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.


With the passing of Robin Williams this week we at The Disney Driven Life decided to choose Aladdin as our Family Adventure Movie Night movie.  This movie showcases the unprecedented talents of this wonderfully hilarious man.  Disney has decided to telecast “Aladdin” over the weekend(click link for times & channels). In wanting everyone to fully enjoy the movie, we have posted our scheduled Family Movie Night early.


  • Table Setting  –   Use a turquoise table cloth with jewel toned chargers (you can find them for around $2 at Michaels) topped with white plates and purple napkins with the cuff bracelets below as a napkin ring.
  • Hang brightly colored scarves over lamp shades for a great pop of color.
  • Fill the floor with large floor pillows as fun décor and a new place to relax while watching the movie.
  • Use incense or scented candles to fill the room with exotic scents.


  • Impressions – I can think of no better tribute to Robin Williams than to do Genie impressions. Let’s face it, the Genie makes this movie fun!!.
  • Cuff Bracelets – Adorable cuff bracelets made with toilet paper rolls, macaroni and gold spray paint from Hostess With The Mostest are a fun craft any little girl would love.
  • Iago’s Floating Feather – buy red feathers from the craft or dollar store and see who can keep it floating the air by blowing on it for the longest time – no touching it with your hands!


  • Jasmine’s PB&J Pitas – A fun twist on a childhood classic – peanut butter & jelly sandwiches made with pitas instead of bread.
  • Agrabah Chicken Nugget Kabobs – Alternate chicken nuggets, carrots and broccoli on skewers.  A fun way to get kids to eat their vegetables..
  • Caramel Apple Bar – Sliced apples (a good variety of sweet and tart), caramel, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies and candy and let everyone make their own fun combinations.
  • Pita chips & hummus – instead of the usual popcorn snack on pita chips and hummus while watching the movie.

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 !

Robin Williams

Robin Williams 1951-2014

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