Last night we went to one of the most fun parties ever. Our friend Addie had seen the idea in afamily magazine of some kind, and thought our group would be a perfect one to try it with. It was a drive-in movie party, and I still can’t believe we pulled it off. Everyone brought a big box with them to the Ince’s house. All of the boxes went downstairs and somehow we got all of the kids sitting down for pizza. You have to understand that we had fifteen kids there. That’s right…I said 15 kids and their ages ranged from 2-16. Just getting them all fed at once was some kind of miracle.
After we ate we all headed downstairs to decorate our boxes. We were making them into cars, so everyone added black paper plates for wheels, red and yellow circles for headlights and tail lights, and a white paper plate for a steering wheel. The kids were really into it, and since we had so many big kids they were able to help the little kids decorate. Last but certainly not least, Addie had Toy Story 3 stickers to add to the cars because that was the feature presentation upstairs in the living room.
Once the cars were finished, we hauled them all upstairs and got them situated in the living room. We attached shoe boxes onto the side to hold all the snacks. The kids got in and were all set to start the movie when the snacks started coming out of the kitchen. We had popcorn, puppy chow, crackers, cereal, fruities, and juice boxes for all the kids…only $1.00 each. We had given them play money to spend on their snacks.
Finally, we were all settled and ready to start Toy Story 3. Ben was not very excited about watching it because he knew there were scary parts to it. But he made it through the entire movie and stayed in his car. In fact, everyone stayed in their car. Like I said, it was some kind of miracle.
We had so much fun, and the kids were absolutely exhausted by the time we left the party. It was a great night. I’m really thrilled that we’ve started doing things with this group of friends. The mix is nice and the kids all get along great. I’m looking forward to the next event.