Our first Christmas movie night party of the month was the Charlie Brown Christmas Party which was awesome, under $10, and we all loved it!
Our latest movie night party was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! And this time we added one more guest – bringing our total to 6 – and spent less money!
I definitely did less for this party, but it was still completely fun and everyone had a great time! We made a craft, ate some cake, and watched the movie.
The main centerpiece of this party was the cake. Totally got the idea off Pinterest, and I loved how it turned out! I hoped I had some glittered scrapbook paper in my stash, but I didn’t. So, I made the antlers using stuff I did have — cardstock, gold paint, glitter, and glue. (Once everything dried, I used Mod Podge over the top of it to seal the glitter on there, since I didn’t want everyone eating glitter. Ha!) Once I was done making them, I just hot glued some skewers onto the back to stick in the cake. I did already have the black gel icing that I used for the eyes. And the nose was a jawbreaker I got out of the kids’ Halloween candy. Also, the box cake mix and icing were on sale when I bought them, bringing the grand total for this cake to…$1.50.
The reindeer head place settings I loved! It was so easy! And *gasp* I think I came up with it all on my own, but it’s entirely possible I saw it on Pinterest and just forgot. Ha! Anyway, I had these plates from Dollar Tree, and I just cut out the heads from construction paper I had, and drew on them with Sharpie. Then I drew their antlers on the Dollar Tree tablecloth. It turned out to cute! Total for this table setting: $2. (Plates, tablecloth.)
I set up a photo booth just for kicks at the last minute. The props I already had — and this is the 3rd year we’ve used them! And they’re from the Dollar Tree originally. #win And the red backdrop is just red wrapping paper I had taped to the wall. Total cost for me: $0
It was a simple, fun movie night for me and the kids! And the grand total was $3.50 for me. Woo! I even had a little reindeer antler craft that was left over from Alice’s class party last year. (I’m a party supply hoarder, clearly.) Only the girls were interested in making them, but they were there!
Christmas Movie Night #2 is in the books!