Sleeping Beauty Movie Night

by MTT Nancy, Nancy Julian

Maleficent is coming! It’s time to brush up on the traditional lore of the Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty, before you see her side of the story.

Good or Evil? Pink or Blue? It’s a night of choices.

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As guests arrive they pick a side. Would they like a Princess Aurora crown or Maleficent horns?  I searched for templates online, and supplied foam sheets, bling and glitterglue. Headwear is formed over cheap headbands, super glued on then decorated.

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Next up, guests will have their knowledge tested before the movie starts by filling out their quiz*. If you trust them, they can score their own during the movie, or you can go old school and have the quizzes scored by another guest. Be sure and have a Sleeping Beauty themed gift for the winner..a Maleficent soundtrack, Sleeping Beauty DVD or  Aurora doll are some ideas.

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Time to choose again.  Pink or Blue? Clear soda (or for an adult evening a clear sparkling wine would be fun) is provided along with pink and blue colored drink powder crystals.

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For a snack, how about Good Fairies Petit Fours? Made from pound cake cubes and decorated to honor Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, no choices are necessary as each guest can have all three.

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Send guests home with their very own “Once Upon a Dream” journal, easily made with miniature composition books covered with paper and decorated.

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– Nancy

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Sleeping Beauty Knowledge Challenge Answers

1.   Merryweather: True love’s kiss the spell shall break.  Flora: Beauty. Fauna: Song.

2.    Flora

3.   Briar Rose

4.  Asked her to pick berries

5. Samson

6. Rabbits

7.  Make a cake, Make a dress, Clean the cottage.

8. Green smoke

9. Virtue, Truth

10. Bubbles, Flowers.

11.  Brambles or Thorns

12. Hell

13.  Nothing

14. 14th

15.   On a cloud

DIY: Olaf Shirt

by MTT Keri, Keri Reyes

Frozen has taken over my house. My kids just can’t get enough. We listen to the soundtrack or watch the movie at least once a day. Can we say obsessed? The biggest problem we’ve had is finding Frozen merchandise. My daughter has been dying for any Olaf or Elsa items. My mom was lucky enough to snag an Elsa doll for her for Easter so all we needed was something Olaf! Since we haven’t been able to find anything I decided to take on the task myself and make a shirt! Here’s how…

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The supplies:

  • White T-shirt
  • Fabric Paint in Black, Orange and white. (If you choose to write on the shirt pick which colors you like. I used Blazin’ Blue and the Neon Orange)
  • Pencil
  • Stencil of Olaf

Step one: Trace Olaf’s face on to the shirt. 

Slide the cut out of Olaf’s face under into the shirt and trace away! 

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Step two: Start to paint his face.

Practice with the paint on a napkin by drawing a line or two. This will help you know how hard or soft you have to squeeze so you don’t get any splatter marks.

I started on the inside and worked my way out. If you do it this way you don’t have to worry about dragging your hand through paint and smudging it. 

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Step three (optional):  Write on the shirt

When I was done with Olaf’s face my daughter said she really wanted it to say “do you want to build a snowman” OR “I like warm hugs.” I decided “I Like warm hugs” Would probably be best for this shirt… Maybe another one is in my future ;)

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The paint suggests letting the shirt dry for at least 4 hours and 72 hours before the first wash.

The total time was about a half hour and it was super easy. It was inexpensive and my daughter LOVES it. I’m going to make another for my son and give Elsa a shot. Who’s your favorite Frozen Character?

– Keri

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Dress Like Maleficent

by MTT Melissa, Melissa Salinas

Disney along with Hot Topic Clothing Store & Hot Topic’s plus size sister store, Torrid have announced a brand new clothing line similar to the story line of the new Disney movie “Maleficent” due in theatres in May 2014.

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The new Maleficent Clothing Line was released in stores and online on April 15, 2014. The clothing carries the dark and mysteriousness of Maleficent herself. Everything from Corset Dresses to a Wing Hooded Cape are part of the selections. Accessories are also included in this collection as well!

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The BEST PART is for the first time Torrid will be offering a clothing line just like Hot Topic’s. Sizes for this new apparel range from child sizes to a 4x in women’s. Pricing starts at $15.00 to over $100.00. Something for everyone.

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Don’t worry, Mom, your little ones weren’t left out either. The “Maleficent by Stella McCartney Kids” collection makes its mark for both Girls & Boys. The pieces, ranging from $75 to $185, are set to hit Stella McCartney boutiques, Disney stores and online at the end of April.

– Melissa

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Richard Petty Driving Experience

by MTT Jill, Jill Frazer

As a self diagnosed thrill junkie….the chance at whipping around a race track in stock car, at 140 MPH, is right up my alley. For a mere $105, I got to ride shotgun with a professional race car driver.
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I suited up in a ill-fitting monkey suit, strapped on a helmet, and of course took several selfies to mark the occasion.
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I then climbed through the passenger window Dukes of Hazard style! I was feeling the need for speed.
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After being harnessed in and a quick knuckle bump with the man I’m now entrusting my life to…I was on my way to the Indy 500. Okay, just three laps were included in my package…but I was elated.
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Want the ultimate thrill? Hand over  $449, and you can experience the most popular Richard Petty program! Get in the DRIVER’S seat of NASCAR race car for 8 laps.
There are several more upgraded packages to choose from, including an actual race, and driving exotic cars. No matter which adrenaline driven (pun intended) package you choose, there is no better memory then roaring around the track, with your friends and family cheering you on in the pits!
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Call or email me for more details, or to book your driving experience today.
– Jill

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5 Steps to Stress-Free Packing with Kids

by MTT Shannon, Shannon Poucher

So your trip is a few weeks away and you start to panic because you realize you have to… PACK ALL THE STUFF! Don’t worry, I have a system that I have used several times now and it works beautifully. Best of all, it’s easy and VERY organized. Ready to get started packing? Here we go!

First you will need a few supplies you may not already have:

  • 2 gallon zip lock bags- 1 for each day of your trip (don’t forget the day you come home & and an extras one)
  • Sharpie

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Once you have those, gather together all the “stuff” you want to pack to take with you. Remember things like hair bows & extra socks. Write each day of the week on the bags, before you have clothes in them ;) I can pack a 7 day vacation in ONE large suitcase for a family of 4 using this method so don’t get discouraged as you look at the large pile of clothes and accessories you have gathered!

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Next you are going to want to split the clothes into days for each child, check the weather forecast for your trip and try to plan each day as best you can.

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Then you are going to put EVERYTHING you will need for each child into the same bag, under garments, socks, clothes, hair bow that matches, etc. Seal most of the way and then push out all the air and seal completely. It should look fairly flat.

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Lay these in your suitcase or stack them in rows (whichever fits better).

Once you get there, unpack the days into the drawers and now the kids can find the bag for the day and get dressed without looking through the whole suitcase! Best part? YOU HAVE EXTRA TIME getting ready because you aren’t hunting for their things each day… wow, now it’s a VACATION for you too! =)

Extra tip: If headed to a tropic, rainy location (like Florida), pack a disposable poncho for EACH person for EACH day. They are less than $1 each and it’s really nice to be able to throw them away once the rain stops! ;)

Happy Packing and Have a Great Vacation!

– Shannon

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