Magical Family Movie Night: Disney's Wish Movie Night with Themed Snacks

Magical Family Movie Night: Disney's Wish Movie Night with Themed Snacks

Step into the enchanting world of Disney's 'Wish' and embark on a whimsical adventure with your loved ones. As part of our family movie night series, we're diving into the magic of this heartwarming film by creating a themed movie night experience complete with delightful snacks and drinks inspired by the characters and settings of 'Wish.'


It was 4 o'clock in the afternoon when my youngest daughter discovered "Wish" was now available to stream on Disney+ and requested we have a movie night to watch it. Movie nights are never complete in my house without themed snacks to match the movie.

Setting the Scene:
Transform your living room into a cozy cinema with blankets, pillows, and dimmed lights. Cue up 'Wish' on Disney+ and get ready to be whisked away on an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, friendship, and, of course, plenty of magic.

Disney Wish-Themed Snacks

I had never seen Wish, so I had to rely on the information available in previews to help me plan snacks. It was also pretty late in the day when we decided to have movie night, so there wasn't time to run to the store. I had to use the supplies and ingredients I already had on hand. 

Dancing Chickens - Chicken Nuggets 

In one of the previews I watched, there was a scene where all the chickens on the farm were dancing and singing after Asha had made a wish on a star. I had some chicken breast in my refrigerator, so I decided to make some homemade chicken nuggets and dip and call it Dancing Chicken Nuggets. I used a Homemade Chicken Nugget Recipe from Cookies and Cups. My daughter thought these tasted just like Chick-Fil-A nuggets! I also mixed up some copy-cat Chick-Fil-A sauce with this Homemade Nugget Sauce Recipe from The Gracious Pantry. 


Wishing Star Homemade Tortilla Chips with King Magnifico’s Magic Queso Dip

Craft your wishing star-shaped tortilla chips and pair them with a decadent queso dip that looks magical! Stars were heavily featured in everything I saw about this movie, so I knew I had to make something into a star shape. 

I started by cutting a stack of corn tortillas with a small star cutter. This star cutter came from my Mini Shape Cutter set.


After cutting all the tortillas into star shapes, I heated some peanut oil over medium-high heat in 3-quart pan. Once the oil was hot enough to make a tortilla sizzle when it touched the oil, I started adding a handful of stars at a time. I let them cook for approximately 2 minutes per batch and then lifted them with a slotted spoon to drain on some brown paper bags. While they were still hot, I sprinkled a little sea salt on the chips.  

I repeated in small batches until all the star-shaped tortillas had been cooked. 

I had a tub of store-bought queso already in my house so I heated it according to the instructions on the package and added a small amount of blue food coloring to give it a magical look. Most of the promo material for the movie showed blue magic, but after watching the movie myself, I probably would have colored it green for King Magnifico since his magic has a green effect! 

If you don't already have store-bought queso, or would prefer to make your own, I highly recommend this Homemade Queso Recipe from The Cookie Rookie! 


Valentino’s Veggies with Homemade Ranch

Like many other Disney films, an animal sidekick is featured in Wish, Valentino the Goat! Balance out the indulgent treats and fried food with Valentino’s Veggies, featuring crisp carrot sticks served with creamy homemade ranch dressing. It's the perfect way to sneak in some vegetables during your movie night. I used my favorite Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Recipe from Skinnytaste. 


Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Apple Goats

Valentino is too adorable to ONLY have carrot sticks named after him! Why not make some chocolate-covered fruit in his likeness? 

This idea came to me by accident! I was originally making some individual chocolate-covered fruits that I planned to add star sprinkles on top of. After covering a strawberry with chocolate, I realized it resembled the shape of Valentino's head! I then covered some apple slices with chocolate to make his ears and attached some Edible Eyes! I always keep some edible eyes on hand, and have used them for many previous themed movie nights! 


Chocolate Covered Magic Oreos with Stars

I had pulled some star sprinkles out of the cabinet and had plenty of leftover melted chocolate, so I added a few chocolate-covered Oreos to the spread! By pure coincidence, I had bought some Space Dunk Oreos earlier this week that my kids had not yet discovered in the pantry. Space Dunk Oreos have Pop Rocks Candy inside and have a popping sensation when you bite into them. I told my youngest daughter she was feeling magic when she bit one! 

To make these, I dipped the Oreos into melted semi-sweet chocolate, lifted them out with Candy Dipping Scoop, and placed them on a Silicone Baking Mat to cool and harden. While they were still wet, I added some star sprinkles to the top!



Shimmering Star Dust Drink

To complete our movie night, I made a shimmering Star Dust Drink. My youngest daughter always thinks it is so cool when I add edible glitter to drinks. I bought this small jar of Gold Luster Dust almost 2 years ago and have used it so many times, a small amount goes such a long way! Add a tiny pinch to Sprite or Sparkling Water and create a cool liquid gold effect!  



Family movie night success! 

This was possibly the most last-minute and thrown-together movie night we have had in our house, normally I plan them throughout the week and pick up any supplies needed in advance. My daughter requested this late in the day and I had to scramble to use ingredients I already had in the house. I think it all came together great for a movie I had never seen and didn't know much about! We had a great time with delicious snacks! Wish was a great new family film, you should give it a watch if you haven't already! 

If you are looking for other fun snack ideas to plan your own family movie night, be sure to check out my full Themed Movie Night Series! If you have suggestions for another family movie we should watch soon, please leave your suggestion in the comments or reach out on Social Media! 

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Miranda Weldon is the owner and Chief Crafter at MagpieTayleetot. An accountant by trade, who left the world of finance in pursuit of more creative ventures. This mother of two and Class "Room Mom" to many, loves to DIY snacks, party supplies, and more! Miranda is a self-taught seamstress of 15 years who always prefers to make things herself.

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