Taking the family to the movies is not a frugal activity at all! How can you make movie night at home more of an event?
Tonight we are planning on getting back into our "movie night" routine. Pick a movie we own, or on Netflix (gotta love the live streaming on the Wii!) and we all plan a menu around that. Sometimes it gets stretched a little bit, or the strange sense of humor breaks out! There may be a food from the movie, or something that makes you think of it. With Pirates of the Caribbean, I think we had seafood of some sort, and I know we had some Pirate Booty cheese snacks! We got Chinese take out when we watched Mulan. At 9 - Joey knows where most food comes from, and is growing quite the sense of humor. I can mention Finding Nemo as a possible movie - and he'll get a twinkle in his eye and I know what is going to come next.... Sushi.
I'm looking forward to having this be a summer project for Joey - stretching his imagination, planning meals within a theme and budget, and taking ownership of part of family night. If we don't know much about the movie - sometimes our dinner choices are a bit off - but we have fun anyway.
But what you really want to know... what's for dinner tonight?
Any ideas for the movie?
Joey finished the book a while ago - so now we get to watch the movie!