...which is why we have family fun nights!
...where we battle on board games and consume lots of great grub. And what better time to assemble a bodacious Hulk-smashing, Thor-hammering, Cap-worthy night of goodness than in honor of the upcoming release of Marvel's Avengers on Blu-Ray and DVD. Absolutely prime time to break out the big guns of family fun night party-dom!
To beginning planning, I headed to the Walmart website Marvel Avengers page because I had the low-down that there was an Avengers Augmented Reality App that, when downloaded, triggers special Avengers activities on iPhone, iPad, or Android while shopping at Walmart. And yes- in-deedy, there is! (I also found downloadable masks to color, computer wallpaper backgrounds, and oodles of great info.)
I downloaded the app on the way to Walmart... (and yep, I'm more adept at downloads than I am at taking pictures of my phone- ignore my camera reflection snafus and concentrate more on this bam-tastic app...) which allows the user to play games, take pictures with Avenger characters, see three dimensional scenes, and take a quiz to determine which Avenger you are.
Sadly, I live in the boonies, so my Walmart is not quite up to speed on all the trigger points yet, but I still had an gloriously geek-skippy time trouncing through Walmart ogling all the Avenger goodies (more on that trip HERE.)
|Map of Walmart trigger points for Avengers Augmented Reality App|
First, find some amazingly cool (and adorable!) Avengers-inspired decorations to :
Get some Thor-worthy grub:
Find activities everyone loves (we call this our Avengers Assemble Legos time!):
Create a fun, quick, inexpensive foray of fun with a backyard Avenger Olympics, complete with awards of awesomeness:
Hone your super hero skills and prove your super amazing powers with Avenger inspired games:
We played "Hawkeye Shot" with nerf bows testing range of accuracy and furthest flying arrows. "Helicarrier Spin" with spin flyers (see my Walmart shop for pics) to test flying abilities. "Captain American Shield Toss" with mini Frisbees to test well, shield tossing capabilities. And a range of other games like "Hulk Stomp" where we had the boys stomp in rage green monster style to demonstrate their Hulk-i-ness. The key is imagination and lots of giggles. The result is my boys are begging to play this again!
Next, give a patriotic salute that would make Cap proud:
In addition to working up a super appetite for family movie time:
We served up Hulk green punch (basically green juice) and slices of mighty Thor pizza (though that may be more Ninja Turtle, it's still really dang good.)
Have Hulk do the heavy lifting because you're a little worn out from Avenger Olympics:
Lastly, end on an educational, entertaining note with a stellar read:
The boys are reading Marvel's Custom Edition "The Avengers: Season One." This new graphic novel is a limited edition which is offered as a perk when you pre-order and only available at Walmart. (So, um, yeh, race to the Walmart website to grab that pup up!)
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