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!
Robin Hood is such a classic movie, but one that it seems to take most families I know (and mine was no different!) a long time to “get around to watching”. Have you seen it yet? Have your kids?
If not, or if you just want a fun movie night, look no further! It’s both a movie and an evening that kids of all ages can enjoy.
Our menu was easy: Robin Hood & Little John’s Hearty Stew and Biscuits, followed by adorable – and simple! – bullseye cookies. The stew and biscuits can be your favorite recipe, or something from a can. Whatever floats your boat.
For the cookies, I used a round glass to cut out circles and a series of circle fondant cutters to make the layers of the bullseye. If you want to take just a little more time, you can probably even make them look far less messy! 😉
I had also made in advance a flower headband for each of my girls, out of ribbon and a foam wreath. You could alternatively make these adorable Maid Marian or Robin Hood hats!
Finally, we had an archery contest. If you have a Brave fan, you may own a Merida (or perhaps nerf?) archery set. We were doing our “party” before Brave came out though, so we improvised – and you can, too!
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