Post originally written on April 28, 2012 while on a Disney Dream cruise.
We had such a great time at the pirate party. I think I had just as much fun dressing the kids up as they had being dressed up. The two of them looked adorable.
I even added a braid to the side of Gabby’s hair to give her that extra little touch. She loved it.
Noah dressed as Captain Hook for Halloween one year so we saved the costume and brought it with us just for the pirate party. I also packed pirate eye patches and temporary tattoos for fun. I didn’t tell the kids about each item I packed so while they were out of the room Tapanga laid it out on the bed for me to surprise them. I bought Gabby’s costume on the ship since she didn’t have any pirate gear outside of the eye patch. When I saw this costume at one of the ship’s stores I knew she would love it. She considered herself a pirate princess. Disney also left Pirates in the Caribbean bandannas for each person to wear in their staterooms.
When the kids got back to the room from the Oceaneer Club and found all their stuff laid out on the bed just in time to get ready for the evening pirate events they were beyond excited. T and I told them that Tinkerbell must have delivered the surprises to our room. That made the costume mean so much more to Gabby. She wore it proud and told everyone it was from Tinkerbell.
The evening started out with the Villains broadway style show, then a mini pirate party on top deck for 20 minutes to get the kids excited, dinner at Enchanted Garden and the final Pirate in the Caribbean party with a fireworks show over the ocean with dance party. Jack Sparrow and his crew made an appearance as well. It was amazing. The kids danced and sung along to pirate songs with smiles on their faces. None of us wanted the fun to end so I let them stay up later than usual. After all, it’s a vacation.
Do you save your kids’ Halloween costumes each year? Have you ever had a need to reuse them?
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