Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Family Movie Night - Cars

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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. :)

Movie tickets...

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. :)


Kelly said...

Superfun family night. We love Cars too! I love the donut stack!

Loni said...

You are so creative, seriously, I need to start doing this! Maybe I'll do a Toy Story night in honor of Toy Story 3 coming out soon!! I am such a sucker for anything PIXAR!

Amanda said...

Your movie night came out fantastic! Can't wait to see what movie you pick next!

Christina said...

It turned out wonderfully! Good job. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have so much fun at your house! I love the craft and the table. I bet Dawson can pretend to be a car and drive around on it.

Chef Bee said...

Your ideas are so adorable. I miss when these nights were so easy. Although my kids are big and they still love it!


Emily said...

I LOVE your movie night ideas. Where are you getting the personalized movie tickets?

Karen Mortensen said...

You are so cleaver. I just love all of your ideas.

cheekymama said...

Wow this is inspirational and sounds like so much fun. We watched Roger Rabbit on our movie night and all I did was make popcorn! I love turning it into a themed event - will plan to do so next time.

Your bubba is adorable.

from Babes about Town

artsy_momma said...

Great ideas! I love the stoplight!

My name is Becka said...

How creative!
And a little one with so much talent!

CindyG said...

Do you make your movie tickets? Could you share how or where you get them please. Thanks, Cindy

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

oh my goodness! I LOVE it!Donught tires??? awesome.

Mommyof2girlz said...

So creative and so fun! Looks like a perfect family night :)

Jamie said...

CindyG, I can't find a way to contact you directly, hopefully you will see this or read about our next movie night and I'll write more about the tickets then.

I just use Photoshop to make them. I google the images that I want and then add in the text and print them out on cardstock. It's pretty easy.

If you have any more questions you can email me at harrison.jamie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alli said...

Wow!! So creative and fun! I LOVE the donuts.

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