Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Everything right now is kind of blah, what with the goings on, and it was a great motivation to finally edit and post this vlog of my 2019 Halloween party experience. I absolutely love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (I’ve posted about it quite a few times over the years) and this year was just really delightful- great weather, a cute (recognizable) costume, and some great time with my family.  We also visited the Food and Wine Festival, Galaxy’s Edge, and the Grand Floridian for tea!

I’ll post more in depth about my costume later, but for now I hope you like the vlog!

Tuesday’s Ten: Halloween Candy Edition!

Halloween is tomorrow! Hurray!

We never really did Halloween when I was little. I dressed up when I was four (Marist College cheerleader- my grandfather was the college president and sent me a little uniform and a pompom as a present) and when I was five (ballerina princess- I couldn’t decide, so I was both). And then my parents decided that Halloween was evil and we should celebrate NO MORE.

Ironically, I met my husband at a Halloween party my senior year of high school.

Anyways, between my parents majorly easing up, being in my twenties and free to dress up if I so choose, and a sister obsessed with Tim Burton movies and cosplay (and often Tim Burton cosplays), Halloween is a much more relaxed occasion. I have two costumes lined up- I’m going to be Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls at school, and then I’m going to be Coraline while I hand out candy.

Which…THAT IS THE BEST PART OF HALLOWEEN. Right after dressing up, because I LOVE any excuse for dressing up. Next year, when P and I are in a house again, I’m totally going to have a fancy dress up party.

But yeah. Candy!

Here’s the best options that I look for in Halloween treats:

#1: 3 Musketeers bars

#2: Twix

#3: Those little packets of M&Ms

#4: Milky Ways

#5: Milky Way Midnights, WHICH ARE EVEN BETTER THAN NORMAL ONES BECAUSE YAY DARK CHOCOLATE.

#6: Krackel bars (Crunch bars are okay, but Krackels are better.)

#7: Anything dark chocolate

#8: Actually, chocolate’s pretty good. Unless it’s the weird store brand unlabeled stuff, because ew.

#9: ANYTHING FULL SIZE INSTEAD OF MINIATURE. It’s like hitting the frickin’ jackpot, man.

#10: Runts. You know, those little fruit-shaped candies from vending machines that don’t taste like fruit at all? Yeah, those are good.

And here, as a bonus, ten things that NO ONE, AND I MEAN NO ONE, wants to get in their little plastic jack o’ lantern candy bucket things, SO FOR THE LOVE OF MERCY STOP HANDING THEM OUT, PEOPLE.

#1: Circus peanuts.

#2: Necco wafers

#3: Boxes of raisins

#4: Candy leftover from last Halloween

#5: Sugar Daddies

#6: Flavored Tootsie rolls

#7: Laffy Taffy

#8: Weird off brand Walgreens candy

#9: Any kind of licorice that is not Twizzlers

#10: Anything banana flavored.

how P and I are celebrating Halloween

-bemoaning over the lack of Hocus Pocus on Netflix Instant

-bickering over whether I’m going to make him watch The Others (my favorite “scary” movie) with me

-handing out candy (he has the candy, I hold the cat)

-making hard cider pork chops with apples and onions, mashed potatoes, and steamed carrots

-and then he’s going to the midnight premiere for Uncharted 3 while I frantically try to come up with a plot for NaNoWriMo

ANYONE WANT TO GIVE ME A PLOT IDEA FOR NANOWRIMO? I DON’T LIKE MY OLD ONE…