Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Family Movie Night - A Bug's Life

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We had another family movie night last Saturday and it was a blast like usual. :) We were going to be watching A Bug's Life so we planned dinner around that. Here is our dinner table all set up:


We decided to use our picnic table cloth to give it a little bit of a picnic theme. And if you look closely you can see ants wandering around. (Don't worry the "ants" are really just raisins.)

Our movie tickets were set out and ready to be used.


We decided to use some brown construction paper as place mats and I drew some ants on them. For dinner we had piles of dirt (mini meatloaves), an ant hill (mashed potatoes), green plants (salad).


We also had caterpillar rolls.


Ladybugs (strawberries) and more caterpillars (grape kabobs).


And for dessert we dirt and worms (Oreo cheesecake and gummy worms).


I didn't get Dawson's drink in any of the pictures but he was drinking bug juice! (Ok, ok, it was really Mott's for Tots apple juice.)

I had Dawson make a caterpillar out of an egg carton (he LOVES to paint!) and we used his new Rollitt paint set to make the ladybug. He painted a paper plate black and another one red and then I added the dots and put it all together.


And before the movie we changed Dawson into his bug pj's! It was SO hard for me to get a picture of him, he does not like to stay still for long.


I'm really looking forward to our next movie night because we are going to be watching Lilo and Stitch and I have never seen it before! It was hubby's pick and he is definitely going to have to help me with the planning since he has seen it and I haven't.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

What a fun mommy you are. I may have to steal some of your ideas. To fun!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I could use so many of these ideas in muffin tins! What a great meal.

Christina said...

Great ideas! We'll be doing A Bug's Life in a couple of months. Seems like such a fun one to do!

Adriana said...

Absolutely adorable. You have inspired me to spice up our family movie nights!

Karen Mortensen said...

This is wonderful. I love the strawberries and grapes.

Sandy said...

Your such a great mommy! I love all your crafy ideas.

April said...

This is sooo great! I love when people go all out on things like this. So much fun! I was totally confused by the movie tickets for a minute. I was thinking, "are these for real?". For Lilo and Stitch, you could do some Hawaiian themed stuff like leis, the ocean, and pineapples because it is set there. Or alien themed stuff since Stitch is an alien. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

April said...

This is sooo great! I love when people go all out on things like this. So much fun! I was totally confused by the movie tickets for a minute. I was thinking, "are these for real?". For Lilo and Stitch, you could do some Hawaiian themed stuff like leis, the ocean, and pineapples because it is set there. Or alien themed stuff since Stitch is an alien. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

artsy_momma said...

I just LOVE seeing all your themed movie nights. I am so inspired that now I feel the need to start doing them with my son while Papa is at work. What do you use to make the movie tickets?

Jess_see_caa said...

WOW! Your such a good momma!! You really are. Its been so long since Ive been on here..and I have to try more often. I cant get over how big your little man is gettin! HOLY COW!!
I am glad to see your all doing so great!<3 Jess

MamaGames said...

I have been loving all the great movie-night ideas & hopefully soon we'll start having fun, themed movie-and-dinner nights too. I see someone already asked but I am DYING to know how you make such professional looking tickets... and if you have a template, can you share?? :)

Tammy said...

We do movie night here too, but I never even thought about making a whole night out of it with a themed dinner! You're so creative! Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to have to "borrow" your idea! :)

sbswtp said...

What a fantastic time!!! It looks like so much fun :) I Love it!!!

Laura said...

That is fantastic! How creative. I particularly like the grape caterpillars...and the tickets! Wonderful.

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Cassie said...

I love those little dirt cake cups!

My name is Becka said...

Oh my goodness how fun!

What a superb idea!!!!

Cindy Bultema said...

Love, love, love your idea! We have family movie nights ~ but I LOVE your Bug theme! THANK YOU for sharing!! Woo Hoo!!!

Kylie said...

These movie nights are fabulous. Must get myself organised to give this a try and yes where/how are you doing those gorgeous tickets, please do share. :-)