So we started brainstorming. The result ended up being one of the most fun nights my family had ever had. The initial start up cost was a bit consuming (still better in my eyes than spending that money on 2 hours of a movie and not having much when that movie is done except a belly ache from popcorn and candy and the memory of having watched it), but now that the initial costs are out of the way, it'll be cheap from here out.
|The Straight to My Ass Food|
We took the kids out for burgers and fries when they got out of school (though I think next time we're going to have a dinner of fair foods- corn dogs, sausages and peppers, homemade potato chips, etc), and when they came into the house, their eyes popped out of their heads. It was awesome. The rules of the night were explained quickly, and the fun began.
|Ticket Cashing Time!|
This is definitely something we will be doing again. If you were to omit the decorations, and head to the dollar store for your prizes, this night could be done for as cheap as $10 or $20, depending on the number of kids you have (after buying the game, of course), and I can honestly say that even the crazy amount of money I spent on the evening (may have gone a little overboard), it's definitely worth it.
Even I got hyped up on some sugar and my zany side came out. And, yes, I know, these glasses look hot on me. (Prize level 3, 15 tickets (cost at Five Below was $2.50), won by my daughter who let me try them out.)