You know what really gets kids excited? Treats. Treats are like little bits of heaven for kiddos. While lot's of mommies might prefer the littles to eat blueberries and kale all day long, I like to provide a good balance of healthy and fun. A great way to allow the little one's to splurge (and ease moms' mind) is offering a yummy cereal as a treat. I have found that a good night snack is a handful of cereal or a rice crispy treat. Add a few kiddos and a movie and you got yourself a party! I have a few quick ideas for a fun toddler movie night party perfect for any night of the week.
As a party-hosting-loving momma with one kiddo, I find it kind of lame to only throw one kiddo inspired party a year. So just for fun, I set out to make an easy evening toddler party in the middle of summer. My girl and I headed to Walmart to grab our supplies. I knew I wanted to make hot cocoa and rice crispy treats for the toddlers' movie night. I also wanted to keep it simple so it would be easy to throw together anytime. I always think it is so fun when parents put the extra effort into making life's every day activities a little more special (when there is time available).
Tips for an Easy Evening Toddler Party
1. Don't spend too much on supplies.
2. Make sure you have everything at least 1 day before the party.
3. Prepare the decor in the morning.
4. Make your cocoa and rice crispy treats 30 minutes before the party start time.
5. Assemble items and set up your party table.
I found these small plastic ball jars with lids and straws at Walmart on sale (4 for $10). They are great for kids and look pretty cute too. When I headed down the party isle I found all different colors and styles of glow sticks. I picked up pink, purple and green bracelet glow sticks to go around the tops of the cocoa jars and the bottom of the cereal cups. It was super fun to see the kiddos light up with excitement when they saw the glowing bracelets during the movie.
We put the little chocolate Krave cereal pieces in pink treat cups ($1 for 4 cups). I grabbed a bag of sparkling star stickers to go with the movie theme. We also just ended up watching Sheriff Callie so the cups matched the "movie" cowgirl show theme too. Under the star on the treat cup is a piece of twine just tied in the back.
I set everything out on my kiddo's art table. The kiddos really enjoyed their good night snacks of rice crispy treats, Krave cereal, apples and cocoa.
This cute chalkboard sign was only $3 and really pulled the whole theme together. I love that it can be used again and again for other parties.
The really fun part was seeing the glow sticks shine. I wrapped the rice crispy treats in plastic treat bags so the kiddos and parents could take theirs home if they didn't finish it or wanted it for later. One package of star stickers really went a long way with this movie night theme.
View this sweet video of my kiddo enjoying her party treats.
What's your toddler's favorite good night snack?
This is a sponsored post for Kellogg's and Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions and ideas are my own.