Friday, September 11, 2009

Home-made Kids' Meals

Recently I realized how often I was saying no to restaurant kids' meals with toys, so I decided to fix up a little surprise for the next time the kids had to eat in the car. I bought toys that they would really like, tried to make the food really fun, and put everything into a neat box.
The boy got G.I. Joe army guys (known as "guy-guys" around our house, so named by one of the boy's best friends).
The girl got Polly Pockets (known as "Holly Pockets" around our house. Probably because it annoys me slightly so the one-time mistake stuck!)
The menu? Crackers, pretzels, cashews, raisins, gummies, turkey and cheese cut into train shapes, and a sucker. Needless to say, the kids were thrilled!
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  1. I just popped over from We are THAT Family. This is a great...GREAT idea. Thanks!

  2. My kids are too big for the "fun meals" now, but I wish I would have thought of this a couple of years ago. It is so much better than fast food!

  3. What a great idea... I'll have to remember this for the future - I hate paying for my kids to eat fast food...

  4. What a super idea! I'll have to try this out!