I cannot even begin to count the number of times my sister and I have watched Cinderella, growing up. I’m sure you would agree, there’s just something about Disney classics that have that extra special something in them.
It was hence only natural I introduced Dottie to all my favorites when she was much younger. It was only when Disney sent us the celebratory Anniversary Edition pack that I realized Baby Girl had never watched the original Cinderella with me.
Well, it didn’t take long to make that wrong right!
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Disney’s Cinderella Anniversary Edition is Here!
The timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation, on its 70th anniversary. This is the 9th title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. The classic centers on kind and hardworking Cinderella, who is ordered around by her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can’t stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball. But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.
The Cinderella Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray-DVD-Digital HD Combo Pack includes not just the beloved tale of sweet Cinderella but also includes bonus features and two new feature additions :
- Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and
- “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film.
Running time: 75 minutes (+ Bonus Features that include The making of Cinderella, The Cinderella that almost was, Inspiration for the Fairy Godmother and more)
It’s crazy to think it has actually been 70 years since Cinderella first made her way to the big screen. Watching the movie this past weekend, transported me back to my childhood.
Seeing Baby Girl’s eyes sparkle as the Fairy Godmother “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo-ed”, wince each time Anastasia, Drizella and Lady Tremaine were just plain outright mean and cheer when Cinderelly‘s adorable mouse buddies: Jaq, Gus and the rest of the team rallied around to help her, reminded me of every emotion I would feel even if I was watching Cinderella for the 12th time.
It’s just one of those classics that never grow old.
I guess my childhood memories of the film made opening up our gift pack all the more special. Trust Disney to tug at this Mama’s heartstrings with the beautiful surprises.
Thank you! Tea always makes my heart sing especially when it comes with just the perfect sized mug, comfy socks and a gorgeous robe to relax in. Cinderella would approve!
The kids love the feel of the blanket so we’ve assigned turns using it when watching tv and yes, they did sneak the popcorn out
but this mama hid the cookies.
And no, no guilt felt at all. The kids didn’t notice since we baked our own and Baby Girl went to town decorating them to the nines, making them fit enough to be served at the Royal Ball itself!
How to make Cinderella inspired cookies: Easy Peasy Semi-Homemade Cookies or Homemade Sugar Cookies
I totally get being hard pressed on time and hence give you the option to make easy peasy Cinderella cookies vs the from-scratch ones. Remember the two musts are light blue and white sprinkles
and a yummy homemade cream cheese frosting.
- 1/2 cup butter (I'm partial to Kerry Gold butter) room temperature
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups icing sugar
Using a hand-held mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract together
Gradually add 1/2 a cup of icing sugar to the mix and as it mixes in, add the next and continue on till all the icing sugar is mixed in well.
Use immediately or refrigerate for use later in the day.
Ingredients required to make Easy Peasy Semi-Homemade Cinderella Cookies
Cream cheese frosting
Light blue and white sprinkles
To put together the cookies:
1. Apply cream cheese frosting on the flat side of a Nilla wafer.
2. Take a second cookie and gently place it over the frosting, to sandwich it, ensuring you smoosh it enough to allow a little frosting to run on the sides
3. Now carefully roll the frosted sides in the sprinkles
Such an easy and oh so pretty treat for young kids to make.
How to make homemade sugar cookies
While these are delicious as is, you just kick them up another notch when you top these with our homemade cream cheese frosting. Oh and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo some sprinkles over them to make them just perfect!
Your older kids can make these independently
while the younger ones may need just a little bit of help. (Cinderella had quite a bit of help from her mice friends too!)
Baby Girl had a “ball” decorating the cookies for our movie night
and was really very proud of the way they turned out.
- 1/2 cup butter (I prefer using Kerry Gold unsalted) room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Gently mix (I love my KitchenAid to mix things) the butter, egg, sugar and vanilla together
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt
Gradually all the dry mix to the wet, in 3 batches, adding a tsp of milk after each batch
When the cookie batter is mixed well, make 1 inch balls
Place each ball on a cookie tray/pan, gently pressing down on each ball to flatten very lightly
Bake on the middle rack of the oven for approximately 10 minutes.
Remove and cool before frosting each cookie.
Now that you have cookies, make a savory complement and serve up Gus Gus’ selection of cheeses. Thanks, Geeks Who Eat.
Oh and here’s a fun activity for the family to try their hand at. Art For Kids Hub has this cute tutorial on how to draw the sweet mice buddies, Jaq and Gus.
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