Not-So-Scary Halloween Party--Do parents dress up?

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  1. tweedlemom

    tweedlemom DIS Veteran

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    Hi! I'm super-excited about my next Disney trip in Sept '08; we'll be going to the NSSHP for the first time ever! Problem is, I don't know if my husband and I should dress up with our sons (ages 5 and 6 in 9/08) or not. This will probably be the only time we go to the Halloween festivities for YEARS. (I'm a teacher on mommy-hiatus and will never be able to go to Disney that time of year again until I retire!) So, do all of you adults/parents dress up? Or do you leave the glory to the kids? Do families usually dress up with a theme? I know we'll have a blast regardless, but I don't want to regret NOT dressing up. What has everyone else done? Any suggestions???
     
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  3. jobie61

    jobie61 Designated Family Disney Planner

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    Of couse they do and you should too.
     
  4. doctorhead

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    i would definitely dress up. i'm sure your kids would find it fun if you did. there are lots of adults dressed up. i've actually seen parents take their kids to these events, and the kids aren't dressed up. i felt sorry for those kids.
     
  5. Dizneydaz

    Dizneydaz DIS Veteran

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    We were a family of 3, my DM, DD7, and myself. We all were themed t-shirts I made. I figured what with the heat, and the rain, we would be more comfortable this way-and we were! If we do it again this year, we'll most likely do the same.

    Here's a pix of us that night
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    (Oh, and the webbing on the shirts was glo in the dark and looked really cool in TL with the special lighting.
     
  6. Nala80

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    I went to the Halloween Party last October (2 adults, no kids). I didn't wear anything special and didn't even have a special shirt. That was a mistake. I think I should have worn at least a Halloween-themed shirt or something. If I had really done some planning, a costume would have been good too. I saw lots of adults-only groups wearing costumes, so it is definitely not for kids only.

    Have fun!
     
  7. TXYankee

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    I'm not a parent...I don't even have kids, but I am a 40 something adult. last year I went to MNSHP ad the Bride in the Attic (beating heart and all) and My friend went as Master Gracey (with roose). We had a blast!! Dress up and enjoy!
     
  8. debloco

    debloco <font color=red>You know how I feel about frogs<br

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    Yep, lots of adults and parents dress up :thumbsup2
    We went for the first time last October and all three generations were in costume...
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  9. pepe of ohio

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    By all means dress up. Nowhere else can you be a kid again and not feel silly. We dressed, mid 50's, totally enjoyed the night. when boarding the monorail at the Poly to go over we were like transported to another world, most everyone was in costume from maybe a shirt and hat to the most elaborate adult costumes I've ever seen. singles, familes, girls only, men only, it didn't matter and then walking into the dimly lit, decorated MK, felt like 40 years washed off me and I was 10 years old going out on Halloween night again. Forget you age and stature if life and step into the world to the little ones and let them see that mom and pop can be a blast once in their life and wear a silly costume.
     
  10. Christine43

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    Cool shirts, Disneydaz. I don't wear a lot of Disney t shirts but I would definitely wear that. Nice job.
     
  11. annie1995

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    What great costumes!!!!! I wish I were that creative!!! I'm still struggling on what my kids will be wearing:rolleyes1 :rolleyes:
     
  12. ThunderMTexpert

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    Of course they do, and you should, too!!

    This is my mom, dad, and little sister at the NSSHP a few years back!! Happy haunting* :lmao:

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  13. dr&momto2boys

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    Adorable! :thumbsup2
     
  14. twoeeyy

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    were going twice this year and we have already planned our coustumes and have actually got most of them put together:rolleyes1 , I know I know it is early but what can I say we love :love: halloween.
     
  15. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    We went Oct. 2006 and had a blast. My two DS's dressed up as Darth Vader & Spiderman. I went as the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio. I wore my bride's maid dress from my sisters wedding with fairy wings. We will be going again in 2008 to MNSSHP, and we will dress as a family. I have it narrowed down to Wizard of OZ, Alice in Wonderland, or Shrek.
     
  16. SwansLoveDisney

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    You should absolutely dress up!!! Everyone in my group will be dressed as dalmations, and there's not one kid in our group.
     
  17. annie1995

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    Gosh, I'm having a hard enough time finding costumes for my kids that won't kill them with the heat, let along find stuff for us:headache: :rolleyes1 . Ugg, I need ideas:headache:
     
  18. jbpatrice

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    My husband and I went in October 2005 and we dressed up as Lady and the Tramp. My sister made us awesome costumes. We even had a plate of spaghetti and meatballs that I had made out of styrofoam balls that I made and yarn as the noodles. My husband was a real trooper and we didn't have kids at the time. We both love Disney and Halloween so what a great place to be. I also saw parents with their two children dressed as the characters from The Incredibles. Disney is the best place to be and age does not matter when dressing up in costume. Good luck with finding costumes.
     
  19. Pooh_Bear_92

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    Not to sound stupid, but me and my family are going to DW this year, i know that they celebrate it for most of october but is the day that everyone dresses up only on halloween? as we leave Florida on the 27th of October! and will miss the big day! :(

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  20. WDWCastMember

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    Dress up, don't dress up, its up to you...everyone has a blast, some wear costumes, some wear Halloween t shirts, some wear MNSSHP tshirts, its all up to the person....just have fun, enjoy and don't forget to trick or treat!
     
  21. tweedlemom

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    I'm getting very excited now. I think I've talked my husband into dressing up. He's 6-11 and stands out like a sore thumb for his height. I think he's afraid of getting too much attention if he dresses up, but I'm sure if everyone is in costume, it won't be a big deal.
     

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