You can order your own canister of Golden Malted Mix here if you don’t want to enter the giveaway. You can also see the other products they have for sale here- I’m sure you won’t go wrong with any of them.
Once you go through Cinderella Castle into Fantasyland, you will find the store, Sir Mickey’s, on your right. If you pay attention, you can see the beanstalk vines poking through the windows and rafters of this shop. Inside, you’ll find Mickey and several other nods to this short, Mickey and the Beanstalk.
|Thanks to James and Lisa from Home Is Where The Mouse Is for this image!|
Fun and Fancy Free is actually the 10th movie in our 2016 Disney Movie Resolution. We had to skip Song of the South because we don’t have it… yet. I have a friend who is letting us borrow it soon!
Fun and Fancy Free was released on September 27, 1947 as another Disney “Package Film” (feature-length compilations of shorter segments). This film has two segments: Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk. Jiminy Cricket is the host as he walks through a house and comes upon a doll, a bear, and a record player. This begins Bongo- a story about a little circus bear who makes it to the wild and falls in love.
Following Bongo, we see a little girl at a live action birthday party with a man, Edgar Bergen narrating the story of Mickey and the Beanstalk with is two ventriloquist puppets, Mortimer and Charlie. This is basically the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but with Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. These three are living in Happy Valley where the magic harp, who sings to make the valley happy, is stolen. In desperation, Mickey sells their last cow for 3 magic beans. Donald throws them in anger and they fall down a hole. That night the beans sprout and carry the tiny house, with the three inside, up to Willie the Giant’s castle in the sky.
While I had never seen Bongo, I remember watching, singing along with, and laughing through Mickey and the Beanstalk as a child with my brothers. We loved singing and dancing to Fi Fi Fo Fum and watching the VCR tape in slow motion as Willie sneezes! My boys enjoyed this just as much as I did.
There are so many fun things you can do for dinner with a Fun and Fancy Free Family Movie Night! You could always have a huge feast like you find at Willie’s castle. Pot Roast with Pistachio gravy would be best! 🙂 Or you could try to make a bean sandwich with as thin sliced bread as you can find and a pinto bean cut into slices.
Instead of a dinner, we went with snacks again. In the above photo (taken while the movie was playing) we see Jiminy Cricket with a glass of what seems to be raspberry lemonade and a plate of white birthday cake. We decided to have white Little Debbie cakes and raspberry lemonade. We also had several other “easy” snacks- Pistachios for Willie’s “green gravy”, green beans (yes, my son eats them raw!) for the bean stalk, and chocolate Teddy Grahams for Bongo the bear!
What would you do for a family movie night with Fun and Fancy Free? I’d love to hear in the comments!
I love when things I love come together! On Sunday, August 9, my favorite sport (Baseball), my favorite team (Red Sox) and my favorite Mouse (Mickey) will all come together to celebrate the second of three “Team Mickey All Star Baseball Tour”. The Red Sox will be traveling to Detroit to take on the Tigers. At this game, they will have giveaways, celebrations, Mickey Mouse themed activities and MORE! The first game was on July 26 when the Atlanta Braves played in St. Louis. The final game will be the San Diego Padres against the Colorado Rockies on August 16.
If you purchase a special ticket package, you’ll receive a limited edition co-branded Mickey Mouse hat from New Era and be able to watch Mickey Mouse entertainment! You can visit these links to purchase:
Fans are also invited to enter a national sweepstakes to try for a chance to win a trip to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World for a youth baseball team of up to 15 people to play in a tournament! You can enter at www.Disney.com/teammickey. Sweepstakes ends August 31, 2015*.
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons who are legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. or D.C. (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), who are not minors as defined by their state of primary residence and associated directly with an 8U to 18U youth baseball team. Sweepstakes starts 12:00 AM (PT) on 6/26/15 and ends 11:59 PM (PT) on 8/31/15. Limit one (1) Entry per day, per Member/person. See Official Rules for entry details and full eligibility requirements.
Look I won! Last month I won a beautiful set of Snow White custom made ears in an Instagram Giveaway! If you haven’t seen the creations by Disney Way of Mind, you need to head there NOW! She has some beautiful creations that can help turn your favorite character into Mickey ears. I came home from our most recent trip to Walt Disney World to find these ears waiting on me. I was so sad I didn’t have them with me on my trip… but this gives me a reason to go back! I need to wear my new ears!
Food. All of my parties and get togethers revolve around food and my #DisneySide party was no exception! This year, we kept our party simple. We used everything in our box and added a few things from past parties. The one thing we did add was food.
1) Separate the cake batter into 6 different bowls.
2) Tint with the dye.
4) Bake according to the package.
6) Ice these bad boys and enjoy! My 6 year old son iced his first cupcake and included a hidden Mickey with black icing! 🙂 (Proud mom moment!)
Thanks to Mom Select, Disney Parks, Duff Goldman and Wilton for the items to help us show our #DisneySide through our food!