Our family is huge Avengers fans. When comic book based movies come out, we aren’t only seeing it in the theater. We normally see it in IMAX 3D. Trying to be as frugal as possible, we don’t go to the movies too often. When we do though, it’s usually to see something like The Avengers!
Now that you know I am a big comic book dork, I can share with you how excited I am about the release of The Avengers on 09/25. I was so inspired that I thought we should devote a whole family fun night just to celebrate. What better way than to throw an Avengers themed party? Out went the invitations, and back to Walmart shopping I went!
AVENGERS AUGMENTED REALITY APP
There was such an amazing selection of Avengers goodies to choose from, plus while we shopped we could play the really cool Augemented Reality app too! Before we went to the store, we downloaded the Augmented reality app so we could play while shopping.
To play, you just scan Avengers signage with your phone to unlock cool scenes and trivia questions! We scanned the Marketplace pizza and saw this cool scene.
You can also scan specially marked signs and merchandise as well. We seem to be in Walmart every day, so we are going to scan more as time goes on so we can play the game in store, and at home.
A PARTY ISN’T COMPLETE WITHOUT GOODY BAGS
After finding a few things to scan we headed to the party section. they had a fabulous collection of goodies. Look at all the goodies we had to choose from. Our guests were pretty stoked about their goody bags! We snagged Avengers bags, tattoos, masks, and goody bag favors! They were all right in the same section, which made it really easy to shop.
Our party was Friday night, and we invited our nearest and dearest friends to come over. We also had a challenge for the kids. Can we say costume contest? The kids were invited to dress up as their favorite Avenger or to make up their own super hero! The best one was the winner. The kids also made up their best super hero names. The best name also got a prize! It was so much fun. Here are some of the names they came up with:
- Bean Boy 2
- Kitty Avenger
- Shazaminator and
- Billy Gibbons
Every was starving, so we grabbed some Marketplace Pizzas while we were at Walmart. I have to say that I was really surprised how delicious they were. Plus, for the size of other brands, you get so much more pizza!
HULK SMASH CUPCAKES
We also served Hulk SMASH cupcakes! We bought a box of cake mix and white frosting. We dyed both of those green with food coloring. In three seperate bowls we placed different kinds of cookies. Each child was able to mix and match cookies in a plastic baggie, and the smashing began! The kids really got into it! It sounded like the house was coming down!
After all the yummy food, we watched Thor. Since The Avengers wasn’t out yet, we thought it would be proper to watch the next best thing! It was really neat to see all the cross references to The Avengers in Thor. I didn’t notice that Hawk Eye was in there, or that they ask if the robot that tries to get Thor was “one of Stark’s”. It made the movie even more awesome!
AMAZING GRAPHIC NOVEL
After our guests left, our kids and I sat down to enjoy this great graphic novel. It’s going to come with the combo pack DVD gift set, but we got a sneak peak at it. It’s going to make a fabulous collector’s item! To learn more about this great combo pack check it out here: http://bit.ly/NEnbY3
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