Sunday, October 6, 2013

Our Weekend Croods Party #TheCroodsDVD

This weekend, we were able to have a very fun Croods party! It was actually a surprise for Mary so when she came out of her bedroom to see the house decorated, she was so excited!

For each guest, we had lovely party packs that included games, paints, Croods toys, blankets, puzzles, and popcorn!

I also ended up making Sky's the Limit Punch that was inspired by the Croods always reaching for the sun. It's a very simple recipe and everyone really liked it!

1 package blue, berry flavored unsweetened drink mix
1 bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 bottle white cranberry juice
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup white sugar, or to taste

In a large punch bowl, stir together the drink mix, lemon-lime soda, and white cranberry juice. Taste, and stir in sugar to your liking. (I like to add the whole cup.) Float scoops of ice cream on the top. The ice cream melts somewhat and turns the punch a beautiful baby blue color with frothy white clouds floating on the top.

I ended up making an activity center for the kids too since I know when I was little, I loved an activity center with lots of stuff to play with! This was a huge hit!

Cups of popcorn were made for the big event and then it was time to start the movie! I had the activity center in front of the tv so everyone could do their own thing while watching the movie. This works best for some kids who can't sit still through an entire movie too.

One of the activities was to paint cave paintings! This was so much fun! Everyone got really creative on it too!

Even adults ended up joining in on the fun! Who can resist puzzles and a movie?

I also ended up making Dino Burgers as a meal too for everyone. The kids loved them, but don't tell them they were just cheeseburgers!

If you couldn't tell, the masks were a huge hit too! We loved switching them around and having some fun with them!

Here was one of the finished Cave Paintings. I think it came out pretty good! Overall the party was a lot of fun and saying goodbye was the hardest part. Hopefully we'll have another party at our house soon!


  1. What a great party! This looks like so much fun. Kudos to you for doing this. My kids would love this type of thing.

  2. Painting with masks on! What an awesome idea! I haven't actually caught on The Croods' wave yet. I don't think my 5 year old will be too into it somehow :|

    #gingerbreadmum (from UBC!) stopping by to say hi ;)

  3. I absolutely loved reading about your "Croods" party and seeing the photos! I have a 3 yr old son and his favorite movie lately is the "Croods" so I could totally relate.
    Looks like your party was a blast.

  4. I absolutely loved your post on the "Croods" party! Your photos were awesome! My 3 yr old son is really into the "Croods" right now too.
    It looks like your party was a hit!

  5. How fun ! Hoping to do something similar when we get the movie on Blu-Ray

  6. hahahha... what a fun party. I haven't yet seen the Croods, but I sure would have like to of been at your party. My Hubs would have liked the Dino burgers.

  7. We just saw this movie it was so funny! what a great looking party. My kids would have loved the water colors

  8. What a fun party!! We never got around to seeing this in the theater, but my boys keep seeing commercials for it, so I know I am going to have to get it for family movie night soon!

  9. Oh wow that looks like such a fun party! And what cute toys you get (I think I shall forever be a big kid when it comes to cuddlies!) x

  10. Seems like everyone had a great time. That's one of the movies that we haven't seen as yet and I promised my 8yr old that I would get it for him. Guess it's time to fulfill my promise.

  11. I haven't seen the Croods yet but keep hearing good things about it. This looks like a fun party!

  12. What a fun surprise! Looks like everyone had an awesome time. Great ideas. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  13. Oh my goodness, those masks! They're just too much! I love the idea of adding all this fun to a movie!

  14. My kids have been wanting to see this.