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

Contact MTT Nancy at 575-430-1119 or nancy.julian@mousetalestravel.com to book your next magical Disney vacation! For more information about family travel, join Nancy’s Facebook page:  Facebook.com/MagicalFeatherMemories

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

Movie Night: Mary Poppins

by MTT Nancy, Nancy Julian

Has Saving Mr. Banks renewed your interest in the classic Disney movie Mary Poppins? Invite friends and family over to celebrate this film with a tea party based movie night.

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As guests arrive have them decorate your sidewalk or porch with their chalk drawings masterpieces. To further get in the mood they can make a kite magnet. Pre cut foam board into kite shapes and supply lots of paper and sparkle and bling and let creativity run free.

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For refreshments, provide classic tea party treats, with a Poppins twist (recipes to follow).

I prepared Jolly Holiday Cranberry Citrus Scones with mock clotted cream, fruit kebobs with the picks decorated with umbrella cut outs, Spoonful of Sugar Cake Pops and Practically Perfect Peach Punch.

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I printed out the song lyrics to Let’s Go Fly A Kite for a sing along during the movie and to take home, along with the kite magnets, bird seed tied up in net.  Feed the Birds was Walt Disney’s favorite song, so this is an appropriate reminder of all he went through to bring us this masterpiece.

Recipes:

Spoonful of Sugar Cake Pops: I used lemon poppy seed cake and lemon icing or the pops, dipped in coating and sprinkles and placed on antique spoons.

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Practically Perfect Peach Punch: 1 quart of lemonade mixed with a can of peach nectar. Add frozen sliced peaches and mint before serving.

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Jolly Holiday Cranberry Citrus Scones:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or regular milk with a bit of vinegar added to curdle)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • ¾ cup craisins

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Combine the remaining ingredients and stir until crumb mixture is moistened. Turn onto floured surface and knead gently 5-6 times. Pat into 6 circles and transfer to greased baking sheets. Cut each circle into 8 wedges but do not separate. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

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Mock Clotted Cream:

Place 1/3 cup sour cream in a coffee filter, cover with plastic wrap, having wrap touch surface of sour cream. Allow to sit in refrigerator overnight to drain off liquid. The next day combine sour cream with 1 cup of Cool Whip.

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- Nancy

Contact MTT Nancy at 575-430-1119 or nancy.julian@mousetalestravel.com to book your next magical Disney vacation! For more information about family travel, join Nancy’s Facebook page:  Facebook.com/MagicalFeatherMemories

Sunday Share: Loki is a Disney Prince

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Huh. Who knew?

– Kimberly

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Sunday Share: FROZEN’s “Let It Go”

Whispers swirling that FROZEN will be Disney’s next musical headed to Broadway. With all main characters voiced by Broadway veterans and the score composed by Christophe Beck, could be….

My favorite song, sung by one of my favorite performers, Idina Menzel. (WICKED, anyone?)

 

– Kimberly