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Disney Family Movie Night: Wreck-It Ralph Menu

I had a hard time coming up with stuff for to eat for Wreck-It Ralph. We’d already gone to the candy store, so I didn’t want even more candy on the menu.

I looked around Pinterest and saw that some themed menus focused on the medals. Go ideas, guys! So that’s what I used for inspiration. We ended up with a Hero-themed dinner.
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Our Wreck-It Ralph Menu:
Ralph’s Hero Sandwiches (Meatball Subs)
Gold Medals (Potato Chips)
Cybug Salad (Caesar Salad with Dried Cranberries)
Vanellope’s Hero Cookies

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I had also planned to have Tapper’s Root Beer to drink…but I forgot to buy root beer. No medal for me!

Disney Sensory Bin: Wreck It Ralph Candy Racers

I put together a little candy sensory bin for Wreck- It Ralph.


I had some rainbow sprinkles and nonpariels to use as the base. I put a cupcake liner in there for filling up with a spoon. We had some gummy strings as well as a swirly lollipop that was broken. They were sticky but fun.
Tom has some of the Sugar Rush candy racer toys, so I put King Candy’s car in there too.


Scarlett decided she wanted some more cars in there so she added the cars from Taffyta Muttonfudge and Snowanna Rainbeau.


Surprisingly, the kids didn’t try to eat it! I guess they had their fill of candy from the candy store. I might try to pull together an arcade themed bin, too. I just have to figure out what to put in it!


Wreck-It Ralph Activity: A Sugar Rush at the Candy Store

I’d heard good things about Candi’s Candies in Old Town Alexandria, so that’s where we headed for the candy portion of our Wreck-It Ralph themed adventures.
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At the front of the store they have lots of classic candy as well as bagged candy, gag candy, and licensed products (Luke picked out a Super Mario candy tin).

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The entire back room is barrels of salt water taffy in all kinds of different flavors.

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We let the kids pick whatever they wanted, and ended up with some bubble gum coins, sprees, chocolate malted eggs, candy corn, and a funny pink toilet filled with pink sugar and a lollipop plunger to dip! I got a selection of taffy to round it all out.

We did NOT buy the giant gummy snake at the front of the store.

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I think our haul would’ve made Vanellope proud.

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We were certainly successful in getting our own sugar rush!


Wreck-It Ralph Activity: Visiting the Arcade

One thing we wanted to leading up to our Wreck-It Ralph movie night was take the kids to an arcade. I was planning to bring them to the old school arcade at the mall but they decided they wanted to check out Chuck E. Cheese, a sponsor of their favorite PBS shows, instead. This was probably a good call since there was lots more stuff for preschoolers there.

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Driving with Daddy
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Feeding The Frog
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Whack A Mole – with Letters
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Air Hockey
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Around the Clock
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Ball Blast
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Dance Dance!
We won lots of tickets and the kids were happy to get prizes. Luke got a plastic snake and Scarlett got a Chuck E Cheese pencil topper. They were getting worn out, though, so we left with about 25 tokens. A good incentive to come back!

Movie of the Week: Wreck It Ralph

With the release of Wreck-It Ralph this week, our family has a few fun activities planned leading up to movie night.

We are all very excited to get this one on DVD. It became a fast family favorite, and has bonus sentimental value because it was Scarlett’s first movie theater experience.
Tom even started collecting the Sugar Rush racers. So, yeah, this movie night should be fun. Leading up to it, we will be visiting an arcade and a candy store, plus making my favorite classic arcade drink, slushies!

For Wreck-It Ralph week, remember:

“I am bad and that’s good, I will never be good and thats not bad, theres no one I would rather be than me.”


Kid Friendly Oscar Party

Since Tom and I are huge film nerds, the Oscars are pretty much our Super Bowl. Every year since 2005, I’ve put together a dinner based on the nominees. It is pure geeky fun!

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2005 Oscar Party Dinner (Including Nominees from Sideways and Spider-Man 2)

This year, I wanted the kids to be able to get in on the fun. So our dinner focused on the Best Animated Feature nominees!


Our Menu: 
Brave – Merida’s Scottish Shepherd’s Pie
Frankenweenie – FrankenWeenies in a Blanket
ParaNorman – Zombie Cupcakes
Wreck-It Ralph – Vanellope’s Sugar Rush (candy)

Not actually the Scottish recipe, but tasty!

Frankenweenies in a Blanket (Lil Smokies in crescent rolls)

Green Frosting and Lifesavers = zombies
Leftover Valentine’s Day Candy – Spice Drops, Lifesavers, Pixy Stix

I printed out the movie posters on 5×7 paper and stuck them in frames as table decor. I should have been doing this all along! I also printed out some coloring and activity pages based on the movies.

Luke loves a good maze.

I also improvised another round of photo props. Some of them were free printables from Oh Happy Day. The rest are from free clip art.




Scarlett is loving the photo props. Luke is not a fan of getting his pictures taken, but I got one smile out of him.

While the award show itself turned out to be not very kid-friendly, it worked out because the kids fell asleep right after the red carpet show.

I’m happy we included the kids this year.
P.S. – Congratulations to Brave for winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature!