Disney Dinner & A Movie Night: Sleeping Beauty

You might not know this, but one of my favorite scenes of any Disney movie is in the movie Sleeping Beauty. I have always loved the movie’s final scene, Aurora and Prince Phillip dance together, and Aurora’s dress changes from pink to blue. To me, it is such a magical moment, and this week I was so excited to share the movie Sleeping Beauty with my daughter.

The Disney movie Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Aurora, a princess who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years by an evil fairy named Maleficent. In the end, she awakened by true loves kiss from a handsome prince, and they live happily ever after.

For this meal, I thought it was only appropriate that my daughter had a Sleeping Beauty dress. While I have always thought Aurora’s formal attire was beautiful, I love her Briar Rose dress even more. I was so excited to see that our favorite dress-up company, Little Adventures Dress Ups, has a Briar Rose Sleeping Beauty dress. This dress was absolutely perfect for our Disney Dinner & A Movie Night. My daughter loved running around the yard with her basket and making magical cupcakes in this dress; she did not want to take it off. Make sure you check out Little Adventures and use code “MVM15” at checkout to save 15% off your order.

I will be candid, I had no clue what to make for our meal. I then remembered that a few months back, I had ordered some Disney Princess Pasta from Italy (seriously, the instructions are in Italian). I decided to use my princess pasta for our meal. My husband is not a fan of red sauce on pasta, so I made my grandma’s homemade Alfredo sauce and ta-da! We had Aurora Alfredo. As a side for our pasta, I grabbed some blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries and made us each a bowl of “woodland berries.”

I was trying to be creative, so I also made some Maleficent garlic bread. When my husband first saw these come out of the oven, he said that I burned the bread, but I didn’t! I used black food coloring to create this effect. I started by taking tin foil and bending it into a horn shape. Next, I rolled out Pillsbury Crescent Dough and cut it into strips. I sprayed the foil horn with cooking spray, and then I loosely wrapped the crescent dough around it. Finally, I melted some garlic butter, added black food coloring to it, and painted the black garlic butter on each horn. I baked these in the oven according to the crescent directions, and they came out so good!

Our dessert was a very last minute idea, but it ended up being the highlight of our evening. I baked up some mini vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting using cake mix and vanilla frosting. I then grabbed some pink and blue sprinkles, and the fun began. Like the fairies in Sleeping Beauty, my daughter used the sprinkles to make the cupcakes pink or blue. She loved this! Yes, my kitchen was covered in sprinkles when she finished decorating, but it was such a fun activity and a yummy dessert.

After being out of town last week, it was great to jump back into our Friday family night tradition. My daughter loved watching Sleeping Beauty and really loved decorating her cupcakes. Comment below and tell me which movie we should do next.

Sending love and magic.

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