Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Disney Dream Date Inspired by Pixar's Up

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the third stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Carl and Ellie Fredricksen had grand ideas about their future. They had dreams of adventure, of flying around the world to exotic locations together. Though their ideas were larger than life, their love was ultimately made of the little moments. I have found that in my own life, the little moments are what means the most.

Therefore, when I think of my Disney dream date based off of a Disney movie, Up's picnic scene immediately comes to mind. Carl and Ellie are saving for their future adventures, but they still find time for romantic dates, like their picnic date at the park.

Finding a Place for Your Picnic
Think about a quiet place outdoors where you can hold a picnic. I live in New York City and believe it or not, several places come to mind right away. It can be a park or beach that is nearby. Pick a nice spring or summer day for your outing. Not everything needs to be planned far in advance; remember, adventure is out there! On a sunny day, you may want to find a place with shade to sit during your meal.

Food for Thought
What a picnic without munchies? I'm not sure I want to find out! When planning food for a picnic, remember to keep it simple. Prepare cool foods, like finger sandwiches or fruit salads, to share. Bring chips or nuts along for munching while staring at the clouds. As for the perfect Up-inspired drink - how about grape soda? You can drink the version made today by Fanta and present your love with this adorable pin from Etsy.

From the MyHoard Etsy Shop. Purchase here.
Picnic Gear
You don't need to break the bank to prepare for your picnic. For as low as $25, you can get this simple, easy to carry roll up quilt from Oriental Trading. In addition, Etsy has vintage wooden picnic baskets for under $40.

I would love to go on a simple picnic date like this! In no time, I'd be falling in love all over again like Carl and Ellie. At the end of the day, you'll have your date saying, "Thanks for the adventure."

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Frontierland Station.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts - The Princess and the Frog
2nd Stop ~ Magical Mouse School House - Lady and the Tramp
3rd Stop ~ The Disney Point - Up (You are here!)
4th Stop ~ Frontierland Station - The Little Mermaid
Final Stop ~ Two Moms and A Mouse - Cinderella