One night as we were discussing our upcoming plans for our trip, the kids asked us what costumes we were going to buy. When Pierre and I told them we weren't dressing up, they were crushed ... no really, the room went very quiet, which is not normal for around here. I asked them why we should dress up. Hayley's response was, "Because it is fun!" The three kids then started shouting out ideas of who we could be. Suddenly, one of them said, "Why don't we all be Toy Story characters or Tangled characters?" Suddenly, the idea that we would all dress in one theme had some appeal. We came up with several ideas, and finally we settled on Toy Story. The kids decided that Pierre would be Buzz, Emily and I would be Jessie, Joey would be Woody and Hayley would be Bo Peep. I was a bit tentative still about dressing up, but how could I say no to my kids who were SO excited that Pierre and I would have costumes too?
After much searching online, I was able to find just the right costumes for each of us. I will say when we first arrived at the Magic Kingdom all dressed up, I was very self conscious! We had people stopping us and saying how great we looked. A couple of families we crossed paths with throughout the night would yell out, "Look it is the Toy Story Family!" But the best moment was when we got into line for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. There was a preschooler in line in front of us, who clearly was a Buzz Lightyear fan. He gave Pierre (dressed as Buzz) a huge smile and wave. It was really cute.
In the end, I am so happy we all dressed up and were within the same theme. It made for such a fun night and lots of interactions with other families. Of course, we did pass a family all dressed as The Incredibles, who looked awesome! Joey, Hayley and Emily are convinced that we should be the Incredibles next time, though I am not so sure Pierre and I's "figures" would do justice to those costumes!
If you are considering heading to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, I highly recommend dressing up, and even more so, I highly recommend having a family theme. It made for some fun photos to say the least!
Are you headed to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party this year?
Who will you be dressing as?