09 June 2014

Disney Family Movie Night: Lilo & Stitch

* Menu Clipart from: clipartbest.com and clker.com *

Hey all!
Back again today to share our first Disney Family Movie Night! Our trip for this year got cancelled due to DH's fluctuating Army schedule (would have been our first DVC trip, my parents just bought earlier this year!). So to keep the Disney magic alive until our next trip (maybe Christmas 2015? TBD really...) I thought Disney movie nights would be perfect! We plan on doing them weekly, except December where we'll switch from Disney to Christmas movies ;)

I'm a planner, so this took a bit of planning for me. I scoured the internet for ideas, using mostly Pinterest (see my board here!) and Disboards.com to find most of my inspiration. Then I printed out a bunch of printables, the ones that I shared with you yesterday {here}, and jotted down the myriad of ideas.

Thankfully DH was totally onboard with the themed movie night idea (so blessed DH now loves Disney as much as I do!) so off we went... At first we were planning to watch Pocahontas, but when DH found Hawaiian pork at the local farmer's market that morning, we switched it to...

***** Lilo & Stitch *****

Hawaiian Pork & Shrimp
Maui Cabbage
Coconut Rice
Tropical Fruit Salad
"Ohana" Bread (just regular gluten-free bread from a local bakery, but had to have a fun name!)
Honey Butter & Pineapple Jam
Hawaiian Dump Cake (just a dump cake with cherries and peaches, should have done cherries and pineapple!)
"Jumba Juice" (yes, I misspelled it on our menu, whoops!)

Lilo & Stitch coloring pages
Big leaves to decorate & color
Make Hawaiian flowers

And without further ado, here's a few photos....
Utensils, menu, and "Ohana" bread. Decorations were just green felt "table runner," lime green tulle, and flowers from a deconstructed lei. The character cutouts were from Disney's Lilo & Stitch Print Center online.

The food buffet! Leaves were made with my Cricut Expression using the Accent Essentials cartridge.

Honey butter & Pineapple Jam! The tikibar cutout was made with my Cricut Expression using the Nifty Fifties cartridge.

Tropical Fruit Salad (kiwi, pineapple, strawberries) and the Hawaiian Pork, Shrimp &  Maui Cabbage (that's all DH- I'm vegetarian!)

Coconut Rice and "Jumba Juice" (guava juice and POM coconut &  pineapple blends)

Hawaiian Dump Cake (aptly named because you literally dump in two cans of fruit, a boxed cake mix, and a stick and a half of sliced butter, in the oven for 1 hr at 350 and it's ridiculously delicious! I'm not usually one to use boxed mixes, but GF cake is something I just haven't mastered yet and Betty Crocker has! hehe)

Our arts & crafts table- decorated with some scrapbooking paper & more lei flowers. There were coloring pages (also from Disney's Lilo & Stitch Print Center online), cut out some more leaves for DD to decorate with stickers, and since the wee one is too small to make the flowers herself, I assembled them for her (cut out flowers, poke 2 holes in the center, thread a pipe cleaner up through one hole and the button then back down through the other hole and twist the pipe cleaner together, done!)

Sharing at these awesome linky parties:

that DIY party @ DIY Showoff
Catch a Glimpse @ A Glimpse Inside
It's a Summer Celebration @ Design Dining & Diapers
Inspiration Gallery Link Party @ Design Dining & Diapers
Feature Friday @ Blissful & Domestic

08 June 2014

Family Movie Night (printables)

Hey all!
Long time no talk, I know I know... It's been 6 months since we moved into our current place after our latest move with the Army, but I'm still trying to make this place a home. Army life is always in flux, and until we know for sure how long we'll be in this house (a few more months? a few years?) we've been holding off on stuff like painting, or unpacking certain items, etc. That combined with DH's ridiculous work schedule, well, things just haven't gotten done. This week's projects include unpacking and organizing the garage and putting up curtains. Maybe I'll throw in hanging up some art work while we're at it, who knows!? hehe... with any luck I'll start being on here more with you all and share some of the stuff I actually have gotten done around here! Anyhoo, on to the real topic of today...

Family Movie Nights!!!

This weekend we began a new tradition of doing family movie nights, like themed movie nights- decorations, food, movie, the works! We're doing Disney movies for the most part (except December, which will be Christmas movies, of course). The impetus behind our new tradition began with our Disney trip for this year getting bumped due to fluctuation Army schedules. Such is the life though... but to hold on to the magic until our next trip (hoping for Christmas 2015, gosh that's a long ways away!) we decided to do themed nights. Thankfully DH loved this idea (love that he has turned into as big of a Disney fan as I am!) and so off we went! He handled most of the food, and I handled decor and the like. Got to bust out my Cricut for the second time ever, which was exciting :) Still learning how to master that- so many features!

Anyhoo, I'll be sharing all the fun details and photos about our first Disney movie night in my next post. Today I wanted to share my printables I created to capture ideas for future movie nights! I thought perhaps if you already have this tradition, or want to start it too, that these might come in handy :) If you want different colors, feel free to drop me a line and I'd be happy to customize them for you too!

You can see I also created a master Index sheet for my movie night printables. I have ideas jotted down for well over 80 movies with a few blank sheets for more movies to come. I went through and numbered all of my movie sheets and then created an alphabetical list in the front so I can easily flip to a movie title!

I'll be back again soon to share our first movie night with you... Lilo & Stitch!