As part of the Children's Claritin Moms Crew I had the opportunity to host a Madagascar 3 Party for my son and his preschool buddies. I received an awesome party kit, complete with the first two Madagascar movies on DVD and some fun giveaways for the kiddos. It was a great way to get the kids together before the end of the school year. My son loves the Madagascar movies and is really looking forward to seeing Madagascar 3 when it is released in theatres on June 8th. It is rare that an appropriate movie for preschoolers is in the theatres, so we are really excited about this summer movie!
To get ready for the party, we made chocolate banana cupcakes with chocolate icing and popped lots of popcorn to share. My son loved having popcorn boxes to share with his friends. I also made up little goodie bags for each kid with a candy stick, Madagascar 3 stickers and pretzels. We decorated the table with animal themed plates, animal figures and my favorite cupcake stand, making the cupcakes the centerpiece. (The kids ended up having so much fun playing they never ate the cupcakes, so each got to take some home!)
While the movies were playing, some kids watched for a bit, some played, and the moms had a chance to catch up and chat. It was great being able to talk with the moms for more than the five minutes we usually get at pick up time! We discussed everything, including how rotten this allergy season has been for all of us. Most of my son's friends seem to have asthma issues, along with seasonal allergies. I know my allergies have been terrible this spring, thanks to the mild winter we had this past season.
The kids had a blast playing together and enjoying their snacks. At one point we caught some of the kids composing music notes together, maybe writing the next movie score? They were so cute!
Overall, our Madagascar movie party was a hit, even if the movies didn't get much of a viewing! On the next rainy day we might have to host another movie get together so the kids can actually sit down and watch!
As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.