Spaghetti Day: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

In this post: Spaghetti Day food & fun with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Also, a Lady and the Tramp themed spaghetti date night and a review of our first Crated With Love date box.

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you are well. We like to celebrate random holidays during January…to ease the passing of the major holidays. One of these holidays is Spaghetti Day. Last year, I hosted a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs event with our homeschool group. We also had a Lady and the Tramp themed spaghetti date night. I will expound on that later.

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This year we simply ate spaghetti and meatballs while watching the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie. We also read the book and had red velvet cupcakes.

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The day came very close to Epiphany. So here’s a picture of Leeland decorating his king cake.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at our homeschool group

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The year before I hosted at our group. I made this food-themed sensory pool for Leeland while I hosted. I used food pillows and squishees. I love collecting squishees. If you’ve never heard of them, squishees can be squished and then they rise after.

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I read the book to the kiddos. I wore my newly dyed red hair in the meatball style (kind of like Sailor Moon). I thought it was fitting.

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We then had a pie eating contest.

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Then the children drew and created their own food machine.

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If you’ve seen the movie, you know it explains the food weather phenomenon by the scientist Flynn creating a food machine that turns water into food.

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The children used tin pans, hot glue, stickers, pom poms, and pipe cleaners to make their machines.

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We had a small group that day.

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I used cloud paper and I drew pictures of food to make my backdrop. Cloud paper is a great resource to keep on hand. I’ve used it for many events/crafts.

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Leeland enjoying the sensory bin.

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When we got home Leeland ate his pie in front of Annabelle.

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She did eventually eat some off his fork. It was bound to happen…

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Spaghetti Kisses Date Night- So this date is actually a reblog of a missing post from 2017. I planned several dates around movies or certain moments in movies. Our spaghetti kiss was inspired by the Disney classic, Lady and the Tramp.

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Not only did we have real kisses, we also shared candy Kisses.

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I ordered the game Kisses 4 Us. It has cards with a variety kiss ideas.

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Because of this date my Valentine’s card was Lady and the Tramp themed.

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Crated with Love Date Box Review– Two years ago we subscribed to a date box service called Crated with Love. We also subscribe to actual Date Box. I will talk about that one at another time. Anywho, our first box had to do with resolutions, bonding games, and hot cocoa. Before I share my review, I will say that Crated with Love is cheaper and goes deeper into relationship issues, while Date Box has nicer stuff and is more about fun.

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Everything we needed was included in the box (except hot cocoa ingredients). We had to get those. Our first challenge was to make a cradle for eggs using twine and straws. We each made our own cradle.

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Then we let our cradles take flight to test their durability. Chris and I definitely had two different ideas for cradles. Mine was messy but cozy. Chris’ was very geometrical. They both did well. There’s a lesson in that if you think hard about it ;).

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We then wrote out our goals and future letters of encouragement for our spouse to read in 6 months. Our goal card was a magnet.

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We were given a homemade cocoa recipe. I added crushed peppermint to mine. We enjoyed our date.

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Well, I hope you’ve been inspired. God bless you and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

Ideas on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/winter-crafts/

Minor Holidays:

http://amberdover.com/category/holidays/minorholidays/

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