I could not be more excited to share Disney Dinners: Indiana Jones with you! Indy is one of my brother’s favorite series of all time and he helped me plan this one. Just do me a favor and play the sweeping John Williams score while you read this. Here’s everything you need to know to host your very own Indiana Jones party – recipes and all!
I am so proud of this boulder! I made my boulder for Indy in about fifteen minutes for about $12 using a hula hoop and crinkled up butcher paper. It turned out even better than I was hoping! I was determined to to have a 3D boulder coming out of the wall but my turquoise cabinet is a little distracting for this particular theme so I decided to use the boulder to cover up most of the cabinet. I wrote a whole article about how to make this boulder for you here.
“Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes?”
My friend Anamieke at Enchanted Farmhouse made the most amazing custom Indy signs for me. She absolutely nailed it. This sign looks like it should be hanging in the Indiana Jones queue at Disneyland! She also made an adorable Choose Wisely sign, which of course is a nod to The Last Crusade. You can get both signs from the Enchanted Farmhouse Etsy shop.
I found a beautiful brown tablecloth with a bit of a gold shift that really felt like a temple floor. I added a beige table runner with hieroglyphics and used Indy’s iconic hat and some candles for the temple centerpiece. I styled each place with gold flatware, white square plates, white bowls, and ancient map napkins tied with twine to represent Indy’s whip.
Last but certainly not least are the amazing custom holy grails made by Dallas artisan Marbleized Ceramics and yes, you can slide into his DM’s and order some for the Indy lover in your life. Michael does such amazing work and I was blown away when I picked up these perfect grails.
I felt so cute in my little archaeology outfit! I wore a white lace camisole with an open khaki camp shirt, khaki skirt, and beige heels. I left my hair down, added a brown pendant necklace and Indy’s iconic hat.
For the drink, I made Last Crusade Sangria. I wanted a red wine punch to give us Eternal Life served of course in the holy grail. This is so easy to make. Juice a couple of lemons, then add a light red wine to a pitcher. Add lemon juice, brandy, orange curacao, and simple syrup. Give it a stir and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving. Get the recipe here.
This is definitely one of my most thematic menus and it’s so easy to make! I made the dessert two days before Disney Dinners: Indiana Jones and both the appetizer and the entree took mere minutes to make.
Indiana Jones Menu:
Snake Pit Pasta served with bread
I was surprised to note that dates are featured not once but twice in Raiders of the Lost Ark. First Indy and Marion comment on how good the dates are at a market and later, Indy’s told not to eat the “bad dates” after a monkey died eating them. I thought it would be fun to serve Good Dates and Bad Dates. The Good Dates are stuffed with goat cheese, pistachios, and fresh garden thyme. To make them Bad Dates, heat honey and cayenne on the stove, then drizzle over the dates. Yum! Get the recipe here.
Snake Pit Pasta
This might just be the easiest Disney Dinners main course ever! By the way, I think this is the only vegetarian dinner menu I’ve ever done for a Disney Dinner. You could of course serve grilled chicken with this dinner. Bucatini “snakes” are tossed with my famous homemade pesto then topped with pine nut rocks. The best part? Indy faces many surprises on his adventures so I hid a burrata boulder inside! Get the recipe here.
If this isn’t the cutest damn Disney Dinners dessert, I don’t know what is. The boulders are filled with a delicious “dirt” Oreo no-bake cheesecake filling and served with Oreo dirt on the plate. I’m so proud of these delicious boulders! I was terrified to make them but every step was so easy. All six turned out perfectly! Get the recipe here.