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Old 05-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #151
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okay so it def didnt turn out the way i had hopped but it was still fun. I suprised my husband pretty good and he seemed to enjoy it but said he couldnt really get crazy excited like i am i completly understand i am just too excited to go to disney again . My son had alot of fun he thought it was a birthday party the whole time. I ended up taking an old table cloth and using permanet marker and putting mickey heads all over it for our table cloth. I bought balloons and put all my sons mickey mouse stuff animals around the table. I set the living room up like a movie theater and the kitchen i set up displaying all 40 disney movies so my husband could walk around and pick one. ( i wanted him to get involved) I bought a popcorn bowl at the dollar store and decorated it with mickey stickers. We watched the disney movie from when we went a few years ago and both my boys where really into it. I got sick and we ended up not getting to watch our other movie but my husband said we would finish our fun night.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:23 PM   #152
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Here are a few pictures from our Mother's Day Princess meal.









It was just meant to be a light meal as Jill, John, and Brooklynn stopped through for a few hours as they traveled back home to Alabama from Kentucky, so it's not much. Just thought I'd share.

Our next Disney meal will likely be a Pop Century party in June as we get ready to take off on our next trip.
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We've stayed at Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Movies, All Star Music, French Quarter, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, Beach Club, Vero Beach, Kidani Village and Saratoga Springs - many trips, and many wonderful, magical memories made.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:02 AM   #153
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What an awesome Mother's Day treat!!
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:24 AM   #154
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MeMom,
I just love your idea of a Princess Mother's Day Tea. How creative! Did you have real tea or did you substitue with juice or milk? (I can't get DD6 to go near a "real cuppa"!) I will add this to the index!
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:14 AM   #155
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What an awesome idea!!

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Old 06-05-2008, 02:42 PM   #156
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We did a little Toy Story Mania theme for a meal recently, in anticipation of getting to ride it on our upcoming trip. I thought I'd share with you guys.



Wait! Move the cakes and make way for the hot dogs, chicken fingers, and fries.








Disney parties make us happy, so even the fries were smilin'!



We watched Toy Story 2 and played Disney Pixar Monopoly.

Right now, we're counting down with this:



Brooklynn pulls off a Mickey head to reveal a picture from one of our past trips.

As you can see, we're getting close!
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:11 AM   #157
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That is SOOOOO CUTE MeMom!!!! I love your ideas!
We're planning a Toy Story night soon so thanks for the inspiration!

I also loved your countdown calendar! Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:40 PM   #158
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MeMom, LOVE LOVE LOVE the Toy Story Mania night!!! My son would go nuts, he says he is going to grow up to be Buzz. I can't tell you how much we love seeing your pictues.

That is the best countdown calendar I've seen! How cool!

Thanks for breathing new life to the thread!
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:27 PM   #159
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Chronicles of Narnia

Movie - Chronicles of Narnia

Menu - Beaver Dam Beef Stew (see recipe below)
Pevensie Children Rolls
http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1941,...244205,00.html
White Witch Turkish Delight
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Activities - White Witch Freeze Tag
Make a snowglobe! (Use clean baby food jars, hot glue a small plastic toy to the inside of a baby food jar lid. Sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter in jar for "snow", then fill with water or mineral oil. Mineral oil is best as it allows the snow to "drift and float" down. Screw on jar lid and seal with some bathroom or shower acrylic sealant, it's waterproof. Enjoy your own snowy Narnian scene!)

Beaver Dam Beef Stew Recipe
1-1 1/2# round steak
4-5 large potatoes
1# carrots
1 med onion
salt & pepper to taste
garlic
Large can V8 juice

Cut round steak, potatoes, and carrots into bite sized pieces. Cut up onion. Combine all ingredients and cook at 350 for one hour.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:40 AM   #160
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Just curious...

How many of you out there have tried a theme family night from this thread? Have any of you adopted this as a regular family event?

Any ideas for future family night themes?
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:41 PM   #161
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Courtesy of my DD13:

Movie: The Haunted Mansion

Menu:
Blackened Snapper (maybe just lightly spiced for the sensitive young palates )
Cheesy Gritz
Fried Green Tomatoes
Praline Bread Pudding http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cajun-B...ng/Detail.aspx

Okay so not the easiest dinner, I guess I have kids with pretty gourmet taste...
Please post your other ideas for food.

Try setting up the table to look fancy but a bit spooky. Maybe try eating in the dark and hanging some white streamers, balloons, etc.

Activities:
create a masquarade(sp) mask: Either cut out or buy some pre-cut masks at the craftstore made out of a heavy duty paper. Let them go wild, pasting gems and having them draw to create their own unique design.
character memory: Create (have the kids help) some matching cards with different characters and then play a game of memory.
learn to waltz: Have everybody learn a formal dance
catch the ghost: Go outside and play good old fashioned flashlight tag, pretending to catch ghosts.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:09 PM   #162
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Great idea Queenie! I will add it to the index. This is one of the few Disney movies I have yet to see, but this sounds like a fun way to do it. The flashlight tag is perfect for summer, too!
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:43 AM   #163
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The Best Ideas Ever

I can't get enough of these ideas they are great!! We are leaving in Nov. and now I have plenty of time and ideas to have a countdown party once a week! My girls love it when we do that, but last time it was only 2 parties, this time they will be thrilled with all the parties we will have!!
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Does anyone have any ideas for a Disney Fairy themed party?
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Here's another from my DD; she loves making these types of things!

Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Menu:
Steak Frites (Steak coated with herbs cooked in the oven, flank is fine, with thick french fries. If you decide to make homemade ones, which I reccomend, the kids get a big kick out of cooking them outside. I don't have an exact recipe, I do it off the top of my head, I should hunt for one though.)
Asparagus with bernaise sauce
Apple tart http://www.landolakes.com/mealIdeas/...RecipeID=5040C
"Country French" feel

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make musical instruments:
For tamborine: Tape together two paper plates facing towards eachother, leaving just a one or two inch slit. Pour beads or anything small that makes noise inside and seal the crack. Let the kids decorate with markers and glitter and then play them.
For "rain stick": Take a paper towel roll* and cover one side with with either paper or saran wrap, using a rubber band to attach it. Fill it with beads or anything else small that makes noise using the open side and then seal the it. Decorate and play!
*Cover the roll with white paper if you wish to decorate it a little more "cleanly".
create gargoyles: Use your modeling material of preference (floam, play dogh, model magic, clay, etc) and make gargoyles like Lavergne, Victor and Hugo.
find the Court of Miracles: Send the kids on a scavenger hunt either through the house or outside. When they find clues they can find where to go next and after finding the location can get a special prize.
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