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Disney Shares Halloween “Homebound Day” Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner! Disney continues their celebration of all things spooky with a few fantastic Halloween “Homebound Day” ideas. Decorate, get crafty, and bake up something delicious! Check out the spooktacular details below as shared by DisneyParksBlog. Happy Halloween, Disney fans!


Many may know the legend of the Halloween Tree at Disneyland Resort. From beneath its branches and gnarling bark, stories have been told of witches, mummies, skeletons and more. This special tree was added to Frontierland on All Hallows Eve 2007 as a dedication to author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury, who wrote the novel “The Halloween Tree” in 1972, was a personal friend of Walt Disney and collaborated on many legendary Park projects. This living monument has delighted guests during Halloween Time for more than a decade with its beauty and playful painted pumpkins. You can unearth more about this and other tales of Halloween at the Disney Parks in the brand new book, “Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks.”

The Halloween Tree at Disneyland Park

Now it’s your turn to weave a tale of a haunted Homebound Day around your very own Halloween Tree. So gather your little pumpkins for a windfall of fun.

A mini tree will do just fine, then spraypaint it a gourdy orange. Add some colorful leaves, fake or real, and a glowing string of sparkling lights.

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Now it’s time for some peculiar embellishments like a menacing string of mini pumpkins. Here’s how to create…

You will need:

  • A bag of small orange pom poms
  • A black marker
  • Thin wire or string
  • Black ribbon

Instructions: Draw the faces onto the pom poms with the black markers. Make some spooky and make some silly, it’s all up to your creativity. String them together using the string or wire. Wrap the garland loosely with the black ribbon. Finally, wrap your pumpkin patch around the tree.

The Evil Queen has a devilishly delicious treat for you that’s best served around a Halloween Tree. Don’t worry, these are sickly sweet rather than potently poisonous. Be sure to have a parent present to help.


  • Cake pop kit
  • Red candy melts
  • White candy melts
  • Piping bag

Instructions: Follow your favorite cake pop recipe. Place the cake pop sticks into the cake pops. Warm up the red candy pellets and dip each cake pop until fully covered. Next, warm up the white candy melts and place into a piping bag. Add the “dripping” top as well as the skull-like face. Plate and serve!

Disney+ Halloween watchlist

The tree is dreadfully decked out and the treats are tormenting your waiting taste buds. Pick one of these spell-binding movies and enjoy the finale to your Halloween Tree inspired Homebound Day.

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.