Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent Disney Day

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!

Make them Pink! Make them Blue! Sugar Cookies

One of my favorite scenes in Sleeping Beauty is when the fairies are fighting over what color to make Aurora’s dress. Whether you’re team pink or blue, these cookies will satisfy both parties!

Ingredients:

  • Pre-made sugar cookie dough
  • Pink food dye
  • Blue food dye

Directions:

  • Follow the preheating directions on your cookie dough. The pillsbury dough I used had you preheat the oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with Parchment Paper if you have it.
  • Split the cookie dough in half. I had the actual cookie cut dough (it’s all our store had), so I split it 12 & 12.
  • Dye half of your dough blue, the other pink. Once dyed, let them rest in the fridge for around 10 minutes (at least).
  • Once your dough isn’t sticky, roll out each color. I found putting it between two pieces of wax or parchment paper was extremely helpful to keep it from sticking! Using a little flour should work, too. Keep in mind this could mess with your color scheme slightly.
  • Put your doughs together and trip the sides so you have a nice rectangle/circle that is even with pink and blue. Carefully roll them up to make a swirl of pink and blue dough.
  • Let your dough rest again, in the fridge if possible. Afterwards, cut your cookies into 1/4-1/2 inch circles. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake according to your dough instructions. Ours took around 10-12 minutes!
    * Don’t expect perfection for all! We had plenty of “reject” cookies that were still beautiful and fun.

Enjoy! Don’t forget to make Maleficent horns for those who want to switch it up!