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Old 07-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #1726
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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're doing our first one this weekend in preparation for out trip in December. So excited to start the countdown!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #1727
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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.
Thanks! You convinced me (didn't take much, I know ). I'll start next week. Maybe have them pick the movie Sunday and do the Disney night Saturday? Now I'm excited...have to look at this thread for ideas


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We're doing our first one this weekend in preparation for out trip in December. So excited to start the countdown!
Wow you're so close to your trip! What movie are you doing?
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:40 PM   #1728
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We started in May for our October trip. We try to do them every weekend.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #1729
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Wow you're so close to your trip! What movie are you doing?
We're doing Up. We wrote down the names of all the movies we might want to do and put them into our Mickey Mouse bucket. We decide on which movie to do by pulling a slip out of the bucket. It is a pretty fun way to decide.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #1730
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This is an awesome thread. My Disney plans are still up in the air but I still want to steal these ideas for just watching movies at home.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #1731
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To kick off the Olypics we had a Hercules Day/Opening Ceremony Night.



We watched the movie in the afternoon and during it the kids did coloring pages and we snacked on hummus and pita chips.





For dinner I made my first attempt ever at Greek food, I found some yummy recipes over on Pinterest (I LOVE Pinterest ) I made keftedes sliders with tzatziki sauce, kolokythokeftedes (zucchini and feta balls) and for my non adventurous eaters I made regular burgers with Zeus's lightening bolt fries.














Dessert was going to be baklava but it was just too much for me to do so I bought a chocolate chip Olympic ring cake During dessert the kids did a Hercules puzzle





Now onto our Opening Ceremony celebrations, my DH is really into the Olympics so he was very happy that our kids were excited about them this year. I made snacks to munch on while we watched and the kids played a cute bingo game that I found online.



Gold medals


Torches made from buggles and squeeze cheese


Olympic torch cupcakes


We also had Olympic onion rings that I didn't get a shot of.

Here's the bingo game, which unfortunately all children fell asleep before anyone won

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #1732
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Did our first Disney theme night!

Been Lurking on this thread for a while! Love everyone's ideas! Will be adding some of my own soon!

We had our first theme night last night and it was a huge hit! We decided to start with Snow White, and work our way through chronologically! We were on a limited budget, so it wasn't fantastic, but I printed up tickets and little menus, carved out the centers of apples to use as cups for "poison" apple juice (dyed it blackish green and served in a punch bowl). We had a German inspired vegetarian meal of Tempeh in hearty mushroom Lager sauce (yes, my kids eat that kind of stuff! Licked their plates clean!), made caramel apple lollipops (slice the apples before dipping, much easier for little hands), cleaned the house like Snow White, made paper dolls I printed from spoonful.com, and watched the movie! IT WAS A BLAST! Can't wait to get pictures up of some of it!

Next up will be Pinnochio! Looking forward to that!
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Olympic torch cupcakes

How did you make the cupcakes??? they are awesome!
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Becc1~ Where do you get the printable character stand-ups? I was looking for something like this for our Alice In Wonderland movie night this Saturday because I had seen them on here. I had no luck finding them. I made my own, but they are not nearly as cute.
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Movie : the little mermaid (under the sea)

not so sure what kinds of food any suggestions?
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #1736
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Movie : the little mermaid (under the sea)

not so sure what kinds of food any suggestions?
I got my ideas from this board. Here is what we had:


The kids also dressed like they were ready to go to the beach in the middle of winter:




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Old 07-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #1737
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We also just had a luau for Lilo and Stitch.

The kids made surfboards:


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As you can see in this picture we made the Dole Whip cupcakes:


Getting ready for the movie:


We had a burn ban so we had to improvise with the fire pit:
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #1738
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How did you make the cupcakes??? they are awesome!

I found the idea for the cupcakes on Pinterest! All it is is a cupcake inside of a ice cream cone , frosted and then I put trianle strips of red fruit roll ups!

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Becc1~ Where do you get the printable character stand-ups? I was looking for something like this for our Alice In Wonderland movie night this Saturday because I had seen them on here. I had no luck finding them. I made my own, but they are not nearly as cute.
I have a couple of places I get the stand ups from. The first place I go to find them is the Disney site under characters and stars. Find the movie you are doing and sometimes they have the activities and stuff on that page directly. Here's a link http://disney.go.com/characters/#/characters/

If you don't see what you are looking for, go to the Disney Junior site and look under coloring pages, they have the stand ups there for alot of the movies, some you may have to color (I have my DD do those ones).

Another place is the Family Fun site, they always have great ideas and printouts for the latest movies!
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I love this thread. Thanks.
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Lisa - I LOVE the Hercules night!! That is one of DS and DD's favorite Disney movies, love the puzzle!!
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