During my visit to Los Angeles for the #ThorRagnarokEvent, we (Disney Bloggers) also visited Disneyland.  I love going to Disneyland. As a kid, we went often, and it always reminds me of my grandmother.  We would take pictures at the entrance of the park before going in to enjoy the rides.  I swear, I could have spent a few days taking it all in. It was so amazing! 



For the first time ever, Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Celebrated Haul-O-Ween just in time for the in-home release of Cars 3.  Radiator Springs was turned into “Radiator Screams” with a Haul-O-Ween makeover.  We were greeted by Scary the “Scare-car” at the entrance of Route 66 with an opportunity to take special photos. 


Photo Credit: Drew Bennett

We had dinner at Flo’s, it was delicious, and we walked under the web spun by a Spider-Car.  Everything was decorated – Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns and ghostly art, Cozy Cone dressed up in “car-stumes”, and Sarge displaying his “pump-kins patch”.



The costumes were cute, Lightning McQueen was a superhero and Mater rode by his side as a “van-pire”.  We had a ball on the rides, Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and my favorite Radiator Springs Racer was lit up with Halloween lights.  They did not miss one detail, it was a trunk-or-treating good time.


Photo Credit: Disney

In my home, we don’t “celebrate” Halloween.  And before having Chance, that was fairly easy for my husband and me.  Now that we have an 8-year-old it is harder to enforce non-Halloween activities.  Many churches have responded to this need by offering a “Harvest Fest” which proves to be just as much fun and frolic for kids.  The kids are able to dress up (or not), play games and get candy. 

When Disney asked us to share ideas around hosting a Cars 3 Viewing Party for Halloween inspired by Cars Land, with decorations, snacks and the “movie” of course, I loved the alternative idea for those looking for creative ways to celebrate Halloween.



Throwing a “Boo-tiful” Viewing Party (you can totally have that name) in your home is one of the best ways to make sure your kiddos enjoy a safe and memorable day.  The kids will have an opportunity to give candy to trick-or-treaters, and enjoy games, treats, and a kid-friendly, fun movie – Cars 3!  Sounds like fun, right?  Here are a few tips for a Cars 3 Themed Haul-O-Ween Party:

  • Cars 3 Movie ThemeDisney’s Cars 3 will be available on digital on 10/24, just in time for your party.  You may want to use fun Halloween decorations to keep your party cost effective.  Or if you’re like me, and want everything to match, you can and create snacks, party bags, and supplies created around Cars 3. 
cars-3-party-popcorn no guilt life
Photo Credit: @noguiltlife
  • Make Fun Food – Finger foods are probably best and easy to make. You can make themed food, or serve them up or themed trays.  For example, you can serve mini chocolate donuts stacked up like tires or cozy cone shaped cookies.
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Photo Credit: @desertchica
  • Have Games and Prizes – Having a few games and prizes during the night can help with keeping the kiddos busy before starting the movie. You can have a costume contest judged by attendees.  The winner will get a prize, like this Cars Land themed t-shirt.
DIY-Cars-Land-Halloween-Shirt desertchica
Photo Credit: @desertchica

There you have it, a simple but fun way to host a Car 3 Viewing Party for Halloween.  You still have a little time to make your party supplies, or find you favorite Etsy store for the items needed for our Car 3 “Boo-tiful” Viewing Party.  I am super excited and want to see your photos of the party.  As for me, I’ll be enjoying Cars 3 as well, on my sofa with my boys.

CARS LAND HAUL-O-WEEN - Everyone’s favorite Cars characters have transformed
Photo Credit: Disney

The new Halloween Fun, Thrills and Décor will be hovering over Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park until October 31st.  If you are in the area, please visit the park and please consider taking advantage of the MaxPass. And remember Cars 3 will be available on Digital HD on 10/24 and on Blu-ray on 11/7!

Do you celebrate Halloween?  If so, have you made plans for Halloween yet? If you are looking for a fun way to hang out with your kids, keep them safe…host your very own Car 3 Halloween Viewing Party too.  Share your thoughts and ideas about in-home parties, I would love to hear about them.


© LaToyia Dennis ~ Motivated Mom

Zoom into Haul-O-Ween With A Cars 3 Themed Party Inspired By Disneyland

LaToyia Dennis

LaToyia Dennis helps moms create strategies for success to live a healthy life of purpose, in abundance, and financially free by offering motivational, inspirational, and educational content that allows them to fund their dreams and be great women and extraordinary moms without compromising their family life.

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  • Omg, my son loves these! We don’t watch too much cartoon, but blanket, cup, toys… everything are with these prints! Your photos and post are very cute!

  • It’s the happiest place on earth! That popcorn also looks so good! yummm

  • This is such a cute place to be! My daughter would definitely love to go to cars themed party! 🙂

  • Ooo I just LOVE your photos. I would enjoy going here for Halloween one year. We hope to go to Disney World for Halloween next year.

  • I love these ideas for a Cars Halloween themed party. My son is obsessed with all things Cars, so this would be amazing!

  • Oh wow this makes me want to be at Disney for Halloween! It looks like so much fun but as I can’t be I am totally up for throwing a themed party like yours!

  • We are so excited for Cars 3. Our whole family is HUGE Disney fans. Love this party idea.

  • Wow, that must have been an awesome event. I’m looking forward to Cars 3. We have truck or treat at church and my neighbor through a block party for the truck or treaters.

  • We love Cars 3 at our house! This would be an awesome party to be apart of! We hope to make it to either Disney World or Disneyland sometime around Halloween next year!

  • It must be quite difficult to not celebrate Halloween with almost everyone in US celebrating it and especially about what to tell your son. Halloween foods is a really great idea!! ?

  • Wow, that sounds like an incredible event. The decorations and food are great and Mater looks adorable in that vampire costume.

  • What a fun event. I love the “Haul-o-ween” party idea. So fun. The cars looked awesome in their costumes.

  • I would love to visit Disneyland. It looks like so much fun! The Cars 3 theme is such a cute idea. Love it!

  • disney just KNOWS how to throw a party! the popcorn looks kind of amazing. i’m in the midst of a huge popcorn kick so this is what jumped out at me. haha

  • UM YES! Disney totally knows how to get the party going. This looks like an amazing party and my kids would LOVE it.

  • I don’t really celebrate Halloween because I am in a country where this tradition doesn’t really exist. However, I like your idea of a Cars themed party for Halloween. Who doesn’t love Disney movies?

  • Popcorn plus spooky desserts! Lots of reason to spend Halloween at Disneyland 🙂

  • My kids really love this movie as much as they love the others. This is such an awesome design for a party.

  • That looks like it was tons of fun. It makes me want to go.

  • Why is Disney always so brillant. Haul-O-Ween is a perfect theme for the Cars franchise that is now at Disneyland!

  • Oh my. This reminds me of our Disneyland trip last Christmas. We need to try the Halloween theme at Disneyland next year (or some year, coz we will leave US soon.)

    -Gerome of G&D Blog

  • How cute! It looks like you all had a great time, my son loves cars and would have loved it there! Thanks for sharing!

  • So much fun! I hope you have a great Halloween! xo, Suzanne

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