Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crazy Cafe....

This year as a family we set a goal to read our scriptures together every night.  We decided that it would be a great motivator for us if we had monthly goals to work towards and when we met our goals, we would get fun reward.  So, I found a calendar on pinterest where we could keep track of our reading and then as a family we decided what each months reward would be.  Our goal was to read 90% of each month which only allows us to miss about 3 days.  I am happy to report that since January, we have not missed a monthly reward yet! 

So, for April's reward we decided that Mom and Dad would host a Crazy Cafe for the kids. This was such a fun night and a great memory for all of us.  The boys were sent outside to play while I got things ready.  First I set the table and prepped all the food.  Then I created the menu and had crayons ready, because you can't go to a restaurant without kids meals and crayons.  Next the boys were invited in.  I made them go around the house an in the front door where I greeted them as their hostess.  Cameron walked in and immediately handed me a piece of paper all folded up.  I opened it and as I read it, I burst out laughing.  In true C family form, he had created a coupon!  I love this kid!  I think it's in the genes probably originating with his great grandpa C. 

Next the boys were seated and given their menus. This is where it gets fun. The boys have to pick an appetizer, main dish and a dessert, but the catch is that they don't know what they are ordering. We used Disney character names in place of the actual items and each boy had to order one of everything. Then Brett and I served the boys their 3 course meal. The boys thought that it was so funny to see what they had ordered. Here is a list of what was on our menu.
  • Mickey Mouse=pizza
  • Mini Mouse= strawberries
  • Huey=straw
  • Duey=cup of ice
  • Luey=napkin
  • Donald Duck=apples
  • Pluto=party mix (crackers, pretzels, cheetos, etc)
  • Goofy= dessert (cookies)

 Then as we sat and ate dinner, we played a fun game that we often play at dinner time. It is called "Would you rather?" Two options are given and the rule is you HAVE to choose one. For example, "Would you rather have your grandma's hairdo or her name?" It's always good for lots of laughs! The boys all said that this was a lot of fun and have requested to do it again. 

Up next, May reward!  We're looking forward to another fun activity!

1 fabulous comments:

Ali said...

I love that idea, so creative! You are such a cute mom!