Kohl’s Sale Shopping – Kids’ Movie Night

Kohl's SalesWhen I first moved into my townhouse seven years ago, I seemingly spent every weekend at my local Kohl’s store during a Kohl’s sale buying a variety of items for entertaining. I had a great kitchen and even a little dining room that I was proud of (especially after the tiny, crappy apartment I lived in for 10 years prior) and wanted to have everyone over all the time for a great meal. But I had a new mortgage and fewer things in my new space so I needed to build my entertainment stash of things and Kohl’s stock was a perfect fit.

I loved going for the seasonal items. Like a russet red tablecloth in the fall, and fun napkin ring holders for Halloween and Winter (which I still use to this day), to decorative towels for each season and festive doormats at the front door. It brings back a lot of memories, actually, when I think about those times at Kohls and the time I spent searching for those finds.

Now, however, I live in a different place; in a single family home with two kids and husband. I entertain less….a lot less, to be honest. But then again, I have a 15 month old and a newly-turned-four-year old. The thought, let alone the time, seems daunting. I have thrown a couple of parties this past year, but I definitely don’t entertain with the same frequency as my formerly single self. However, one could say I still entertain, just for a much smaller and younger crowd.

When Kohls approached me to go on a complimentary shopping trip, I knew I had to focus on the idea of entertaining. It was what drew me to the store over 7 years ago after all. Yet, it had to be entertaining with kids in mind, and I knew the perfect solution. Movie night! It is a new phenomon in our house, since my kids are finally old enough to sit and watch a movie. We have them when my husband travels because makes it a fun, special event (and good bribe tactic when you’re parenting solo.) So we went to Kohls on a search for items for the must have items for our Movie night.

(1) We picked up a popcorn maker for $20, which is practically mandatory for movie night! I like the air pop concept and being able to just add a touch of butter for them (and a lot for me.) Easy clean up too. Just pops right into the bowl.

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(2) Then we picked up a Soda Stream for $100. I love this as I could serve the kids plain carbonated water, while using a mix to make soda for me.

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(3) Then we each got a new pair of PJs. The footed kind from Carters for the kids (about $15 for each pair) and a pair of Simply Vera Wang PJs ($30) and DearFoam slippers ($20) for me.

(4) Kohl’s doesn’t sell DVDS (though they do sell books and games if you want to put a spin on things) so we picked a movie from our home collection. We made the drinks and popcorn, and settled down with a Disney movie and had a blast during our movie night.

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No worries about telling the kids to be quiet in the theatre or shelling out big bucks only to have them last 20 minutes into the movie before they need a diaper change or to go pee. This way, baths were done, everyone was freshly diapered and the bathroom was just down the hall (with a handy remote control pause button.) And better yet, everything can be used again and again, making it a great investment (even for Mom and Dad only movie nights – bonus no babysitter fees!)

Although, I did pick up this cute dress from the Jennifer Lopez Collection. Pair with leggings and some heels, it would make great date night outfit. At $35, there is money left over for a decent meal and the babysitter!

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We had everything we needed to have a great family night (and future date night). Do you like to entertain? What is your favorite thing to do at home with the kids?
  
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  1. A complimentary shopping trip at Kohl’s?!?! That sounds like a dream!

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