Monster’s Inc – Family Adventure Movie Night

Disney DonnaKay (NDM#501) (22 Posts)

If you’ve seen me on the web you already know there’s nothing I love more than planning Disney parties, but I love everything Disney from the history to the theme parks to the movies. I also have a true passion for planning Disney vacations as a travel professional for WDW Guru Travel. I can sometimes be sarcastic, but always helpful, and a mostly entertaining Disney Fanatic!! A true Alabama girl, born and raised, I live with my husband, Mike, and son, Dakota on a 150 acre farm in Troy that's been in my husband's family since before the Civil War. My daughter, Ashley, lives in Clarksville, TN with her husband, Eric, and their kids Lexi & Tripp. If you we ever get to meet in person, you will find a genuine Southern accent, the overuse of affectionate terms like "Honey", "Sugar", and "Darlin” and an uncontrollable need to dote over everybody.


 

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.

monsters incMike, Sully and it’s October – Halloween month.  Three great reasons to watch Monster’s Inc, and I didn’t even mention Roz, Randall or Boo!!

DECORATIONS

  • Team Sully or Team Mike?  You can go with a blue table cloth with purple paper plates if you’re team Sully.  Mike more to your taste? How about a green table cloth with black plates – easy to find this time of year to.
  • Monster Mural – this one does double duty as a fun activity and artwork.
  • Mike Paper Lanterns – buy green paper lanterns from the dollar store and cut circles using house hold items like saucers and glasses to create Mike’s eye on them.
  • As always bring ot the Monster’s Inc toys and books.  A great way for the kids to doing some reading and play with some toys that may have found their way into the bottom of the toy box.

ACTIVITIES

  • Scare Contest – Who’s out to get Sully’s job? Have each member of the family do their best to make you scream.  Whether they roar, make scary face or tell a scary story – the winner is the one who make the rest of the family scream the loudest.
  • Monster Mural – Roll white paper along the bottom of a wall.  Supply the kids with markers and let them draw their own monster.  They can be scary, funny or just plain weird.  The kids will love getting to draw on the walls and not get in trouble for it!!  You can always use washable markers if you’re worred the kids may accidentally color off of the paper.
  • Monster-O-Lantern – Halloween is right around the corner so why not create some funny or scary monster pumpkins for a fun movie night activity and use them to decorate the front porch for the rest of the month!  You can find lots of great carving templates with a Google search, or if painting pumpkins are more your thing take the kids to the back yard and let them paint away.

FOOD

  • Deviled Egg Eyeballs – Using your favorite deviled egg recipe and add green food coloring to the yolk filling.  top it with a black olive with a pimento stuffed in the middle.
  • Monster Sandwiches – cut the bread into circles and add green olives to the top for eyes.  Make teeth by zig zagging the egde of the cheese and letting it show just a little on the front side of the sandwich.  Here are some cute ones for inspiration.
  • Monster Watermelon – carve a watermelon monster and fill it with fruit salad.  Be sure to have some flowing from his mouth – the kids will love it!
  • Monster Cupcakes – Bake your favorite cupcakes and leave the decorating to the family.  Let them create their own monster cupcake – provide icing in bags with different types of decorator tips, sugar eyeballs (you can find them on the craft aisle of Walmart), candies in fun shapes to use for hair, nose, lips, ect.

Have a great time with this movie & let us know what you did to make your Adventure special! Have a movie suggestion for us? Leave a comment :) Be sure to post any photos on our DDL FB Group & link up below if you have a blog post about this.