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Napolean Dynamite Night

Even those who haven't seen this movie know that “Napoleon Dynamite” took America by storm in 2004. This low budget film was released in June 04, and it paid for itself every single weekend since. Teenagers went to the theatres to see it-some up to 20 times.

For lack of a better description, Napoleon Dynamite is the story of a geeky kid named Napoleon who decides to help his new friend Pedro win the class presidency in their small town high school. His family life consists of an even geekier brother, Kip, who “chats online with babes all day” and his Uncle Rico who wishes he could go back to high school and play football again. CLICK HERE for our more detailed review of the film.

This event is a fun night where everything revolves around the theme of Napoleon Dynamite. So plan a Napoleon Dynamite Night or, if you've already done one of these nights, have a Napoleon Dynamite Reunion Night. Use the tips from the article referenced above to make it an event at which your students will have a Òkiller time!Ó

Before you plan for this night you may want to

  • Give prizes for the best Napoleon Dynamite costume

  • Serve “tater tots”

  • Have the Napoleon Dynamite dance contest

  • Show the extra features on the DVD: deleted scenes, the making of, etc.

  • The event could be a great outreach event to bring out some new kids. Use this event to “just have fun” and invite kids back to your youth group.

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    Jonathan McKee

    Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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