Every year, somewhere around June, my kids start thinking about Halloween. Elaborate plans percolate and discussions turn to, “What are you going be this year?” For a long time, I’ve tried (without success) to convince my family to do something themed. All five of us as pirates? No go. Cowboys and cowgirls? No way. I even pitched Ghostbusters, Egyptians, Harry Potter, and Scooby Doo – all of which were quickly vetoed. This year though, I finally found a winner!
Over the summer, my kids and I went to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 and fell in love with the movie. The DreamWorks sequel is one of those priceless family experiences that enchants kids and parents alike. Set five years after the first hit film, Hiccup and Toothless are back in the year’s biggest and best animated movie. Once enemies, the now inseparable pair soar through the clouds, explore new worlds, and make you wish you could fly.
You can discover How to Train Your Dragon 2 by purchasing the Digital HD release on Amazon and catch the movie viewing party @DWAnimation on Twitter on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST; and get ready to enjoy a movie that’s sure to become an instant family favourite (More info on Facebook.)
My kids and I were so enamored with the adventurous, animated romp, we decided to base our Halloween festivities on it this year, from family costumes to a full-blown fun-for-all party! Irresistible dragons, adorable sheep, spirited youngsters, and fantastic costumes galore – the inspiration is endless. Check out my top picks for a dragon-themed Halloween party:
*This post is sponsored by DreamWorks.