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Old 07-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #1711
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We've been having theme nights for the past year and a half. I've got so many pictures to share (I won't do it all at once) but finally figured out how post pictures.

Here is the Princess and the Frog theme night we had the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. We ordered a King Cake from Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans for the occasion.





In the background of the last picture, you can see our Disney countdown. We had three poster boards with 36 days on each (108 countdown) and behind each day there was a picture from a previous trip.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #1712
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We have a Mickey Head patio in our backyard so we watched the movie out there. Here is the picture from last year. I need to get an updated one but I wanted to wait until all of the grass was planted and it was green.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #1713
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OMGoodness~a Mickey head patio?!?!!! You guys are awesome parents!!!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #1714
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Epcot theme nights

In preparation for our December trip, I am planning Epcot theme nights. I have the Mickey heads with the country flag printed & in an envelope for the kids to pick the week before so I can prepare for that country. I have the menu basically picked for each country along with a dessert. I want a Disney movie to go along with each country, as well. Some countries are deeming themselves difficult with a movie (ie. Norway, Japan, Italy).

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated for everything!! Your ideas may be better than mine
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #1715
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In preparation for our December trip, I am planning Epcot theme nights. I have the Mickey heads with the country flag printed & in an envelope for the kids to pick the week before so I can prepare for that country. I have the menu basically picked for each country along with a dessert. I want a Disney movie to go along with each country, as well. Some countries are deeming themselves difficult with a movie (ie. Norway, Japan, Italy).

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Pinocchio for Italy...not sure about Norway or Japan. Mulan is China, right?
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #1716
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Beauty and the Beast or Aristocrats for France, Three Caballeros for Mexico.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #1717
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In preparation for our December trip, I am planning Epcot theme nights. I have the Mickey heads with the country flag printed & in an envelope for the kids to pick the week before so I can prepare for that country. I have the menu basically picked for each country along with a dessert. I want a Disney movie to go along with each country, as well. Some countries are deeming themselves difficult with a movie (ie. Norway, Japan, Italy).

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I love this! Italy could you do Lady & the Tramp for the spaghetti scene? Maybe a Princess movie for Norway because of Akershus? Not that it has anything to actually do with Norway, but if you can't think of anything else it might work. For Japan - Ponyo?
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I love this! Italy could you do Lady & the Tramp for the spaghetti scene? Maybe a Princess movie for Norway because of Akershus? Not that it has anything to actually do with Norway, but if you can't think of anything else it might work. For Japan - Ponyo?
Ponyo for Japan is a great idea! That is such a sweet little movie, my kids loved it!
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #1719
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We have a Mickey Head patio in our backyard so we watched the movie out there. Here is the picture from last year. I need to get an updated one but I wanted to wait until all of the grass was planted and it was green.
I LOVE your patio, I am soooo jealous!
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #1720
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I LOVE your patio, I am soooo jealous!
Thanks!!! We love it too!!! I'm so glad my husband was ok with it. Since we were putting in a cirlce patio anyways I said "why not just add two more circles to make a Mickey head?". It helps us get our Disney fix.
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DH is working nights all weekend, so we had a simple Movie Day lunch instead of Movie Night. Cars!

Minnie holding the checkered flag (and the movie)


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Menu and activity sheet


Making stoplight cookies


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I just want to say I LOVE this thread and all of your creative ideas! I will definitely use this leading up to our next trip (June 2013). How far in advance did you all start the Disney themed nights? Would January be too soon to start? Thanks!
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I just want to say I LOVE this thread and all of your creative ideas! I will definitely use this leading up to our next trip (June 2013). How far in advance did you all start the Disney themed nights? Would January be too soon to start? Thanks!
We've only done 1 for our trip in October so far but the kids loved it. I plan to do another tonight and they are sooo excited, I think I'm just going to keep doing them even after our trip to prepare for our October 2013 trip as well - so I vote it's never too early to start.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:24 PM   #1724
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Yes I am...I was thinking if I look around on the website, I might find an option to shrink the pics...I just haven't gotten around to it lol.
After you click "upload", you'll see an option, towards the top right, before the ad, that says "customize your upload options". In there, choose your photo size (mine's set to 320x240). As far as I can tell, you can't change the size after you've uploaded the photos.
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In preparation for our December trip, I am planning Epcot theme nights. I have the Mickey heads with the country flag printed & in an envelope for the kids to pick the week before so I can prepare for that country. I have the menu basically picked for each country along with a dessert. I want a Disney movie to go along with each country, as well. Some countries are deeming themselves difficult with a movie (ie. Norway, Japan, Italy).

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated for everything!! Your ideas may be better than mine
Morocco - Aladdin is set in Iraq, and though they're not the same country, they do share similar foods/cultures.
Mexico - Three Caballeros
France - Beauty & the Beast, Aristocats, Lady & the Tramp, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hunchback of Notre Dame (a lot are based in France!)
Japan - Ponyo
China - Mulan
Germany - Snow White
Italy - Pinocchio
Canada - Brother Bear
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