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.

The Pirate Fairy, photo courtesy of The Pirate Fairy official website

Who doesn’t love Tinkerbell and her friends? They are the perfect combination of fun for everyone – Fairies and Pirates!


  • Table setting – Black tablecloth with red plates and cups. Tie your napkins (red bandanas would be a fun choice) with jute or small rope. Dark candles in the middle of the table are a great centerpiece.
  • Red balloons with white polka dots to mimic mushrooms tied around the room.
  • Pirate Flag – Make your own pirate flag using a black towel. Create a skull and crossbones and attach it with Velcro or hot glue. Hang it proudly to mark your territory.
  • Buried Treasure – Create your very own buried treasure. Have each member of the family put their treasure inside a decorated box and cover it with a blanket. Sometime during the evening you can “find” it and discover what’s inside. You can also try to guess who each treasure belongs to.
  • Fairy Wings and Tutus – have the girls dress like Tink and her pals in fairy wings and tutus.
  • Pirate Swords and Hooks – Have the kids dress like pirates, black t-shirts with plastic swords and bandanas.
  • As always have Tinkerbell and her friends join you in the room along with your pirate ships, even bring Jake and his friends out.


  • Talk like a pirate – Have fun with everyone talkin’ like a pirate matey! While yer at it tie on a bandana and clip on a hoop earring to look the part too. Need some help? The International Talk Like A Pirate website has a few basic words that you can use to teach your crew!
  • Make a magic wand – Using dowels and ribbon and glue make your own wand. You are only limited by your imagination.
  • Tattoos – This is the perfect time to pull out the rub on tattoos and let the boys and girls go crazy.
  • Tie Knots – Cut pieces of small rope or jute and let the kids learn how to tie knots. There are lots of great tutorials online; mom & dad can learn something new too!
  • Cannon Ball War – Split up the family into two teams and throw cannon balls (aka black balloons) at each other. After someone is hit 3 times they are out. Winner is the last pirate standing.


  • Pirate Pizza – Set up a pizza station and let everyone make their very own pizza. Premade crusts and sauce make it easy for mom, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olives, green peppers, onion, pineapple, anything you want.
  • Oranges – Ye wouldn’t want to be getting’ scurvy no would ya? Get your vitamin C with tangerines, oranges, and other citrus fruits. Cuties are a great option; the kids can peel them easily and take care of themselves.
  • Mac and Cheese – Who doesn’t love mac & cheese and it’s the color of gold doubloons.
  • Dessert – Cupcake topped with Gold Doubloons of course.

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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