Sometimes we send them an anonymous (but obvious) invite. We left it at the door so they didn’t know who it was from. While they were at a friend’s house, we made dinner and decorated. Then my husband and I dressed up as well as “The Chef” and “The Server”. We used accents and everything. The kidlets were laughing their heads off. (sorry no pics of that!).
Here’s what the menu looks like. The kidlets have to pick what they want for each course, but they don’t know exactly what they are choosing because it’s all mixed up with crazy names.
We used these printable menus to make it easier. You assign each food a code name. You can even have the spoons and forks with special code name, so they get mixed up too. Use the menu guide that comes with the free printables to keep track of the codes names you assigned each food.
We’ve done it more than one year, so we switch up the menu so the kids cannot guess what we are having. Last year was tacos. One year we had hamburgers.
They end up with spaghetti and no fork, or a drink and a napkin, and lots of giggles. It’s hilarious and a good memory. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE HOW WE USE THESE MENUS:
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This Printable Valentine Pack includes darling Valentine cards, and Valentine games like I Spy, Word Scramble, and Don’t Eat Cupid