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.

funday september

Last month, ABC Family hosted its first “Funday”, back to back family movies where the fun is not limited to just to the television! ABC Family has a brand new Funday for September! Funday includes a website that you can add fun images to your own photos! Photos that are submitted could win a “Funday viewing party” kit! This month, the new featured movies are Despicable Me (6:30 PM), Brave (8:30), The Princess and the Frog (10:30) and Dumbo (12:30). These movies will repeat on Sunday. Let’s get started!

minionI know what you are thinking…. Despicable Me isn’t a Disney movie. But that’s okay, everyone has a Disney side 🙂


  • Dumbo has a circus theme. Reds and yellows are a perfect color scheme to go with this collection of movies.
  • Grab those extra Mardi Gras beads! They are a fun way to represent The Princess and the Frog.
  • Grab your stuffed bears! Merida’s brothers enjoy a party, too!
  • These yellow balloons decorated with fun faces look just like Minions!


  • Dumbo could fly – and so can these paper airplanes from Spoonful!
  • Mardi Gras masks are fun and easy to decorate!
  • These mini arrows could easily be recreated with straws and construction paper.
  • Print out these Minion goggles and create your own Minion soda bottle bowling set!


  • The Princess and the Frog was set in New Orleans. Red Beans & Rice or Gumbo would be perfect!
  • Merida’s brothers turned into cute bears when they ate the tart. Fill bowls or mason jars with teddy bear shaped cookies.
  • Movie nights need popcorn! (Dumbo)
  • These shrunken moon cake pops or Minion mini cakes from One Lucky Pickle are fun!

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 !

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