Beauty and the Beast Disney Day

Beauty and the Beast is 29 years (and a day) old. How does that make you feel?

I love Beauty and the Beast. The story, the music, the animation- it’s just perfection. Let’s not even get in to the beauty of the state production and live action film.

Little princess in her Belle cosplay at two-months old.

For our Disney day, I wanted to try to bring about the timeless feel of the movie. We started off by making paper roses. I loved putting these together and then setting them out fit decorations. They could be perfect place markers for Thanksgiving!

Then we mixed things up and did our Scavenger Hunt! I included our paper roses in this activity, and had it lead to our easy and super delicious snack. The dragons love scavenger hunts, and ever since Onward I had been promising them another one. I finally delivered.

Finally, we enjoyed some gray stuff. In Be Our Guest, the gray stuff is something that has always intrigued…everyone, I’m guessing. There are multiple recipes, and there’s gray stuff you can find at the parks; we kept ours simple and easy/ something the dragons loved putting together.

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ONWARD Disney Day

Disney Pixar’s ONWARD has officially been on Disney + for THREE DAYS! If you haven’t been able to watch this magical movie yet, go now. We were able to see this in theaters before theaters shut down and it was so worth it. All my dragons (8, 4, and 2) were mesmerized and sat/behave through the entire film! How’s that for a review? Not to mention, there were tears shed (I won’t say by whom…but it could be the person writing this).

With this magical movie came lots of ideas, and I just couldn’t sit still another minute without planning a day dedicated to ONWARD. Or, let’s be real- our “day” spanned over a week. That is also because my boys caught a common cold (at least, we think that’s all it was), so they took their time doing these crafts and activities. But they weren’t disappointed.

We started off by making Wizard Hats and (mini) Staffs. Like Ian Lightfoot, these kids had the touch of a wizard and made up their own names. This lead to so much role-play and make-believe. It was amazing to watching their imaginations come alive. For more on this craft, visit this post.

After dressing them up as Wizards, they naturally had to go on a quest. This scavenger hunt was easy enough but still required some brain power to solve the clues and find the Phoenix Gem at the end. Our Phoenix Gem lead to one more thing: a treat!

If you want to make a yummy lunch or dinner after wearing your kids out with the crafting and play, Laurel Lightfoot’s Pigs-In-A-Blanket With Special Dipping Sauce is the perfect choice! When we cuddled up to watch the magic of ONWARD at home, we made these like Laurel does for Ian’s birthday party. We also served them with Cheetos, because this is a snack that helps the Lightfoot boys a lot in their quest to spend more time with their Dad.

There were two things I loved most about the movie: the brother’s bond, and their mighty warrior Mama. The Lightfoots are a family that come together to make sure every person is safe and loved. This is done through tests of trust, protection, love– and so many laughs.

Disney Pixar’s ONWARD is now available to buy, or view with a subscription on Disney +!

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ONWARD Quest Scavenger Hunt

You have to take risks in life to have an adventure.

The Manticore in Disney Pixar’s ONWARD

Taking risks feels like going to the grocery store these days, am I right? But I thought creating an ONWARD adventure would be much more fun than deciding if I should order groceries or try and take all three littles with me to go grocery shopping. (A Mom’s gotta do what a Mom’s gotta do.)

Scavenger hunts are way too fun when you’re younger. Whether you’re searching for things (leaves, purple hats, yellow baskets… whatever) or searching for the next clue- it’s a fun way to keep kids moving and find a fun surprise at the end.

Waiting to start the hunt.

This quest took place mostly inside. Thankfully our rainy days cleared up and the kids were able to do the clues that involved them going outdoors (#7 & #8), but if you’re having inclement weather of some kind- it can always be changed a little!

I also incorporated the boys Wizard Staffs that we made, because what fun would the ONWARD quest be without a little magic? If you haven’t made the staffs, make sure to check out the post for an easy craft that will make this quest even more fun!

The Phoenix Gem we hid was actually an Easter Egg, and inside was the last note leading them to me for a magical unhealthy snack (aka Cosmic Brownies– thank you, pregnancy cravings). I always think ending the game with a fun snack to tie it all together is so worth it! If you want something ONWARD themed, check out Laurel Lightfoot’s Pigs-In-A-Blanket with Special Dipping Sauce!

Another fun idea for the end of the quest would be to hide the gem from one of their Wizard Staffs or a painted rock that resembles it!

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Check out DIY Disney Days Instagram stories to see these dragons doing part of this quest!