When my twins were younger, my husband said it would be fun to have “movie nights” with them as we introduced them to our favorite animated feature films. Because we were counting down to a trip at the time (and mostly because we are giant nerds), I took it one step ten steps further – and Disney Family Days were born. Back in the day, these were weekly occurrences. Over time they got much less frequent, but the point remains – it doesn’t take a holiday to spend a special day celebrating family and one of the Disney classics!
Our Disney Family Days are not parties, despite that my kids refer to them as such. I love planning detailed parties, and I’m sure you’ll see a few of those around here, too These, though, are much more simple. A few decorations that cost $5 or less (many are made from stuff you have lying around the house!), a themed menu, a few games or activities and a movie. Some are more elaborate than others, but young kids – and the young at heart – have a lot of fun with them!
One of the sleeper hits of our “Disney Family Days” when my twins were younger was definitely the Ratatouille-themed dinner. We weren’t sure what they would think, but they loved both the movie and the activities!
On the Menu:
Remy’s Cheese Cubes
Gusteau’s Green Salad
Ego’s Favorite Chocolate Eclairs
Or you could serve, you know, ratatouille…
- Paper Table Covers to decorate
- Ratatouille Paper Goods. We tend to buy one item and base simple, plain colors, etc on it. Subtle but still fun!
Have you seen Ratatouille? We really do love it!