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Old 08-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #1366
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How soon is too soon to start having Disney movie nights before a trip? lol... I did a good amount of the movies before our last trip and the kids loved it. We did one every Friday night. We just booked our second trip (for next May) and I'm already planning out movie nights. Since we're doing one day at Universal, that opens up a whole new chapter of movie nights for us. Ahhh... only 258 days to go... I'm so tempted to begin them now... lol!!! LOVE this thread!
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #1367
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How soon is too soon to start having Disney movie nights before a trip? lol... I did a good amount of the movies before our last trip and the kids loved it. We did one every Friday night. We just booked our second trip (for next May) and I'm already planning out movie nights. Since we're doing one day at Universal, that opens up a whole new chapter of movie nights for us. Ahhh... only 258 days to go... I'm so tempted to begin them now... lol!!! LOVE this thread!
It's never too early to start! We are not doing a family trip until 2013 but I am still going to be doing them one every month until it's gets closer then we'll do every other week like we did before our last trip in May There are so many Disney movies out there and now Universal too that you'll have plenty to keep you busy until your next trip!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:46 PM   #1368
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We had a great first Sunday Funday but I can't post pics yet! I don't have enough posts. So, I'm off to fix that. In the meantime, DD chose a slip of paper from "the magic envelope" in order to pick next week's movie and- naturally- it's one of the few non-Disney movies in there! It's "Yogi Bear", so that will be fun- I'm thinking picnic foods!
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #1369
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Brother Bear 1 & 2

Dinner & a Movie Night
August 20th
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Activity: Berry Picking and Fishing

We decided to be bears all day on Saturday...with the boys doing a little stream fishing (the canyon had been closed most of the summer due to drought and now it is finally open...my boys were itching to hit the river. While they fished, the choke cherries were ripe so Ab and I sent our time picking them...they make a YUMMY jelly and syrup! Last year we missed them, they ripened early...so no jelly last year! I had planned for us to make totems...and then make a family totem pole, but in the rush to leave I left the art stuff behind!


Goo and his 1st fish for the day


Boo and his 1st fish for the day


Choke Cherries...I will not tell you how many signs of real bears we found when we were picking...


Ab picking...

Dinner: Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup, Pretzel Bread, Northern Lights Drink, and Chocolate Mousse



Not exactly Le Cellier's recipe for Cheddar cheese soup...I added some potatoes and instead of making pretzel bread we just bought some frozen pretzels...perfect dinner (I had been craving soup, but 100+ temps don't mix)


Northern Light Drink...pretty yummy


In honor of Tutt and Rutt..I think these guys are 2 of favorite characters in all of Disney...I wanted to watch their version of the movie when they narrate it...but I was overruled!


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Old 08-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #1370
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Birthday Party ideas??

i need help! i have been reading and making a word doc with all your ideas...
thank you everyone! Have been trying so hard to get threw this thread but there is SO MUCH information!!!

Help with a Disney Themed Birthday party??
My Triplets are turning 7 this Sept and asked them what kind of Party do you want this year? of course it is DISNEY!!! i love my kids!!!
i am having a hot dog bar and several side dishes, jumpy, pinata.. what else can and should i do?!?! i have 2 boys and 1 girl in the trio. Meghan is a huge Princess freak. and the boys are ANYTHING Disney. so the theme is general Disney. i need games and fun ideas about decorating!!! The only good idea i came up with is a hidden mickey game! you are all SO creative please help??!
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:37 PM   #1371
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i need help! i have been reading and making a word doc with all your ideas...
thank you everyone! Have been trying so hard to get threw this thread but there is SO MUCH information!!!

Help with a Disney Themed Birthday party??
My Triplets are turning 7 this Sept and asked them what kind of Party do you want this year? of course it is DISNEY!!! i love my kids!!!
i am having a hot dog bar and several side dishes, jumpy, pinata.. what else can and should i do?!?! i have 2 boys and 1 girl in the trio. Meghan is a huge Princess freak. and the boys are ANYTHING Disney. so the theme is general Disney. i need games and fun ideas about decorating!!! The only good idea i came up with is a hidden mickey game! you are all SO creative please help??!
Here's a game idea for you.. How about pin the tail on Eeyore?
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #1372
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Here's a game idea for you.. How about pin the tail on Eeyore?
thank you! added it!!
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #1373
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For pin the tail on eeyore at my DD's party I got grey-blue ribbon and put a button and a pink bow. They were do cute!
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #1374
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Aren't the tombstones just to die for?


Ok, that was bad! Here's the link to them on the Disney Family site --> http://family.go.com/printables/arti...-tombstones-t/
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #1375
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I think I have enough posts now to post pics of our Lady and the Tramp night.

Here's our menu- Tony's Spaghetti and Meatballs, Darling Garlic Bread (the store was out of breadsticks so I had to improvise!), Siamese Softie Cookies (just cookies I have been wanting to make anyway) and Pinot Leashio (apple juice).



I'm trying to keep this budget friendly. What I did for table settings was just stick printed pictures into report covers and voila! Placemats! And I will change the picture out every week. The "wine glasses" were from a pack of 6 at the Dollar Tree.



DD with her spaghetti and meatball craft (ok, purple spaghetti, but again, trying to keep it budget friendly so we just used what we had). DS didn't want any part of the nose/whiskers or the craft:



Eating spaghetti like Lady- she insisted I call her Lady all day.



Then she pulled a slip of paper from the "magic envelope" to determine next week's movie!

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:28 PM   #1376
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Need ideas!!!!!! Plllleeeaaase!

I'm going to throw DS5 a Toy Story Midway Mania birthday party. I have lots of fun carnival/midway ideas for the party but I need ideas on a cake. I'm going to make some "popcorn" cupcakes but I want the main cake to be Toy Story-ish but also Midway Mania-ish. Does that make sense?

Thoughts?

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #1377
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When I think of TSM, I think of Mr. Potato Head. If I was going to make a cake, I'd make it look a little like the stage he's on in the queue and put a Mr. Potato Head right on top of it.

Sounds like a really fun party! I hope you will share pics.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:13 AM   #1378
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I have not read through the thread - lol - but will share our traditions. We always do Planning Parties - my daughters are now 26 and 27 and we had our last one a few weeks ago.
We do 200 Day Countdown, 100 Day Countdown etc... with themed foods (we have the Mickey Cooks cookbook), trivia contests with prizes, print out menus and pick our ADRs, watch the planning DVD, favorite movies etc... I decorate the house on each countdown day with inflatable flamingos, palm trees and send a gift package when we can't get together.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:43 PM   #1379
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Monster's Inc. Movie Night

So here is our latest movie night: Monster's Inc.



I had the kids wear their pajamas to go with the movie.


Doors Backdrop


Hard Hat


Mike & Sulley


Scream Canister (made using Clorox wipes container) - kids enjoyed screaming into it and filling it up with their screams


Scare Report (made it up on my computer)


Time Cards & Name Badges


Worker's Bagged Lunch (took the easy route and did bagged lunches for dinner)


Sulley Punch


Mike Cupcakes




Child's Bedroom (this was set up on the floor where we ate)






Sulley, Boo & Mike Masks




Games & Activities

After the movie was over the first thing we did was complete this Monster's Inc. puzzle.


Then we played Find Boo. I printed out a coloring page of Boo, colored it, cut it out & laminated it. Then we took turns hiding Boo behind doors in our house and racing to be the first to find Boo.


Design A Door


Then the kids took turns playing various online Monster's Inc. games.


Final activity was our Little Mikey craft (Mike's "teddy bear"). I made the Little Mikeys out of felt and stitched them up almost completely, but left a couple inch gap. The kids got to stuff their own Little Mikey doll, like Build A Bear. Then I quickly stitched up the gap. They loved toting them around for days and snuggling with him at night.







Monster's Inc. is such an adorable movie, I seriously just can not get enough of Boo. We had another great movie night and have been having fun quoting the movie now for days.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:10 AM   #1380
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Kari b, that was amazing!!!! Can we come over?
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