Dinner & A Movie Night: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

For the first time since starting our Friday night movie tradition, we decided to watch something other than a Disney movie. I felt like we needed to watch one of my favorite childhood Halloween movies, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Luckily for me, my mom is just as “extra” as I am and decided to plan a special movie night for my daughter, niece, and nephew. I helped (a tiny bit, haha), and I wanted to share our fun night with all of you. 

If you have never seen It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, you are missing out. In a nutshell, the film follows the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween and Linus as he waits for the “Great Pumpkin.” This classic Halloween movie is something that you can watch over and over.

For our movie night, my mom wanted to do something exceptional. She decided to make private tents for each kid to hang out in while watching the movie (perfect for social distancing). At one point, she was going to build each tent from scratch until I found these tents on Amazon. (Please note that I am an Amazon Affiliate, and if you purchase through this link, I will receive a small commission). We found the perfect Snoopy bed sheets at TJ Maxx, and my mom cut them and sewed them to make tent covers and bedding. The tents turned out amazing, and the kids were all excited. In fact, they were so excited that they do not want the tents to be taken down (ever).

Dinner for the kids was so much fun; my mom made a great spread of snacks that were all cute (and yummy). The main entrees were mummy dogs and jack-o-lantern quesadillas, perfect for three kids. For sides, there was a veggie tray (with a hollowed-out pumpkin to hold ranch dip) and a delicious cheese ball (that looked like a pumpkin). Finally, there was an apple crumble, orange sherbet, and “rocks” (Rice Krispies treats dipped in white chocolate) for dessert. It was a perfect meal for watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

It was wonderful to see the kids enjoy their movie together. They had so much fun playing in their tents, eating their treats, and curling up to watch the movie together. Having this Halloween movie night is something I am sure we will repeat in the future, and we all enjoyed spending time together and starting new family traditions.

I hope this inspires you to have a movie night with your family, and I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween.

Sending love and magic.

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