Fall In Celebration…I Love My Town!!!

We moved to Celebration a little less than a year ago, so this is our first Halloween here and I am really excited about being here!!!

The first thing we got to experience was Oktoberfest. The original dates of Oktoberfest were rained out, so they gave it another shot and it was wonderful!

Living so close to downtown is a blessing and a curse during these events, because while it is hard for visiting friends to find parking near the house it is also a huge convenience to be able to walk down to the fun!

There are tons of concerts and activities during this two day event, however the highlight for Zoe was the leaves falling! Leaves fall at 7, 8, & 9 pm and you get cute little bags from the downtown merchants to catch them. It was a hoot to watch the kids (both big and small) scramble to catch these leaves!!!

This was a super busy area!!!
Everyone was having a blast decorating their pumpkin!
When it got close to the first falling of the leaves, everyone started to make their way downtown.
THEY'RE FALLING!!!
This is a VERY happy Zoe!!!
The bag...
 
The Leaves!!!
The sky as we were walking home. So pretty!!!

Another highlight of Fall in Celebration is the Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration (511 Celebration Avenue), where you can purchase a pumpkin and take some great pictures to help a great cause. 100% of your pumpkin purchases benefit Help Now of Osceola, Inc, a non-profit organization that helps provide shelter and empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

It is a great Pumpkin Patch!!!
A look at part of the pumpkin patch.

They have these great pictures spots for everyone to enjoy!!!

I love these guys!!!
I couldn't resist taking a picture of this!!!
Heck Yeah we were!!!! Thanks Emily for letting me know about these guys!!!

And right around the corner from the pumpkin patch is the pirate house! This family really knows how to do it up for Halloween!!! Every year they transform their house into a pirate ship…Enter if ye dare…

A look at the house.
Umm...I think we've been hit...
We have...now give me some candy!!!
By the door to the house.

So of course, we had to get in the act!!! And with the help of some amazing friends (Thank you Tom, Emily, Todd, Cheryl, Dan, and Shalon!!!!) this weekend we carved pumpkins and started to decorate around the house for the upcoming swarm of Trick-Or-Treaters!!! I am hoping for more treats than tricks…

This bad boy was HEAVY!!!!
Getting ready to carve the pumpkins!
The gang in action...don't let Tom fool you...
The finished products...and the tub o'candy & baskets of goodies.
Todd and Tom roasted the pumpkin seeds for us to snack on!
Our front/side porch so far...

After Halloween things calm down to celebrate Founders Day in Celebration on November 11th, which I am really looking forward to attending!!!

And then before you know it is Thanksgiving and the snow begins to fall…but more about that later! 🙂 I want to enjoy my first fall here as long as I can!!!

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Spooky Buddies On Disney Blu-Ray And Disney DVD Out September 20th

If your house is anything like mine, you have a small child that has been going on and on about Spooky Buddies, out on Disney Blu-Ray and Disney DVD available on September 20th!

Zoe is a huge fan of these cute puppy movies, and I have no doubt that she will love this one as well!!!

It’s Halloween, and Disney’s irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going on. With the help of some unexpected new friends, including a friendly ghost, this trick-or-treat adventure is howling-good Buddy fun.

In a race against the Howlloween Hound, the Buddies and their new friends, Pip, Zelda, Rodney and Skip must stop Warlock the Magician – and save the world from his dastardly deeds.

Overflowing with action, humor and a bag full of bonus features, Spooky Buddies is a spooktacular adventure that treats you to a celebration of friendship and teamwork your whole family will enjoy.

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Blu-ray™ Bonus Features

  • “Monster Mash” Music Video — Featuring The Cast Of Disney Channel’s Hit Show Shake It Up
  • Sneak Peak: Disney’s Treasure Buddies
  • DIGS: Rosebud Edition — Join Rosebud As She Invites Kid Reporter Leo Into Her Home For An Exciting Tour

Blu-ray™ Technical Specs

  • Presentation Size: 16×9
  • Presentation Type: Widescreen
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital , Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles: French Canadian, Latin Spanish

DVD Technical Specs

  • Presentation Size: 16×9
  • Presentation Type: Widescreen
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital , Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles: English ESL, English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish
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UPDATED: 2011 Halloween Merchandise!!!!

I have to say that Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, and I am really excited about the new Halloween Merchandise Offerings!

They seem to be a little more on the ‘scary’ side this year, but they are still fun through and through!

I hope that you enjoy the 2011 Halloween Merchandise offerings as much as I do!

Continuing with my Mickey Ear obsession, I take a look at the Pumpkin Ears! Soooo adorable!!!
The pumpkin stem detail is cute!!!
The Minnie witch ears are my absolute favorite!!!!
I love how they changed the bow this year!!!
FrankenMickey Ears!!!!
I bolt details are awesome!!!
These bad boys light up, and are pretty stinking cool!
Mickey Ears Headband with a Pumpkin Witch on top.
Mickey Ears Witch Headband that lights up! I love the spider that dangles at the top!

A look at the 2011 Halloween Banner
The spooky 2011 Halloween Reusable Bag
2011 Halloween Reusable Bag
A few of the Home Decor offerings! I love the Halloween Trees!
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SHIRT!!!! This is the front of the Women's Halloween shirt.
The back of the Women's Halloween Shirt
Close up of the Men's Halloween shirt
Another close up of the Men's Halloween shirt.
A close up of the glow in the dark kid's Halloween shirt.

Minnie is my favorite!!!
Halloween Pins
Halloween Lanyards

I like how the Mickey pumpkin topper is a little creepy this year.

The Mickey ghost antenna topper is an oldie but goodie.

I really loved this Minnie Mouse bracelet!
Halloween Pens!!!
I know that these aren't really Halloween-y...but I thought that you might like to see them.
The Tinkerbell little hat.
The back of the Tinker Bell Hat.
The Cheshire Cat little hat.
The back of the Cheshire Cat little hat.
The Mad Hatter little hat.
This is the side of the Mad Hatter little hat...this one definitely has the most detail!
The back of the Mad Hatter little hat.

 

This morning I went by World of Disney at the Downtown Disney Marketplace, and found a few more items that I would like to share with you!

These tea light holders are pretty cool!!!
Mugs Mugs Mugs Mugs
Halloween Treats!!!
A Haunted Mansion of your own!
Crazy Mickey...I know that I already tweeted a picture of this, but I couldn't resist!!!
Popcorn...get your popcorn!!!
Again, I know I tweeted a picture...but it's Halloween Duffy!!!!!
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Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando

Last weekend we spent two great days exploring all that SeaWorld had to offer for Halloween.

It was a ton of fun!!!

We took several trips on the Halloween trail, The Underwater Fantasea Path, to collect candy and pictures with unique characters (included in the price of admission), to decorate cookies, and to have a fun time at the park.

Zoe especially loved Abby Cadabby’s Halloween Adventure! The highlight of this area was an interactive maze that makes use of all your senses to help Abby find her wand.

Our second morning in the park began with an early character breakfast at Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast. Talk about a great value!!! Adults are $18 ($16.20 for Passholders) and Children are $16 ($14.40 for Passholders), and included is a buffet breakfast, Shamu cup, a short show, and exclusive meet & greets with your favorite Sesame Street friends.

We also visited the Seaport Theater to watch “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween”, which featured Count Von Count, Elmo, and other friends from Sesame Street in a cute musical about Halloween time fun.

Afterwards we had a lot of time to check out the park before the Halloween area opened at noon. We are now super fans of “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” and all of their slapstick antics. If you haven’t seen it…YOU MUST!

It was definitely a great weekend!!!

I hope that you enjoy the pictures!!!

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