Monsters Inc holds a special place in my heart because it was the first Pixar movie that our daughter fell in love with. It was our halloween costumes last year for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party in Disney World where she was our little boo while my husband was Sully and I was Mike Wazowski.
Of course we improvised because I really didn’t think lugging around a big green round ball was the best idea for Magic Kingdom.
A few weeks later, it was the theme for her 2nd birthday. I have to say this has to be one of the coolest cakes ever.
It may look like she blew out the candles, but really she was trying to see where she would dig her finger next.
Thanks to her Tia Jen and Tio David, Isa had her first experience with a piñata! A Mike Wazowski piñata that is…
However, once she saw Tio holding it, it was hard to convince her there was candy inside.
A year later and our little one is ready for family nights. A night revolving around a movie and all the goodies and activities that go along with it.
Family nights aren’t meant to be complicated. They can be stress-free and a lot fun when you use your imagination. Kids won’t be the only ones enjoying them, I guarantee adults will, too.
Monsters Inc Menu:
“Decorate your own door” Pizza
- Buy some store bought pizza dough or from your local pizzeria. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin and flour so it doesn’t stick to the surface. Once it’s rolled to the thickness you prefer, grab a pizza cutter and cut out rectangular shapes. These are your doors.
- Line up some toppings in different bowls, along with one for tomato sauce and one for cheese. Have your kiddo’s decorate their own door. This is a great way for them to try new ingredients and be creative with how they use their toppings.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-11 minutes. They cook really fast because they aren’t big. Let it cool a bit before serving.
Mike Wazowski Green Grapes or Green Apples (whichever your child prefers)
Sully’s Blue Furry popcorn
- This one is SO much fun to do! You’re going to need popcorn, but not the microwave kind. The popcorn you will be making is the stove top kind. Buy the kernels in a bottle (usually next to the microwave popcorn bags) and follow the directions on the bottle. I typically use this kind:
- Once the popcorn has been popped, you should have about 5-6 cups. Pour into a large bowl and set it aside.
- You will need this second main ingredient to coat your popcorn:
This can be found in your local grocery store in the baking section, sometimes at Michael’s or even Amazon. I just followed the directions on the back for the whole bag. Make sure you don’t burn yourself when you remove the bowl from the microwave a few times to see if it’s melted. Towards the end I used an oven mitt for that particular reason.
- Once all the chocolate is melted, grab some blue food coloring and color the white chocolate as blue as you’d like. I didn’t want to over do it so my Sully coat was more on the pastel side.
- As soon as the white chocolate is blue, you’re going to pour the chocolate over the popcorn. Using a spatula, gently toss the popcorn until it’s completely coated in chocolate. Dump it on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and spread it so it doesn’t dry in big bunches.
- Next are the purple spots! I managed to find purple sprinkles that looked like fur at my grocery store but regular purple sprinkles work too. Sprinkle all over the blue covered popcorn and set it aside to dry.
And that’s it! Sully’s Blue Furry Popcorn is ready to eat for the movies!
- Summary of what you need:
- Fresh pizza dough
- Tomato Sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese
- Pizza toppings
- Popcorn kernels in a bottle
- White melting chocolate
- Blue food coloring
- Purple sprinkles
- 1 large bowl
- 1 medium microwaveable bowl
- 1 baking sheet with parchment paper on top
Disney always has great activities for kids to do and this one happens to be my favorite! They can draw their own monster and color while they watch the movie for inspiration.
And last but not least you need movie tickets for a family night!
Print it out (one per child), cut them and hand them to your children to let them know when your family movie night will be and what they can anticipate. You can write the menu on a paper and place it on the fridge and when the movie night is ready to begin, the kids can hand over their tickets!
Hope you enjoy the first of many family movie nights!