Post family Disney-theme night ideas HERE!

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  1. PrincessTigerLily

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    We are collecting ideas for family fun nights with a Disney theme. Use them to countdown to your trip or just keep the magic going at home! Themes can be based on anything Disney-oriented (movies, rides, attractions, etc.) and we would like to have a coordinating meal and craft or activity. Bring any and all ideas! **Please refer to post numbers under topics to find ideas! Have fun and get creative!** Updated through p. 75

    INDEX
    A Christmas Carol
    1056
    Aladdin
    22, 393, 407, 538, 571, 583, 940, 1044
    Alice
    6, 356, 472, 669, 844, 902, 907, 982, 1011, 1067
    American Legends
    277, 287
    Apple Dumpling Gang
    170
    Aristocats
    95, 128, 420, 1049
    Babes in Toyland
    636
    Bambi
    293
    Beauty and the Beast
    184, 315, 330, 359, 360, 365, 377, 492, 555, 676, 678, 742, 1029
    Ben & Me
    513
    Bolt
    278, 528
    Brother Bear
    62, 97, 1007
    Bug's Life
    49, 171, 368, 474, 543, 550, 633, 809, 820, 989, 1003
    Camp Rock
    534, 1016
    CARS
    89, 90, 309, 412, 502, 559, 883, 946, 990
    Chicken Little
    1066
    Chronicles of Narnia
    159
    Cinderella
    22, 105, 309
    Countdown
    18, 115, 125, 138, 143, 471, 499
    Country Bears
    78
    Darby O'Gill and the Little People
    111, 794
    Davy Crockett
    401
    Dinosaur
    59, 343
    Disney Holidays
    152, 231, 270, 603, 608, 617, 1081
    Disney World & Resorts
    12, 19, 120, 186, 285, 286, 305, 321, 405, 477, 491, 531, 542, 637, 914, 930, 931, 932, 1059, 1070
    Dumbo
    29, 30, 501
    Emperor's New Groove
    194
    Enchanted
    114
    Extreme Sports Fun
    314
    Fantasia
    216, 443
    Finding Nemo
    42, 384, 484, 535, 552, 672, 722, 731, 906, 1001, 1087
    Fox and the Hound
    300
    Fun & Fancy Free
    313
    Great Mouse Detective
    258
    Hannah Montana Movie
    532
    Haunted Mansion
    161, 610
    Hercules
    40, 612
    High School Musicals
    237, 283, 339
    Honey I Shrunk the Kids
    319, 634, 640
    Home on the Range
    170, 259
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
    165, 375
    Incredibles
    46, 343, 353, 813, 1122
    Indiana Jones
    404, 724
    Invincible
    361
    James and the Giant Peach
    107
    Jungle Book
    22, 51
    Lady and the Tramp
    4, 70, 88, 323, 336, 362, 509, 566, 805, 877
    Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    514
    Lilo & Stitch
    1, 429, 442, 454, 738, 763, 865, 958, 980, 1002, 1023
    Lion King
    22, 260, 510, 805, 872, 964
    Little Mermaid
    10, 267, 280, 282, 302, 325, 535, 672, 916, 1001, 1087
    Mary Poppins
    10, 168, 337, 596
    Meet the Robinson's
    53, 171, 456, 968
    Mickey Mouse
    915, 944
    Miracle
    537
    Monsters, Inc.
    47, 219, 326, 340, 411, 476, 536, 554, 800, 851, 1107
    Mulan
    23, 273, 590, 835, 940, 1079
    Muppets
    468, 469
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    134, 1085
    Oliver & Company
    298
    Parent Trap
    22, 266
    Peter Pan
    2, 97, 130, 334, 338, 381, 440, 648, 695, 970, 993, 996, 1084, 1114
    Pete's Dragon
    77, 728
    Phineas & Ferb
    948
    Pinocchio
    35, 458
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    38, 506, 522, 848, 940, 981, 985, 987
    Playhouse Disney
    396, 397, 399, 876
    Pocahontas
    26, 624
    Pollyanna
    183
    Princess and the Frog
    615, 623, 659, 753, 757, 759, 778, 780, 791, 822, 832, 924, 951, 1027, 1040
    Princess Diaries
    275
    Princess Tea Party
    673
    Race to Witch Mountain
    577
    Ratatouille
    48, 599
    Recess: School's Out
    196
    Rescuers
    301
    Rescuers Down Under
    296
    Robin Hood
    66
    Sky High
    961
    Sleeping Beauty
    267, 414, 688, 705
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    44, 202, 737
    Song of the South
    352, 438
    Space Buddies
    957, 962
    Spirit of Mickey
    92
    Spy Kids
    174
    Star Wars
    126, 488, 778, 1061
    Summer Magic
    177
    Swiss Family Robinson
    63, 744
    Sword in the Stone
    261
    Tangled
    1098, 1099, 1100
    Tarzan
    295
    Three Caballeros
    7, 654, 792, 992, 1011, 1058
    Three Little Pigs
    332
    Tinkerbell
    255, 1104
    Tower of Terror
    637
    Toy Story
    22, 156, 315, 426, 568, 579, 595, 736, 740, 778, 828, 835, 940, 965, 966, 991, 1009, 1016, 1036, 1047
    Treasure Planet
    176
    UP
    626, 627, 645, 675, 681, 778, 806, 837, 1062, 1113
    Valiant
    185
    Wall-E
    264
    Walt's Birthday
    9
    The Wild
    191
    Winnie the Pooh
    36, 37, 723, 789, 886, 1011
    Wizards of Waverly Place
    562, 573
    World Showcase
    146, 198, 215, 986
    101 Dalmatians
    13, 632, 664

    Universal Nights
    Dr. Seuss
    640
    Harry Potter
    651

    Here's one to start:
    Movie - Lilo and Stitch
    Menu - grilled chicken skewers and peanut dipping sauce
    coconut rice
    bread pudding with bananas foster sauce
    *recipes for dipping sauce and dessert from 'Ohanas can be found on allearsnet*
    Activities - construction paper and straw leis, crepe paper hula skirts (family
    fun magazine from a while back)

    Plus if you think of other food or activities to fit in with someone's theme, please post it!
     
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  3. PrincessTigerLily

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    Movie - Peter Pan

    Menu - Pirate ship Pizzas (make french bread pizzas, use a skewer as a mast, have the kids draw some pirate flags to attach to top of mast)
    Fruit on a Sword (put cut fruit onto skewers, make an easy dip: 8oz container of fat free cool whip and mix with a 6oz container of fruit yogurt and refrigerate for at least one hour)
    Fairy cakes or cookies (small cupcakes or cookies with vanilla frosting and sprinkled with coarse colored sugar)

    Activities - Fold newspaper into pirate hats
    Play "Follow the Leader" like the Lost boys!
    Treasure hunt! Cut out a map shape out of a brown paper grocery bag, wet it slightly and crumple. After a few minutes, flatten out to dry. This gives it the old worn look. When completely dry, draw your treasure map. Don't forget the treasure at the x that marks the spot! Maybe a bag of gold chocolate pirate coins from the local party store!
     
  4. Tnkrbelle565

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    oh i love these....keep them coming.

    I thought eating apples during snow white was fun. You ladies are good!
     
  5. PrincessTigerLily

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    Movie - Lady and the Tramp

    Menu - Bella Notte spaghetti and meatballs
    Twinkie Tiramisu (from Pop Century Resort, recipe on allearsnet)

    Activity - "Plates of spaghetti" (glue on lengths of yarn on a plastic plate in swirls to resemble spaghetti. Use red paint to add spaghetti sauce. Don't forget the jumbo sized brown pom poms for meatballs!
     
  6. moepanz

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    subbing popcorn:: these ideas are too cute
     
  7. PrincessTigerLily

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    Movie - Alice in Wonderland

    Menu - Tea sandwiches (PB&J, ham & cheese, chicken salad)
    Juice boxes (tape on signs that say "Drink Me")
    Cookies (break and bake sugar cookies, use gel frosting to write "Eat
    Me")
    Cheshire cat smiles (slices of melon)
    And of course, a Happy Unbirthday cake!

    Activity - Build a deck of cards house
    Make a caterpillar (styrofoam balls for body segments, toothpicks
    to stick them together, pipe cleaners for legs, googly eyes. Have
    each family member decorate a body section with glitter glue,
    sequins, etc., then attach them all together!)
     
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    Movie - The Three Caballeros

    Menu - Donald's Make Your Own Taco Bar
    Jose's Spanish rice
    Panchito's Flan (flan recipe from Family Fun magazine online)

    Activity - Festive Mexican Paper Flowers (scissors, tissue wrapping paper,
    pipe cleaners)
    Decorate a terra cotta pot with acrylic paint together, place some
    styrofoam in the bottom, and stick in your flowers for a centerpiece!
     
  9. momto2inKC

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    Love these ideas!!!!:thumbsup2
     
  10. NHdisneylover

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    We always celebrate Walt's birthday on December 5th.

    We eat Chili with Beans (his favourtie meal according to Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs) and Lemon Chiffon Pie (his fav. dessert according to the same source).

    We find directions for drawing Mickey (and others) online and try our hands at it.

    We pull out the model train and set it up around the Christmas tree (he loved trains) and set up our Disney themed smaller tree in the dining room.

    I know this is not really the same thing as the other posts--but it is a fun evening.
     
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    More along hte lines of what others are posting:

    Movie: Mary Poppins
    Menu: a tea party on the china plates: scones, fruit, tea sandwhiches, etc.
    Activity: make and fly paper kites

    Movie: The Little Mermaid
    Menu: entree: "Ursala dogs" cut lengthwise "legs" up 2/3 of hotdogs before boiling or pita boats (fill pita pocket halves with tuns or chicken salad. Prop upright and add a skewer "mast" and cheese slice "sail"
    sides: pasta salad made with shell pasta and fruit salad with "starfish" (star fruit) and gold fish crackers. For dessert try blue jello in clear cups with gummy fish suspende in it
    Activity: collect a bunch of everyday items and have everyone come up with what Scuttle would think they were for.
     
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    NHdisneylover, I love your ideas! I am going to mark down Walt's birthday on the calendar now so we can celebrate!
     
  13. NHdisneylover

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    Thank you:flower3:

    It's funny, we have 3 out of 4 of us with December birthdays (plus four more in the extended family) so you'd think the last thing we'd want to do is celebrate another, but we love kicking off the family birthday season with a celebration for Walt.

    The kids are older now (9 and 11) and this year we have also had "Le Cellier NIghts" a couple of tiems a month since fall. Le Cellier is a favourite eatery of ours at the world (it is the steakhouse in Canada at EPCOT). We love their cheese soup and pretzel bread. So, every so often on a cold weekend the kids will help make homemade pretzels (easy but very tiem consuming) and we'll also make cheese soup. The baking takes nearly all afternoon. The new settle down with our pretzels and soup and pop Off Kilter into the CD player. It's not as good as being there--but ti is nice:upsidedow
     
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    Movie - 101 Dalmatians

    Menu - Any suggestions for dinner anyone???
    Dessert could be "Puppy chow" (crispix cereal, peanut butter,
    chocolate, and powdered sugar)

    Activities - Find the Dalmatian spot! (Make 10 black dalmatian spots and hide
    them around the house)
    Adopt a virtual pet together as a family (adoptme.com)
     
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    Anybody have any ideas? Even if for just a part of a theme night? I'd love to hear them!
     
  16. LisaG

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    Hot dogs!!
     
  17. PrincessTigerLily

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    LisaG, I'm having one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments! That's perfect. Thanks!
     
  18. kkheburn

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    For an art idea you could use black bingo dobbers and have them put spots on a dog cut out. Playdough and dog bone cookie cutters are fun too.
     
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    We do "countdown" dinner parties - 150 days to WDW, 100 days, 50, etc. I go on allearsnet and get WDW recipes and set the table with a Disney theme. Most recently we had 150 days til our first cruise with a DCL & pirate theme. I set the table using the DCL ship Mickey colors - red tablecloth, yellow napkins, etc.. After the cruise we'll stay at BWV for a few days so I picked some recipes from the EPCOT, BW and B&YC area. That was also when we told the kids about the cruise for the first time so I also had a little gift for each - Disney Dollars and a pirate tshirt from our local DISNEY store. And I had recorded the Disney Cruiise show from Travel Channel and we watched it after dinner while we dug into our "Kitchen Sink" for dessert. Now I see the allears has menus from the Wonder so I'll try to work that into our 100 day dinner!
     
  20. MeMom

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    We had a couple of themed parties leading up to our July all-family trip last year.

    Here are pictures from one we had just a few weeks before we left.

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    Disney has "The Kitchen Sink". We had "The Wheelbarrow." :)

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    We love the turkey legs in the parks, and these didn't disappoint.

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    And one from our homemade Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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    We also went to Disney on Ice:100 Years of Magic later this same evening. It was a very fun day!
     
  21. ballle_98

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    You could also serve peanut butter and banana sandwiches (Elvis's favorite) or tuna sandwiches.
     

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