Thursday, May 30, 2013

Escape From Planet Earth DVD Review, Giveaway, and Alien Spaceship Craft!

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The girls love to play "outer space" and aliens and when I was given the opportunity to review a DVD of the new movie, Escape From Planet Earth, I knew my girls would love it!
The girls even came up with a fun craft inspired by the movie.
At the end of this post we will be giving away a copy of the movie to one of you!

My family has "Family Movie Night" on Friday nights.
We're super classy -- we sit on the floor and eat homemade pizza on trays
while our dog (a giant greyhound) walks around and offers us dog toys in eternal hope of
one of us offering to trade her a piece of pizza!

So this past Friday, we settled in with our homemade pizza
and this crazy blue alien-inspired popcorn (more on that in a minute!)
to watch the movie, Escape From Planet Earth on DVD.

Our whole family enjoyed the movie and I'll warn you now... you may have to make
a run to 7-11 for a blue Slurpee after you watch the movie because you'll want one!
We loved the way the characters showed bravery against bullying
and stood up for their family members and friends.
The movie producers did a great job of balancing any scenes that were a bit scary or intense
with light-hearted comedy and silly-ness so no one got scared (reminded me of "Ice Age.")
We decided as a family we would rate it 3 stars out of 5.

I thought it would be fun to try to make blue popcorn. It worked...sort of. 

I probably should have used candy melts, but I had these white chocolate chips in the house
and I wasn't going to go to the store in my Friday night fuzzy pants! 
I attempted to melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave and they had a hard time
getting liquid-y enough...it melted but stayed thicker than I would have liked. 
Then I stirred in some blue food coloring and tossed it on some air popped pop corn and tossed on 
some blue and green sprinkles we had leftover from E's birthday party. 
The girls didn't mind and they ate it all without complaining. 
It wasn't beautiful but then again, I'm not a food blogger so who cares!

The next morning, the girls and I made some pom-pom aliens inspired by the characters in the movie.

We didn't have big blue pom-poms so we made our own with a salad fork and some fat blue yarn.
Just wrap it around the fork. Tie it in the middle, and cut the sides. 

The girls glued on googly eyes and made a variety of characters.
Then, they made spaceships for our Aliens out of paper plate bowls and plastic cups.

Just decorate the paper bowls with markers or paint and glue them together
with Elmer's glue or glue gun. Cute right?!

Guess what?! You have a chance to own your own copy of the movie!
I have a copy to give away to one of you just for leaving a comment here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Escape From Planet Earth heads to retail
on June 4, 2013 on DVD and Blue-Ray Combo Pack.

Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

Disclosure: Products for review and giveaway were provided by Anchor Bay Entertainment via the Weinstein Company. 
The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Anchor Bay Entertainment. 

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Shemp DeYoung said...

The thing I make that my kids like the most for movie time is my home-made, never the same twice, queso. Sometimes it's awesome, other times it's just fantastic.

Laura said...

We're pretty traditional here for watching movies - pizza & popcorn.

Mrsblocko said...

Popcorn for us too.

rebecca at thisfineday said...

Popcorn for movies. We've never done a dinner/movie combo, but that sounds like fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Anonymous said...

I love your pompom aliens!

Anne said...

Ice cream is our favorite family treat! Thanks for the fun alien craft idea!

Debbie Rosenkranz said...

We love popcorn for family movie night! Alien popcorn sounds like a lot of fun!

Vivacious Ramsey said...

we eat chocolate covered pretzels -love white chocolate

livivua (yes.4eva.r@gmail.com)

MKMmom said...

That is a family tradition we need to start... would love to see the movie.

Denise Pannell (mrspicasso) said...
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Denise Pannell (mrspicasso) said...

Forgot to answer the question. LOL> Popcorn is my favorite food, so that would be it!

JJ Creations said...

I have a home based business that provides supervised visits between seperated parents and children. I attended to several visits with parents taking their children to watch the movie at the theater. I love the way you made it a family home activity. I would love to add the movie to our office collection for those families who have restrictions and cannot do visits out in public locations. I provide popcorn, and pizza rolls, and other small frozen bite-size for families to enjoy while viewing movies and visiting. When I have my grandchildren we watch the movie, eat while watching it, and then make the next day's lunch related to the theme of the movie we watched. The grandsons have come up with awesome ideas. Hoe to hear from you. JJ McElroy

Jessica To said...

We like to eat chocolate chip cookies!
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knitting mama said...

we also do homemade pizzas! favs are hawaiian but i also do a pesto chicken the kids gobble up :)

Anna D. said...

I love your blue popcorn! We do popcorn for movie nights also. We'll have to try the alien popcorn.

Rachel said...

We make popcorn.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Popcorn!! Those pom pom aliens are absolutely adorable!!

blessedintexas said...

We love popcorn and candy just like we might get at a theater.

Beautiful Disaster said...

I like your pom-pom aliens. Cute! We like popcorn, ice-cream or cookies.
Thanks :)
lorih824 at yahoo dot com

Sally Andrews said...

We also have popcorn, it's classic.

Christa said...

Popcorn! :) it's our daughters' favorite!

Sheri said...

We do stove-popped popcorn, hot chocolate, pizza, and sometimes and ice cream treat.

dynamochild said...

Kool-aid popcorn at http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/kool-aid-popcorn/ works well too.

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