Princess Party: Barbara Bermudo’s Elena of Avalor-inspired Family Movie Night

November 28, 2016 - Article reads in
Barbara and her girls show off Elena gear

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, family comes first for Target partner, Univison host and mom of three daughters, Barbara Bermudo. “We all have busy schedules, but we work together and always make family time a priority,” she tells us. So, what better way to sneak in quality time—and score cool mom points with her princess-loving girls—than putting together a sweet family movie night featuring Disney’s Elena of Avalor? And what better place to find everything princess than Target? From her cart full of adorable Elena gear to tasty treats and DIY tips, Barbara gives us all the details of her princess party:

What inspired your princess movie night?
I am always looking for fun ways for the family to spend quality time together and my daughters go crazy for Disney princesses. So this past Sunday night’s TV premiere of Elena of Avalor—Disney’s first Latina princess movie—was the perfect occasion! Having a Latina princess is a very exciting thing for all of our Latin families. It’s great that our little girls can see themselves represented with this character. Elena is a leader and great role model encouraging the fantasy in the hearts and minds of all the little princesses out there. This inspired my husband Mario and I to host a fun watch party at home for our girls. These are the memories we will all cherish for the rest of our lives.

Barbara and her family gather on the couch to watch the movie.How did you pull it all off?
The first thing on my list was to stock up on all things Elena of Avalor at Target. I’m a big fan of décor and Target has many Disney Elena of Avalor-themed products. I picked up everything from Girls’ Elena of Avalor T-shirts to singing dolls and decor items like the Elena of Avalor Pillow. I was feeling like a little girl myself as I was shopping! I got a ton of stuff including snack foods because what’s a party without snacks? We had popcornchipssalsafruit twists and some delicious brownie peppermint snack bites.

Barbara and one of her girls enjoy popcorn and lemonade

Elena has her scepter of light—what’s your super power?
What’s my super power? I have them all because I’m a mother of three!
Barbara's three girls enjoy the movie while playing with Elena toys.Any tips for those hosting their own family movie nights?
Be creative and make it a moment to remember! Whether it’s toys for Mia and Camila or Sofia’s favorite snacks, I try to make sure there is something for everyone. You can’t go wrong with fun Pillowfort pillows and throws for a movie night. What’s most important are the smiles and quality time spent with family.

We see the movie over Barbara's family's shoulders

What’s next on the Moreno-Bermudo family watch list?
Like I said, my girls love Disney princesses so they have already been talking about the new Moana movie for a while. We will definitely go see it this month. I love princess time with my princesses! 

Ready to throw your princess movie night?

to shop Barbara's top picks.

Yellow Elena t-shirt

T-shirts, $7.99-8.99
Your favorite princess fans can dress the part of Elena with these colorful tees.

Singing Elena doll in her boxMy Time Singing Doll, $19.99
Press Elena’s gem necklace and she’ll serenade you as she holds her guitar.

Elena pillowDecorative Pillow, $19.99
Soft with a fun shape and bold colors, this cute pillow is as comfortable to snuggle with as it is fun to play with.

Simply Balanced popcornSimply Balanced Popcorn, $2.99
Organic and with just a touch of salt, this snack’s so much better for you than a tub of movie theater stuff!

Simply Balanced chips

Simply Balanced Tortilla Chips, See store for price 
Or for a crunchier, dip-able snack, pick up these tasty chips…

Simply Balanced salsaSimply Balanced Salsa, $3.49
And add a jar of salsa or your favorite dip.

Simply Balanced fruit twistsSimply Balanced Strawberry Mango Fruit Twists, $2.99
Kids will snap up these fruity twists.

Archer Farms snack bites

Archer Farms Peppermint Brownie Snack Bites, See store for price
These indulgent little bites are the perfect mid-movie treat.

Lines of colorful pom poms on a white pillowPillowfort Pom Pom Throw Pillow, $16.99
Snuggle up with a festive pillow…

Princess Elena throwMulticolored Throw, $14.99
And a super-cute Elena-inspired throw.

For even more Elena and Moana gear, stop by Target or

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