Every once in awhile, we will do a movie night! It’s usually a super random on a whim night. Which means I end up throwing things together at the last minute, but it doesn’t take much when you have little kiddos!
Sometimes the kids pick the movie, other times it’s a surprise. This nights pick was The Sandlot! It’s definitely an oldie, and one I remember watching as a kid. I thought it would be a good pick since Hadley just started playing softball.
We do movie nights in our basement where we have a little bar area, and put up some small decorations. I always go with the idea that less is more. Hadley is six years old, and she doesn’t need much when it’s just her and I doing a movie night. Dad was at work, and the big kids weren’t with us.
Printed out a baseball from Google images and taped it to the TV.
I bought the small candy bars that remind me of baseball, and the main idea of the movie has to do with Babe Ruth! So I bought some mini babe ruth bars too. If you don’t know about Babe Ruth and how he ties into this movie, then you need to go watch it!
For the ice cold beverages, I bought all kid friendly drinks in the old fashion glass bottles! Shirley Temple, Ginger Ale, and Root Beer. Of course my picky kid didn’t like any of them, but she did try them! I had this small wooden crate, and printed out an “ice cold” sign and taped it to the front of the crate.
Added two small bags of classic Lay’s chips, and some boxed candy from the dollar store. For the plates, all I did was print out a baseball, cut it out, and taped it to the paper plates. Super simple!
We had a fun movie night! Just love introducing Hadley to the older movies I watched as a kid. She was a little scared of the big mean dog, but I kept telling her he’s just like a big Beethoven. She loves bringing her blankets, and pillow down to the basement, and getting all comfy with her snacks. It’s a fun tradition to do with the kids!