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Movie Night: Follow Me, Boys!

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We took movie night on the road with us to a cabin the mountains and it was such a delight.  I simply chose a movie I felt would fit the setting and packed the DVD, some paper goods, and some treats.  It added an extra touch to our relaxing weekend away. 


We had quite the view and I got to ring an actual dinner bell to call my children in from outside, which was perfection.


This movie night centered around the Disney classic Follow Me, Boys! which turned out to be a really fitting choice.  I set up a woodsy table to play to the outdoor themes.


I hadn't seen this movie in ages and it completely charmed me.  I told my husband it made me wish I lived in 1930!  Kurt Russell is just a boy in this film and he is absolutely darling.  I found some camo jelly beans and they added a fun touch.


We ate steaks, potatoes and salad and finished off the night with blondies by the fire as we watched the movie.  It was a sweet way to spend one of our evenings away and added an extra cherry on top of our family time.


Happy Friday!

A Magical Supper Club: Disney Theme

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If you don't have a group of friends who REALLY love food, I highly suggest you seek some out.  We do a monthly supper club with the sweetest group of people and I love that one of the many things we share in common is an unbridled enthusiasm for a good meal.

We also all share a love of Disney vacations.  We recently spent time in Disneyland with some of our supper club friends.  We all enjoy those types of trips... the planning (it's really half the fun for someone like me), the rides, and the treats!  (See my favorite Disneyland treats here.)  Another family in our group recently visited Disneyland Paris and we all couldn't wait to hear about their trip.  So, I thought it would fun to do a Disney night of supper club!  Everyone jumped on board just as enthusiastically as I had hoped.  Here's a look at all the delicious food we enjoyed.

I contributed a meat and cheese tray.  I used a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter for the cheese and regular and mini pepperoni for the meat.  They aren't as perfectly proportioned as I would like, but you get the idea.


I also did a Mickey fruit platter.  This was so easy!


One of our guests brought broccoli cheese soup and served it in bread bowls, like you can get at Pacific Wharf.  It was divine.


We also had Mickey-shaped homemade pretzels we dipped in queso.  Y'all.  I want to put my face in these right now.


Another friend brought the most delicious empanadas.  It's true... everything good tastes even better when it's Mickey-shaped.


Look at this!  "Up Cakes!"  


We also had Ohana bread pudding with caramel sauce.  I can't even tell you how great this was.


Our sweet friend also fired up the blender and made Dole Whips!  I'm so sad I didn't get a photo.  I had no idea you could re-create them so well at home but she nailed it.

Our tables were really casual and simple.  I used three paper plates to make Mickeys.  We ended up using all our plates with all the food we had to enjoy.


I let my daughter have free reign with the kids table.  I like letting my kids design and set tables. I think it's good practice!


I picked up these straws at for all the kids to use and take home.  I love them!


Friends who are willing to embrace a silly theme and get excited with you are what make gatherings like this so enjoyable.  It was truly magical!


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The Best Disneyland Treats!

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My family is just back from a glorious trip to Disneyland.  Cars Land is our favorite, and you can't beat a good dose of California sunshine in the middle of winter.  For me, a big part of a Disney trip is indulging in all the unique treats offered throughout the property.  I love a good theme and Disney does that so well.


 Today I'm sharing my favorites and where you can find them!

Dole Whip


Dole Whip is a quintessential Disney concoction.  It's unique, refreshing and delightful.  This is the kind of thing you can't just whip up in your kitchen at home OR find anywhere else.  The line for Dole Whips is always super long in the Magic Kingdom, but you can pop into the Coffee House at The Disneyland Hotel and get one with no waiting.

Churros at The Cozy Cone


You can find churros across the parks, but there's something extra fun about stopping in at The Cozy Cone and grabbing one with caramel sauce.  We actually had these for breakfast one day!

Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar


Why are these SO GOOD?  Are they laced with actual pixie dust?  We may never know, but I can't resist.

Mickey-Shaped Beignets 


Tucked back in New Orleans Square you'll find the Mint Julep Bar where you can score a bag of these delightful little creations.  The powdered sugar will fly as you enjoy!

Clarabelle's Ice Cream


Clarabelle's in California Adventure is the place to not only get hand-dipped ice cream in fancy waffle cones, BUT you can also customize an ice cream bar.  You chose the bar, the chocolate and toppings!  Go earlier in the day as they sometimes run out.



Let's not underestimate the need for caffeine as you squeeze as many rides in as you can during that Magic Morning.  Starbucks on Main Street is always hopping.  We also used mobile ordering at the Downtown Disney locations so we could just swoop in and grab our lattes on the way to the gates.

Unicorn Macaron


I'll leave you with a bonus treat because it's the prettiest.  My daughter chose this unicorn macaron from cart in Downtown Disney and we just couldn't get over it!

My son's shirt says it all...


Have a magical day!