Avengers Sleepover, Celebrating MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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My husband is a proud comic nerd and his love for superheroes and villains has naturally been inherited by my son and stepson. With the newest Avengers movie, MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, being released on May 1st, I thought I’d indulge my boys in a viewing sleepover party to get caught up on their favorite superheroes. Shhh, don’t tell the other guys, but Ironman is a clear favorite around these parts.

Since we decided to host an Avengers sleepover with a few friends, I didn’t want to get crazy with food and drinks right before the kids fell asleep. I kept it simple with Hulk Popcorn (simply popped popcorn drizzled with a little green food coloring and shaken to coat), Iron Man candy, Hulk candy, Dr Pepper Cherry, and oatmeal cookies. When everyone arrived, we kicked off our party with some temporary tattoos, so I left those right next to the snacks.

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We loaded the screening area (living room), with pillows blankets, and closed the curtains to keep it dark. The kids were allowed to get snacks and drinks as they pleased right there in the movie room, which they just thought was the coolest. I placed a few photos of the more recognized Avengers above the table for easy decoration and used Iron Man washi tape to secure them to the wall.

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I found some Avengers stationery kits and action figures in the toy area at Walmart and picked up a few for favors that the kids could reuse at school. I thought it would give them something to chat about in the coming days when the used their erasers and pencils. I also picked up as many of the DVDs as my budget would allow. Because that in itself would make me a total Super Mom and then I could work on becoming a member of The Avengers. My superhero ability? Cuddles that can tame even the most beastly of villains, of course!

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After we all enjoyed a little dinner, it was a snack table free for all and the sugar rush led to lots of wrestling and playing with the new Avengers figures. Once everyone was settled and in their jammies, we began our, “screening.” None of the kids made it past the first movie, but they’re still super pumped for the newest release.

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It’s simple to create a special event for your children by celebrating their favorite characters. With just a little creativity and few hours of planning, you can create a fun sleepover party just like this one with very little effort.

Now that I’ve shared my family’s comic geek side, tell me, will you be attending the new release of MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May? Who is your favorite Avenger? Let’s chat Avengers in the comments below.

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Lunch with Evelyn, Wendy’s Core Salads

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Now more than ever, people want to know where their food is coming from. Wendy’s is listening and has created a new line of Core Salads that are created fresh, each ingredient chopped and assembled right inside your local Wendy’s restaurant, showcasing the big difference (one you can taste!) between fresh and freshly-assembled. Take a Romaine Lettuce Journey to see exactly what’s going on behind the scenes with these exciting new salads.

Wendy’s is one of my favorite places to dine because of their commitment to quality food. I live an on-the-go lifestyle and prefer stopping in at a drive thru so that I don’t have to constantly pull Evelyn in and out of her car seat. During a day of errands, we stopped in at our local Wendy’s and picked up some food to refuel before heading to our next destination. Naturally, I had to try out one of these new Wendy’s Core Salads for myself. They come in several flavors: BBQ Ranch Salad, Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, and Asian Cashew Chicken Salad. Never one to turn down BBQ, I tried my tastebuds on the smoky backyard grill-out flavors of the BBQ Ranch Salad. My salad came loaded with quality ingredients like fire-roasted sweet corn, freshly diced tomatoes, a light and lively spring mix combined with Applewood Smoked bacon and grilled chicken drizzled with savory BBQ sauce, topped with creamy Simply Dressed® BBQ Ranch Dressing. It was phenomenal, you guys. In fact, it was so delicious, it warranted a food pic and text to my husband who was at work! Ha!

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Knowing that every single day, the ingredients used in these salads are chopped fresh in your local restaurants should encourage you to try these Core Salads at least once. Wendy’s consistently sets the bar in the food industry for quality, flavorful food that offers it’s customers new, unique tastes and food experiences. I love that they listen to their consumers and follow through with providing us options we truly want, while ensuring we don’t have to sacrifice taste or healthy options.

Which salad are you looking most forward to trying? The BBQ Ranch, Apple Pecan Chicken, or Asian Cashew Chicken?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.