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!
As you are probably aware, in Pixie Hollow Tink and her friends are responsible for nature and the changing of the seasons on the mainland – so what better theme to work with than nature? First on our agenda, we made leaf prints. There are plenty of other nature-themed arts and crafts for every season though, so the possibilities are endless!
For dinner we had Pixie Chicken, Butternut Squash soup, Mushroom Tops (pepperoni pizza bagels – lots of fun to make!) and trail mix. Dessert was Tink’s favorite treat, Pumpkin Muffins!