Since we love hosting parties, we had a lot of things already on hand that we could use for the party, so we really didn't spend much on decorations or fun activities. We decided since this was a movie viewing party, we'd have a popcorn bar and cheesecake sounded good, so we had that too along with some other snacky things such as grapes, cashews, and some candy. We used the coloring pages that we could print from House Party to decorate our popcorn boxes and had extra sheets for the children to color. The masks were so colorful, they really added a great touch to the food table. When we were done watching the movie and eating, then we passed them out to the children to use in the photo booth. So much fun!
We also enjoyed helping the children make a spaceship to take home with the Veggie characters on it. We reinforced the idea of sharing during the activity by sharing our crayons with each other and helping each other out. An added fun feature to our party was a black light. It seemed that since this was a space party there should be a black light for the children to enjoy. They did enjoy dancing under it and seeing how their clothes lit up. Let's not forget the photo area. Tried to get all the children in the picture, but there were a lot of them running around here, so I'm pretty sure we didn't get everybody in our group picture. We sure tried though. Some of us ladies even got in on the mask/photo fun. If I would have thought sooner, I would have liked to have taken pics of the families together with the masks.
All in all everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The movie was a big hit. It seemed to be geared for both boys and girls this time, which struck it nicely in the boys who thought this was a baby movie. I don't think anybody left thinking they just attended a baby party. :)