Disney Movie Nights: Cars

So…fun fact: We’re Disney fanatics.

Did you know that about us?

For me, it goes waaaay back.

I can actually remember tearing up as I walked into Disneyland for the very first time. I vowed right then and there that I would come back with my children (multiple times), and that Disney would be a huge part of my life.

I was six.

And sure enough, as I  grew, my Disney obsession grew right along with me. Just as it should be.

You know those commercials? Where the family of four is sitting on the couch with a bowl of popcorn…and the lights go down while the Disney movie starts to roll???

My life-long dream was to be THAT FAMILY.

I literally thought my heart might explode the first time I piled on the couch to watch a Disney movie with my boys. And I can’t say for sure, but I might have done an ugly cry.

Fast forward to today. It’s just as thrilling for me, every single time. It will NEVER get old.

And now that they are getting older, it’s the perfect time to add a little more FUN to it.

So we’re starting a new tradition called Disney Movie Nights.

Every Friday night is “family night” around our house. And about one Friday a month we do a movie night (most always Disney).

For our Disney Movie Nights, I pick the movie a few days ahead…then plan a simple dinner menu around it. Nothing fancy, just some fun themed food, and then we roll the movie. With cuddles. And pillows. On the couch.

Cue the sound of my heart beating.

This past week was CARS.


Y’all. You would have thought the boys had died and gone to heaven. We had Flo’s Fruit…


Mack’s Drive-In Popcorn…


 Fillmore’s Organic Fuel…


 Tow Mater’s Taters…


 Lightning’s Diesel Dogs…


And Luigi’s Tires for dessert…


I mean, it was so easy to put together. It maybe took thirty minutes, total? And it was well worth it, for the looks on their faces alone.

The hardest part was stealing the boys’ CARS characters to decorate with.

And as soon as Isaiah saw the set up, he INSISTED on decorating the table with the rest of his CARS.

Melt. My. Heart.


We’re already so excited about the next one!

2 Responses to “Disney Movie Nights: Cars”

  1. Dot Laux

    When I was growing up (and I am almost 95) our family had family night every Friday night. Of course that was before TV. We played games. Some of my favorite memories of my childhood.

    • Alli Aars

      I love that, Dot. Just the thought of our kids remembering these special family nights makes my heart SO VERY HAPPY.


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