Category Archives: Wreck-It Ralph

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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!
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Disney Sensory Bin: Wreck It Ralph Candy Racers

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

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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.
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Tom has some of the Sugar Rush candy racer toys, so I put King Candy’s car in there too.

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

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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!

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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!

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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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Score!
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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!
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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.

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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.
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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.”

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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 Academy Award Party – Woohoo!
 
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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!

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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)

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Not actually the Scottish recipe, but tasty!

Frankenweenies in a Blanket (Lil Smokies in crescent rolls)

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Green Frosting and Lifesavers = zombies
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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.

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Luke loves a good maze.
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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.
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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.

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