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Old 10-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #1846
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We may be going back next June so I guess it is time for Disney Dinners again. Love all the ideas.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:31 AM   #1847
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So, this past Saturday was our Aladdin movie night. This was, by far, our hardest movie night...because two out of three of our children were sick. My BFF and her family were supposed to join us, but we didn't want to risk sharing our illness with her kids, so we went it alone.

The invitation:

The decorations weren't what I had planned, but I was unable to find key elements needed for my plan I had to make do with what I could find:

The food...

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips:

Garlic and Olive Oil CousCous:

Honey Chicken Kabobs

The recipe I used for the kabobs ( turned out delicious!!!

Abu's Caramel Monkey Bread:

Craft Time (I did not even try to get anyone to look at the camera and smile...remember we had sick children):

And the finished product (DH and I made Magic Carpets, too ):

Our next movie night theme with be.......

What better way to feel better than to feel better than a Disney theme night!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #1848
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Cute Aladdin night. I like your menu and craft. Not sure my girls will like the movie though.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #1849
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This is such a great thread!!! I love all the amazing ideas.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #1850
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Just going to pass on that, while doing searches for family night ideas, I found 2 or 3 websites which lift, word-for-word and picture-for-picture, what is written here and repost them, and this thread is all over the place on Pinterest. I'm only mentioning it because these sites are lifting pictures that include people's children (along with names) and houses, and I suspect people may not want that kind of stuff circulated around the internet, on party sites, and via Pinterest.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #1851
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Which movies would you recommend for 3 year olds? They did ok with three caballeros and Aladdin, but Ratatouille totally bombed . Any movies that have lots of songs and perhaps no villain?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #1852
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Originally Posted by jreeves628
Which movies would you recommend for 3 year olds? They did ok with three caballeros and Aladdin, but Ratatouille totally bombed . Any movies that have lots of songs and perhaps no villain?
Try Toy Story, Nemo ( my daughter loved it for the colors) or Cars. Any of the Winnie the Pooh movies would be good too.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #1853
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Originally Posted by jreeves628
Which movies would you recommend for 3 year olds? They did ok with three caballeros and Aladdin, but Ratatouille totally bombed . Any movies that have lots of songs and perhaps no villain?
My 2yo likes Cars, Toy Story, Cinderella, any of the Tinkerbells, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo and Lilo and Stitch.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #1854
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Originally Posted by jreeves628 View Post
Which movies would you recommend for 3 year olds? They did ok with three caballeros and Aladdin, but Ratatouille totally bombed . Any movies that have lots of songs and perhaps no villain?
My kids loved Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, and the Winnie the Pooh Movie. Dumbo was a big favorite, and so was The Jungle Book. Lots of great Disney songs in those movies and animals too.

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #1855
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We did Spooky Buddies on Sunday.

Mummy Dogs
Blood Red Jello Jigglers
Bat Wings (chips)
Puppy Chow

I bought little pumpkins - since the Buddies are puppies and the kids painted them.

It was a fun way to kick off the Halloween season. The kids have enjoyed watching all of the Halloween shows on Disney and Disney XD.

Our next movie will be the new Tinkerbell movie.
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Since we have done over 30 Disney nights we have started adding some non Disney movies to our nights, even throwing in some "big kid" movies in the mix at the request of my DH and DS17.

The last "big kid" movie we did was The Hunger Games. No activities or crafts obviously just a fun themed meal

Back to the kids movies, in September we did a Lorax night.

Movie snacks

Coloring pages while we watched the movie

After dinner the kids had cupcakes (which were definately not my best) and played a Lorax memory game

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #1857
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The Fox and the Hound and Fun and Fancy Free

My family and i started our Disney Movie nights two weeks ago because we are going back to Disney for the two girls birthday. Unfortunately, I do not have pictures to share as I forgot to buy batteries for my camera. We kicked off the weekly movie nights with The Fox and the Hound.
Copper's Hen House Oven Fried Chicken
Tod's Tots- (tator tots)
Chicken Feed- (Corn)
River run pops (was supposed to be fox track watermelon pops but could not find watermelon at this time of year.)

  1. Make and decorate your own tracks: I made this by using a salt dough mixture. I then had all the kids place a foot in the dough. I baked them for about 4 hours at 200 degrees and they decorated these with homemade finger paints
  2. Coloring pages of The Fox and the Hound
  3. Made Hunter hats out of paper plates. (The Kids wore this during the movie.)
Kids Thoughts:
They thought all the food was good though I thought the chicken needed more seasoning. The kids thought the chicken feed was the best part of the dinner. They also did not get to try the river run pops as they all went to bed before they were done. They all loved the activities and in the end the girls asked me to go to bed and that almost never happens.

Fun and Fancy Free

Oven Baked Corn dogs
Magical Beans
Bean stalk Salad
River Run Pops

Had face painted to resemble a bear
Made Bongo hats and bows
Plant your own beanstalk: Took five beans, wrapped them in a damp towel, put it in a closed ziplock bag, taped it to the window to get sunlight, and waited for the beanstalk to grow.

Kids Thoughts:
Food: The girls helped me with the corn dogs and these were the hit of the night. All the kids liked the salad but did not like the peppers, though they all did try them. The magical beans were not a hit with any of the kids. I meant to buy baked beans but I forgot and all my sister had was black eyed peas. I thought they were really good though.

Activities: The girls loved getting their face painted and had fun running through the house and pretending to be bears. they looked so cute all dressed up like Bongo. They also thought that the planting a beanstalk idea was really cool. They were eager to wake up the next day to check their plant and were surprised to see signs of growth.

Next week is The Chronicles of Narnia: I will have pictures for that one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:22 PM   #1858
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We have started it today and the kids loved it
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:49 AM   #1859
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We did a Spooky Buddies movie night last weekend and just did Halloween type things! So fun, the kids had a blast! We had Jack o Lantern burgers, Sweet Potato fries (they are orange!) and then played pin the nose on the pumpkin!

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #1860
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Need some help coming up with "Brave" movie night ideas...haven't seen the movie yet. Hoping to do a theme night when the dvd comes out.
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