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Movie Night

Movie Night: Dumbo

Movie NightAmy WileyComment

This movie night will have you flying high on sugar! The circus theme is simple and fun, affording plenty of tasty treats.   A summer dinner off the grill and plenty of movie snacks make this one a great fit for a July evening.

 Cotton candy, animal crackers and circus animal cookies... don’t tell the dentist!   Sure, just one of these would suffice, but I’m not known for restraint.  All this paired with a Disney classic film, what’s not to love?

Cotton candy, animal crackers and circus animal cookies... don’t tell the dentist!   Sure, just one of these would suffice, but I’m not known for restraint.  All this paired with a Disney classic film, what’s not to love?

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This movie is sweet, sometimes sad, and also timeless.  It’s great to share movies we remember from childhood with our own family. 

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You can take the circus theme as far as you wish, or keep it low-key like us.  Either way, you’ll fall in love with Dumbo all over again.

Movie Night: Bee Movie

Movie NightAmy WileyComment

This cute movie is all the buzz for summer!

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This one is from our family archives (pre-dating the blog) but I wanted to share because it's summery and enjoyable for all ages.  A simple meal of burgers from the grill and lemonade were on the menu.

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The "bee" theme is so simple to pull off... lots of yellow and black.  We love that the main character in this movie is voiced by Jerry Seinfeld.  There are plenty of laughs for kids and parents alike!

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Coordinating store-bought treats for the win!

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This would bee a great one to enjoy with your family this summer weekend!

Movie Night: Yankee Doodle Dandy

4th of July, Movie NightAmy WileyComment

We’re throwing it allll the way back to 1942 for movie night in honor of the USA with Yankee Doodle Dandy.   It’s a delightful celebration of the red, white and blue... in black and white.  You'll find yourself singing along!

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We love watching old movies as a family, especially musicals.  This one is full of dancing, beauty, laughs and many familiar songs.  

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We kept the menu simple and American:  cheddar brats, potato salad, and chopped BBQ ranch salad.  This is an easy but delicious dinner dressed up to celebrate the 4th of July. 

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Ice cream with patriotic flare made for the most festive dessert.

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Gather your people for some dinner from the grill and a bit of American nostalgia.

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July