Just so you know, I received an early release copy of Strange Magic on DVD and some other really fun products to facilitate this party plan post from Click Communications, but all ideas, opinions, and photos are entirely my own.
Oh my singing stars, y’all! Strange Magic was released in stores on DVD today, 5/19/15, and I’m in love. Have I ever told you about my love of musicals, and animation, and stories of true love? No? I’ve failed you. I was in my first musical production at the age of 11 (the cut off age was 12, but they made an exception because I was SOOO close and my audition was that awesome…so they said), and well…to this day, it’s still one of the highlights of my life. I was in a few more productions over the years and was bound for the big screen (in my head), but life got in the way. Mommyhood was my destiny and I’m totally cool with that, but I’ve never lost my love for musicals, the stage, and the silver screen in general. I try to pass that love along to my children, and when a new movie musical comes out, especially if it’s animated, we’re on the case. Thankfully, Bug shares my love for this genre so my excuse to watch animated musicals continues to be justified.
When I first heard of Strange Magic, I knew I’d love it. We all know about my aversion to movie theaters because of children who act up and germs and stuff, so I often skip the theater premieres, but I anxiously await the release on DVD. That was the case with this movie. Strange Magic is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters, including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy (my favorite), a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no “Prince Charming”. This is an enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy. So, to celebrate, we’re hosting a “Strange Magic” Party this weekend because “Everyone Deserves to be Loved”. We’re in the planning phases now and I encourage you to get your party pants on too!
It’s important to have your party supplies in order before you actually start deciding on your party theme and filling out invites. We’ve got the coolest stuff for this party and I’m…errr…ummm…I mean Bug and her friends are going to have a ball! DVD…check! Nail polish to bring out our inner fairy…check. Electrohome Karaoke Speaker System to help us sing along…duh…check! Bracelets with party invites…check. Glow in the Dark Bracelets to make at the party…check. A menu plan fit for every fairy that shows up…check (be back to share that soon). Sounds like a fun party to me…no, I mean Bug. Of course this is her party! It’s totally HER party.
Step one: Gather your supplies and start filling out invitations. Let your little one do this to get them really excited for the party!
Step 3: Add that special touch to your invites. Bug made fun bracelets to let her guests know how much she appreciates and loves their friendship! It’s a party favor before the party that they can enjoy for years to come.
Step 4: Invite your party guests in person. Don’t mail the invites, deliver them. It’s so much more personal and your guests are more likely to come if they know you took the time to visit them and invite them in person.
Step 5: Get ready for your party and have a good time. Don’t stress anything. The girls will have fun and you can sing along with them (even if/when they laugh at you).
I’ll be back next week to share the actual party details with you. In the meantime, I’d love to know…have you seen Strange Magic? What did you think? We loved it and we hope you do too! If you haven’t seen it yet, head out to your favorite local retailer and purchase it today on DVD. It’s totally worth the fun!