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 am so excited about the new live action Cinderella movie! To celebrate it’s opening, I thought it would be a great time to watch Disney’s original Cinderella.
- Tablescape-Start with a light blue table cloth, add white plates, napkins and placemats. Add a small pillow with a slipper for the centerpiece, I suggest a slipper from the toy section of your local department store. Your little princess can play with it after movie night is over.
- Blue & White Balloons – Decorate the room with Blue & White balloons and crepe paper. The highlight of the movie is the ball, create your own ballroom.
- Clock – Midnight plays an important role in the movie. Display a large clock in a prominent place.
- Dress Up – Have everyone dress for the ball, either in their Sunday Best or their favorite Cinderella costume.
- Playsets, Dolls & Toys – Everyone has a few toys from Cinderella, from plush Jaq & Gus to Cinderella dolls to playsets & books. Bring them out for a little playtime before the movie starts and for decoration when movie night begins.
- DIY Crowns – find a crown template online and cut it out of cardstock. Have sequins, plastic jewels, paint, glitter, markers on hand and let the kids decorate their own crown. Princes can create on for Mom!
- Dance Contest – Cinderella and the prince fall in love while they are dancing at the ball. Who’s the best dancer in your family? Here’s everyone’s chance to prove they can cut a rug better than anyone else in the family.
- Charades – play charades using songs, characters and key items from the movie.
- Clock Strikes Midnight – Find a clock on the internet and print it out. Using a brad from your craft stash attach movable hands. This is a great time to sneak in a little lesson on telling time. Set the clock to different times and let the kids guess the time. The game ends with the clock set at Midnight, the child who gets the most correct times wins a small prize.
- Start with some cheese and crackers – remember Cinderella gave Jaq & Gus cheese so celebrate with them by serving some great cheese & crackers with some great fruit added if or color and texture.
- Quiche Lorraine – There is some question as to the country in which Cinderella is set, I have always believed it was France, so I think Quiche Lorriane would be perfect as the main dish for you dinner. It is much easier to make than you think, and this recipe from Betty Crocker is delicious!! I do cheat and use ready made crust (shhh!! don’t tell anybody)!
- Crown Sandwiches – Use a tiara or shoe shaped cookie cutter for sandwiches I suggest pimento cheese, pb&j or even grilled cheese.
- Blue Marshmallow Pops– I love marshmallow pops because they are pretty, taste great and are inexpensive to make. The trifecta of movie night!! I suggest dipping the marshmallows in blue candy melts and finishing them off with white sprinkles or edible pearls.
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