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This week we decided to watch Cars for our family movie night. I had so much fun planning it and I love how everything turned out.
Last week we got started on making a decoration for our movie night. We let Dawson paint 4 pieces of paper - 1 black, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green. He had a lot of fun painting away.
And they all turned out really well!
Now can anybody guess what we did with these?
After they finished drying I cut them up to and glued them together to make a traffic light. It turned out really cute.
I was a little stumped when it came to a craft that we could do on our movie night so I turned to my friends on Facebook. A couple of them had really cute ideas and I absolutely fell in love with one of the ideas that they shared. Let me just tell you that paint plus cookies cutters can potentially equal AMAZING artwork. To see the awesome post that inspired this next craft click here.
He is definitely getting better at stamping...
And it turned out pretty cute. This is definitely something we will be doing again when he gets older. (And I think I might even try out it out, too.)
Now it's time for dinner! We picked up a black table cloth and yellow streamers at the dollar store and turned our table into road! And my AMAZING husband made some checkered flag placemats out of construction paper. (He made the traffic cone, too!)
For dinner we decided to do it tailgating-style. We had chili dogs, pasta salad (in the shape of wheels of course), homemade tortilla chips and queso and soda. I made the chips in the shape of cars and Piston Cups. :)
For dessert we had chocolate donuts. I tried to set them up to look like the tires in front of Luigi's.
And you can see some more decorations that we used... some of Dawson's cars, the Cars DVD (we didn't notice until we popped it in to watch it that we grabbed the bonus DVD and not the movie. Oops! A quick trip upstairs fixed that problem.) And check out Dave's awesome traffic cone (it's just missing a garage door or else it could be part of the Cozy Cone Motel).
And Dawson's traffic light.
And I can't forget to add a picture of my cute boys in their Cars shirts (well hubby's isn't a Cars shirt but close enough).
Again Dawson didn't watch too much of the movie but the little bit that he did watch was ADORABLE! You know how at the beginning there is a huge wreck during the race, well Dawson climbed up on me with the most serious look on his face and said "ok cars?" Awwwww!!! He was asking if the cars were ok!! It was the sweetest thing.
We are really loving doing these movie nights and I already have most of the next one planned already! We are going to be watching A Bug's Life! I think we are going to watch it this Saturday as long as we don't have too much going on. Hopefully we'll make it through a little bit more of the movie this time, but if not it's still fun. :)