick or treaters to beware of witches running, “Amuck Amuck Amuck!” with this whimsical Hocus Pocus Wreath from K Rose Designs Crafts on Etsy.
All Things Star Wars for Halloween
Star Wars Halloween costumes have been popular since I was a kid. There’s no stopping them now, with the release of the newer films and the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks! If you have a Star Wars fan in the house, these are some awesome ways to bring the franchise in during the Halloween season.
- The Mandalorian is the hottest new Star Wars show and costumes from this Disney+ series are sure to be popular. Dressing your little one in this “Baby Yoda” The Child Costume is a must do for Halloween 2020!
- My friend Britni at Play Party Plan has a Star War Scavenger Hunt to get you in the party mood.
- Check out these cool R2-D2 and C-3PO Star Wars-inspired Pumpkins I found on Pinterest from DIY Candy!
- Read Star Wars books like this Little Golden Book I Am a Hero featuring all the brave heroes like Rey and Chewbacca.
- Want to make a Jawa Costume, complete with glowing eyes? Red Shoes Red Wine has the full tutorial.
- Light up the trick-or-treat basket with this DIY Star Wars Lightsaber Lights from my friend Karen at Desert Chica.
- All the fall feels with your favorite characters on this Star Wars Trick or Treat Tee from Lilo Shop Co on Etsy.
Disney Halloween Costumes and Fall Outfits
Let your kid’s imagination run free when choosing this year’s Halloween costume. Even if you aren’t going through the neighborhood for trick or treating this year, it’s still so much fun to dress up!
From Frozen, Toy Story, Peter Pan, Mulan and The Little Mermaid, there are some awesome group costumes found on ShopDisney to put together for the entire family.
Make this fun DIY Mickey Halloween Pumpkin Shirt, inspired by Disneyland’s Main Street USA jack o’ lantern.
My kids love to choose a Disney character to recreate each year as their costume choice. Disney Halloween ideas for costumes are endless, with group outfits, princesses, and beloved characters topping the list. Making Halloween costumes on a budget isn’t as hard as you think, with these practical tips.
Choose an adorable soft Boutique Minnie Mouse Halloween Dress, like this one from Adore Me Kids on Amazon to wear all autumn season.
For an at-home Disney princess treatment, try these DIY Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ideas for hair, makeup and additional styling.
Mickey Treats and Halloween Treasures
Welcome Mickey and Minnie into your entire fall season with these treats, decorations and treasures for Halloween and beyond.
This Gather Table Runner from Practically Perfect Pi on Etsy features a subtle Mickey pumpkin. The perfect fall color and design will carry you through all of autumn!
- How amazing are these Mickey Mouse Mummy Cookies from my friend Taty at Cool Moms Cool Tips.
- This adorable Halloween Mickey Ghost from Cutefetti glows at night!
- My friend Jessica at The Happiest Blog on Earth has the easy tutorial to make your own Mickey Jack O’ Lantern.
- Can’t forget Minnie Mouse! These adorable Minnie Halloween Witch Ears from ShopDisney will give your Halloween festivities the perfect Disney spark.
Disney villains are a safe way to incorporate a little darkness into your Halloween fun. In other words, they’re so bad…it’s good! For the perfect Halloween theme, mix in a few of the favorite villains from Disney classics including Ursula, Maleficent and Doctor Facillier from the Princess and the Frog.
Set the tone for Halloween night with this Snow White Evil Queen inspired Poisoned Apple Votive Candleholder from ShopDisney.
- Create a villainous graveyard with these DIY Disney Villain Tombstones tutorial from Adventures in Familyhood.
- Design a gallery wall featuring your most hated Disney Villains in Silhouette with this craft from Down Home on Main Street.
- These amazing purple and black Ursula Cupcakes from Multicultural Maven are to die for!
- Light up the night with this Designs by Miss Mandee Cricut craft for Maleficent Paper Lanterns.
- From Cruella de Ville to Jafar, this Disney Villain Halloween Shirt from PassionWear Shop on Etsy has all the icons represented.
Disney Halloween Entertainment For the Kids
Be chillin’ like a villain with the kid-friendly Descendants series, available on Disney+. These Descendants Dress-Up Crowns from Applemint House on Etsy are ideal for topping off those Mal, Evie, Uma or Audrey Halloween costumes.
- Kimberly at Savvy Mama Lifestyle shares a free printable Disney Halloween Kid’s Placemat.
- Make a Frankenstein Mickey Ears Ornament in a DIY Halloween craft from The Inspiration Edit.
- Get glowing with this line-up of Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates from Baby Savers.
- Read about the tiny Disney Junior vampire and her friends in this book, Vampirina Treasure Haunters!
This post was originally published Sept 14th, 2016 and has been updated and republished.