Is this naff? At home cinema night party?

(18 Posts)
TheNightIsDark Fri 14-Mar-14 17:25:14

DS is 5 on Friday. We're quite skint but using tesco vouchers to go to legoland on the Saturday. He would like to do something with his friends but I can't afford a lot.

Would 4-5 friends coming over watching a film and having dinner and popcorn be a bit naff? There would be cake!

Tommy Fri 14-Mar-14 17:26:20

sounds great fun smile

LoveVintage Fri 14-Mar-14 17:26:22

Not naff at all. Sounds great fun.

OddFodd Fri 14-Mar-14 17:27:31

Not at all! I think it would be lovely and very exciting. Just the fact that there are several of them together off school premises is thrilling for them I've found - it doesn't matter a huge amount what the activity is (and that sounds lovely and quiet as a bonus!)

TheNightIsDark Fri 14-Mar-14 17:27:34

Ooh good. Admittedly may not happen as I won't get invites out until Monday confused

missmagnum Fri 14-Mar-14 17:27:35

I am sure they would love it, if they are the type that can sit still. .I would go for it, but be prepared they may just play instead.

Have fun.

TheNightIsDark Fri 14-Mar-14 19:00:55

What time sounds best? 4-6:30, 4:30-7 or 5-7:30? Or should it just be 2 hours? Trying to figure out how long for cake, film/play and food!

dozily Fri 14-Mar-14 19:04:51

My 4 and 6 year olds would love it :-)

Keep it as early as possible though or some parents will decline due to bedtimes / tiredness.

TheNightIsDark Fri 14-Mar-14 19:06:48

4-6:30? School finishes at 3:15 so gives them some chance to get changed etc

casperthefriendlyghost Fri 14-Mar-14 19:11:44

If you can why don't you pick them up from school (if you walk home for example) and have parents pick them up at 6pm? This usually goes down really well with parents. This kind of activity is great for this age group - they will be soo excited at school! (I tend to try and keep numbers even by the way as from experience I've found that with odd numbers someone always gets left out causing upset.)

Needingthework Fri 14-Mar-14 19:17:59

I did this for one of my children.

Easiest party I ever did and I always do parties at home grin.

I agree with bringing them straight home from school. They will be excited and will want to play with the toys/in the garden, which will give you time to breath and prep things.

TheNightIsDark Sat 15-Mar-14 15:26:26

Quick Facebook message round some of the mums and have 3 confirmed guests!

Now, what film is best for a group of 5 year olds?

iklboo Sat 15-Mar-14 15:34:54

Please tell me you're going to be an usherette & give them cornettos / ice cream tubs from a cardboard tray round your neck. smile

Beastofburden Sat 15-Mar-14 15:36:44

As they too young for despicable me?

Beastofburden Sat 15-Mar-14 15:37:24

It has fart jokes <giggles>

Eastpoint Sat 15-Mar-14 15:39:03

We've done this lots of times and my dds have been to lots of parties like that. V popular with adults & children. Only difficult time was when we had 22 6 & 7 year olds over to watch Cars & we had 4 boys in the dog's basket.

Beastofburden Sat 15-Mar-14 15:49:11

I actually do this with adults and we eat on our knees in front of a DVD instead of doing proper grown up dinner parties blush

TheNightIsDark Sat 15-Mar-14 15:52:02

Loving the usherette idea! I was going to put hot dogs and chips in cardboard boxes halfway through so it was like a happy meal type affair.

Oooh despicable me. We have 1&2 so prepared there!

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