Disney Family Game Night With Special Guest Appearance by Ryan Seacrest Happening Nov 27th
This Friday, Disney is continuing their Family Game Night series with a special “To The Stars” edition. It promises out-of-this-world fun for the entire family!
Starting this Friday (November 27th) at 7pm ET your family can create magical memories and enjoy some DIsney trivia fun. The objective is to earn enough Mickey Stars to create your own Disney-inspired constellation!
Best of all, Ryan Seacrest from ABC’s American Idol, Live With Kelly & Ryan and The Disney Holiday Singalong will be a special guest host of this week’s edition! So be sure to come check out the fun!
Also be sure to have your scorecard at the ready. You can print it out here- DisneyFamilyGameNight_Stars_Scorecard
Beginning with the first game – “To Infinity and Where?” – you’ll need scorecards to play along during challenging trivia rounds that’ll test your knowledge.
Toy Story’ Alien Garland
You’ve got some extra time between now and Friday so we thought we’d share a few awesome activities to help you set the family game night scene. Let’s start with this fun Aliens Garland DIY above from Disney Family.com
What You’ll Need
- Pom pom maker, in desired size
- Green yarn
- Light green, dark green, black, and white felt
- Hot glue
Step 1: Using a pom pom maker, start by wrapping yarn around one of the arms (the pink portion). Go back and forth along the arm until it’s nice and full
Step 2: Without cutting off the yarn, close that arm, then continue wrapping around the second arm. Then close that arm and trim off the yarn
Step 3: Take a pair of scissors and cut along the middle of each arm all the way around. Take a separate piece of yarn and wrap it around the middle of the maker. Pull it tightly, knot once and as tight as you can, then make a second knot to hold it.
Step 4: Open the arms. Then pop open the maker by pulling on each circular side (the white portion). Trim up the pom pom as needed, but don’t cut the extra long pieces that are tied around the middle.
Step 5: Repeat to make as many pom poms as you want!
Step 6: Cut off a long piece of yarn to string the pom poms onto. Use the extra long pieces of yarn on each pom pom to tie them onto the garland.
Step 7: Once they are all tied on, hold up the garland to determine the “front” of the pom poms. This way you can place the facial features where they will be seen best.
Step 8: Using light green felt, cut out 2 ears and an antenna for each pom pom. Using white and black felt, cut out three eyes. Using darker green felt, cut out different shapes for the mouths.
Step 9: Use hot glue to attach all the felt pieces.
Toy Story Aliens Hot Cocoa
Your friends and family will also be “eternally grateful” for a delicious cup of “Toy Story” Alien hot cocoa during Game Night. The Aliens are made by dip-dyeing your favorite marshmallows similar to an Easter egg. Family.com will show you exactly how to create this treat in just a few steps!
- 1 Cup cold water
- Leaf green gel icing
- 12 large marshmallows
- 12 lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
- Marshmallow coating powder (1/4 Cup cornstarch, 1/2 Cup powdered sugar)
- Kitchen scissors
- 1/4 Cup white candy melts
- 36 mini candy googly eyes
- Black and kelly green decorating icing
- 2 small, round piping tips that can attach to the icing tubes
- Edible gold star sprinkles and small star cookie cutter (optional)
Step 1: Fill a liquid measuring cup with the cold water, and stir in the leaf green icing gel (you will want to add enough so that the water becomes dark green).
Step 2: The marshmallows will float, so to keep them submerged in the water place each marshmallow on a lollipop stick or skewer being careful to only place the stick halfway through the marshmallows. Hold them in the water for about 10-15 minutes, checking the color after 10 minutes until you reach your desired shade.
Step 3: Once the marshmallows are evenly colored, carefully remove them from the sticks and allow them to dry overnight on wax or parchment paper.
Step 4: Before you begin turning them into those adorable aliens, make the marshmallow coating powder by adding the cornstarch and powdered sugar to a small container with a lid. Then cover and shake to combine. You will want to keep the coating powder on hand for any sticky parts of the marshmallow as well as a small bowl filled with warm water.
Step 5: Cut each marshmallow in half with kitchen scissors. You want to use the half that doesn’t have the skewer hole for the alien’s faces (the other half will be used to cut the ears and antennas). If your scissors become sticky you can dip them into the marshmallow coating powder.
Step 6: Lightly coat the cut part of each marshmallow with coating powder and place them on your wax or parchment paper with the green side facing up.
Step 7: Use your kitchen scissors to cut 2 teardrop shapes, and 2 thin strips of marshmallow from each extra half. Dip the scissors in the coating powder anytime it becomes sticky. I find it also helps to occasionally clean them in the bowl of warm water as well (just make sure you dry them off before doing any more cutting). Make the circle that goes on top of the antenna by rolling one of the strips into a ball with your fingers. The ears will stick to the sides of the marshmallows on their own, but you will want to use melts for the antennas.
Step 8: Melt the white candy melts in 30-second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between each interval, until the melts are smooth.
Step 9: Use a toothpick to add a little of the melts to the base of the straight piece and attach to the top of the marshmallow. Once it is set, add a little of the melts to the back of the ball and place it on top. You can use coating powder if any pieces are too sticky to handle.
Step 10: Use a little more of the melts to attach 3 sprinkle eyes to each, placing the middle eye slightly higher than the other 2. You can either use the eyes as they come, or try my favorite trick of attaching them white side up. Then you can use the black icing to pipe the eyes looking in different directions, which gives them a bit more personality.
Step 11: After you have completed the eyes, pipe the mouths on using the kelly green icing.
Step 12: Allow the marshmallows to set for about 15 minutes, and then place them into a cup full of your favorite hot cocoa. To make your cocoa even more magical, you can cut stars out of the extra marshmallows and sprinkle the top of your cocoa with edible gold stars.
Once you’ve finished crafting and cooking be sure to visit www.disneyparksblog.com on November 27th at 7pm for Disney’s most challenging Family Game Night yet. Also set those DVRs and get ready to watch Ryan Seacrest on “The Disney Holiday Singalong at 8|7c Monday, November 30 on ABC!
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