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.
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!
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.