Bambi, the timeless classic that has been loved for generations, now joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Bambi, Walt Disney's beloved coming-of-age story, will thrill audiences with its breathtaking animation and characters who will touch your heart as Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, his playful pal Thumper, the loveable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl embark on a life-changing adventure to explore the wonders and challenges of the woods. Check out how we celebrated Bambi joining the Walt Disney Signature Collection with this fun outdoor Bambi themed party screening at home.
Outdoor Screening with Bambi Themed Party Ideas
Full of humor and heart, and featuring awe-inspiring animation, Bambi remains a family favorite, ready to delight a whole new generation. The story of the little deer coming of age has endured, and today, Bambi is universally regarded as one of Walt Disney's most charming films.
When you purchase the Bambi Signature Collection now available at retailers nationwide, you will delight in four new bonus features included in the collection:
- Inside Walt's Story
- Deleted Scene: First Snow
- Deleted Scene: Winter Grass
- Digital Premiere: The Golden Age
And, we even have two special bonus features below to share with you today. The first feature talks about the decision to use simple, impressionistic backgrounds, and the second showcases some of the characters who did not make the film. Could that be an early version of Jiminy Cricket?
Bambi Party Food
For our Bambi themed party, we wanted to create a simple party with some fun snacks inspired by the film that we knew our kids would love!
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Deer
First, we made this little Bambi chocolate treat full of all the sweet and salty flavors your taste buds crave. To make this treat, simply preheat an oven to 250 degrees. While the oven warms, place a Rolo on top of a tiny twists pretzel. Once the oven is warm, bake for 2-3 minutes.
After you remove the chocolate pretzels from the oven, add two candy eyes and a candy nose before the chocolate cools. Place finished candies in the refrigerator to set. Serve immediately.
Next, we created this colorful sweet and sour treat, Rainbow Flutterbies. To create this fun treat kids love, simple place one sweet treat and one sour treat in a zip lock bag and separate with a close pin. Add pipe cleaners for antlers and Googly eyes for a treat that's just as fun to play with as it is to eat.
Thumper's Popcorn Cups
Finally, what's a movie without popcorn? To serve our popcorn during our outdoor screening we created this cute Thumper inspired cup with paper ears, pipe cleaner whiskers, Googly eyes, and a cute pom nose.
Setting Up Your Outdoor Theater
Setting up a Bambi themed party is easier than you think. There are so many screen possibilities from a hanging clothesline to a store-bought screen (usually less than $100).
Here are the supplies we used for our Bambi themed party screening:
- Camp Chef OS-144 Indoor or Outdoor Giant Movie Screen
- AAXA P300 Pico/Micro LED Projector
- Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker PA System with Microphone
- Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter
- AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable
Our outdoor entertainment equipment included the AAXA P300 Pico/Micro LED Projector, Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker PA System with Microphone, Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter, and Amazon Basics High-Speed HDMI Cable, and setting up the theater was so easy.
Playing Disney's Bambi through the DMA iPhone app takes just three simple steps. First, plug the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter into a compatible phone, then connect the Amazon Basics High-Speed HDMI Cable between the adapter and the projector. Finally, select Bambi in the DMA app and hit play. Yes, it's really that simple.
(NOTE: Charge the equipment the night before the party!)
If you have a large crowd and want to amplify the movie a bit more, plug the projector into the ION Tailgater speaker. You may want to set the unit on a small table to project over the kid's heads.
You can play a movie on the projector as soon as dusk sets, but the picture won't be as bright as it is at night. I highly suggest playing a movie at night, even if that means putting the little ones down for a nap so they can stay up late.
Once it gets dark, be ready to enjoy the show! With 1080p/1080i/720p resolutions available from this projector, 300 lumen, 2000:1 Contrast, Vibrant Color Technology with 15,000 hour LEDs, you'll be amazed at how clear the image shines on the screen.
What fun Bambi themed party food will you serve at your outdoor screening? Leave your comments below. Don't forget to pin these party ideas for later.
Portions of this material have been provided courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.