The Princess and the Frog Disney Movie Night

Over here at our house, we are all getting super excited as it is getting closer and closer to our WDW trip! If you have been following along at all to all our other movie nights, you know that we started these Disney movie nights last June in celebration of our countdown to our trip. We have had so many, and made great memories. You can find all of our other movie nights here if you’ve missed them. This The Princess and the Frog Disney Movie Night was another great addition to our list. We had lots of fun singing along to all the songs and eating all the delicious food! You can follow the details to our movie night below, in hopes to inspire you to have one of your own! This movie night is great fun for the whole family, Hope you enjoy.

The Princess and the Frog

Disney Movie Night:

Food:

Let’s start with the details to the food we had! This movie night definitely had some of the best food! I mean how can you not with New Orleans themed food. I tried to stay pretty close to the movie for food inspiration, so of course we had some gumbo! We are no experts on gumbo, but do love it and I found this recipe that was pretty simple. A little different than normal gumbo but still very delicious and easy to put together!Image result for the princess and the frog gumbo Tiana is big on her gumbo so we just had to include it in our menu. So, my sister made This gumbo and we put it in a large bowl with a spoon to serve and had some white rice on the side for everyone to put on their plate and then to add some gumbo on top. It was delicious and everyone loved it, even the pickier eaters.  “You know the thing about good food? It brings folks together from all walks of life. It warms them right up and it puts little smiles on their faces.”

Moving on with the theme of the movie, of course we also had some beignets or “Tiana’s famous Image result for the princess and the frog beignetsbeignets.” These were nowhere on that level but I TRIED! For my first time. You can find a good recipe for them here (as well as some other themed recipes), here and here, just make sure you have all the right ingredients when making these or they won’t come out right.
“I’m gonna need about 500 of your man catching beignets for my ball tonight!”

Then as a side-option decided to make some Garlic Bread, doesn’t exactly go with the theme but it was really good with the food and was an option the kids would eat. I just went to Safeway and got some of their pre put together ones that you just warm up in the oven. But this and this are good recipes if you want to do it from scratch.

If this isn’t for you, You could try Bayou bread or this, these, this and this are other fun options for sides that go with the princess and the frog theme.

Like all other movie nights, we have to have a popcorn mix, because it is a movie night after all. So that was our final side option. The kids always love the popcorn mixes and they are easy to throw together. Just make some popcorn and add some fun themed goodies to it. Like some gummy frogs!

For a dessert option, we had Oreo and pretzel frogs! This dessert is super cute and perfect for the movie. You can find a similar recipe here.

These, this and this are other fun dessert options for this movie night.

And finally, for a drink option. I just threw together some Sprite and Ginger Ale and put it into a bowl. This way it looked like a swamp! Especially with the decorations.

I read that someone also put some scoops of Lime Sherbet with this mix, I wanted to try this out but I could not find the lime sherbet anywhere. So, hopefully you do if you want to try that. This is another cute decorating idea for your Swamp Water.

Decorations:

Now, for the details to the table decor that the food was on. For every movie night, I move my table to be the long way and push it back up against my wall and then I decorate it depending on that movies theme. So, for this movie night, I grabbed a light green and purple table cover from the Dollar Store. The green one I laid on my table and the purple one I attached to the wall right above the table to acts as a backdrop.

I then always get the trays or bowls that the food will be in (even if the food is not ready yet) and just temporary place them all in the positions on the table I want them to go. This way I can begin adding all the other coordinating decorations around or onto them. I know where everything else will go now. I usually always use either white or clear bowls, trays and pans. That way they will always match any movie theme.

Once those are all in place. I then print out a couple theme items like favorite characters, and in this movies case some items that helped bring the movie to life like lily pads and cattails. I did this by going to Google images and searching for what I wanted. Like, the Princess and the Frog characters, or lily pad clip art. I then, copy and paste them into a word document and make them into the size wanted, and then print and cut out and place all around the table and use some tape to help keep ones needed in place.

Here you can see Mama Odie, in charge of the utensil station. “Not bad for a 197-year-old blind lady.” I just bought some yellow plastic silverware from the Dollar Store and added them to a clear glass cup to hold them up.

Here is the Shadow Man and a lily pad occupying our dark green paper plates. Again from the Dollar Store.

And of course the main characters frog Tiana and frog Prince Naveen in the center of the table with some lily pads! “My daddy never did get what he wanted. But he had what he needed. He had love! He never lost sight of what was really important. And neither will I!”

The lily pads and cattails I just put all through out the table to help it really look like a swamp, like the one on their journey. And lastly, I printed out The Princess and the Frog movie title and taped that to our popcorn tub that is usually in the middle of the table! I felt that all of these components really helped bring the movie to life, especially with all the great food! This movie night didn’t have that much decor but it was just enough and super easy to put together. So, I definitely recommend this movie night for a last minute idea you can pull off for your family. A quick trip to the Dollar Store, Grocery Store, and printing some things out and you got yourself a Disney Movie Night!!

I sometimes also have some crafts or games for the kids for the movie nights, however we didn’t get to any this time but some good ideas are to print out some coloring or activity pages. You can find a bunch to choose from by going again to Google Images and searching The Princess and the Frog coloring/activity pages. Also, this, this, these and this are fun ideas for the kids.

I hope you are inspired to have a, The Princess and the Frog Disney Movie Night of your own! We would love to see any details to your night with your families, so please feel free to share with us.

What is your favorite Disney Movie? Remember to check our list of our movie nights here, if you haven’t already. I know 13 movie nights doesn’t seem like a lot, but with our big family it is! That’s why I try to make them easy to put together but yet still fun and make sure every movie we bring it’s magic. For movies that we didn’t make it to before our trip we just watched during the week like you do for normal movies. But stay tuned as we still have time for another movie night and it will be incorporating a couple princesses. I will be combining the movies Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Cinderella as I want my niece to watch these princess movies before the big trip and we don’t have enough time for a movie night for all of them on their own. So, I will be joining them and have a little treat and decor for each movie! So grab your princesses and stay tuned!

 

P.S. check out our post DIY Mickey Mouse Jewelry Bowl for some more Disney magic, as well as our Pinterest Board: Disney Creations!

Beauty and the Beast Disney Movie Night

We have made it to our 12th Disney movie night! It is getting really close to our Walt Disney World trip and we are getting more and more anxious. We have had some great movie nights and have had a great time putting all of them together. We have a few more to do and before our trip, we won’t get to all of the movies we wanted to, but we have accomplished a lot starting just in July of last year. Through it all, this movie night was one of my favorites. For one, I just looooooove this movie so much and always have since I was a little girl. Most people do love this movie and especially with the new real-life Beauty and the Beast coming out the excitement around this movie is crazy, so the time was just right to have a Beauty and the beast Disney movie night. I mean, I couldn’t have been the only one to get all emotional when Disney released the final trailer for the movie…right!?!? Anyways, we had a lot of fun, sung all the songs together and ate some great food. You can follow the details to our movie night below. I hope you enjoy and I honestly can’t wait for March 17th to come any sooner. This movie night is also great just to have to celebrate the new real-life and remind your kiddos or even yourself of the magic of the original one and then go see the new one!!! Sounds like a great weekend to me. If you missed our past Disney movie nights you can catch them here.

 

 

Beauty and the Beast Disney Movie Night:

 

 

Let’s start with the details to the food that we had.

Our main item of food was Croque Monsieur Rollups from Disney you can find the link here. These were super easy to make and fit the French theme perfectly. I wanted to keep most food items French inspired and Disney really helped with these rollups as the kids loved them, were crazy easy to make and were delicious.

Next, we had a French onion soup dip with baguettes. Fits the theme and was a fun side food for our movie night. You can find the recipe here.  Fairly easy to make, the onion can be too strong for some people so keep that in mind. Our family loved it, especially with the baguettes.

For every movie night we have to have a popcorn mix that matches the theme of the movie. It just makes sense and I actually have A LOT of fun making them. For this popcorn mix, it wasn’t as fun as I wanted it to be, but it had the potential and was still delicious.  It consisted of popped popcorn, that was then mixed with melted yellow melting chocolate (which you can find at Michaels or Walmart) and white morsels. I intended to also add red rose candies that you can find in the same section as the other two items above, but just really didn’t get around to getting them. This would of really helped make the popcorn mix pop and give that Beauty and the beast feel. So hopefully you could add these to your mix, they are a little pricey, but even adding only 4 of them would make the difference. We still enjoyed ours though and either way works. Have fun with your popcorn mix, it is a way to be creative and have fun with your food.

Following along, of course I tried “the grey stuff” it’s delicious. You can find many recipes online for this. I used this recipe, didn’t listen to my mother and follow the directions exactly and so mine turned out not to be quite grey a little more brown but oh is it so delicious, it really is. Especially with vanilla wafers, you’ve gotta try it. Keep in mind that this recipe makes A LOT! We didn’t eat even half of it even with 5 adults, a teenager and 4 kids! However, this did really get us even more excited for our Be Our Guest reservation at Magic Kingdom and I am definitely trying their grey stuff! Here is another The grey stuff recipe.

Finally, for drinks, I had champagne and strawberries for the adults and sparkling cider and strawberries for the kiddos. This added to the classiness of the theme and everyone enjoyed drinking them. The yellow of the drinks and red of the strawberries continued the theme and made it all great as a finishing touch. Another option is to have tea, especially in a teapot and cup like Mrs. Potts and Chip! I got the idea from here, and to give it an extra touch you can make the strawberries into roses like here.

Some other fun ideas I found around the web were these, this, this, these, and these. I just looked at the lyrics to the “Be Our Guest” song in detail and looked up various recipes to stuff they said and figured out what worked best for my family.

Now let’s move on to the decorated table that the food was on.

I first laid down a yellow tablecloth, connected a white tablecloth on the wall to the bottom/end of the yellow on the table to use as a backdrop. Then I got a blue tablecloth and scrunched it up and made curtains out of it by attaching ties to each corner and attaching pins to it on the backdrop, like so…

Then, I began placing all the items. Started with some of the containers that the food would be on, so that I would know where they would go and where to arrange everything else. I loved the gold tray we used for the rollups. Fit the theme lovely and was a cheap buy from Party City.

After that, I printed and cut out various characters from the movie and taped them in different locations around the table. I would place a piece of tape at the bottom of each character and then another towards the top usually to another item to help keep them up.

I also printed out the words, “Be Our Guest” in a pretty font and taped it to the middle of the white backdrop. This adds fun to the theme and helps invite everyone into the movie night.

One of my favorite decorated pieces for this movie night was the rose area. I took some of my old books and stacked a few in a pile. On top I took a red rose from the dollar store, cut it up a bit to get some loose leaves and put a long, skinny vase on top that I had lying around but you can find similar ones from the dollar store, Walmart, etc.  and then let some loose petals fall around the books and I also found a hand mirror from the dollar store that worked perfect and set it at the base of the books! This set up everything for the theme of the movie!!!! You could also use a real rose or even make one out of paper, I have a link for that below.

You can find another beautiful DIY enchanted rose project here.

Another pile of books was added to the back of my table close to the wall just to add some more of that theme around the table.  As well as a white teapot and teacup to represent Mrs. Potts and Chip! Or you can even use this new set from the new live-action movie.

You can find more decoration ideas for your Beauty and the Beast Disney movie night here, here, here, and here.

Finally, I always like to have a couple activities for the kiddos to do that involves the theme. Including coloring and activity pages, and a fun craft and/or activity for the whole family. Here are some fun crafts that are beauty and the beast inspired: This, this, and these. And of course the best family activity is to go see the new real-life movie when it comes out and/or take the family to a library.

In all, this Beauty and the Beast movie night was a lot of fun to put together and to enjoy with my family. Most decorations are super quick and easy to put together and/or get. I hope you are inspired to have a movie night of your own with your family. Cheers to the end of Winter and beginning of Spring, and hope to see everyone at the Beauty and Beast showing in March. Stay tuned for our next movie night which will be Princess and the Frog!

As we are getting closer to our date to WDW, if you have been there before, please feel free to share with us some of your favorite places to eat and other things you love most about WDW, we would love to hear from you. Keep your days magical!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

P.S. we are opening a new shop soon and incorporating a lot of Disney inspired items so stay tuned for that, you can get sneak peeks on our instagram at creativelyjazzy! A lot more sneak peeks coming soon on there especially after our WDW trip. Also for more Disney fun check out our post on Disney Luggage Tags to help you get ready for your next Disney trip!

Disney Frozen Movie Night

My family and I have been slowly moving through some of our favorite Disney movies and having movie nights for a countdown until our first family trip to Walt Disney World! You can find all of our previous movie nights here. We had to get a Disney Frozen Movie night in before Winter was over and we did just that.  Many kids and adults love Frozen including my niece and so this movie night was a lot of fun and included the most singing out of almost everyone in the group. A Frozen movie night is fun and easy to put together. There are so many fun ideas you can find on Pinterest and even just roaming different stores you can still find a bunch of Frozen items you could use for a party or movie night. I have the details to our movie night below for you, hope you enjoy!

 

 

Disney Frozen Movie Night:

 

I am going to start with the details to the food we had for our movie night:

There wasn’t a lot of food but just enough for a movie night and they all fit the theme really well. As a fun aspect and main food item we decided to “finish each others SANDWICHES!” and for a quick last minute sandwich option we decided to have grilled cheese sandwiches. You can have really any sandwich you and your family wish and you can’t really go wrong with a sandwich as even for picky eaters you can easily adjust. Little ones love grilled cheese or PB&J sandwiches and are really easy to put together.

We like to try to include some health(ish) food items as well as some goodies for our kids and our selves. We were able to have somewhat healthy grilled cheeses by using 7-grain whole wheat bread and we had them with Colby cheese and they were really delicious.

We also had Carrots and Dip, with some chips and their purpose was for “Sven Snacks” and these serve as a healthy snack option to have. Surprisingly our little ones really love carrots and so they work perfect and we don’t have to force them to eat them.

Next we had, a Frozen popcorn mix. For every movie night we HAVE to include a popcorn mix that matches the movies theme, it’s just right. They are really fun to throw together and are fun and delicious to eat. This Frozen mix included: popcorn, frozen graham crackers (I found a box of these at safeway but I know they are at other stores as well), pretzel sticks, and mini marshmallows. The idea of this mix was  to have a somewhat “do you wanna build a snowman” feel to it.

There was also Frozen Jell-O, You can find Frozen boxes at most grocery stores and Walmart. The idea was to have these as cubes of ice much like the ones Kristoff cuts and sells. We didn’t make it to cutting the jell-o up but still served its purpose and the kids love jell-o. Just another fun snack to have that fits the theme. You could also use their clear Frozen jell-o.

For a dessert option, we had these Olaf brownie cake bites. I found a box of these that came with all the supplies needed from Burlington.  You can also find it here. I let my niece help me make these so they didn’t come out perfect but still turned out great and she was really excited that she would help and watch Olaf come to life.  They were really delicious

And Finally for drink, we had a yummy and simply frozen punch that consisted of blue Hawaiian punch and ginger ale with scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Yummy!

That’s all the food items we had and they worked great but here are some other great ideas: These, this, this, and these.

Now, for the details to the decorations we had. These are usually somewhat simple and mainly include just decorating the table that the food is on. I first placed a light blue table cover on the table and a white table cover on the wall connected and behind the table. Then I began placing all the items on the table. I usually start by adding all the bowls or containers for the food so that I know where to place everything else even if the food is not in it yet or ready. And these containers always somehow match the theme (I usually use white or clear ones.) Then for around the table, I usually print-out various characters from the movie and place them around the table. Well for this movie my niece had so many Frozen toys or figurines I used both print out and her toys to decorate the table.

I also scattered some snowflake confetti all around the table as well as a few larger marbled chocolate snowflakes. I like finding paper cups and plates that match each theme, since these make for easy clean-up and really help add to the theme. And finally for decor, I cut out a bunch of paper snowflakes, just like the ones you made as a kid for Christmas to go on your windows and made them in various sizes and taped a bunch of them to the white table cover on the wall. This created a really awesome background for the table and really helped bring the theme together. Especially since it was in-front of a window and the snowflakes glowed a little.

This decor, was super easy to throw together and yet still gave off a great frozen movie theme.

Finally for our Disney frozen movie night, I try to usually include a couple activities for the kids that go with the movie. I always print-out a few coloring or activity pages for my nieces. You can do this by going to google images and searching the movie and coloring or activity pages so i.e. Frozen coloring pages and printing out the ones wanted. for this movie night, I also made some fake snow for all the kids to play with. You can find a similar recipe to what I made here.

I also quickly took some white foam cups and drew snowman faces on them and created a snowman bowling game for the kids and they really loved playing this after the movie. You can find the idea here.

That’s it for our Disney Frozen movie night! You can find a bunch more ideas like this, this, these and these, but I hope you have enjoyed our ideas and are inspired to have a frozen movie night of your own! Have a great rest of your Winter, and stay tuned for our next Disney movie night which will be one of my favorites Beauty and the Beast!!! Also, if you haven’t seen them already, you can check out all of our other movie nights here.

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

P.S. check out our post on Disney Luggage Tags for more Disney inspiration and our Pinterest board: Disney creations for even more Disney DIYs.

Toy Story Disney Movie Night

“To infinity and beyond!” Around the holidays it’s just right to have a Toy Story Disney Movie Night. Well really it’s just right to anytime but extra right during the holidays! Freeform originally ABC Family is playing all three of the Toy Story movie this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and so what a perfect time to have this movie night. I gathered my family and we had a great time watching these movies and enjoying all the Toy Story festivities. We have had a lot of Disney nights now and this was one of my favorites. We have the details to our movie night below, hope you enjoy! These movie tickets are a great fun idea to help get everyone excited about the movie night.

 

 

Toy Story Disney Movie Night:

 

 

Let’s start with the details to the food we had.

Like every movie night we have a popcorn mix that revolves around the movies theme, because what is a movie night without some popcorn! This toy story popcorn mix included: popcorn, gummy worms a.k.a. “There’s a snake in my boot!”.

We also had pizza bagels to represent “Pizza Planet“. These provided a quick and easy snack option that fit the theme perfectly and of course the kids loved them. You could also simply just order some pizza or even make your own! I loved this idea.

Next we had rocket melons, to represent buzz lightyear! These were made with kabob sticks and marshmallows and strawberries. Simply cut the strawberries into pieces and cut the end of arrow like pieces and pile all food on like the picture.

Potato chips to represent Mr. Potato head.

And for drinks we had Orange Juice to represent Sunny Side.

And finally, as a dessert option we had Oreo alien cookies. These were delicious and a big hit with everyone! Easy to make as well, simply buy some oreos and some light green melting chocolate (which you can get from Michaels), warm up chocolate according to package directions, halfway dip the oreos into chocolate and then quickly and carefully add the candy monster eye sprinkles like the picture and let harden.

All the food was delicious and I felt fit perfectly with the toy story movie. These sherriff badge cookies are also a great dessert idea, as well as these space treat ideas, these alien jell-o cups or cupcakes and this snack.

Now let’s move onto the decorated table that the food is on.

I first laid down a white tablecloth on my table and then connected to that I attach a light blue tablecloth to the wall. Then, using this cloud template, I printed these out in desired sized and then used it as a tracer to cut and trace onto regular printer paper. Fit as many as you can on one page and then pile a couple pieces of paper behind it (I had about 7 pages total) and cut the clouds out with the paper still all together, this way you get all the clouds you need in one shot.  Then take some tape or glue and attach the clouds to the blue tablecloth like in the movie in Andy’s room. I used this picture for a reference.

This I felt really added a great touch to my decorated table and really set the movie tone. So highly recommend and is easy to put together.

I then began  placing some trays or containers that I knew we would be using for the food on the table in their right places so that I knew where to put all the other table decorations.

I found a smallish box that I had lying around and used that as a decor much like this picture and wrote TOYS on the side and filled the inside with a few of my sons Toy story toy figures.

Having all of this really brings you into the movie and these decorations are so easy to do. If you don’t already have the toys you can follow similar steps in the link above.

And then, I then printed out some more items to help me decorated table. This Toy Story logo, Potato head wanted sign and this pizza planet sign. I put these all around my table to help bring it all together.

I really loved this movie night table and it was a lot of fun to put together! This, this and these are other great ideas for your table as well as these buzz lightyear cups.

We sometimes also have activities or crafts to go with each movie especially for the kids. For this movie we had coloring/activity pages (you can find some by googling toy story coloring/activity pages on google images), and I planned to take the family a huge arcade but unfortunately it snowed and it wasn’t really easy to get the whole gang together and go. But I thought that was a great idea that fit this movie.

This game, this and this craft would also be fun for the kiddos.

I hope you are inspired to have a Toy Story Disney Movie Night of your own with your family! Lots of fun and great memories. These movies are special and great for the kids. Everyone loves them and they really help get in the moods for the holidays and maybe even teach your kiddos to respect and care for their toys more. Or even take them to donate their toys they don’t use anymore for less fortunate children! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and it is filled with lots of love and happiness. Stay tuned for our next Disney movie night which will be Frozen!!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

P.S. check out our previous Disney Movie Nights if you have missed them and our Pinterest Board: Disney Creations for more Disney fun.

Pocahontas Disney Movie Night

This year has gone by so fast! I can’t believe that it is almost Thanksgiving already and in a little over a month it will be 2017. My family and I started our Disney Movie Nights this last June and we are already on our 9th one, Pocahontas Disney Movie Night. They all have been a lot of fun and this one was no exception. You can check out all of our previous movie nights here if you have missed them. I felt that this was the perfect movie to celebrate around Thanksgiving time or really any time in Fall but really anytime at all! I have always loved this movie since I was a little girl and I was excited that my nieces can now still enjoy the movie as much as I did! Fun for the whole family and this movie night provided some of the best food we have had. You can follow the details below to create a fun and loving Pocahontas movie night of your own. I hope you enjoy!

 

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Pocahontas Disney Movie Night:

 

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Let’s start with the details to the food we had!

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I thought the food we had fit the theme perfectly and they were delicious! We usually have a few options of food/snacks to nibble on through the movie and sometimes provide a more main dish type if it fits properly and this time that was Indian Tacos.  These were delicious! We have had them before, but never made them ourselves. Fun to make but take a little while to put together.

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My sister’s kids are half Native American and their aunt helped her with this recipe. You can find some similar recipes here and here. Once the Frybread is made, you can pile on top really any toppings you and your family wish. We had chilli, lettuce, cheese, olives, sour cream and hot sauce or taco sauce.

We also had a Harvest Popcorn Mix. Every movie night contains a  popcorn mix that matches the movies theme and this one was my twist on a harvest mix. The picture below is everything I used minus the actual popcorn. You can really add anything you’d like to your harvest mix.

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Our mix included: Cheezits, Rollos candies, Caramel Bugles, Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips and Popcorn! Very delicious and you get a little bit of salty, crunchy and sweet. Here are some other fun mixes you could do, this one, this and this.

As an appetizer type, I made these leaf chips out of tortillas and a template. You could also use leaf cookie cutters, which would be a lot easier. I simply took some large tortillas (Corn or flour can be used) and some leaf templates (can be found by googling images: Leaf templates) and used a sharp knife to trace around the templates and produce leaves. To speed up the process, I folded the tortilla over a couple times and then traced out the template making sure the knife went all the way through each layer. Put them on a baking sheet that was sprayed with cooking spray and then used a little bit of olive oil to brush over the tortillas, sprinkled a little salt and then popped into the oven at 250 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. This could range depending on your oven and what tortillas you used. If using corn set at a higher temp and for only 10 minutes and keep checking on them to make sure they don’t burn.

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Paired these chips with some pre-made bean dip, but any dip really that you desire works including salsa. I loved how much these leaf chips fit the theme. Here is a similar recipe!

For a dessert option, we had these really easy to make and delicious Acorn Doughnuts.

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Simply take some doughnut holes (store bought or homemade), melting chocolate (which can be found at Michaels), chocolate sprinkles, and pretzel sticks and melt your chocolate, dip top of doughnuts into, dip into sprinkles and then top with a pretzel stick and let harden. Then Viola, a delicious dessert snack. These cookies are another great idea.

Finally, we had Water and Apple Juice as our drinking options. I felt that these fit perfectly and followed our nature theme.

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Thisthese, these, and this are some other perfect food options you could have at your Pocahontas Disney Movie Night.

Now, let’s move on to the decorated table that the food is on.

To set this table up, I first laid down a light yellow tablecloth onto the table. Then, attached to the wall and the bottom of the of the table was a white tablecloth to provide a nice backdrop.

Then, I placed some printed and cut out characters around the table. You can easily do this by Google searching on images Pocahontas characters. Picking the ones you like, pasting into a document, making into the size desired and printing them out. Cut and tape to your table!

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This really helps bring the whole movie theme together, and get the kids excited for what they are about to watch.

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As some final touches, I cut out some leaves using a template onto green, orange and dark red construction paper. And placed them around the table, as well as made a “river” out of scrapbook paper I found from Michaels. You can see glimpses of these in all the pictures above.

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My favorite and final touches were these sunflowers made out of construction paper. I feel these really bring everything together and were very cute for the table. I simply made two different sized circles in brown paper, and then quickly traced out leaf like shapes onto yellow paper, cut them all out and glued all the right pieces together to make some Sunflowers. This is another decor idea.

For most of our other movie nights, we provide activities or crafts that are usually designed for the kids. This movie night got a little jumbled and we ran out of time, but this, this and these were crafts I planned to do with the kids that make great learning and fun activities as well as this idea.

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This movie night was simple but fun and easy to put together, which makes for a perfect family movie night. I hope you are inspired to have a Pocahontas Disney Movie Night of your own with your family. Thanksgiving is more about “Indians” and Pilgrims and coming together to share a meal. One reason I love this movie now is because it helps teach us not exactly history but rather to love one another for who we are, accepting differences, not judging people, and joining different cultures. Many, many people today could really learn from this movie. I am not sure what I loved so much about it as a kid, but I know it’s one that I will continue watching with my family. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and rest of your Fall. Stay tuned for our next Disney Movie Night which will be Beauty and the Beast!!! Another one of my all time favorites!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on Thanksgiving Table Setting 2017 for more Thanksgiving ideas and our Pinterest Board: Disney Creations for more Disney fun.

Lion King Disney Movie Night

We are now on our 8th Disney movie night! My whole family was really excited for this one. We all have loved this movie since it came out and were excited to share a fun movie night with our kids. This Lion King Disney Movie Night was filled with a lot of fun, laughter, food, and memories. I highly recommend having a lion king movie night of your own with your family. Even my not-so-into-all-these-disney-movie-nights boyfriend, was into the movie and having fun! So, that says a lot. This was by far one of our best nights and I hope we can encourage you to have your own. I hope you enjoy, you can follow the easy steps below to create a movie night of your own. Hakuna Matata!

 

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Lion King Disney Movie Night:

 

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Let’s start with the activities we had for our lion king movie night.

I love to always have at least one activity or craft for the kids on our movie nights. It is hard for little ones to stay calm and sit through a whole movie usually and they have a lot of fun with the activities. Sometimes they are bigger ones and sometimes they are simple ones. This time we had simple activities like coloring/activity pages and lion masks, you can find a similar how-to here. Going to the zoo and seeing all the animals would be a bigger activity that would fit well with this theme.

Other fun crafts with the kids are these pride rocks and other crafts.

 

Now, let’s move on to the food and drinks we had!

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Like always, I make popcorn mixes that match each movie and for this one the mix included popcorn, crushed Oreos (for dirt) and gummy/sour worms, kind of like Timon and Pumba‘s grub mix. A really quick and easy mix to put together. Smash up as many Oreos as you’d like mix in with your popped popcorn and and in the yummy worms. Add in other yummy treats you feel fit.

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Next, we had a Lion face hummus dip! This also is easy to put together and fits the theme perfectly. Simply get some hummus and form into a circle on a plate/dish. Then, take red, yellow, and orange bell peppers and slice them up in strips to make the main and then add some olives to make a lion face, cut them up to what is needed and finally two ritz ears! Super cute and a healthier option for your movie night. This could be like an appetizer to enjoy before the main grub, which is…

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For our main grub, we made these personal appetizer like no-bun burgers basically. A.K.A lions grub, simply take either cooked meatballs or cut up burger patties and place at the bottom of a toothpick (larger ones) and then pile on top of that, cheese, and optional toppings that you and your family like. We had cheese, pickles, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. These were really the perfect little treat for this Lion King Disney Movie night. Fights the theme, easy to make and delicious to eat and the whole family is sure to love.

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And finally, for food we had these cute lion tails, again really easy to make, kids loved them and they go really well with the rest of the food including the hummus dip.  I got the recipe from disneyfamily. I thought these were fun to make and help really set the tone/theme of the movie.

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For drinks, I simply put together in pitchers, some apple juice A.K.A. animal juice and water or drinking water hole.

All of this food I felt fit perfectly for this Lion King theme and the whole family enjoyed them. You get a little bit of everything for a nice meal for the night. Some other fun food options are this grub snack, and these paw print cookies.

Now moving on finally for the decorated table that the food is on!

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I have to admit, I didn’t have as many decorations items for this movie night as I have had on others  in the past. But, this movie night was still lots of fun and the theme came through fine. I believe for a movie night you can have very little or a lot of decor and it would be fine.

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One of my favorite additions to this table were these Animal print popcorn holders! They fit the theme perfectly and came out so cute. Everyone had fun picking out their favorite and they work perfect for popcorn holders. I got all the animal prints from online by googling each animal print in images, copied, pasted and printed about a full page out in each one. You can also try finding animal print paper from craft stores like Joann‘s or Michael’s. To fold these to make popcorn holders, you can follow this similar step.

Then, for the rest of the table, I simply took a green table cover for the table and a light blue one for the wall connected to the table. Found a couple leaf templates that I liked by searching on google images and used those to make a large and small size, printed out and used as template. Then using green paper, made a bunch of leaves and scattered them all around the table and onto certain food items.

I also google searched images of various characters and printed and cut those out and placed them all around the table.

Besides these, I made a quick and not the best version of pride rock and had that as a backdrop item, just to get a more feel for lion king.

Finally, I found a Hakuna Matata quote/image that I liked and once again printed in size desired and taped to the front of my table.

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There are many, many more items you could use to decorate your Lion King table.

I hope we have inspired you to have a Lion King Disney Movie Night of your own with your family. Have fun with it and  feel free to share with us any movie nights you may have with your family. And, even try to watch the other great movies like Lion King 2 and 1 1/2! If you missed them, you can check out our other Disney Movie nights here! Stay tuned for our next movie night which will be Pocahontas! Have a great rest of your fall!!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on DIY Disney Money Funds for more Disney Trip ideas and our Pinterest Board: Disney Creations for even more Disney inspiration!

 

Monsters Inc Disney Movie Night

We have had quite a few Disney Movie Nights now since my family started them back in June. We have made it to our now 8th movie and had our Monsters Inc Disney Movie Night on this past Halloween! Well, it is technically a Disney/Pixar Movie, anywho…I felt that it was the perfect timing since Monsters Inc. is a cute and fun movie for little ones with a Halloween theme. Also, today is actually the anniversary for Monsters Inc. since it came out in 2001. So, get your family together and get ready for a fun movie night that the whole family is sure to love. If you missed our previous movie nights you can check them out here. You can follow our simple steps to help you prepare your Monsters, Inc. movie night, enjoy!

 

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Monsters Inc Disney Movie Night:

 

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Usually, I start with the activities I planned for the kids that go with the movie…however, for this movie the kids went trick-or-treating first and then we came home and had a Monsters, Inc. Movie night! So, that was our activity. You could also print out coloring/activity pages for kids by going to Google or Pinterest and searching: Monsters Inc Coloring/Activity pages and printing out the ones you like. Some other fun activities I found from the web were this play dough, and this craft.

Let’s move on with the details to the food we had.

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We always have a popcorn mix that matches the movies theme. This time we had a monster popcorn mix that consisted of popcorn and assorted gummy candies like body parts and monster faces. This mix was a mixture of Halloween and Monsters Inc. I found a lot of fun candy options at Target.

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Next, we had a lot of protein and made three bowls of Monster Eyeballs a.k.a meatballs covered in Ragu sauce, Monster Fingers a.k. Chicken fries and Monster toes a.k. lil weenies. This is a perfect combo for kids and when you have a lot of hungry campers after Trick-or-treating! Easy to quickly throw together and delicious!

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For an appetizer while the rest of the food was cooking we had a delicious 7 layer dip. I called it the Monster Dip, I first wanted to decorate the top to have a monster/Halloween like scene but ran out of time and just threw it together and honestly no one cared because we were so hungry. Either way though, will be fun and the whole family is sure to love this I know my family does. Simply get a baking dish and layer first refried beans (after quickly warming them up first in either the microwave or stove), chilli (same directions as beans), sour cream, taco red sauce, optional: guacamole, cheese, and olives. Really all of these are optional, you can leave out anything you like or switch in something else your family prefers.

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I mentioned how delicious this is right? once everything is layered, pop into the oven for about 10 minutes or so to melt the cheese and heat everything up a little more. And enjoy!

For a dessert, we had Monster rice Krispie Treats! These were so cute and fun to make. Just make rice krispies like you normally would, cut into individual pieces and with various colored melting chocolates that you can get from Michaels, heat up each color in a separate bowl (directions on bag) and then dip the top half of the rice krispies into or use a knife to spread around, stick some candy eyeballs on and let harden. This chocolate hardens pretty fast. Use any colors you wish, it would be cool to also make them look like actual Monsters Inc characters! You can find more ideas for monster treats here!

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And finally, we had a Monster Punch, inspired by Sulley that consisted of Blue Raspberry punch and frozen lemonade. And the adults had a more adult drink to celebrate the night!

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All of this food was really easy to get together and fun to eat. There are many other ideas for food like this, these, and this.

Now for the details on the table decorations.

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I first laid down a light green table cover and then on the wall connected to the table I attached a white table cover.

Then, I began placing all the fun items around the table and the platters to the food would be on so I know where to place everything. We had a cute Mike Walzowsky trick-or-treat bin that my niece had since this year she was BOO for Halloween! So it went perfect with our table. I just took a light green Halloween bucket turned it around and using white construction paper drew out his eyeball and mouth and colored them in and glued them on. (You can see in the picture above).

I also made, a scream canister quickly the night before out of a tube from my recycle. Took some yellow paper I had hot glued it to the tube and cut off extra paper, then quickly with sharpies used black, red and silver to draw in the details. You can google images the scream canister to get more detailed idea.

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I also, printed and cut out various Monsters Inc characters and taped them around the table. You can find these images by searching in Google images as well. Or even use actually figurines your kids may have lying around.

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Also, I found these squishy eyeballs from Walmart I believe and threw them all around my table. This really helped set the Monster/Halloween theme.

And Finally, I found Monster Inc doors online and printed and cut them out and made a cute little banner of doors onto the white table cover on my wall.

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This movie night was lots of fun and easy to put together. Another fun decorating idea are these monster bowls! Great movie night around Halloween but really you could do this any time of the year and still enjoy!

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Hope I have inspired you to have a monsters Inc Disney Movie Night with your family! Have fun with it and please feel free to share with us any Monster Inc movie nights you have! What is your favorite disney movie? Have a great rest of your Fall and stay tuned for out next Disney Movie Night which will be one of my favorites Beauty and the Beast!!!

Another fun idea for movie nights that we are slowly starting to incorporate is doing a DisneyBounding like thing where we dress as a character with normal clothes, much like the Boo Halloween outfit I showed above, or even these adorable monsters Inc. nails.

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on our Disney Luggage Tags and our Pinterest board: Disney Creations for even more Disney fun!

 

Cars Disney Movie Night

I can’t believe that we already had our 6th Disney Movie Night! To think that we just started these movie nights in July! We are moving right along, fitting all the wonderful movies we can before our big first trip to WDW in May. This Cars Disney Movie Night was a lot of fun, especially for the little boys in the family. They just absolutely love cars, so this whole theme was perfect for them. My little one had never seen any of the movies before and he was hooked on the t.v. (at least for a little bit) and kept yelling “cars!”

When I originally planned this movie night, I wanted to do All the Cars movies and start the Planes movies as well if we had time. Well, things fell a little off track and we ended up watching the first movie of each movie. It was a fun time for the whole family, you can check out all the full details to the Cars Disney Movie Night below, hope you enjoy! And if you haven’t seen any of the other Disney Movie Nights you can check them all out here!!

 

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Cars Disney Movie Night:

 

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Let’s start with the details to the activities we had for this movie night:

Cardboard box Cars. These took a little while and some concentrating to make, but they were totally worth it as the kids loved, loved playing with them and just fit perfectly for the theme. There are many examples of how to make these cars all over Pinterest,  this one is good for reference. I then basically just started putting mine together in my own way. I collected different boxes a couple weeks prior to when I knew we’d be having the movie night and, ran out of time to make more so I ended up only making Lightning McQueen and Mater cars. In a quick step by step, I took a box and cut to fit the character I was doing and retaped with packaging tape, painted the car in appropriate color, added some printed out and painted details of each character and then called it a day!

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You could also make cute little cardboard box airplanes!

Also, like every movie night I had printed out coloring/activity pages for the kids. Which you can find by going to google and image searching Cars coloring/activity pages and print out the ones you want.

Another fun activity to actually get out and do with your family, if they are appropriate ages is to take everyone to bumper cars, or car racing. There are usually these in many places, just google around your area and see what comes up!

Some other cute ideas I saw on Pinterest were these kids crafts…

Next let’s move onto the details to the food we had:

Every movie nights HAS to have a popcorn mix, and this time it consisted of popcorn, and  red, yellow and green M&Ms. Simple but really worked well with the theme. You could also add more cars related goodies to the mix if you can find any.

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We also had some yummy snacking foods like pigs in a blanket, and pizza rolls. These didn’t quite have a reason to go with the theme, but they worked! The original idea for the pigs in a blanket or Little smokies was from here.

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For dessert we had these easy candy sticks with red, yellow, and green M&Ms attached to look like a traffic sign. The stick was made with Keebler chocolate cookies, and then with some melted chocolate, attached the M&Ms to it in the correct order. You could also use Twix or another candy that looks like these.

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And of course some chocolate donuts, A.K.A “Tires” that worked as a great decor as well. I got a small white plate, and a kabob stick and then began placing the donuts and building them up to hold up the stick, and then placed the rest of the donuts around to help balance it all up. Or you could make these brownies as your dessert option.

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As a somewhat healthy snack option there was also a traffic light fruit snack. This consisted of graham crackers topped with peanut butter or chocolate and then topped with green grapes, bananas and strawberries that have been cut into circles.

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Here, you can find some other super cute and healthier snack “cars” options and a super cute plate idea that matches! Or these race car snacks!

And finally for drinks we had a yellow and brown drink to represent gasoline and motor oil! We ended up getting lemonade and root beer that worked out perfectly.

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These snack options all were fun options to go with this movie night, another great option to have something besides all snacks, is to make these motor oil chicken from Disney! This provides a fun, theme matching Dinner option for your family.

Now moving on to the Decorated table details: (that we had the food on)

I started by placing a white tablecloth on the table, pushing it up against a wall and attaching a red tablecloth to the wall connected to the edge of the table. Then I began placing or marking the spots where different food trays, bowls or drinks would go and black paper plates and red plastic utensils. Once those were in place, I placed some printed out and cut out characters from the movies all around the table along with some other fun Cars related printables (characters, Cars logo for popcorn tub, Route 66 sign, Speed limit sign, and Race car flags.)

I also made a very easy traffic light out of a shoe box. I took a regular size shoe box, which was mostly already black. Used some black duck tape to tape around the box and cover up any colorful writing or design on it. Then took some red, yellow, and green construction paper and cut out matching circles in each color and placed them in the appropriate order with some glue.

I also used a similar method but with a smaller shoe box to attach a printed out picture of route 66 sign, with the link I gave you above.

(you can see these in the picture above with the tower of “tires”)

I placed these one each side of the table, had the tower of “tires” in the middle and this printable of flags on top of the tire tower and around the table, for that extra “Cars” feel. And the easiest decor that really helped this theme come together is the road I made for the middle of the table. Using a roll of black paper, I rolled it out, placed in the middle of my table, cut out rectangle strips of white paper and glue them all down the middle of the black paper to look like a road, and then viola!

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Here, you can find some more movie night ideas!

This movie night was lots of fun, easy to put together, and just a great time overall for the whole family. I really enjoyed how simple this movie night was to get together and still have an effective theme. I hope you are inspired to have a Cars Disney Movie Night of your own! Please feel free to share with us your movie nights. What is your favorite Disney movie? Do you have movie nights with your family?

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on Disney Luggage Tags and our Pinterest Board: Disney Creations for more Disney DIYs!

 

Tangled Disney Movie Night

Moving along on our way through our Disney Movie Nights marathon until our trip to WDW, our last movie night was Tangled! It was very magical and extra special because not only did we have a Tangled Disney Movie Night but also celebrated my little sisters birthday simultaneously. We did this because she loves Rapunzel and that is her character in our family. So, this movie night ended up being a little extra special compared to the other Disney nights we have had. I really loved the decorations and how the whole scenery came together, was almost like we were in the movie! So, below I have the details to our movie night as well as some extra fun ideas that we didn’t get to do. This movie night was lots of fun, I hope you enjoy!

 

Tangled Disney Movie Night:

 

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Let’s start with the crafts/activities we had:

Like all other movie nights, I provided coloring/activity pages themed tangled. To find your own just simply search on google images or Pinterest– Tangled coloring/activity pages.

We also had a silly game that everyone had fun with. I simply bought some yellow crepe streamers and then “Tangled” the birthday girl in it and the other kids and they had to try to get out of it. It was fun to watch and got everyone giggling.

And we had, Pascal party blowers, I got the idea from here, and they are easy to make and a fun add to the party/movie night and they have other fun ideas as well.

I also wanted to make some flower crowns, especially one for the birthday girl and just completely ran out of time. Some cool ideas I was looking at are this one and using either purple and yellow flowers or any ones you want. And I thought it would be a great idea to go outside and create some amazing chalk art with the kids! Really get into the movie and the details.

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At the end of the movie, we did a really fun and magical activity to tie up the movie night! I had previously had these Flying Wish Paper, which basically you write on a small piece of paper a dream or wish and then crumble it up, un-crumble it, roll into a long tube and then use matches to carefully light the paper, and then while outside you watch your wish/dream go off into the sky! The whole family absolutely enjoyed this last bit and it really fit well in with the movie. Sort of like the floating lanterns in Tangled. So, I highly recommend this for you and your family especially after a Tangled Disney Movie Night. You can find a similar item here and here.

 

Now for the details on the food we had:

Our main course was bread braid. I feel it was the perfect food option for Tangled. The braid resembles Rapunzel and the recipe we used was from Easy Life Hacks and it included spaghetti in the middle which was just perfect since spaghetti is also perfect for Rapunzel as it could represent her hair as well. This recipe was very delicious and a hit for the whole family. There are quite a few of us, so we ended up making two of these braids. You could also do two different braids as there are many, many options to choose from including a dessert bread braid. Have fun with it, sure to be delicious.

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We also had, a fruit platter with a fruit dip in the middle. Include any fruits you wish, my sister loves fruit so I included this and it could also be Maximus’s fruit platter, especially if you have apples, since he eats those. Have fun with it, the fruit dip recipe I got from here. And this is a healthy side option and a platter allows you to have options if there are picky eaters.

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Like always, we had to have our themed popcorn mix.

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This one was fun and it included purple popcorn (made from melted purple chocolate, you can find the recipe I used here) white edible pearls, and cut up strands of these new yellow sweet & sour twizzlers, they make perfect braids for Rapunzel! I love coming up with these different popcorn mixes for each movie, and the kids really like the treats.

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For a dessert option, I made these mini purple ombre cakes, with the sun symbol in yellow chocolate on top. I originally wanted to make these cones for a fun dessert, but went with the mini cakes instead. I got the idea from here and actually was pretty easy to make, just make sure you have the right supplies, especially a cake cutter for the perfect circles in the size you want. I found these Cake Boss circle cutters from Michaels that worked great! I then just bought 2 boxes of vanilla cake, you can also hand make your own and for each box, split the batter up into two portions after you have mixed all ingredients together, and then using purple food dye, start with one pan and add a few drops and keep adding more in each pan after, creating 4 shades of purple and then bake, a little less time than the box says since you split the batter. Just keep an eye on it and then let fully cool, cut into circles and then assemble light to dark or whatever connecting each piece with some frosting. I used yellow melting chocolate and this mold that when in all yellow looks close to the sun symbol. Mine came out nowhere near perfect but they were still delicious!

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For a drink, we had a yellow punch or magical golden flower punch which consisted of pineapple juice, frozen orange juice and lemonade cans, water and Gingerale in equal parts.

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And now for the decorations we had on and around the table:

I first laid down a yellow table cover on the table, and attached a purple table cover to the wall touching the table. After that, I began placing down the dishes for food or marking the areas where the food would be. I used all white or clear dishes for the food/drinks. Once I knew where I wanted the food, I then began placing everything else around it, like printed and cut out figures of different characters, wanted Flynn poster, etc.

One of my favorite aspects of this movie night was the Rapunzel Food Tier Tower that I made. I had seen different versions on Pinterest and decided to make my own. There are various ways to do this, for mine I first made three different sized circles from thick cardboard. This was easy to do using a large circle cutter. I made my sizes and 2-3 inches bigger than the one before starting at about 5in for the smallest one. I painted the smallest two white and the largest circle green. Then I took a paper towel tube (or you could use two toilet paper tubes) cut it in half and then using hot glue gun attached one piece to the middle of the largest circle, placed the middle size circle evenly on top with more glue, glued the second piece of cardboard on top of that, and then finished by attaching the smallest piece of cardboard to that. Then you easily have a tier.

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Now for decorating it up to be Rapunzel’s Tower, I first found on google images a picture of brown brick wall. Copied and pasted the image to a word document, made it to the size I felt would fit around the paper towel tube and then printed it out. If sizing is wrong after you cut it out, think about how much longer you need, adjust and re-print, if too big, just simply cut to right size. Glue the brick around each piece of the paper towel tubes.

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It helps when making this tower to look at a picture of the real tower from the movie. Just google images it. The next step in decorating was to make the top of the tower. I did this by taking a piece of purple paper and attaching the ends to make a tube like shape. This should fit nicely on top of your smallest circle tier if you are using a regular sized construction paper and connect it the long way.I found a nice image of the Rapunzel tower and made it bigger and printed it out and then taped it around the purple tube, this way it look like the actual tower in 3D form. Then I googled images a purple brick, did the same steps as before instead this time after cutting it out I made a cone like shape with the image and then attached it to the top of the purple tube I just made, like so…

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I then cut out the main windows of the tower, and then took yellow crepe streamers cut it into three strands, tied it like a braid and used it as Rapunzels hair and wrapped it around the food tier  starting from the cut out window. You can add more or less details as you wish, I loved how my tier came out and it really helped set the tone for the movie and make it come to life. This and this are other great tower tier ideas.

I also had 3d paper flowers, in purple and pink and three different sizes. I found a template through google here, printed it out, and then cut them out and used them as tracers to trace onto my purple and pink paper. I cut them all out and then turned up each petal, to make it 3d. I then (optional) quickly took some lighter shades of pink and purple and made even smaller similar shape flowers to have as the middle of the flower. I spread these all over the table and it really helps liven it up even more!

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My favorite decoration piece was the lantern banners I made! I took this template, printed a bunch out in a decent size, cut out, then took a bunch of yellow paper, made similar tube shapes like I did for the tower and then found a stencil of the sun symbol traced it onto purple paper, cut out and glued one onto each tube in the middle, and then attached all the lanterns varying each one onto string using tape. You can use any string you’d like. I ended up making two banners, the same length and then attached them slightly above my table to resemble lanterns going through the town. My idea came from here.

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I felt as though this was the decoration piece that brought everything together and helped really feel like we were in the movie! I also fell in love with this lantern from Designs by Miss Mandee, it is a free printable and totally cute! I just didn’t get the chance to use it, but would look great on this table as well.

Finally, onto the purple background, I printed out a decent sized picture of the castle, to look like it’s off in the distance, taped it to the bottom of the wall where it meets the table and then quickly cut out a bunch of tiny different sized lantern like shapes and taped them to the wall to look like they are floating away from the castle and towards Rapunzel’s tower. And had a print-out of “Best Day Ever” in the middle of it all!

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I had so much fun putting all these decorations together and watching my table come to life and into the move Tangled! This is sure to be a hit with the family. I hope you have enjoyed these ideas and are inspired to have a Tangled Disney Movie Night of your own. Remember I made this movie night extra special, you don’t have to include as many details to still have a magical movie night. I usually try to stay in the middle between a party and simple movie night. Whatever your level, have fun with it and feel free to share with us any creations you come up with or your own movie nights! It’s all about having fun and really getting into each movie and preparing everyone for WDW. Even if you aren’t planning a trip soon to a Disney place these movie nights are still fun to have especially if you are a Disney lover.

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Some fun extra ideas we recently started to slowly incorporate in our movie nights, is DisneyBounding like outfits. Either wearing a fun shirt with that movie or character or really doing the Disney bounding with matching all your outfit to a character.

I hope everyone is enjoying the rest of their Summer and is getting ready for Fall, remember to get out there and explore!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. if you haven’t checked out our other Disney Movie Nights you can here, and our Pinterest board: Disney Creations for even more Disney fun!

 

Little Mermaid Disney Movie Night

We are on our way, moving fast and already at our fourth Disney movie night. Each movie night is just getting better and more exciting as we get closer to our Disney Trip! If you haven’t seen our other movie nights, you can check them out here: Jungle Book/Tarzan, Finding Nemo/Dory, and Aladdin. We just had our Little Mermaid Disney Movie Night and it was lots of fun and the perfect Disney night for Summer time. I have the details below to our family night, you can check them out below, I hope you enjoy and we provide you with enough information to have a night of your own. The Little Mermaid had always been a favorite movie among many and a fun one to sing along to and it’s fun for the whole family. So, even if you aren’t counting down your days to a disney trip like we are, there are still plenty of other reasons to have a Little Mermaid movie Night!

 

Little Mermaid Disney Movie Night

 

Little Mermaid Disney Movie Night:

 

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Disney is a magical time and I just love making these movies come to live and really getting the kids to interact with the movies. Let’s start with the details to the Crafts/Activities we did! I didn’t plan as many activities for this movie night as I have before but the kids still had a great time.

First, like always I provided the kids with some coloring/activity pages themed little mermaid. Simply google search: The little mermaid coloring/activity pages and pick and print out the ones desired.

I also made them a Sea sensory bin, I got the idea from Twodaloo.

These mermaid tails would also be super fun!

Now let’s move on to the Decorated Food table and start with the different yummy Food and Drinks we had.

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First is the Popcorn mix, we make with every movie night to fit it’s theme. This time the mix included popcorn, some Swedish fish, and some chocolate seashells. This mix was fun and the kids really enjoyed it. To make the chocolate Seashells, I bought a seashell mold from Michaels along with some melting chocolates in white, purple, and blue. Simply follow the instructions on the melting chocolates bag to melt the chocolates. I made some seashells purple, some blue and some blended with white in each color. This is very fun and easy to make. Play with the colors and have fun with it.

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To  go with the popcorn mix, I made some cute mermaid tail popcorn holders, of course inspired by Ariel. I bought scrapbook paper from Michaels and Hobby Lobby in different textures of turquoise. Used one sheet of paper to make a holder, using a cone method. You can find similar step-by-step here. Then, with purple paper, I added some seashell bras to the top of my holders. I simply traced out one first with a pencil by just looking at a picture of what Ariel’s looked like and then cut it out and lined it with a black sharpie and then traced that one to make the rest quickly. If you aren’t confident in free-handing the bra, you can use this as a reference to either trace or print out.

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Next, we had Seashell pasta. The shell pasta makes it fun to match this little mermaid theme. There are many shell pasta recipes, but I decided to go with this recipe from Slender Kitchen, a creamy cajun chicken shells pasta. This recipe was easy to make and was very delicious, just a tad spicy. We have kids of different ages and most of them still enjoyed this recipe.

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We also had Seaweed Dip a.k.a Artichoke Dip. You could also make this one that includes artichoke and spinach. The recipe we used comes from my mother who makes this recipe pretty frequently. Everyone just absolutely loves this dip and requires her to bring it to all get-togethers. So, it is definitely a must try especially if you have never had artichoke dip before. And, so of course we all enjoyed this and it fit the theme nicely. This recipe goes great with bread or tortilla chips, the scoop chips work great as they are perfect for dip and look a little like seashells.

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And for a fun, extra, healthy snack, I made seaweed grapes. Basically get green grapes and attach them to kabob sticks and place them together in a bowl or so and they look like seaweed in a sense. Fun and healthy treat a long with the other goodies. You could also make these adorable crabs made out of apples.

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For dessert, I made the famous Little Mermaid dessert for many parties. Cookie Oysters. There are many, many ways to make these. The idea is mainly a cookie that looks like a shell or oyster, frosting and a large pearl. The cookies I used are European Cookies, Classic Shortbread, and they work great. I took some vanilla frosting and pink food coloring and bought some pearls from Michaels. Simply spread some frosting on the bottom of a cookie, particularly more to one side, place another cookie right side up on top and smash it a little to make the frosting move, and place one pearl in the middle of the frosting.

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These are other fun ideas for this kind of dessert: these, or these and these (link is the most wonderful Little Mermaid themed wedding, but you can see the macarons in it.)

Or these amazing cake pops!

And finally for a drink, we had Sea Water or Ocean water, that included Blue Hawaiian punch, Lemon-lime soda, topped with vanilla ice cream and for a special touch add some Swedish fish in the middle to really look like under the sea water. I got the idea from here.

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Now let’s finally move onto the decorations we had around our table.

First, I started by placing a blue table cover over the table and one pinned to the wall connect to the table. This way it look like the table is all under water. I then began adding the plates/bowls that would be used for food and drinks around the table in their correct places, so that I could decorate appropriately around them. I used mainly clear or white dishes.

I found a blue cup that I had which looks like it has bubbles in it and used it as a holder for the forks or a.k.a Dinglehoppers!

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Once those were in place, I then added some real seashells and some extra chocolate seashells I had all around the table, along with printed out pictures of seaweed and red coral. This really is what starts to set the tone for the under water table! Then to make it more Little Mermaid themed, I added some printed out characters around the table and on to the wall. For all the printed out images I just google searched images in whatever I was looking for, copied and pasted it into a word document, made it to the size desired and then printed them out.

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The wall also included some water bubbles and seaweed. Go here for some other fun underwater creations you can make. The bubbles are just different sized circles of white paper.

To the front of my table, I made a quick wave like border with two shades of blue paper. Here are some more fun decorating ideas that would be perfect for your movie night as well: this, this, and this.

Play around with your table and have fun with it! You can add more or less depending on your liking. I like to make my tables really fun and fit the theme, mainly for the kids to really get into the movie. But, having less can be just as fun or even more almost like a party. I like to keep our Disney movie nights pretty much in the middle of the two. There are so many more fun ideas out there that you could do for a Little Mermaid Disney Movie Night.

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In all, I hope you have enjoyed these Little Mermaid Disney Movie Night details and are inspired to have a movie night of your own.  Please feel free to share with us any creations you come up with. What is your favorite Disney movie? I have so many but we have already watched two of them which is this one and Aladdin! Have a great rest of your Summer and stay tuned for our next movie night which will be Tangled!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our other Disney Movie Nights if you’ve missed them and our post on Disney Luggage Tags for more Disney fun!