Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Madagascar Party with Children's Claritin

As part of the Children's Claritin Mom Crew, I had the opportunity to host a Madagascar Movie Viewing Party in preparation for the release of Madagascar 3.  Claritin sent me the dvds for Madagascar 1 and 2, some Madagascar 3 stickers, Claritin samples, and popcorn boxes.  Pierce was very excited about this, as he had never had a 'party' before (it wasn't so much a party as just inviting a couple of friends over, but don't tell him that!).  I decided to hold it on a Friday night, let the kids come in pjs, and have it be a pretend sleepover - they were still heading home for the night!

Claritin provided me with some recipe ideas, and I made their turkey wraps which were a big hit with the adults.  I also had a nacho bar and discovered in the Jello aisle Madagascar jiggler molds for $1.  Would you believe I'd never made Jello Jigglers before?!

Packets of Madagascar 3 stickers and Claritin samples for the taking:

Popcorn ready for the making.  I used coconut oil and real butter and salt to make it taste like movie popcorn and the kids loved it so much I had to make a second batch after the first! 

Since Madagascar 3 has a circus theme, Clariting suggested doing ice cream clown cones -

The boys had a fun time decorating the clown faces, and sampling the candy:

I could go for this creation!  

I put sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows all over the floor and took a vote - Madagascar 2 won.  There is one child missing from this picture, but it was hard to get the kids all together!  Turns out it was a beautiful evening and they had a lot of fun just playing on the porch. 
Seems like everyone had a fun time, and Pierce is already begging to have another 'sleepover' movie party soon!

Disclaimer: I was provided 2 dvds, party suggestions, samples, stickers and popcorn boxes for participating in the Claritin Mom Crew program. 

34 comments:

el-mundo-en-colores said...

great fun! just realized it's been ages since I had popcorn..

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What fun! I love the ice cream cone creations!

Maple Lane said...

Now I am hungry for popcorn and that ice cream cone creation looks delicious!

Emily said...

What a great party! It looks like everyone had fun!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

how fun! The kids look like they had a great time!!! We love those movies.

andy said...

That looks like a fun party ! I love thoae popcorn containers ! Have a great day

Tracy said...

Oh how fun Lisa...great job and truth be told, I've never made jello jigglers either! :)

The Incredible Woody said...

What a fun night! I love cartoon movies :)

TexWisGirl said...

the penguins are my favorite part. :)

Jill said...

I'm assuming my invitation was lost in the mail?

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The clown face cones are sooo fun! Bet the kids giggled a lot making them.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like a lot of fun. sandie

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks like Pierce's first party was a hit! Those cones are sooooooo cute--I bet they were fun to make.

You are such a great mom--you really go the extra mile to create special times for your kids. They will not forget them.

Debbie said...

what a great idea and it looks so fun!!

those ice creams cones are adorable!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a wonderful sleep-over, movie, treats, etc.... I'm sure the boys loved it!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Becky Jane said...

Now I'm in the mood for popcorn and a movie...glad your party was a success!

Misty said...

Ok...
1) no, I couldn't believe you had never made jello jigglers, what with all your muffin tin lunches!!!
2) that makes the BEST popcorn!
3) HOW FUN was your friday????!!!

Mom of 12 said...

Looks like you all had a great time!
Sandy

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I bet they had a great time!

Ginny said...

Looks like great fun!!! I have to make those clown cones, too cool! I have to take four allergy meds a day! And they still barely keep it at bay.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

What a fun movie party! You always give me good ideas for my kiddos Lisa. Thanks!

My Journey With Candida said...

I bet they had a great time. Those clown head ice cream cones are really cute.

Angela said...

Cool! I can't wait to see the last movie!

Jenn Jilks said...

Nice sending them home at the end of the event! Fun party.
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun time for the kids! Love those jigglers!

SweetMarie said...

Looks like a fun time! You do a lot of fun stuff with your boys! They will never forget it! This is bringing back memories for me. My son loved hosting parties! I always had birthday parties for him and we always loved having everyone over for Halloween. This summer he's turning sixteen, so things are changing fast! Have a fun week!

BlueShell said...

wow...I want some: may I?

Lisa, The Dog Whisperer, Cesar...he is in a show every day at 8 pm and i usually see what advises he has...

I say this because I saw your comment - Sandie's blog!
BShell xx

Barbara said...

That looks like so much fun!! I love the idea of a "pretend" sleep over! Too cute.

Kim said...

That's a party in my books too and what a fun one at that!!

Nancy said...

Next time you have a sleepover, can I come? :)

alissa apel said...

That sounds like fun! My kids would love to see that!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Looks like a bunch of fun...I like the Madagascar movies too.

Sandy said...

What a neat idea. Especially PJ's and mostly the going home part...lol

A Quiet Corner said...

Love the sleepover~but not really...what a novel idea to keep your sanity! Those cones look yummy but the popcorn aroma has made it's way to CT!...:)JP