As you all know I love Theme night and this is one we did over the summer and finally I was able to post it. I had a few hiccups with the outdoor kitchen I wanted to fix before posting it. We wanted to introduce our kids to the Swiss Family Robinson movie and a Theme Night was a perfect way to do it!
I bought these fun coconut cups at the dollar store and used this Orange Julius recipe but swapped the orange juice concentrate for an Apple/Mango/Passion-fruit concentrate. I always use less sugar than the recipe calls for and it was yummy!
We ate dinner outside of course because that is how the Robinson Family would do it!
Now on to the fun things we made
The kids helped me find the sticks when we went on walks by the creek near our house, which makes it even more special that they helped. I put the 3 sticks together and tied them together at the top. The longer stick is in the middle and it is the one that goes to the back of the teepee. I have it long so we can adjust the teepees size.
I had 2 spare sheets that I put together and cut little holes at the top, middle and bottom on one side and tied it to the longest branch (the back of the teepee) I didn't sew anything just tied it with some rope and the rest just drape over the other 2 branches. The sheets are big enough that you can enclose the whole teepee if they want of just have them over the side 2 branches. (I really hope this all makes sense, please ask if you have any questions :) )
Here is our outdoor kitchen. It is so simple and I made it with some scrap wood in our garage. At first I was going to cut out part of the top and place a small plastic tub in it for a sink but they really like using it to prepare their 'food' so we just painted it like a cutting board. Now I could have painted to all cute and perfect but instead I had my kids do it because it is so much more fun when they go outside and see......
My daughter's sun and moon that she painted
My son's whale on the back
And the younger ones can see all the areas they helped with. Kids involvement, not perfection makes for a great memory!
I hope you enjoyed our Theme Night and if all goes right I will be having a new Theme Night every month!!