Popcorn & PJ’s Night!
This seemed like one of the easier list items to complete!
Originally the idea I had was for adults to do this – then I thought I should do this with my little cousins and then I thought – hey, why not host the evening for them to enjoy with their friends?
Everyone came in their pj’s – so comfy! We started with some arts and crafts downstairs — making name placards for bedroom doors was the idea but it became much more about the process than the end product – which was perfect.
After the crafty time, the kids went upstairs to watch the Bee Movie and we stayed downstairs, drinking tea, eating Lindor chocolate and talking. It was awesome.
I had made each child these cutesie Popcorn Cups that were a hit.
It was so much fun! I decided to host another night (and there are one or two more in the works) because I have so many friends with children.
The difference between the two groups was hilarious. With the 1st group I ran out of popcorn, apple juice, milk and cookies. There was a solid half hour of sweeping to do after they left and two days later I was finding things under the couch and behind plants. No problem! That’s what life with kids is like.
When I joined them upstairs for the last half hour I was almost speechless. There was no mess. NO mess whatsoever. They had built the ‘fort’ by laying a blanket over the coffee table. That was it. That was the fort – no couch cushions on the floor, no furniture moved. But they had a blast sitting under the coffee table in their fort.
They made fridge magnets. They watched Cinderella and danced about, pretended to be dogs and babies and then they all got bundled up and went back home.
I was left with a glass of wine and a super clean house by 8 pm. And I was already in my PJ’s!
Truly a rewarding experience completing this item on my list!