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Old 02-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #1516
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Smile Great thread!

Everyone has such excellent ideas!! I love looking thru everyones posts! I am making notes so that I can do these nights at my house, I am sure my family will enjoy them!

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:47 PM   #1517
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February 18, 2012
The Rescuers



With Mardi Gras season quickly coming to a close (can you believe the start of it we were finishing up the last day of our trip with dinner at Ohana at this time) I thought it would be a great night to pull out Ab's favorite movie when she as 4...The Rescuers! Would you believe that I remember seeing this movie when it came out! With the movie being set in the Bayou...why not make it a Cajun type of night!

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Label says it is made with pure Louisiana Cane Sugar

Jambalaya with some Crusty French Bread



King Cake with Pecan and Prailine Filling


No one has found the baby yet...guess someone will tomorrow since I am not letting them eat the whole thing tonight. My goodness this was yummy!
Love your Rescuers night, I wish I had thought of it! We did a little Mardi Gras dinner here on Fat Tuesday and I also made a Kings Cake but yours looks a million times better than mine did!
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #1518
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Mickey Christmas specials





Because we are always so busy around the holidays I decided to do a theme day instead of night and we had a brunch instead of dinner.

Decor - I just pulled together a few Christmas Mickey things from our decorations which of course were already up!







Food - Breakfast foods, Fab 5 waffles, eggs, hash browns and toast









Activity/Craft - During the shows the kids did some coloring pages and a couple of puzzles. Afterwards they decorated some Disney ornaments.



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Old 02-24-2012, 10:14 PM   #1519
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Ratatouille Night



This is one of my DH's favorite Disney/Pixar movies. My kids had lots of fun this day because I let them help out alot with prepping dinner and the cupcakes they pretty much did all by themselves!





Cheese and crackers to snack on while watching the movie





Dinner was ratatouille, grilled chicken and rice





Dessert was cupcakes, I had found thesse cute mice gummies to top them with but one of my own mice (aka my kids) had gotten into the package and left me only 3



After dinner the kids looked through a few kids cookbooks that we have and wrote down some new recipes that they want to try out.





We made these cute mouse puppets as a craft (yes I know Remy is technically a rat but you don't find too many rat crafts, lol)



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Old 02-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #1520
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Becc1, I like all your serving bowls and plates!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #1521
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Lisa...Emily's hair has gotten so long! And the boys are growing up too! I am so glad that the movie nights continue...poor Goo thinks we need to do one every Friday, but I am burned out...2 a month with just a special dinner is about all I can handle.

The king cake was EASY...I found the mix at World Market! Man it was yummy!
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Lisa...Emily's hair has gotten so long! And the boys are growing up too! I am so glad that the movie nights continue...poor Goo thinks we need to do one every Friday, but I am burned out...2 a month with just a special dinner is about all I can handle.

The king cake was EASY...I found the mix at World Market! Man it was yummy!
You are better than I am, we are only doing 1 a month and then when we get closer to our next trip we'll do 2. We have started doing non Disney nights, DH was jealous so he's requested a few big kid movies, we've done Talladega Nights so far and our dinner was a recreation of their dinner scene with everything frrom their sponsors, lol.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #1523
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To celebrate Valentine's Day we had a Sleeping Beauty night!







Movie snacks



Coloring pages and a puzzle while we watched the movie





Our dinner was chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf and roasted veggies





For dessert we made a birthday cake for Aurora, it was my DD's idea to make it half blue and half pink like the scene in the movie when the faries were fighting over the color for her dress!



As an activity the kids picked "berries" like Aurora, which were fuzzy pom poms that I taped all over the walls



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Dr, Seuss's Birthday







Dinner was what else, green eggs and ham with pancakes and for drink we had Pink Yink Ink Drink







Dessert was Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #1526
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DUMBO

No pictures to share - but here's our menu:
Dumbo

Entrée:
Dumbo’s Grilled PBF (peanut butter and marshmallow fluff)
Or
Timothy’s Grilled Cheese

Sides:
Elephants can Fly Fries
Mama’s Jumbo Fruit Salad
Priss’ Popcorn

Dessert:
Clown Cupcakes

Beverages:
“Light as a Feather” Fruit Punch
Or
Ringmaster’s Root Beer


Activity:
Making the Clown cupcakes: I made the funfetti cupcakes and the kids frosted them and used some icing gel, mini m&ms and chocolate chips, and sprinkles and whatever else they could find and made clown faces on the cupcakes.

We hope to do this once a month between now to November.

I'm so glad that my girls are 12 and 17 and still love this family time.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:29 AM   #1527
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Thanks for these ideas! I love this so much!
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Ok, I just read this entire thread. It took about three days, lol (good thing I'm on Spring Break) and I'm excited. We are starting our Movie Days this Sunday with the Muppet movie. I marked down from then until the end of summer and it's 21 weeks ... I plan on using some of these ideas for themed weeks, to give the kids some activities to do, or else it will be one looooooong summer.

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I am so glad I found this post. I will be using a lot of these ideas for our Disney dinner nights. We are having our first one this weekend to kick off our trip planning. I bought a package of Mickey plates and cups (nothing says party like decorated plates). I haven't decided on the food yet but will be making cupcakes for desert. We are going to make a countdown chain (88 days to go), make a list of our top 5 favorite things we want to do in each park during our trip and try to come up with a few pixie dusting opportunities (random acts of kindness) that we can do in WDW to help spread the magic.
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The Gnome Mobile and Darby O'Gill & the Little People

Dinner & a Movie Double Feature:
Darby O'Gill & the Little People
The Gnome Mobile
March 13, 2012






I know it was a little early for St. Patrick's Day, but I really wanted to celebrate with these movies and I knew we would be out of town...so we pretended to have St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday instead of Saturday, even dressing up in green. Growing up I remember watching the Gnome Mobile, which was one of me and my 2 sisters favorite movies! What I remembered most was Violet "catchin" Jasper. When we put the movie on, the first thing my kids said was, those are the Mary Poppins kids. Yes, sure enough they were and in the movie credits they are identified as the Mary Poppins Children. I wonder what happened to them and if they came yet more casualites of childhood stardom. The rest of the week the kids called each other Doodees, and they enjoyed it so much that they took the movie up for their aunt and cousins to watch (which my sister was really excited about). Our other movie was Darby O'Gill and the Little People...ahh a young Sean Connery, sigh! I love pulling out these "old" Disney movies for the kids, and they really seem to enjoy them!

Menu:
Corned Beef & Cabbage


Irish Soda Bread

Made by Ab


Irish Potato Candy

Made by Boo


Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Bars




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