Monday, 14 December 2015

Bunnings Family Christmas Party

Mr 9 with Santa and Mrs Claus

 It has been a busy week here, as the lead up to Christmas always is. I have done most of my shopping for the rest of the month and we will eat out of our freezer and stockpile so only need to buy some fresh fruit and vegetables.

Mid week, we attended a Christmas Party held by Bunnings Warehouse- which is a bit like Home Depot for my American readers. We have gone for the past few years and have come to look forward to it because it's a great free night out! Miss 16 and Mr 14 are still happy-ish to come along, though I don't think that will be for much longer!

Instant snow and a photo frame made by Mr 9

Giant inflatable "snowballs"

The Bunnings store we go, to has the most awesome themed family nights, so we are very lucky.
This year's theme was Santas Workshop. The trade area of the store was set up with trestle tables holding different activities.

 Miss 16 and Mr 9 enjoyed rolling around in the giant inflatable "snow balls", there were snow cones in a cup, photos with Santa and Mrs Claus, instant snow and photo frame making and a lolly buffet.

 I was really impressed with the lolly buffet! They had 6 types of lollies in open jars with labels in front. The kids could eat Frosty's scarf (red and green sour straps), reindeer noses (maltesers), holly leaves (jaffas and spearmint leaves), Santa's cookies (choc chip biscuits), reindeer poop (clinkers) and snowballs (marshmallows). I think this is such a great idea for a Christmas party.

Not a great pic of the lolly buffet, but you get the idea.

Christmas pudding options

For supper we all enjoyed individual Christmas puddings with custard and drinks. I did note the absence of a traditional pudding with fruit, so I chose the sticky date.
But hey, it was all free so I won't complain!

Most Bunnings stores run Christmas family nights each year and also free events on Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. These do tend to book out rather fast so you can book on their website and keep and eye out for some free fun at your local store. 

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