Host a Children’s Drive-In Night

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Last fall, we invited some of the neighborhood children over for an indoor Drive-In Movie Night.  It was relatively little work and big on fun.  Each child was invited to bring their own ride-on toy inside.   We had a fire truck, various cars, a three-wheeler,  cozy coupe and even a John Deere kid’s tractor.
  

 
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Each child was given a movie ticket when they arrived (which was collected as the movie was about to start) and a filled coin pouch with which they were to buy their concessions.   Parents were asked to bring a treat or snack to be “sold” to the kids.  We even had one family make homemade popcorn…yum!

 
 
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The room was decorated with purple neon tubing and white mini-lights.  With our younger crowd, we chose the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally for our feature presentation.   (If you don’t know already, you’ll soon learn that I am a Disney freak!)
 
Checklist for Your Drive-In Night:
  • Make & Send Invitations
  • Ask each family to bring a treat or snack
  • Make tickets, coin pouches and signs
  • Have a rag handy to wipe off any grass or dirty wheels  :)
  • Select the movie
  • Decorate with neon tubing and/or white mini lights
  • Prepare food and drinks
 
*Alternative Idea:  Host a drive-in outside using a projector and white sheet. 

 

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a fun idea! You are so creative! :)

  2. So fun! Great idea! I bet you became the cool house after this drive-in. =) Thanks for linking up

  3. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing on The Best Ideas for Kids!

    Have a wonderful 2012!

  4. Anonymous says:

    You can also use their car seats….and they already come with cupholders, just like at the movies!