Halloween Preparations with Frankenweenie

My kids decided that Frankenweenie looked a little too scary for them. We declined going to the advance screening because when we saw the trailer at the theater, they were both hiding their faces. I asked if they wanted to see it, and the response was, “Yes, but maybe next year.” It looks really good, so hopefully I can talk them in to it at some point!

Eric remains very interested in it, however, since it was released in theaters on his birthday. He mentions it often, so I thought I’d work some Frankenweenie elements into our celebration. We have a pre-trick-or-treating potluck with our neighbors each year, so this year we’ll make these yummy mummy pizzas:

Here’s the recipe/instructions (click to download):


I also found some adorable shredded cheese monster snacks on Pinterest (of course!) that will go nicely with these guys. It’s so nice to have some creepy Halloween snacks that don’t involve sugar! Seriously, they’ll be getting enough sugar as it is.

We’ll be carving pumpkins this week, so I downloaded some Frankenweenie carving templates. I really get into pumpkin carving, but the kids thus far haven’t really been old enough to handle the whole knife thing. I think this is our year, and these fun stencils will help.

I like decorating with spiders at Halloween because they are real. And very creepy to me. I don’t like the idea of inviting ghouls and demons and witches and what not to my house, but I can get behind spiders and eerie lighting. We have a fog machine that will be going outside as well, that is creepy enough for me and mine!

Here are the links to download the carving stencils:

FRANKENWEENIE – Carving_Instructions

What do you think of Frankenweenie? Too scary for your kids? Not scary at all?

Here’s my favorite of the movie trailers:

Happy Halloween!


Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE is playing in theaters now.

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, and I received no compensation to promote this movie. Because I work with Disney, I was given access to these downloads to share with you, but all opinions – as always – are solely mine. I shared them because I think they’re cute!

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