Disney Movie Nights – they are just traditional. They usually involve pj’s, favorite snacks, blankets & stuffed friends. But, in changing times, there is a new concept of movie night…themed movie nights. I love this concept for so many reasons. It is more than just watching a movie. You can include themed activities, food, & decorations. Our whole family becomes involved. From planning, to decorating, to clean-up, it is a true example of teamwork & a great bonding experience.
I can’t wait to get to Disney to finally ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! I chose Snow White for this edition of Disney Family Adventure Movie Night to celebrate its opening at Walt Disney World and to remind everyone what a wonderful story Snow White has, she was after all Disney’s first princess.
- Bright Colors – Red, yellow and blue have to be your color scheme here, nothing says Snow White better than those colors.
- Table Setting – Start your table with a navy table cloth, add red disposable plates with a yellow napkin with a pretty red bow. You can also add a big basket of red apples to the table to do double duty as a great centerpiece and a tasty (and healthy) snack.
- DIY Tissue Pompoms – Hang some cute red, yellow and blue paper lanterns or make your own giant tissue pompoms to hang.
- Little Golden Books – Be sure to pull out the Little Golden books with Snow White stories as well as plush or dolls with a Snow White theme.
- Pompoms – They are a fun addition to hang from the ceiling and easy to make yourself, and (bonus) they’re a great activity to do with the kids. All you need are scissors, tissue paper, a bread tie and some string or fishing line to hang them with. Here’s a great You Tube video tutorial.
- Bobbing for Apples – It’s not just for Halloween! Beat the summer heat by letting the kids bob for apples in a big tub of water-in the back yard so they can be as messy as they want.
- Mining for Gems – Find plastic jewels at the craft store and hide them in the sandbox. Let the kids use sifters to search for them. They can use the gems they find to decorate a small wooden box or make their own tiara.
- Spaghetti – Who doesn’t like spaghetti? It’s an all time favorite, budget friendly and red so it works great with our theme.
- Mini Salad bar – A fun way to get the kids to eat veggies is to let them choose for themselves. Set up a mini salad bar with pretty red (cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, strawberries), yellow (squash, corn, yellow peppers), and blue (blueberries, purple grapes, purple cabbage) fruits and veggies. Have everyone try at least one fruit or veggie they haven’t tried before.
- Corn – however they like it – on the cob, whole kernel or creamed corn.
- Apple Marshmallow Pops – a fun and budget friendly dessert! Just stir red food coloring gel in your almond bark or white chocolate after it’s melted (I suggest gel instead of drops because it takes less to color the chocolate) and use a pretzel stick for the stem and cut leaves from green fruit roll ups.
- Apple Nachos – Make apple nachos for a great snack while watching the movie. Slice apples and drizzle with chocolate sauce, then caramel sauce and sprinkle with chopped nuts.