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The <use your imagination> Fours.
Ask any parent about their toddler’s emotions and I’m almost positive you will get the head shake followed by a sigh. Emotions are tricky when you are forced to share your toys and play nice.
Who am I kidding? I’m pushing 30 and I am not about emotions.
Which is why I was so adamant about Disney’s Inside Out being Michael’s first movie theater experience. I need him to know it’s okay to feel a whole slew of emotions, and that feeling sad isn’t all that bad. Inside Out did just that and was the perfect stepping stone for what was to come.
Exactly one week after we beefed up our dialogue about emotions in a fun, animated way, we buried Grandpa Ivan.
I’m sure you can imagine, there have been oodles of ‘use your words’ and ‘how does that make you feel’ going on these days, so we planned an Inside Out party. That’s what we do. It’s our thing.
Inside Out Party Decorations:
Party tip: I encourage my guests to place their utensils in a separate container so I can wash and reuse them. Although this helps with my budget, not all of my guests remember to recycle them, so parties utilizing multiple colors keeps people from finding out about my mess of a party supply cupboard.
- Printable coloring sheet
- Kellogg’s Inside Out fruit snacks
- Bing Bong Ding Dong
Inside Out Party Food:
Creating fun cupcakes for my parties will forever be my favorite task as a party planner. Unless, of course, I spend the day making 99 cupcakes. Not saying I did or anything because that’s insane…
Party tip: If you are throwing a party for a movie, look for a movie poster to use as your backdrop.
Inside Out Cupcakes:
- Anger: (Red cake mix.) Orange and yellow swirled frosting with a patterned tie and a beige wrapper.
- Disgust: (Green cake mix.) Pink and lime green swirled frosting with a dark green glitter wrapper.
- Joy: (Yellow cake mix.) Blue frosting with a shooter marble and a yellow wrapper.
- Sadness: (Blue cake mix.) Blue frosting with a pair of glasses and a blue wrapper.
- Fear: (Purple cake mix.) Purple frosting with a red bow tie and a grey wrapper.
Crafting tip: I will share the tutorial for the ‘memory’ centerpiece very soon!
Crafting tip: The label is 4×4 inches with a 3 inch bow tie.
Emotion Potions Smoothie Bar:
- Joy: Banana, Peanut butter, vanilla yogurt
- Anger: Banana, strawberries, strawberry yogurt
- Sadness: Banana, blueberries, vanilla yogurt
- Fear: Banana, blackberries, blackberry yogurt
- Disgust: Banana, pineapple, spinach, vanilla yogurt
Spoiler alert: The end of the movie… the scene with Bing Bong. All the feels! Michael doesn’t understand the importance of that scene, but I do. Dang. Motherhood is making me soft.
Inside Out Party Activities:
… and the men? They did man things and ate cupcakes.
The next time you are at Walmart, keep your eyes peeled for the display full of plushes. They are a great alternative for the times when ‘use your words’ doesn’t work.
And with that, I leave you with a funny from the funeral.
Pastor: “…There will be no more mourning.”
Michael: “Why will there be no more mourning? I like the morning!”