It still feels like summer here in Florida, but this is the time of year that Disney starts gearing up for its autumn events. Pumpkins start appearing along Main Street and sneak into the flavors of the drinks at Disney’s Starbucks locations.
Most importantly: autumn is the time of year for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This annual ticketed event typically runs from August to October, and its first 2020 date would have been this past Thursday. Of course, Disney has been operating under radically different conditions since March of this year, but some of us (not naming names) already had group Halloween costumes planned with our friends!
“What’s this?” you say, “You can’t wear costumes in Disney World!”
And you would normally be correct! But Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of the rare annual events at which guests over the age of twelve are allowed to dress in costume (the other notable exception is Villains After Hours). And, boy, do guests go above and beyond every year with elaborate costumes, most of them Disney-themed.
When Disney announced that the Halloween parties would be cancelled in 2020, most guests moved on to planning for the yet-to-be-cancelled Christmas parties. But here at FashionEarsta we are keeping the Halloween Party raging….at home! And just like Mickey’s party, ours will run alllll fall (so make sure to check back every week!)
What are We Wearing?
Because we’re partying at home this year, there’s no one to tell us that we can’t wear Disney costumes every day! Here’s some Earspiration from the closets of your favorite FashionEarstas!
FashionEarsta Magic Shots!
One of my favorite parts of any Disney party is the chance to snag exclusive Magic Shots with the Photopass Cast Members! There’s nothing quite like opening up the My Disney Experience app three days later to discover that the awkward pose you did in front of the castle has been transformed into a spooky tableau featuring Oogie Boogie!
It’s not a swinging good time without Halloween Party treats, so here are three that you can make at home! Whether you’re planning your own socially-distanced Halloween party or are just looking for recipes worthy of a not-so-scary afternoon, these are guaranteed to be delicious.
- 1/3 cup corn flour
- 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup + 4 tablespoons water
- 1 1/3 tablespoons gelatin powder
- 1/4 cup egg white
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/3 cup corn syrup
- Piping bag and tip
- Melted chocolate or food marker
- Round orange sprinkles
- Store-bought pink marshmallows
- Sift corn flour and 1/3 cup powdered sugar together. Spread on a parchment paper-lined tray, set aside.
- Add 4 tablespoons water to gelatin powder. Set aside to swell.
- Add 1/3 cup of powdered sugar to egg white, beat until peaks are formed. Add in lemon juice and set aside. Don’t remove from mixer.
- Add 2/3 cup powdered sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup of water to a pot. Cook and keep stirring until the temperature reaches 245° F.
- Remove from stove and add in gelatin mixture from step 2. Mix until there are no lumps.
- Add the mixture from step 5 to the egg whites from step 3. Turn on the mixer and mix until combined. Add to piping bag.
- Pipe out the mixture into the shape of Zero onto the prepared tray from step 1. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Use melted chocolate or food marker to draw on Zero’s eyes and mouth.
- Dot on a little melted chocolate and stick an orange sprinkle to the marshmallow by Zero’s nose.
- Cut out Zero’s collar from pink marshmallows and attach.
Billy’s Worms and Dirt
- 12 Oreos
- 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 3 oz gummy worms
- Place the chocolate sandwich cookies into a resealable plastic zipper bag, and crush with a rolling pin into crumbs. For a more mud-like appearance, separate the cookies and remove the cream filling before crushing them.
- Whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and milk in a bowl, stirring for 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle about 1/3 of the crushed sandwich cookie crumbs into the bottom of a spooky dish (the more grave-like, the spookier!) and spoon the chocolate pudding over the crumbs.
- Smooth out the top of the pudding, then top with the rest of the chocolate cookie crumbs to resemble dirt.
- Poke gummy worms halfway into the dirt. Refrigerate until serving.
Make any Cupcake a Halloween Mickey Cupcake!
- pre-made cupcakes of any flavor!
- White frosting
- Purple and orange food coloring
- Purple and orange sugar sprinkles
- Orange sprinkles
- Brown and orange M&Ms
- Regular Oreos
- Mini Oreos
- Separate white icing into two bowls and color one with orange and one with purple food coloring
- Ice cupcakes with either orange or purple frosting
- Dip each cupcake in colored sugar sprinkles
- Take a regular Oreo and twist it apart, saving the half with frosting on it and discarding the other half
- Take a mini oreo and twist it apart, then place each half on the back side of the big Oreo
- Once you have created the head, place it onto the back third of the cupcake
- Place two M&Ms on the front of the cupcake to resemble Mickey’s buttons
Here’s some more ways that we’re celebrating this year!
For the entire month of September, we’re going to be having a wicked good time with Disney Villain-themed reviews! And check back here in the FashionEarsta features for spooky content, villain vote-offs, and deep-dives into some of our favorite baddies.
Halloween Shopping Guide
Going to Disney this fall? There’s no reason you can’t still rock sinfully spooky headgear and a Disney-inspired wardrobe. We’ll feature a variety of looks, from traditional family-friendly costumes for trick-or-treating, to dapper DisneyBounds that you can rock at the parks without having to wear a costume.
All of our looks will feature ears that are currently available on Etsy or other sites, so you can plan ahead for your own parties or vacations! We’ve been hoarding villainous and other seasonal ears in our Cave of Wonders and can’t wait to show them off to a whole new world of FashionEarsta readers.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Everyone’s costume may be a winner at Disney World, but here at FashionEarsta we love a good contest! We’ll reveal our Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns (Disney-themed, of course) on October 23 and put them to the vote, so be sure to check back in and share your own design for a chance to be featured!
That’s all for our Halloween Party kick-off! Make sure to check back every week, because we’ll be keeping the festivities going all fall!
Pixie dust and glamour!
The Fancy Floridian