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I know I’m not the only fangirl to park my derriere in front of the boob tube before a new movie hits the big screen. It’s what you do. Not to mention, studying is fun when your subjects are Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth. SO much better than something useful like Algebra.
Since I throw some sort of party, for every reason under the sun, I am going to show you how to do a movie marathon party for MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron the bomb dot com way. Ready?
Start by making fun cupcakes. Emphasis on fun. Extra fun cupcakes are the key to getting people to look past their bikini body blunder and they strengthen your party theme.
Note: Check out my Thor hammer cupcake tutorial and this Captain America cupcake tutorial.
Now it’s time to get clever with my secret weapon- a rhyming dictionary!
I started with Hulk smashed potatoes because… genius.
And, in an effort to keep my focal point tidy and free of clutter, I only set out portioned food for the tiny party guests. The
majority of the adults were fully capable of serving themselves from the main dish in the kitchen. Portioning out 5 pounds of potatoes would have taken a lifetime.
Note: I found the soap dishes at Walmart for a buck a piece! Hooray for clearance and out of the box thinking!
I wish I could take credit for the Hawkeye buckeyes but I can’t. It was all Michael. I did, however, think of another out of the box decor detail. I placed Captain America’s shield on top of an Iron Man wastebasket and called it the equivalent of a cake plate.
Michael might have been responsible for half of the naming, but I am pretty proud of my Hulk smashed potatoes and Iron mac and cheese. I wish you could see my bug-eyed, this is what memes are made out of face right now. Party details do things to me.
Note: I used my Silhouette to make enormous cupcake wrappers for the cups of mac and cheese.
Not only did I use the wastebaskets for my towers, the metal cans were perfect ‘coolers’ for our beverages. Oh, and they are sitting on a pillowcase. More on that later, though.
Note: I put ice packs in the bottom of each can to cut down on the amount of potential melted ice (AKA water) on my floor if Hulk got out of hand. Superheros are not immune to accidents.
I whipped up some Iron Man cookies…
… and Michael came up with Thor s’mores. Yanno, what’s a party without a sugar coma?
Lame. The answer you are looking for is lame.
Note: You can heat the s’mores in the microwave, the oven, over a grill, or over a gas stove. Kids don’t care as long as it’s ooey and gooey.
And then he added more sugar in the form of Ultron bonbons. I think he was on a mission to get me to purchase all things sugar so I never lose my baby weight.
I added Cheez-It baked snack crackers, Doritos, and Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks to our menu because I NEED to snack during a movie. We all have our weaknesses. Mine happens to be of the cheesy goodness and chewy fruit bites sort.
Note: Out of the box thinking wins again! I used the top sheet from a set of twin sheets for my tablecloth. The pillowcase pictured with the drinks was included with the sheets.
Speaking of snacks… I found a combination box in the snack aisle, so I filled the favor bags with a small bag of Cheez-It baked snack crackers, Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks, and Rice Krispies Treats. It was perfect and required zero effort.
I made sure we had Iron Man 1, 2, & 3; Captain America 1 & 2, Thor 1 & 2, and The Avengers on hand for our viewing pleasure. Which is when I realized how neglected our green friend is. Poor guy.
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON PARTY ACTIVITIES:
We played dress up. (Kudos to my mother in law for her participation!)
Which led to playing superheros.
And ended with movies. It was perfect.
Here’s the skinny on how I turned the curtains into the backdrop:
- Start by hanging a white piece of fabric.
- Put the curtains on a curtains rod before hanging the rod at the same level as the white fabric.
- Give your husband ample time to figure out that you used two nails to secure the rod.
- Pinky promise you will patch the holes in the wall… eventually.
- Never patch the holes.
As crazy as it sounds, I couldn’t sleep one night and found myself scrolling through the Avengers items on Walmart.com. I was looking for inspiration that wasn’t so mainstream. Something equally as cool as the Captain America backdrop from the previous party. That’s when I found the curtains and ev-ver-ry-thing else I purchased to indulge my tiny superhero’s obsession with all things superhero
Which is how we ended up spending some quality Mommy/Michael time at Walmart. Purchasing every stinkin’ product marked with his beloved superheros. He swore Dr Pepper Cherry was his favorite superhero drink even though he’s never had a lick of soda in his life. Well played, marketing.
Also, there is an app called Super Heroes Assemble (Current Studios) available right now that should keep your little superhero busy experiencing an augmented reality while you shop for groceries. I’ve got tricks for days, you guys!
Now that you see how easy it is to party like a superhero, will you be catching up before seeing MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron?
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