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I have been checking items off my summer bucket list – lots of beach days, working on my garden, eating al fresco and perfecting my margarita recipe! One big item on my bucket list was to have an outdoor movie night with Jane, and maybe make some tasty s’mores to go along with our viewing party. My friends at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! invited me into their store recently to check out an adorable new kids line they just released, and it got my wheels turning! I spotted a sweet kids dish set with mermaids on them and knew they would be the perfect inspiration piece for a little outdoor movie night with Jane and everyone’s favorite mermaid movie! With my mermaid plates in mind, I was on a hunt to build out my theme and found so many more cute new kids items at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! that fit the bill. I pulled a sweet mermaid pillow and a cozy new pink throw for our movie-viewing set-up, and used a set of matching kids bed sheets for a tablecloth (one of my favorite entertaining tricks for festive table linens!). I loved the pink and teal tones from the mermaid plate set and found some great outdoor entertaining pieces to match in a cool woven texture (love the stripes!). The pieces are so affordable that I can bring in items that match the theme without breaking the bank. No movie night is complete without movie snacks, and while I was at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! I was able to stock up on some classic candy, popcorn and s’mores ingredients. To wash down our treats I found a glass milk bottles at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! that were perfect for mixing up batches of Mermaid Lemonade. I love using bottles like this as an eco-friendly alternative to juice boxes. You can mix up some kid-friendly sips and have them chilling in the cooler, then pop in a festive striped straws to make them feel extra special. Put them in the dishwasher afterwards and store them for future parties! I love when a fun themed idea comes together effortlessly, and with all of the new kids items at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! it was easy and affordable to pull off! All that’s left to do is snuggle up under the stars, grab our popcorn, and hit play!