We used to do dinner and movie nights a lot. We would watch the Little Mermaid and eat seafood or watch Curious George and have banana pancakes. The children always loved it and it made dinner a little special for those family nights. However, somewhere along the way those dinners disappeared, along with our regular monthly family nights! We've decided to make Family Nights a priority again and we started with dinner and a movie.
The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith and really enjoyed the sweet, simple story of friendship, hope and love. I thought the children would enjoy the movie but, I was stuck on themed food. In the end, I ended up sticking a dinosaur bath toy in each of the children's soup (I washed it well!) and hoped it looked like the loch ness monster! I think the children got a kick out of a toy being in their food as much as anything else. I also made pudding for dessert and stuck a cut up gummy worm in it (I used a food writers pen to draw the eye). I'm not sure why I thought the loch that the water horse lived in was swampy looking- I'm pretty sure the lochs in Scotland are crystal clear and beautiful not brown and dirty looking.