Madagascar 3. The first two movies have some of our favorite lines:
"We lost two Captain." - "And that's a number I can live with."
"I hope to be a professional whistler. I'm pretty good right now but I want to be even better."
"Remember that time when you bit my butt?"
And so on. So when I got invited by Crowdtap to host a Madagascar 3 party, I was ready. The kids were excited about the circus theme. Although we had a kit with decorations from the movie, they decided to make their own. Nothing says circus (or makes my daughter more happy) than streamers. Add in some silly string, a guy juggling baseballs, and live performances from five kids under the age of 8, and we had our own circus.
The kids took turns wearing Alex, Gloria, and Marty masks, which they enjoyed most while they were eating their zebra ice cream cake. While the masks, part of the digital party kit sent by Crowdtap were a hit, they were designed for a string to be put through two holes and then tied onto the wearer. If we were to do this again, I would print the masks on card stock and then glue a Popsicle stick to the bottom to let the kids (and adults) hold the masks in front of their face. I think that would make it far more user friendly.
Memorial Day provided the perfect setting to kick off summer and to start thinking about lazy summer days at the movies. I'm guessing Madagascar 3 will be one of the first ones we see. I'm also pretty sure the kids will be ready to put on more circuses for us after they see the movie.
If any of you want to join the fun and have your own Madagascar 3 party, let me know and I will send you the kit. Or check out Crowdtap It was an inexpensive way to entertain the kids, and more importantly to let them entertain us.