The answer is always yes. I mean if you have kids & want to occupy for a few hours, this is the perfect solution. It's perfect for a picnic ( which we did 'for lunch) but my favorite it creating a fort for movie night.
Here are some key items you need ( which you should definitely have laying around your house)
PILLOWS Lots of pillows for comfort
BLANKETS for coziness
STRING LIGHTS Battery Operated String lights for ambiance ( and I mean the kids love the it)
SHEETS This helps create the top of the fort. I use a combination of fitted sheets and flat sheets. I like to use the fitted sheets because you and wrap it around cushions or chair ledges and it won't move because of the elastic. and the flat sheets I use to drape over.
Dining Chairs to drape the sheets over. ( you can also use clips to attach it to the chairs if it doesn't stay in place.
SNACKS Whether you are having lunch or movie night or even just playtime in the fort, snacks are a must. Here are some food ideas and items you can use. ( again utilizing what you have around the house is key)
TRAY - To hold all the snacks and food items ( trust me having something to store items will help keep the mess under control. and trust me there will be a mess because kids but it will be worth it.
BOWL/PLATES for popcorn or whatever else. Sharing size or individual bowls.
using themed items here is always fun, I dug through my leftover party container and was able to pull together this fun setup in 10 MINS!!!
Drinks -I usually only fill the cups half way because kids and spills are bound to happen. Straws are helpful in this case too.
Napkins, Utensils depending on what kind of food you are serving.
Pillows, blanket and sheets is all you need!
Depending how many kids you have you can make a fort small with one sheet, or get creative and use multiple sheets to create a village.
Make sure all the kids are sitting and ready to eat or watch a movie before actually handing over any kind of food or liquid. That way they are stable and not moving around therefore there will likely be less of a mess. & I say less, because there will be some kind of mess that will happen. and don't worry to much, throw the blankets in the wash and call it a day.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Get in there with them and have some fun, Not only will the kids be excited to be under a fort, but you as a parent going in there with them will be so much more exciting for them. Creating memories is what I strive for with everything I do. & this is for sure one of them. and don't forget to HAVE FUN!!!
Mermaid Banner from Meri Meri Party
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