Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent are two of my middle dragon’s favorite movies. I’m not sure what it is, exactly, about Maleficent that he loves so much. When we went to Disneyland in 2019, he was very disappointed that we didn’t get to meet her. Here’s hoping that when our WDW trip comes, it’ll be at a time that she’ll be present and able to do a character meet & greet.
Unable to choose between the two movies, we split the day. We started off by making Maleficent horns with some headbands from Amazon and foam. Find all the details here.
(My oldest dragon, who is almost nine, refused to do this but did wear his Peter Pan hat like he was Prince Philip.)
Next on the agenda was some cookies! We made some simple sugar cookies, with a twist. Are you team pink or team blue for Aurora’s dress? With these cookies you can have the best of both worlds.
When these magical cookies were ready, the dragons sat down and watched the original cartoon Sleeping Beauty.
When the movie was over, we had intended to go outside and play Sleep Tag… but it was raining. So we took advantage of the rainy day and decided to turn Maleficent on after having a little indoor free play.
Now, what’s SLEEP TAG, you ask? It’s like Freeze Tag- only when you’re tagged you fall asleep. For this version, you need two people who are “it”- Maleficent, and Prince Philip. Maleficent puts you to sleep, and only Philip can wake you. If Philip is put to sleep by Maleficent, then the game starts over. At least… this had been the plan. If you give it a try, I’d love to see it in action!