I know what you’re thinking: “Lena, your boys are 3 and 5. How can this be your first Halloween?”
Well, it’s simple. This is the very first year that both boys equally, unequivocally and enthusiastically understand what Halloween is all about… and couldn’t be more excited for it! It’s Halloween this, Halloween that, Halloween EVERYTHING day and night. And the best part – they don’t even care about the treats. I don’t think they recall the element of trick-or-treating at all – which in my book, makes their excitement even better.
Halloween has been a month-long celebration for us. As soon as October hit and the spooky decor made its way into stores, we’ve been indulging in all things Halloween-related. Yes, we have uncarved pumpkins on our porch, waiting to be prepped. You can bet we’ve visited Party City once or twice, deciding on the perfect costumes for the boys. And you just know we’ve been PVR’ing all the kid-friendly Halloween specials in anticipation of the big day.
As a #DisneyJuniorMom, I’m pleased to share with you some spooktacular news: Disney Junior celebrates Halloween weeknights at 6pm ET all month-long!
There will be brand-new, Halloween-themed episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First, Stella and Sam, Henry Huggle Monster and Bananas in Pajamas… along with some classic favourites from these and other hit Disney Junior series. And to help crank up the spooky factor another notch – Disney Junior will be airing Halloween episodes ALL DAY on October 30th and 31st!
Also, be sure to check out the Big Halloween Party section on Disney Junior’s website, for tons of great Halloween games, crafts and colouring pages. We’ve been printing sheets daily – did you know that my boys are obsessed with colouring? It’s true! We literally have hundreds of colouring pages strewn across our family room floor. Sigh.
Of course, the question of the day – what will my boys be for Halloween? Well, they had big plans to dress up as Mike and Sulley from Monsters University. In fact, we scoured many a costume store to find the matching set. And while we were successful in locating a Sulley costume for Ryder, we’re still on the search for a Mike costume for Reid. They seem to be sold out wherever we look! Ack!
In the meantime, Reid decided that he wanted to be Cookie Monster. (Didn’t I tell you Halloween was a month-long affair? Yes, they’ve already worn their costumes on three different occasions!) And Reid doesn’t feel so bad about not finding Mike, because he’s still a monster, of course.
Is Halloween a month-long event at your house? What are the kiddos dressing up as this year?
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