Tired of spending a ton of money out, here is a way to make those streaming services work for you!
MOVIE: Peter Pan on Disney+
DINNER: Make Your Own Pizza Bar
MOVIE SNACKS: Dollar Tree Candy Isle
OVERALL EXPENSE: $24
- Disney+: $8 per month
- Dollar Tree: $14 for containers/candy
- Grocery Store: $10
HOW TO PREPARE/SET UP
- Take advantage of your local Dollar Tree. Sissa ended up going to two different ones to get all the supplies she needed and to fulfill the candy requirements for the busy bees. You can also take the kids with you to pick out their own candy.
- Find all the comfortable items in the house. Pillows, bean bag chairs, blankets. If you have a blow up pool large enough, set it up and throw the cozy items in it.
- Optional: Set up your concession stand without the children around so that when they walk into the space they are surprised by the night. You can also leave the movie tickets by their bed to find in the morning.
Pilsbury just came out with mini pizza dough so we had to try it out. We purchased trays at Dollar Tree (or you can use your cookie sheets) as well as a 12 bowl pack, so that each kid had their own tray with dough, sauce and cheese to avoid any fighting. The busy bees got super into making their own pizza. The littlest bee needed some assistance but the other two were fully capable of doing it themselves.
GETTING THE KIDS INTO IT
This did not take much. We set up their snack containers on the counter with drink cups and the concession sign. In the living room we put a blow up toddler mattress with pillows and blankets then put the movie poster sign under the tv. When the kids came inside from pool time it was all set up and they were so excited to have a movie night and make their own dinner.
KIDS REVIEW OF THE NIGHT
At the end of the movie we asked the kids on a scale of 1-10, 10 being amazing, how would they rate it. The scores were a 10/10, 9/10 and 4/10…I don’t think baby bee understood. They already want to know when we can have another movie night!!!!