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Why, it’s GREASE lightning!



One of my favorite movies of all time is GREASE!

I remember when I first saw it.  How, right before my cousin let me watch it, she had asked me if I had ever seen it.  I remember I kept thinking how dumb a movie would be that was called Grease?  I just couldn’t wrap my head around it.

Now, I know the entire movie, word for word, song for song, and dance move for dance move!

Now, let me just say that I have this incredibly crafty friend.  She always does these themed Family Nights with the coolest ideas and I am just so jealous of how she pulls these things together.

I have been wanting to do something like that for the longest time but just couldn’t get it together and come up with anything……. UNTIL a light bulb finally went off.  “DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER NIGHT”!!!!  This “theater” would be showing Grease!

So, I got to work!

I went to Lowe’s and bought 3 Large sized moving boxes that we would later turn into their “cars”.  I let the kids pick their colors, so I left with 2 cans of spray paint and then just used some left over paint we had around the house for the 3rd one.


Here is the one for my Purple Girl.


Little man had to have black.


And there would be no other color for Em than blue…… light blue.  😉


I ran by the grocery store and picked up some white paper plates that I spray painted black.  These would be the wheels.


Next, we cut little white circles from drawing paper for the center of the wheels.


We found this great post from  that shows you step by step how to cut a card board box into a car!  What are the odds?

You can check the same post out here.

I hot glued red plastic plates to the front for head lights and hot glued the wheels on as well.  You can’t see it, but I also cut out rectangles from the red plastic plates and hot glued them onto the back for brake lights.


(At the Drive In, waiting for the food they “ordered”.)


(Hot dogs, French Fries, and the one and only Glass Bottled Cokes.)


I was really surprised at how spacious the boxes were.  They were able to sit their food down in front of them and still be comfortable.


Which proved to be VERY disappointing for Buster, who was hoping someone would drop something…… anything!


We even had room for pillows.  🙂

The BEST thing about this “Drive-In” was

that it only cost me $25 !!!!

The Breakdown:

Cars:  $10.00

Movie: $5.00

Food:  $10.00

I can’t remember ever having a fun family night that only cost me $25.  That was the cost for our entire family.

Granted, we stayed at home.  However, being able to do this and have something the kids could play with even after Family Night was worth it for me.  It took me the afternoon to make the cars, but the longest part was allowing time for things to dry.

Plus, this “Drive-In” was extremely FUN!………..  Rain  or  Shine!






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