How to Plan a Themed Movie Night

One of my favorite frugal date night ideas is having an at home themed movie night. It takes the idea of just watching a movie together to a whole other level. It does take some planning, especially if you want to pull it off frugally.


How to Plan a Themed Movie Night

  1. Date Night or Family Night? The first decision that needs to be made is if this movie night will just be for two or for the whole family.
  2. Movie Choice. Think of a movie you have seen before or a new sequel to one you have seen before. The best part about a themed movie night is adding touches to the night that highlight parts of the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie before it will be harder to know what exactly to include in your evening.
  3. Meal Choice. This is where the fun begins. Your meal can be based off the location of the movie. For instance, we did a Lilo & Stitch Movie night and had Hawaiian based dishes. Your meal could also have movie names for regular food. For examples, we did a Star Wars movie night and had Chocolate Covered Pretzel Light Sabers, Princess Leila Honey Buns, and Jar Jar Links in a Blanket.
  4. Costume Choice. Are you going to dress up? I think it adds a bit of fun, especially for the kids. My husband doesn’t always participate but I usually do. If you are watching Dirty Dancing put on a pretty dress. For 80’s movies tease your hair and put on blue eye shadow. The possibilities are endless once  you think about the details of your chosen movie. Be sure to shop at thrift stores so you don’t spend too much.  [Read more…]

2015 Back To School Giveaway

Welcome to the 2015 Back To School Giveaway!

Hosted by: MamatheFox & Planet Weidknecht

As a former teacher, I just love Back to School time. I still substitute sometimes and love developing lessons and fun learning activities. I am excited to have the opportunity to join in this fabulous giveaway! Be sure to also check out my Back to School Shipping Tips and Budget Friendly Homeschool Resources!

This year Mama the Fox and Planet Weidknecht are pleased to bring you a super awesome package from 6 different sponsors: WryBaby, Crayola, LunchSkins by 3greenmoms, I See Me, Capresso & Teach My!


Grand Prize worth $264!

(1) Lucky winner will win ALL of the following:

From Wry Baby: choice of 2 Backpacks! ($50 value)



From Crayola: ($39 value)

24ct Colored Pencils
64ct Crayons
8ct Dry-Erase Crayons
Visi Max Dry Erase Markers
Power Lines Markers
6ct Power Lines Markers

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Ball Can-It-Forward Giveaway

Ball Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Ball

Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Ball can It forward Giveaway July 30 - August 13

August 1 is International Can-It-Forward Day and now you can take part in this fun way!

On Saturday August 1st, Jarden Home Brands will host this year’s fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day, broadcast live online at from 11AM – 4PM EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. An event celebrating the joys of fresh preserving, Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast!

If you have always wanted to can or love to can – this is the giveaway for you!  In honor of Can-It-Forward day, Ball is giving away a voucher for a pack of canning jars!  We, here at Faith n’ Pixie Dust love canning! Please check out my homemade applesauce recipe that I can.

If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Ball giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from July 30 through August 13, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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