DIY Disney Movie Night: Peter Pan

There be lost boys here!

There be lost boys here!

I learned the hard way not to take both girls shopping with me when we went to buy supplies for our Peter Pan Disney Family Movie Night.  I usually try to our nights on a budget, but we went a little overboard with this one.  It was pretty easy to go overboard with all the cute girly pirate items though.  How could I say no?

The Decorations:  I used a simple black tablecloth with my daughter’s Tinkerbell and a pirate chest we already had as our centerpiece.  We found the cute girly pirate plates and napkins, along with the fun pirate bomb cups and compasses at Hobby Lobby.  The girls also picked out girly pirate eye patches and some pirate bandanas.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The Activity:  I made the girls a treasure map out of an empty wrapping paper roll (an empty paper towel roll or cardstock would work well also).  They used the treasure map and their compasses to find the hidden treasure.  I wanted to find some unstuffed teddy bears so they could stuff them Build-A-Bear style and call them Michael’s teddy bears, but I couldn’t find any.  Instead, we went with a teddy bear, a stuffed rabbit (my stepdaughter wanted it instead of a bear), and bags of gold doubloons (chocolate coins).  The girls had so much fun with the treasure hunt, they ended up taking turns hiding their new stuffed animals and trying to find them with their compasses.

Pirate Food

Pirate Food

The Menu:  Pirate boat pizzas, fruit swords, and pixie dust cupcakes.  For the pirate boat pizzas, take a hoagie roll split in half length wise (French bread also works well) and top with pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings (we used pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, and black olives).  Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted, about 5 to 10 minutes.  Ours were perfect at 7 minutes.  The girls then colored sails on construction paper cut into rectangles.  We then cut small slits into the top and bottom of the rectangles and placed them on bamboo skewers (you could also use a plastic straw) placed in the middle of the pizza boats.  The fruit swords were simply a slice of banana, a slice of pineapple, and a strawberry on a small plastic sword.  The pixie dust cupcakes were red velvet cupcakes with chocolate frosting dipped in green colored sugar.  I found the colored sugar with the sprinkles in the baking isle.  They would have looked better with vanilla frosting, but my picky eater wouldn’t have eaten them, so we used chocolate.

Up next will be Mulan, along with my picky eater’s favorite meal!

Alexia Christensen
Alexia@DestinationsInFlorida.com
http://www.Twitter.com/AlexiaDIFAgent

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