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Old 11-05-2011, 09:03 AM   #1441
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What a fun CARS night...and what a great way to build up the trip for you children!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:03 AM   #1442
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The Haunted Mansion

Dinner & a Movie Night
October 29
Haunted Mansion





The K-Quad and even both dads joined us for this movie night at our house...guess the dad's could not resist a good Eddie Murphy movie. This is probably one of my favorite movies that Eddie has done and one of my favorite Disney rides! Before the movie started we did a little trivia about the movie...like look for the hidden Mickey's and basic information that is part of the ride and the movie. The kids (and adults) had a great time trying to pick the stuff out of the movie.

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Made Haunted Mansions






I had some 50% off coupons for Michael's so I bought each family a Haunted Gingerbread Mansion to decorate together. Poor Ab got the task of putting them together so they were ready for the movie night...next time I promised her I would buy the preassembled ones! The kids all had a great time!



Dinner:

Madame Leota Dip with Various Body Parts to be dipped


Green tinted fruit dip in a crystal ball type vase...Apples-fingers/ribs, grapes-eyeballs, and graham sticks-bones


Ramsley's Frightful Potion with Michael's Worst Nightmare


The kids loved the spiders in the ice cubes and the black sugar around the rim with the orange soda really made it look festive!

Witches Broomsticks with Bats & Cobwebs Pasta


I shaped the breadsticks to look like broomsticks and then made Baked Ziti using bow tie noodle pasta for the bats and added lots of extra cheese for the cobwebs.

Ghostly Graveyard Dessert




Goo got to make the dessert...we made a basic dirt cup recipe (chocolate pudding with ground up Oreos for the ground and dirt). Then he decorated it with headstones (milano cookies) and peep Halloween shaped marshmallows.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #1443
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I love your Haunted Mansion night! We do a big Halloween party with our neighbors every year, I'll have to remember some of those recipes to mix it up a little next year!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:59 AM   #1444
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Cars 2 theme night

I took my first crack at not completely borrowing ideas from this website when we had our Cars 2 theme night Friday night. I had planned on giving my son the Cars 2 movie for Christmas but decided he'd be more excited if I surprised him with it during one of our theme nights.

For the craft, I found a Cars 2 playdoh set at Safeway and a Cars 2 magazine with lots of activities in it. I'm usually a little more creative with the crafts but decided to do this last minute.

For the menu: Francesco Bernoulli’s Italian Subs, Raoul ÇaRoule’s French Fries, Tow Mater Salad (tomato salad with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil), McQueen’s Race Car Apples (I used red apples and cut black grapes in half for the tires, attaching them to the apples with toothpicks), Luigi and Guido’s Piles of Tires (mini donuts), Holley Shiftwell’s English Breakfast Tea

A couple of these ideas were borrowed from someone who did a Cars (1) theme night but they worked great for Cars 2 also!
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #1445
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The Muppet Movie

Dinner & a Movie Night
November 5
The Muppet Movie




Tonight was a pretty low key movie night, the cousins were out of town for the weekend on a choir trip and dh/Boo went crane hunting all day...Netflixs movie came and it was a nasty day outside with the wind so I did this movie night on the fly!

Activity:

We really did not have any activity for this movie other than the food prep which Ab and Goo really got into making!

Dinner:

Kermit Fruit Dip with It's Not Easy Being Green Fruit





I found this great Kermit head idea on familyfun.com and bought some fruit dip, along with any green fruit I could find...kiwi, green apples, green grapes, and honeydew (although not in season it was a pretty yummy one).

Not so Swedish Chef Meatballs


Just a simple meatball appetizer recipe that I had using grape jelly and chili sauce!

Miss Piggy in Her Stoll and Tastes Like Chicken Frog Legs


Mini Hotdogs wrapped in creasant rolls and Hot wings (chicken strips for the kids)

Animal's Drum Sticks with Ranch Dressing



The Rainbow Connection in a Jar




I found this cute cupcake in a jar recipe...and although ours did not turn out as pretty...they sure were yummy...Ab and Goo had a blast making them.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:53 PM   #1446
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Night Before disney??

Anyone have any ideas for the night before Disney. I saw a post on here before but cannot find it!
i beg of you to help.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #1447
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Anyone have any ideas for the night before Disney. I saw a post on here before but cannot find it!
i beg of you to help.
*Mickey Shaped Pizza...Mickey ear cupcakes...
*I set the table using the Mickey colors - red tablecloth, yellow napkins, black plates, etc.
*Twas the night before Disney,
and all through the house,
no one was sleeping,
because they'd soon see the Mouse!

The children were stuffing
their backpacks with treats-
coloring books and videos
and all kinds of sweets!

*Maybe play an ABC game to see if you can list Disney park things that begin with each letter: Astro Orbiter, Buzz Lightyear, etc.

* Link: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=471
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #1448
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*Mickey Shaped Pizza...Mickey ear cupcakes...
*I set the table using the Mickey colors - red tablecloth, yellow napkins, black plates, etc.
*Twas the night before Disney,
and all through the house,
no one was sleeping,
because they'd soon see the Mouse!

The children were stuffing
their backpacks with treats-
coloring books and videos
and all kinds of sweets!

*Maybe play an ABC game to see if you can list Disney park things that begin with each letter: Astro Orbiter, Buzz Lightyear, etc.

* Link: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=471
thank you!!!! i LOVE that poem!!! totally going to use it.
i'd like to do take out and NOT have dishes!!!Plan on watching the videos from past visit the night before???
i have someone dog/house sitting while we are gone so i don't want to mess a clean house (it will be i promise!).. i'd hate for someone to sleep in my house and have it dirty ya know?? i also want to do something special for the morning of.
maybe... Tinkerbell was here spreading pixi dust or something very silly and magical!!! My triplets believe in every aspect of Disney magic and i want to keep that alive.. Mickey has already mailed them camera for their trip.. I wrapped very cheap camera in Mickey wrapping paper put it in an older Disney store box and threw in a mickey post card that i read to them..
i LOVE to over do things with them!!!
thank you again!!!
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #1449
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DS's Toy Story Midway Mania birthday party was a HUGE sucess!! It took TONS of planning so I'm SO behind on my posts here though. I can't wait to catch up!! So here goes...

The food



From left to right. Hot dogs, candy (note the bullseyes... get it? Bullseye?), bite-sized candy apples, and the "peanut" bags actually have circus peanuts in them.


The cake and cupcakes (see the close-up of them below), popcorn, TS fruit snacks, caramel apple lollipops, LGM marshmallow pops and cookie pops made to look like lollis.


The "popcorn" is mini marshmallows snipped into 1/2s, 1/3s and 1/4s on the tops and then sprayed with yellow food coloring spray. Cool huh?!


Lemonade, soda, chips, animal crackers and Jessie's hat cookies. And it's not visible in the close-up shots, but there's cotton candy hanging from the sign. Can't have a Midway without cotton candy!

To be continued....
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #1450
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The games


Drawing inspiration from the ride in WDW, Shoot Camp, Hamm & Eggs and Spinning Tossers are named after games played on Toy Story Mideway Mania.

The game boxes are made from, just that, boxes. Large cardboard boxes, covered with striped table cloth, from a roll. Inside each is lined with wrapping paper then decorated, based on it's theme. In total, the games run 12 feet long!


"Andy's Room"


"Army Men Shoot Camp"


"Hamm & Eggs"


"Al's Toy Barn"


"Buzz Lightyear's Flying Tossers"


The kids played the games and won tickets, which they got to turn in at the end of the party for prizes.






To be continued...
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:41 AM   #1451
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The prizes


The kids picked a favor bag from here then filled them up, over here....


The prizes included.... Rexy's Ancestors (dino masks), Mrs. Potato Head Kisses (lip whistles), Mini Slinky Dogs, Pork Bellies (choc coins), Mr. Shark Squirters, Army Men, Mini Monkey Barrels, Wheezy Pops, Mr. Potato Head Glasses, Sherrif Badges, Ken's Superstar Glasses and more. I got most at OrientalTrading.com.

Prizes in action....







To be concluded...
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:48 AM   #1452
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And what Midway would be complete without a Photo Booth?



I made LOTS of props with my Cricut. I don't know how I ever lived without that thing. lol












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Lisa,
I am speechless! That is absolutely amazing!
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #1454
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There are no words.. but can i hire you?!?!?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #1455
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Holy Cow Lisa! That is absolutely awesome! Can I hire you for my son's birthday party?
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