Family Movie Night: Cinderella

Keeping with the theme of Movies The Husband Has Not Seen, we chose Live Action Cinderella for our next movie night. Genna and I saw this movie in the theater on Mom/Genna Night, but the boys hadn’t seen it yet.

Our decorations were pathetic, but remember: this is real life, we have a budget Family Movie Night. 🙂 We own few Cinderella toys. Just three princesses – a baby Cinderella which was a gift from grandma some years ago, a Bathtub toy Cinderella, and a small action figure Cinderella. And, can I say, baby Cindy is looking mighty fine these days


Oh, and, of course, Teddy contributed to the decorations, too. (It’s “The King” from Cars. Fitting.)


Figuring out a meal was kind of challenging. Do you go with the leftover bits Cinderella was allowed to eat? Quiche? (which I wanted to do, but I’m the only one who eats my delicious quiche) Food fit for a Queen?

We ended up with:

Cheese and Crackers (because of the mice, though Genna pointed out that mice don’t eat crackers, just cheese)

Royal Roast Beef (um… just regular roast beef)

Pumpkin Rolls (yeah… I sort of envisioned this working out better… they were supposed to look like pumpkins. They really just looked like strange tube-rolls, which is what they were)

GusGus Corn (because of the scene in the animated movie where GusGus tries to stack up the corn)

Royal Steed Carrots (because I needed a vegetable and horses eat carrots) (I made candied carrots)

Champagne (7 up and blue Koolaid)



I had a few pre-dinner activities planned, but then the evening got a little chaotic, and we didn’t do most of them. We were going to play “Where is GusGus” version of the three cups/which one has the ball game, for example. But whatever.

Genna did make and decorate a crown for herself, and changed into her ballgown for the movie, though I was sitting with Teddy on my lap at that point and didn’t get a picture. 😦

Randy thought the movie was too dark, but I liked it. Though I find the Prince’s eyes to be too unnatural of a color, it’s distracting.

Author: sarahtar

Hi, I am Sarah, owner of Wallypop ( and Boulevard Designs ( I homeschool, work from home, and, along with my husband, raise 3 kids, one of whom has special and medical needs. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

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