Something you probably already know. . . kids love surprises. . . news flash, right? Well, imagine their surprise when you throw a fun Family Movie Night party for them! Not only will your kids love it, but you’ll love that this whole party is half the cost of going to the movies.
First, let your family know you are planning a fun movie night. If you read Mine for the Making, then you probably already own a cute chalk board. Simply write, “family movie night,” the time and maybe the movie title on it, and set it out in the morning before everyone rushes off to work and school.
The decorations I used were easy. Dollar store streamers in red and gold as a backdrop, and a dollar store back plastic table cloth. To jazz the table up a bit and make it more “old Hollywood-ish” I added some gold sequins I had from an old New Year’s Eve party.
For snacks, I choose something a little different than the traditional popcorn. We love Chex-mix in this house, so I filled little lunch bags with Chex-mix for them to snack on. I found the cool red food storage buckets at the dollar store as well. I love these because they have a handle on them, so if the kids are eating on the sofa they have something to hold onto. I wrapped a few pieces of red licorice in a napkin, and also had individual cups of mixers for their Chex-mix as an extra treat.
Lastly, I used mason jars I had on hand to make rootbeer floats. I displayed them in plastic flower pots I also found at the dollar store. By putting ice in these, the drinks were able to stay cool, and look super cute.
Add a few extra pillow and blankets to your living room, and voila! The perfect family activity for way less than what you would spend going out! For this whole party, including food, I spent a little less than $20.
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