Our movie night turned out to be more than just a little crazy, including me running to 2 different stores an hour before the show started. Darn those last minute things you forget.
So anyways, the pictures are dark, I didn’t do step by step instructions, but I’m hoping you can get the idea by the few I did manage to snap.
For decorations, I had gone to the OEYC. (you can read all about it here, but if you don’t want to, basically it’s a program put on by the Ontario government that allows parents/teachers to come and use art supplies, papers, die cutting machines etc. for school or home projects all for FREE!!)
Anyways, I had gone earlier in the week and cut out some fun foam stars. I started by tying them onto strings and hanging them from our ceiling.
Using the same colors of fun foam I cut out a '”Welcome to Camp Rock” banner. Originally it was going to hang outside, on our front porch but it was a yucky rainy day, and so inside it went hastily taped to the wall. (It still bothers me how uneven and not perfect looking it is, but alas the show must go on… it would have been cuter outside. LOL!)
And last but not least for our ‘decorations’ we grabbed the kids sleeping bags from the basement and I made campfire tags to stick to each bag. They were all propped up on the couch waiting for them to snuggle down and watch the movie. They loved that part!
Alright, the long awaited snacks. I think these might be my favorite to date…
Since we were inside and couldn’t have a real campfire, we decided to make one out of our most favorite thing… chocolate!!
The bottom is a brownie baked in a round 8x8 pan. I spread chocolate frosting around the edge and dipped it in crushed graham crackers. And simply start building your fire.
Twix bar ‘tree logs’, peanut m&m’s in red, yellow and orange for the ‘hot coals’ and a small bit of tissue paper for our flames.
Too cute hey!!
As for the drinks, we had to have something to do with s’mores. When you’re camping, that’s about the most important food to bring.
We had ours in liquid form instead.
I dipped the rim of the glass in chocolate frosting, and rolled it in fine ground graham cracker crumbs. I desperately searched everywhere for white hot chocolate powder, but it mustn’t be close enough to Christmas, because nobody sold it. But vanilla flavored milk was a great last minute substitution.
Roasted marshmallows on lollypop sticks (browned to perfection by Darren on our gas stove top)
I love seeing their little faces when they’re allowed to come downstairs and see the set up. It makes it all worthwhile. (Yes, we keep the movie, treats and decorations a complete surprise until we’re ready to start… it helps build anticipation and excitement)
Grey doing what he does best… being a little turkey.
Ava showing her newly lost tooth gap…
While the movie was playing, I was busy cleaning like a crazy mad woman. Darren was convinced I was going to have the baby that night, because I simply could not stop. About 5 hours later I finally took myself off to bed… and well, I’m still pregnant, so clearly it didn’t work. LOL!
But besides all of that, the kids loved the movie! Hunter and Ava were up dancing and singing along to the songs, I may have even seen Darren tapping his foot along a couple times. I found it funny to see so many Disney stars crammed onto one big screen. (I haven’t seen the Camp Rock movies and really didn’t understand the story line at all… LOL)
Anyways, it was a cute night, the treats were yummy and the time spent as a family was worth every minute putting it together.
PS. I also thought you could make individual campfires using mini Twix bars. They’re usually really easy to find at this time because of Halloween. ;)
ETA: Because someone is going to ask… probably Amanda… LOL! Yes, I do love my other 2 children, but thanks to a couple of handstanding couch jumpers, 2 of our portraits have been knocked off the wall. (star pictures above) We’re planning on hanging them with something a bit stronger. ;)