Last Tuesday, for the DVD release of Wreck It Ralph
, I shared part one of our Movie Party
. The actual party was Friday and we had an awesome time!
My biggest tip for hosting a successful kids' party, whether large or small...keep them busy! I first set the table with the reversible placemats from my Birthday Express
box. It is a great way to keep guests engaged while waiting for everyone to arrive and gives you a few more minutes to collect your thoughts.
Then, it was time for the main event...well, for me anyways. If you haven't seen the movie, I won't spoil it much. Since most of the movie is set in the Sugar Rush video game where the climatic kart race happens, what would be more perfect than creating our own candy karts?
With graham crackers, marshmallows, frosting and oodles of candy and cookies on hand, there was serious creating going on. My only caveat was they would have to eat them at home...can you imagine the sugar rush (all pun intended) I would have on my hands?
Hard at work...
A few final projects!
There were a few flying cars like the bottom right photo...
A few of the kids had not seen the movie, so imagine how thrilled they were when the candy karts came on screen and several of them remarked how theirs looked just like them.
And what would a movie party be without popcorn? I set up a little popcorn bar and drink station. The marqueee backdrop is an easy project; I drew lines and added the sticker letters onto a sheet of posterboard, mounted to black foamcore and added yellow cardstock circles. Easy peasy!
Simple labels on the popcorn and we were set!
It was a great day, and I loved watching the movie again. The kids only moved to refill their popcorn, and if you haven't watched it you should! It's a great message movie, and we children of the 80's will love the video game character references.
Wreck It Ralph plates & cups, placemats, red star confetti, - Birthday Express
popcorn labels - Splashbox Printables
popcorn boxes - Michael's
Disclaimer – I was provided the Deluxe Party In A Box from Birthday Express for review and no compensation was given, real or implied.