Smile Pretties! It is Friday and I am feeling fabulous and wish you love and happiness for your weekend adventures! If you are in the Orlando area you may want to find Adventure at Disney Springs for the Road to the Races tour where you can see Lightning McQueen and other Cars 3 stars. This event is scheduled through Sunday. Don’t worry if you are not able to attend you can still enjoy the event!!! I will go live on my Instagram this weekend while attending the event found on the Marketplace side. If you are following me on Instagram you will receive a notification when I go live and if you are not following me @forkandspoonley you really should hit that follow button. I will try to do more live feeds from the parks and when we are out and about as much as I can. If you would like more information about the Road to the Races tour you can find it here: Cars3tour. The tour is kicking off here in Orlando and making it’s way around the USA!
So, today I wanted to share with you a Disney Bounding look I put together for one of my favorite characters from Pixar’s movie INSIDE OUT. There is just so much to love about her. I just want to hug her and turn her blue into a new hue. SADNESS!
So here I am with @JulietTheFirst as “Joy and Sadness” as we took over headquarters. This was truly an emotional day.
Disney Bounding is tons of fun and acquires a lot of attention from cast members, characters, and other guests. Overall it adds to the magic of the day! So to complete this look you will need a blue wig, large-black circle glasses, blue dress with Peter Pan collar, nude colored flats, and blue lace peek a boo socks.
You can find the wig and dress on Amazon. To keep within the Disney Guidlines for dressing up in the park I chose to wear the dress vs the sweater and pants look that Sadness rocks so well. Simply because the wig and glasses really made the look.
Do you Disney Bound? Share your Dressed in Disney looks below!!! I would love some new inspiration. Also, if you would like to see me Disney Bound as a specific character around the parks post your suggestion in the comments.
Celebrate the arts during Epcot’s Festival of the Arts taking place now through February 20th! Enjoy this cultural celebration with succulent dishes, masters of the arts, and family entertainment. This is great fun for kids of all ages! PhotoPass photographers can be found in select areas throughout the park. Enjoy a palette of photo opportunites in which you can literally step into the canvas and become part of the masterpiece. This was my favorite!
Get as creative as you want as long as you are being respectful. If you dare pose inappropriately PhotoPass will kindly refrain from taking your picture. Unfortunately I witnessed a guest pose as if she was picking the nose of the woman in the hat in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s famous, idyllic luncheon. The PhotoPass Photographer requested the guest to change her pose and when the guest refused PhotoPass put the camera down and the magic of Disney PhotoPass came to an end for that guest. Common courtesy to the artist and the art goes a long way.
As you make your way through the World Showcase you may see artists painting, sketching, or making sidewalk chalk art. An array of art sellers are also on display. It is truly an awe inspiring experience.
Artist draws with chalk in Norway Pavillion
Sidewalk Chalk Art in American Adventure
Of course you will see lots of walking art, in the form of Minnie ears! My daughter and I expressively showed off our new ears…Snuggly Duffy and Pastel Bambi print ears from two enchanting ear boutiques on ETSY.
The Duffy inspired ears are from Emily’s Enchanting Art and made with the softest bear fur fabric and stuffed with a polyester filling to give them shape and volume. The ears are firm and adorned with a sailor striped bow and a hidden Mickey. Cute ears without the headache…making them great to wear around the parks. If you have thin hair you may want to bobby pin the ears in to avoid slipping and to secure them on faster moving attractions. I absolutley love how cute and patriotic these ears are. Just like Mickey’s special teddy bear Duffy, these ears are sure to be a favorite!
My daughter, Allison is seen wearing Bambi inspired ears from 3rd Star on the Right. Shanna Johnston, ear designer for 3rd Star on the Right uses a unique sewing method when attaching all pieces of the ears together. This leaves a cleaner, more polished look to the Minnie ears. The bambi ears are made with a pastel colored fabric that highlight’s fan favorite’s: Bambi and Thumper and finished off with a centered turquoise bow. You can also find Disney inspired journals in Shanna’s Etsy shop online.
Of course the walking art doesn’t stop there…everyone knows Disney Tee’s are a great way to express yourself….and so we did. Sporting Race Junkie’s Castle “Home” hoodies on a frigid Florida winter day. The material is soft to the touch and does not cling. The fit is similiar to that of a tunic. It is great to Disney Bound in and even better paired with a pair of joggers or a tutu for the perfect run attire.
There is still time to experience the Festival of the Arts at Epcot. This event ends on February 20th. Family fun, culture, and inspiration for everyone!
What do you do when the kid races get cancelled due to a Florida winter storm? Why, go to Magic Kingdom of course! Thunder Mountain was still rolling so we did too. I excitedly proclaim that we survived the cold in the most magical place on earth. Much like Queen Elsa, the cold never bothered me anyway!!! With a few warm hugs and some pixie dust we were melting down Main Street USA. I in my adorable Dole Whip hat by Talula Crafts and my kiddos bundled up for the bitter cold we were off for a fantastical adventure, but only after capturing some fun memories in front of Cinderella’s Castle.
Needless to say we were whipping it through Magic Kingdom on one of the coldest winter days in Florida for 2017. As the day went on it got colder and the magic got warmer. This is the best time to play in the parks. There is an extreme decline in visitors; no hustle and bustle like the holiday’s, which means you almost walk right on to the attractions of your choice. This is truly the best time of year to visit Walt Disney World. Now lets get back to my adorable knit Dole Whip beanie that kept my pretty little noggin nice and toasty in the freezing 38 degree Florida Sunshine. You can find the delectable knit hat on Etsy from Talula Crafts. Topped with a cherry Talula’s handcrafted knit hat is every Dole Whip Lover’s Dream. You may also enjoy hand knitted blankets, scarves, gloves, and crochet dolls handcrafted by Jennie Kay from the heart of Westminster, Colorado the owner of Talula Crafts. This has got to be the sweetest hat yet the coolest hat I have ever worn in winter and it sure does get a lot of attention.
The Citizens of Main Street stopped me in the center of a large crowd to ask me about my Dole Whip Hat and the Dapper Dan’s played me a special tune. These guys are amazing and like my friend the Yellow Dapper Dan exclaimed…”It is never too cold for a Dole Whip! Just take it in and eat it!” Cheers to you and all my Dole Whip fans. Disney Bounding in the cold is my new favorite thing to do. Stay warm Florida friends. We have 4 more cold days ahead of us. Brrrr….these Florida winters are turning me into my favorite snowlove OLAF! Guess I’ll just have to “LET IT GO!”
Beauty in the Beast is Disney’s most timeless love story. After all, who could ever love a Beast?! Belle did, she couldn’t resist his charm. Under all that scuff was an endearing prince and Beast, he was overturned by Belle’s beauty and gentleness. Their love story is truly a Tale as Old as Time and is what makes this Disney animation a family favorite. If your family is anything like mine, dressing up as characters from your favorite Disney movie is the thing to do, especially when hitting the parks for a day of fun or a night of not so scary spooktaculars!
Dress your little prince in this dapper Beast suit from Girly Princess Shop. The Beast suit features a button down the back ruffled shirt blouse with ruffled sleeves that play peek a boo under the jacket sleeves, yellow vest, blue suit jacket, and pants. The vest and suit jacket are complete with embossed gold buttons for that pristine finished dapper look that Disney style is all about. Made from a polyester material that provides a cool and comfortable wear around the parks. A perfect replica of Beast’s suit that was worn on the night he and Belle fell in love.
Is Beast in need of a Princess Belle? Girly Princess Shop offers a beautiful gold Belle dress that is perfect for a sibling pair. Also available: Cinderella dress, Prince Charming Suit, Snow White, and more! All costumes are ready to ship within 3-5 days, just in time for Halloween! You will be impressed by the quality of this suit costume. **DISNEY PARK TIP** If you are looking for an extra magical experience, dress your son in this Beast suit on the day you go to Magic Kingdom. Stop in for Enchanted Story Time with Belle. Cast members may just pick your child to be the Beast in the live telling of the story. At the end of the story, Beast dances with Belle and will have an opportunity for some awesome photo captures!
Take me to the day when Belle and Beast fell in love~
“Just one little spark of inspiration…that’s all it takes! Imagination is how our minds think; to create creations. With just that spark our dreams come true.” (Sherman Brothers)
Dressing up to play at Disney is more than fun, it’s magical! My children and I love to coordinate our outfits based on the park we are visiting for the day and what character or attraction’s we have a FastPass for. One of our favorite attractions at EPCOT just happens to be the classic- Journey into Imagination with Figment. Inspired by this legendary character my daughter and I put together the perfect look for Disney bounding around EPCOT.
But wait! What is Disney bounding? Disney bounding is an alternative form of cosplay in which the individual’s love and appreciation for Disney is reflected through casual fashion. From head to toe we honor the legendary character Figment; whom we all have grown to love.
This fantastical hair bow is designed by Lucky Rabbit Creations an Etsy boutique that specializes in perfect little handmade bows and ears. Inspired by Figment this bow displays orange horns and wings, and an F for his initial on purple and yellow fabric. The fabric is durable and holds it’s form. It can withstand the great forces of speed and winds of the infamous Test Track. This bow was designed with a French style clip that clasps close tightly and allows the wearer to attach it to any hairstyle with ease. We love how it looks with a super high ponytail. It adds a touch of retro to the outfit. At Lucky Rabbit Creations you will find bows and ears that will make your vacations more magical! Desiree can customize any bow using a variety of styles from hand embroidery to hand beading.
The Figment circle skirt is designed by Paula of Sassy Skirts for Gals. Sassy Skirts for Gals can be found on Etsy and is Disney Nerd heaven. You will be intrigued by an arrangement of fluffy circle skirts with a geeky twinge that will make you screech for joy. This skirt is made of a cotton fabric adorned with mini figments all over and finished with a purple grosgrain ribbon-(pre) tied in the perfect bow. Sassy Skirts for Gals makes all circle skirts one size fits most with an adjustable elastic waist. It is recommended to wear a tight fitting blouse that will easily tuck under for a more fashionable statement. Circle skirts are such a sweet way to add a little sass to your outfit!
Every girl knows an outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of shoes! Jennifer from Beach Town Crafter on Etsy made these innovative Figment shoes that are bound to take you on the greatest journey through the Imagination Institute where your brain will be magically inspired. Jennifer hand paints the design onto a comfortable KEDS like shoe using water safe paints. This customized design has Figment fully detailed on the left shoe and the Imagination Institute logo on the right. Hand painted on the side of the right shoe are the words, “one little spark,” acts as a simple reminder of how our wildest dreams come true. The artistry of these shoes is impeccable and the detail superb. Check out Jenny’s other designs in her Etsy shop or message her with a custom design request. She can customize anything!
Twirl your heart through EPCOT in this adorable outfit honoring Figment the adorable purple dragon. My daughter received so many compliments from cast members and park guests and you will too!
“A dream, can be a dream come true.
With just that spark, in me and you.” (Sherman Brothers)