This movie night is inspired by our Halloween costumes. My husband and I usually don't dress up, but this year we got a wild hair and joined the kids. We all play a role in our first true family theme, which is Little Red Riding Hood.
I thought this made such a cute theme. I made a point to only use things we had on hand. The red gingham tablecloth is round and normally goes on our outdoor table, so I did the old scrunch trick. The round tree slices (not sure what to call them!) are from my daughter's first birthday party. The little basket is part of her costume.
The red plates are from my wedding registry and the white plates are part of some catering-type dishes I have from World Market. I ordered this pretty pop-up book to commemoriate our costumes and frankly to brush up on the story. Ha!
You have to love that when I asked my husband if he had a small ax I could use for the table he offered me three choices. He also dug into the Christmas decorations for me to get the little tree.
The wolf is my kids' from Great Wolf Lodge.
Ok let's talk about the movie itself. I honestly didn't know if such a movie existed. A search on Amazon gave me a few options, each with reviews that said, "Not for kids!" I figure I'm probably not any more lenient than a random Amazon reviewer. Who knows. So I chose this version from 1988. Y'all it was OLD and WEIRD. Oh and it's a musical. Plus Craig T. Nelson plays his own evil twin. So there's that.
The Big Bad Wolf is more like the Big Bad German Shepherd. It was certainly not a cinematic masterpiece, but we are happy to expose our kids to things that are old-fashioned and not the latest and greatest. To me it beats the "not for kids!" version any day. We enjoyed it for what it was.
For dinner I pulled out one of my old tried-and-true Halloween tricks: a Jack-o-lantern pizza from Papa Murphy's. This says "I'm a fun mom" when really you are just a tired mom. I added a salad.
Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake from Trader Joe's. TJ's is the secret to my success.
I loved this movie night and my family did too.
I hope you enjoy lots of treats and maybe even a few tricks today!