6 Must Know Things about Phantom Fright Nights 2017

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Sure, I’ve started celebrating Halloween since the beginning of September (I need at least two full months of the holiday fun!) and last weekend was no exception. A visit to Kennywood Park’s Phantom Fright Nights was just what I needed to really ramp up the Halloween fun! From the haunts to the scare zones, here’s what you need to know about Phantom Fright Nights 2017 – and how to save $10 on tickets. Phantom Fright Nights 2017 You know I’m one to never resist a good Halloween scare, so a…

HalloWeekends 2017 at Cedar Point: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky

HalloWeekends 2017 at Cedar Point Fright Lane pass

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the roller coaster capital of the world, no disputing the fact. But, when summer’s over, the park turns into a Halloween fun spot: kid-friendly by day and hauntingly fun by night. Last weekend, we had the pleasure of checking out opening weekend for HalloWeekends 2017. What we found was a delightful mix of family entertainment and a cast of creepers good enough to scare the pants off folks. Add those two together and it’s an ideal weekend for this family! Here’s the scoop –…

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: Dates (and Fun!) Announced

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017

You know that old Christmas tune, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”? That’s how we feel with the announcement of 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates and information! It seems that Disney is loving the party as much as we are with dates beginning in August! Here’s the scoop on the Halloween fun, dates, and what you can expect! Sand and Snow uses affiliate links to give to great deals and savings for products we endorse and support. Yes, we also may receive a small commission, too.  Save $8…

5 Easy tips to Create a Drop Dead Gorgeous Halloween Tablescape

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There’s not even a touch of crisp, autumn air in sight before I start thinking about Halloween, my family’s favorite holiday! As soon as the Halloween products start hitting the store shelves, I’m filling my shopping cart with fun and festive pieces for my family’s annual Halloween dinner party. With a little advanced planning you can create a beautifully decorated Halloween table for your next party or dinner – and here’s my five favorite super simple tips to create a beautiful Halloween tablescape that will make your family smile and make your…

Packing for Halloween at Disney: Must Take Essentials and Tips

Packing for Disney at Halloween

Planning any visit to a Disney theme park can be special and stressful at the same time. Depending on the time of year you visit you have plenty of things to take into account including temps, special events and parties, and whether you’re a laid back kind of vacationer or want to try everything all at once. Here’s tips and tricks from the family that’s made 10 trips to Walt Disney World in half as many years to follow for packing for Halloween at Disney to make your family’s visit a breeze!…

Making the Most of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at WDW

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If there’s one special event at Walt Disney World that we don’t even have to think twice about attending is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom! From September through October (and sometimes even the beginning days of November), the park comes alive with vibrant, fall colors, special shows and fireworks displays, and of course, it’s the one chance that we grown-ups get to go all out and dress up as our favorite characters. Along with the fun of the party comes hacks to make the most of your…

How to Celebrate Halloween and Christmas at Walt Disney World in One Trip

If you’re planning a vacation to Walt Disney World in autumn, you can celebrate both Halloween AND Christmas on the same trip. With a little advanced planning and a few trips to the official Walt Disney World website, there is a way to get the best of both holiday worlds. My family loves visiting Walt Disney World for the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and I’ve noticed that when we attend the last party of year (generally right around November 1st or 2nd), it seems as though the parks change from…