Saturday, February 9, 2013

Crowdtap #HotelTMonsterBowl Monster Bowl Party

Crowdtap and Hotel Transylvania invited me to celebrate on February 3 with not just another old regular Superbowl party but a Monster Bowl Party! How could I say no to that?  What’s the special twist? Hotel Transylvania just got released on DVD and BluRay January 29th, just in time for SUPERBOWL XLVII!  If it sounds like fun then you should join Crowdtap yourself to get in on the fun too! We were sent a fantastic digital party kit with all sorts of monster games, puzzles, and even party ideas for the adults kids too.  The best part:  We got an early private screening copy of Hotel Transylvania to watch!  Everyone was excited about that.
Hotel Translyvania has a unbelievably star-studded cast that includes Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, Selena Gomez as Mavis, Kevin James as a clumsy and loveable Frankenstein, Cee-Lo Green as the musically talented Mummy, and Andy Samberg as the hotel’s human intruder, Jonathan. Plus many more!  My little one just loves Selena Gomez too! I love them all and that makes the movie even more fun, right?

I was excited to hear about exclusive Blu-Ray & DVD bonus features:

Deleted scenes
“Problem (Monster Remix)” by BECKY G FEATURING WILL.I.AM
Music Video & Behind-the-Scenes
Filmmakers’ Commentary

Blu-Ray Exclusives:

Meet the Staff and Guests: Voicing Hotel Transylvania
Making of the Hotel: The Animation
Progression Reels

This is such a great family movie. It has wonderful elements of family, love and accepting others that you will feel comfortable sharing with your children. Mavis has a close relationship with her father which is sweet to see. The kids will love that Mavis & Dracula have these amazing vampire powers. They can turn into bats in a flash. It must be so cool to fly like that!  

It has a lot of silly humor too and pokes fun at our ideas of what we think people are.  It is nice because it shows children  how important it is to look beyond someone's skin and not judge them by silly things like religion or skin color or whether they are a monster or human.  It is a great movie for the whole family!

I made a bunch of yummy appetizers and snacks including my healthy version of the Scream Cheese Taco Dip below:

Scream Cheese Taco Dip
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. low fat cream cheese
1 (16 oz.) carton low fat sour cream or fat free Greek yogurt
1 can bean dip
1 pkg. low-salt taco seasoning mix
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
Soften low fat cream cheese, then add low fat sour cream or Greek yogurt gradually mixing with mixer. Add bean dip and taco seasoning. Beat on low speed until well mixed. Put in casserole dish and top with Cheddar cheese. Cover the casserole and heat in oven at 325 degrees for 30-45 MINUTES, until heated through. Serve with DORITOS or FRITOS.

I also made Sweet 'n Scary Meatballs, homemade Chicken Vampire Nuggets (organic chicken cut up, dipped in beaten egg then rolled in a mix of panko, wheat flour and spices) with Monster Dip and Dracula Chip Cookies.  All new recipes that I thought up and they were a hit!

We had downloaded the Hotel Transylvania Goldrun app and Hotel T Monster Party apps to the iphones and ipad so the kids could have some fun playing the games together. Several of the kids also brought their own iphones so they downloaded the apps too.  They had a ton of fun with the apps.

Disclaimer:  I received a digital entertainment package including a movie screening from Crowdtap with activities and ideas for this party.  All the opinions as always, are my own.

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