Disney Dinners: Mary Poppins Returns

An easy menu inspired by English tea and served in a colorful London park setting “Everything is possible. Even the impossible.” – Mary Poppins I couldn’t even tell you how many times I watched Mary Poppins growing up. Rather than remaking the classic, Disney continued the story in 2018 with a brand new film starring…

Disney Dinners: Snow White

A German menu served in an enchanted forest A Snow White-themed dinner party could go so many different ways. Many of my friends lobbied for this Disney Dinner to be a spring party, due to the flowers and woodland creatures. I originally wanted to have it in October because of the poison apple angle but…

Behind the Scenes of Disney Dinners

Planning the magic   Before the grand finale of 12 Months of Disney Dinners, I thought we could have some fun with a little behind-the-scenes article, since many of you have requested details on how I pull these off.  To recap: Disney Dinners are glamorous adult dinner parties inspired by various Disney movies: from Frozen to…

Disney Dinners: Aladdin

A Persian-inspired menu served in a Cave of Wonders You ain’t ever had a friend like me! Aladdin is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies but it wasn’t part of the original 12 month Disney Dinners line up because I didn’t have a clue about Middle Eastern cuisine. Aladdin is of course set in…

Disney Dinners: Hercules

A Greek menu fit for a demigod! Disney’s Hercules has a special place in my heart. For a long time I said it was my favorite Disney movie, narrowly edged out by Mulan. I was severely bullied as a teenager so the opening of Hercules really resonates with me. I can’t tell you how many times…

Disney Dinners: Moana

A colorful Hawaiian menu set on the island of Motunui “You have to see Moana. You remind me so much of Moana. You are Moana,” said my friend Candy right when the film came out. Having just seen it, I laughed and responded, “You mean unbelievably stubborn and reckless?” “No,” she said. “I mean brave.” When…

Disney Dinners: Pirates of the Caribbean

A Caribbean menu served on a 1700s pirate ship Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is my favorite movie of all time. Pirates was already my family’s favorite Disneyland ride so when we heard they were making a movie starring none other than my mom’s and my favorite actor, we were ecstatic….

Disney Dinners: Alice in Wonderland

A Mad Hatter-inspired garden party Of all the Disney Dinners, I spent the most time planning Alice in Wonderland. It’s funny that I was so excited about it since I am really not a huge fan of the film or book but I’ve always loved the idea of Wonderland. I hosted Disney Dinners: Alice in…

Disney Dinners: Mulan

Let’s get down to business with an Asian inspired menu! Mulan is my all-time favorite Disney movie. Bold statement, I know. If you haven’t seen it, spoiler alert: Mulan is the best. She goes against everything that’s culturally acceptable in order to save her father and she ends up saving all of China. Mulan’s love interest…

The Great Wall of Chocolate

A cake as mysterious as the dark side of the moon. Multiple sources have reported that this is my best dessert to date. One of those sources was my mom, so you know it’s true! I created this epic dark chocolate opera cake for Disney Dinners: Mulan but you can certainly bake this cake for…

Disney Dinners: Beauty and the Beast

A French menu inspired by the iconic song Be Our Guest “Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride And greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair As The Rose Table proudly presents Your dinner!” Beauty and the Beast is not only…

Mini Gruyere and Parmesan Cheese Soufflé

I can’t believe I was always too scared to make soufflé. Take it from me: if you’re comfortable making sponge cake, you’ll have no problem making soufflé. I decided to go tres French for Disney Dinners: Beauty and the Beast with some of my favorite French ingredients: gruyere, parmesan, and herbes de provence. You want…