Thursday, September 10, 2009

Drive-In Movie

Remember Ellie's bingo card?? Well she finally finished it and her reward was going to the drive-in movies. Now the drive-in movie doesn't start until after dark and ends really late so that wasn't going to work out so we had a drive-in movie at our house. I saw this idea and knew that we had to do it. We got 2 boxes and cut the tops off of them and I wrapped them in pink wrapping paper because Ellie wants pink everything!! The girls decorated them with markers and stickers and we helped them glue on head lights and tail lights. We used paper plates for there wheels and steering wheels. I attached them with brads so they would really turn. Ellie got a little crazy with driving and broke her steering wheel within an hour! Ellie's box was big enough that we cut a door in hers and then added their pillows and blankets. The rest of movie night was just like our regular movie night except Ellie didn't have to earn tokens to spend at the concession stand. We had lots of JUNK food and the girls helped me make a concession stand sign, which they have been using as a menu. I love using the projector to display the movie on the wall. The girls get so excited about it. Our feature presentation was Finding Nemo and Ellie watched the whole movie in her car. After the movie was over they played in their cars until bedtime:)

5 comments:

Katy said...

I love that the car has a working door!! Too cute! You are so creative!

Teresa said...

I love it. Looks like so much fun.

Angela said...

That is sooo adorable! How creative and fun!

King of King said...

That has got to be the cutest thing that i have ever seen'

Rockin' C said...

I absolutely LOVE the car & the drive thru movie is a fabulous idea! We are soooo going to do this - only, mine won't be pink ;)