Halloween is the best holiday of the year. There is fancy dress, truckloads of candy, and 31 days of spooky movies on television. Every year, Disney does something special for this most glorious of holidays, and this fall, they've designed a set of Halloween Disney pajamas for the whole family, and they could not be any cuter.
The set includes jammies for both parents, and the choice between either a nightgown or pajamas for the kids. The kids' pajama sets are retailing for $17, the nightgown is $20, and the adult version is selling for $30. They feature adorable striped pants, and a tee emblazoned with a glow-in-the-dark rib cage design front and center, with Mickey Mouse silhouette lollipops and candy corn splashed about around the stomach. It is quintessential Disney style at an affordable price. The pajamas are cuffed at the wrist and ankle, and the nightgown flows to the knees with a contrast stripe and looks absurdly comfortable.
Personally, I wish they made the Minnie Mouse jack-o-lantern nightgown in grown-up sizes, because it's right up my alley. Yes, I am in my 30s, and I would absolutely wear a black and purple nightgown with a Minnie Mouse on the front. I am not ashamed of that at all.
My daughter has had a set of Disney seasonal pajamas or a nightgown every season since she was born. She wears them until there are holes at the hem, and they're softer than downy fur because they've been laundered so many times.
Disney is magic and nostalgia. Both of my children spent hours watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, classic Disney movies, and loving every minute of it. Years later, I find myself humming the "Hot Diggity Dog" theme song. These pajama sets capture that feeling in a way that is tangible, and still somewhat ephemeral. They're worn for a moment in time that is fleeting, but joyful, and full of the wonder that we all experience when we're first introduced to the Wonderful World of Disney.
Having Halloween Disney pajamas for the whole family looks silly from the outside, but it's an outlet that provides such fun and bonding, and the value of those laughs and those moments cannot be overstated. Long after your children no longer fit in the pajamas, and the elbows on your pair are worn through, you will have the memories of watching Hocus Pocus and The Haunted Mansion together. You'll remember cuddling with your loved ones, eating popcorn, unwrapping the trick-or-treat loot and making a general mess, and smile. That is a precious gift.
One of my favorite things about the pajama sets is that they're 100 percent cotton. They're so soft and breathable, and launder like a dream. Now, I have noticed slight shrinkage after washing on these, so be aware that if your child is between sizes, you might want to go up rather than down. They're designed to fit snugly, minimizing suffocation risk for toddlers, so don't go too large. As for myself, I go up two sizes. Not because I'm worried about shrinking, but because I am 6 feet tall, and I don't want my clothing to touch me when I sleep. Going up two sizes ensures that my wrists are covered, and my body isn't being strangled in my bed.
These are available online right now, and will ship to you within four to five business days, with express shipping available if you need it sooner. Pro tip: if your child gets attached to these, buy a few sizes up so that they can have the same pair next year without being any the wiser. Kids get obsessed. Best to be prepared.