When my box of goodies arrived, I called up my friends and asked what night they all were available to party at my house! Due to the holidays we couldn’t get everyone to agree on the same day… but we did our best to include as many friends as possible. What fun to get together with friends for dinner & a movie! I invited Logan & Kira’s closest friends (those who couldn’t attend will still get a goody bag). Logan was so excited for his friends to come over and play. He asked me every day since I told him we were having friends over for a movie. (NOTE TO SELF ~ Don’t tell your 4 year old that their friends are coming over until the day of the party!)
My daughter was more than willing to help me get the goody bags ready (though I did have to keep an eye on her… she was trying to put all of the toothbrushes into one bag).
• (11) Oral-B Stage I Brushes
• (11) Oral-B Stages Pastes
• (11) Bottles of Disney Lavender Wash
• Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Movie DVD (We already have a copy, so we raffled off this copy to one of our guests.)
• Winne the Pooh Movie Playdate Invites
• Recipe & Activity Ideas
• Popcorn for guests
• Guest Gift Bags
I had leftover helium in my BalloonTime Tank (from Logan’s birthday party)… so the kids helped me blow up the balloons. It’s not a party without balloons! I made the strings long enough that the kids could jump and grab a balloon.
Dinner & a Movie… pizza, salad, popcorn, movie & MORE! As our friends arrived, we began to eat dinner.
After dinner, it was time for a movie… and not just any movie… Winnie The Pooh! My kids love Winnie The Pooh! My sister’s absolute favorite character is Eeyore, and she gave my son a stuffed Eeyore to sleep with (so guess which character he likes?). Kira is definitely a Pooh fan. I can’t wait to take her to Disneyland again and meet that lovable old bear!
With tickets in hand, the kids were ready for their movie. The ages ranged from 15 months to 11 years old (Caitlyn is the older sister to 2 of the younger guests, so she was a big help keeping them entertained). Now, you can’t have a movie night with out popcorn! Pop, POp, POP! I absolutely loved the popcorn containers they gave us to use. The kids felt like they were in the movie theater! Even the Dads loved the popcorn! Hey, as adults we like to have fun too!
So tonight wasn’t just about eating and watching a movie… it was about learning the importance of dental hygiene. Parents are busy (working or being a stay at home mom)… and it is helpful to discuss with other parent’s what they do to help their kids brush. My tip for parents is to read a book while they brush. It allows the child to brush for a minimum of 2 minutes. Our dentist gave Logan a timer the last time we went to the dentist. Also, let your kids do the brushing! Yes, even if they chew on the brush they are learning how to clean their teeth. Of course you can help them once they have given it a try.
Our guests left that evening with their kids asking to brush their teeth! Now that’s a party parent’s want to attend!
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Disclosure: I was selected to be a host of MommyParties sponsored by Oral B. I was not paid to post, but I did receive product to host the party.