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Growing up, I would have called anyone who loved comic books a geek. Yes, I was a snob. But my life changed forever when MARVEL released The Avengers. I fell in love with superheroes! And I'm not alone. I have a clan of friends that are just as obsessed as I am. Each new movie release turns into an epic party. With MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out in few weeks, I decided to host a family-friendly movie marathon to get us psyched.
The great thing about party planning prior to a movie release is stores are stocked with licensed merchandise. I've never been able to find so many themed supplies as I did looking for Avengers items at my local Walmart. It worked out great that we were doing a movie marathon because check out all the MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron snacks! Perfect for the grownups and their kids.
I didn't want to serve food straight out of bags and boxes. That's not how I roll! To make it look a little more put together, empty out your non-homemade food into your own bowls.
If you're serving soda or water bottles, serve them in a bucket or something decorative that goes with the scheme of your table.
My girl Alyssa and I created paper rosettes for above the food table, including a rosette shield in honor of my favorite Avenger, Captain America. *swoon*
I knew that the kids coming wouldn't be interested in sitting through one movie, let alone multiple ones, so I set up a table full of MARVEL's Avengers toys, games, and books that I purchased at Walmart. With items just for them, they're more likely to leave the adults alone to enjoy the movies and everyone gets to have fun.
To finish out the decor, I used reactant foil and toner copies to make art prints of my favorite quotes from MARVEL's The Avengers. They're so shiny!
At the end of the night, our guests chose their favorite quote print to take home with them.
No party is complete without a superhero-worthy photo op. After donning our MARVEL temporary tattoos, we stepped in front of our makeshift Stark Tower to boom, pow, and zap some pics! Even though the masks were from the kids' party aisle, some adults had fun with them too.
I picked up my sweet MARVEL's Avengers shirt at the same time as all the other supplies. What a score for around $10!
As you can see, I had a little too much fun shopping with Alyssa for this party at Walmart. Avengers Dr Pepper 3 for $10? Don't mind if I do! (PS – I evidently can't keep my mouth closed in a picture.)
Needless to say, we are sufficiently amped up for MARVEL's Avengers: Age of Ultron to come to theaters. I've even pre-ordered my tickets!
Can't get enough Avengers? Download the Super Heroes Assemble app in iTunes or the Play store. It gives you behind-the-scenes looks into MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Also when you're at Walmart or Walmart.com, scan Avengers displays for even more fun!
For more details, visit www.walmart.com/avengers.