Drive In Movie

Our Memorial day was very wet this year!  We had rain the whole few weeks before and even the day of, so we decided to take our fun inside!

I told my husband I wasn’t going to go overboard, he didn’t believe me, and rightfully so!  I decided to do a popcorn bar, so I got out the awning I used for my step daughters 50’s party.  It worked perfectly.  My stepdaughter made the cute popcorn sign we hung up.  I got candy to put in our record bowls, also from her party, and we got popcorn flavoring.

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I had a TON of extra boxes from when we moved, I knew I would find a use for them. So I got up in the crawl space and brought them out to create our cars.   Good thing for Dad’s and Uncle’s!  They did such an  awesome job with cutting the boxes!

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After we got done cutting, my sister in law and I helped with the decorating.  I helped the kids wrap their cars in wrapping paper and she cut flowers and steering wheels.  This took us a while, but all the kids were very engaged.  We finished just in time for the sky to open up and poor!

Here are the cars finished!

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We were all shocked that they stayed in their cars for the ENITRE movie!  This will defiantly be something we do again!

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1950’s Birthday Party

My step daughter turned 10 this year! She wanted a 50’s party so she could wear a poodle skirt.  She loves to dress the part for everything she does! Here are is what I did for the party.  I’ll be posting about the candy table and awning and also the drive in sign I made. It was one of my favorite parties I’ve done so far!

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We did a candy bar table and a photo station!  I had gum balls, tootsie rolls, lollipops and we had cupcakes. I had a popcorn machine in the corner with little popcorn bags.

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I got checkered wall murals and wrapped our island and made a “soda shop”.  We also did Malts complete with a vintage malt mixer which I didn’t get a picture of unfortunately.  In the back you can see I ordered red baskets, for our hot dogs, hamburgers and fries.

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This was right in our entry way.  I had a table with glasses for they guys and girls and also for pearls for the girls.  This was a fun touch for everyone to dress up!

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Our table with our cardboard table jukebox.

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Lighted Drive in sign.

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Cute kiddos!

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Candy table

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Soda shop sign

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So I took a cake decorating class a few months ago and thought…I can make a cake. Well boy was I wrong.  I made my cake and it cake our perfect, I started to frost it and it ripped apart!  I have since learned…Freeze your cake before you frost it!! So last minute I ran to the store and found a plain round cake.  I rolled out my black fondant and cut it to fit the top of my pre-made cake. Used sugar paper for the white part and then wrote on it.  I think her record cake turned out pretty well, for all the trouble I had!

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Bubble gum contest!

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We played limbo! This was the kids favorite we played for quite awhile!

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Her party was a big success and so much fun to plan!