Bring on traditional Halloween fun with Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses from Department 56! No doubt, these delightfully designed, lighted orbs will bring Disney charm to your Halloween decor.
After all, Mickey and Minnie are right at home in their Pumpkintown houses created by Department 56. They’ve certainly welcomed the Halloween festivities, donning costumes and decorating with pumpkins and candy corn. Indeed, from young whippersnappers to old bats – everyone is welcome!
Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses Display Supplies
- side table, your choice (We chose a reclaimed barnwood table.)
- 6 to 10 mini pumpkins of various colors (Number needed will be based on the size of your table.) You can use real or artificial mini pumpkins.
- three 9-inch by 12-inch felt sheets in colors coordinating with the PumpkinTown Houses ( For example, we chose orange, purple and brown. However, dark green, yellow, black or gray would work in the mix, too.)
- small bag of candy corn (Or large bag if you like candy corn.)
- maple leaf pail galvanized, trimmed with rope (#1251032, $8.99)
- Happy Halloween metal sign (#1218898, $8.99)
- 5 black cardstock bats, 2 large and 3 small
- Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses by Department 56
DIY Black Cardstock Bats
- First, download the large and small bat templates at PJs and Paint. Then print the templates and cut out one of each size to serve as your pattern.
- Second, using the pencil or pen of your choice, trace two large and three small bats onto black cardstock.
- Third, cut out the bats and using a hand-held paper punch, punch a hole near the top of each bat’s head.
- Fourth, fold each bat in a wide fan fold to suggest dimension and movement of the wings.
- Last of all, thread a length of fish line through the hole in the bat’s head, knot the line, and trim the excess line from the short end.
Assemble Your Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses Display
- First, layer the 3 felt sheets atop the side table.
- Second, set the Pumpkintown houses in place. As shown in the photos, put Minnie’s house on top of the upside-down pail for added visual interest. Then clip the lights into the houses and plug the cords into outlets.
- Third, place the Mickey and Minnie accessory piece between and slightly in front of the two Pumpkintown Houses. Place two mini ghost pumpkins between and to the back of the houses.
- Fourth, sprinkle candy corn across the display.
- Fifth, if you have a lower bar or shelf on your side table, accent it with mini pumpkins.
- Last of all, hang the sign and bats to complete your display.
Looking, in general,for more inspiration for Halloween decor? By all means, take a look at our friendly ghost display idea with dense and delicious Black Magic cake or hang a wreath you made yourself on your door to greet trick-or-treaters.