Since our weekly Fun Family Dinner has become a hit around here, everyone is clamoring to help plan and come up with ideas, sooo this week, our youngest came up with an idea for a "creative" dinner called "Artsy Dinner"...here's what we did:
We used a simple white tablecloth but topped it with a long roll of dollar store white wrapping paper (so we could draw and color all over it!!!)
For the "centerpiece" I used inexpensive cans (labels removed of course) filled with cheerful sunflowers (very Van Gogh), crayons, markers, and colored pencils. I also scattered various art supplies along the table for "inspiration"!
I used bright colored napkins and homemade plates at each placesetting. The girls had made plates for everyone in the family last Christmas, so they were PERFECT for our "Artsy Dinner" theme.
I drew a "decorative" placemat around everyone's place setting for them to decorate and personalize at dinner.
Our menu was not the "main event" of this meal like last week's 1960's Fondue Dinner, so we just served our all-time family favorite- TACOS! I figured they were colorful and yummy, so it worked with our "theme"!
Besides having fun doodling and coloring all over the table, we played a fun game of "Pictionary", well sort-of...
We don't actually OWN the game, so we just made up our own clues and used a clipboard with paper. It was still fun and everyone got in on it...
It turned out to be another terrific night and with very little money, and ALOT of creativity we enjoyed another memorable family meal! Stay tuned for next week's "Souper Bowl" Dinner!