Friday, April 29, 2011

Frugal Weekend: Yogi Bear & a Themed Movie Afternoon

Recently I was asked to rent and review the Yogi Bear movie. I was happy to do this because my 10 year old has been wanting to rent this ever since it came out. I rented the movie at Redbox and luckily still had a rental from my Groupon from last month, making this free!

The kids laughed throughout the whole movie. I thought the creators of this movie did a pretty good job of turning this classic into a modern day fun family movie. I personally used to watch Yogi Bear when I came home after school ( I really hope I am not dating myself here, lol). I thought the movie was fun and I loved the actors in it. I had no idea that Dan Ackroyd and Justin Timberlake did the voices of the bears.

In this movie, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo try to save Jellystone. Of course on their way they find picnic baskets and a bit of mischief. I think my favorite part of the movie was saving the endangered species the "Frog Tongued Turtle". I think this is a great movie to rent for a family movie night!

You can't watch this movie and not get hungry. So, while the kids were finishing the movie I headed into the kitchen to prepare a picnic Lunch. Although, it's been in the mid 90s here so we waited until after 6 to go to the park so we made it into a dinner :)

In our Picnic Basket (or reusable bag, which is the modern day picnic basket)
Peanut Butter Sandwiches with Peter Pan peanut butter and bananas
Fruit Salad with kiwis, apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries and grapes
Easter Eggs
Goldfish Crackers
Snack Pack pudding w/ Reddi Wip Whip Cream

This was a great way to spend a frugal afternoon. After the kids and I ate, they got to play on the playground at the park.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the fact that they laughed throughout the movie. I still have great memories of watching Yogi & Boo Boo as a kid. The dinnertime picnic was a great idea. I may do that as well, because it's been so hot here too.