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Sometimes I think i’m actually a good mom!! Ya know those times that nobody is fighting, people are actually happy and I actually do something fun for my kids! Well when Monsters University came out last week, we headed straight to the store to buy it. Although we didn’t see it in the theater, we knew that it wouldn’t disappoint and would be nothing short of amazing. So we went to Walmart to get their combo pack they had on sale; 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Infinity Figure.
I’m fairly certain Walmart strategically places their movie display close to the toys, because as I was grabbing our movie, both kids bolted to all of the Monsters U toys close by. They immediately fell in love with these masks and we attached for good. Seriously, Gracie even had a meltdown when she had to go potty and I would’t let her take it into the Walmart Restrooms.
We also found the cutest little Monsters University characters. Some of them I didn’t know who they were before the movie, but now we are super excited that we got them to play with. The kids have been playing “monster” ever since and hiding them around the house. Whenever you find them, you are required to scream “AAAAh, Monster!”
While we were there we also picked up some ingredients for a special Monster’s U cake. The kids got super excited to make it as soon as they saw the fun candies I got to decorate with. It amazes me the fun and creative things companies come up with. This cake seriously was so fun, because although I grew up on this cake, and we’ve made it a bunch it was different for the kids because they got to decorate it and well….it was a monster!!!!
I started using my Jello Drip recipe, but usually I make it in a 9×13 pan. This time I baked it longer and made it in a tall 6 inch circle pan.
Once we made the cake part, we colored our Cool Whip green and “frosted” the cake by putting it on top, then smearing it until is fell to the bottom. We wanted the “gooey” monster look! Then we used the candy raindrops to make spikes all over the top. And of course, what monster would be complete without a million eyes, so we took the sugar eyes and placed them all around the spikes. To finish it off, we used some Halloween sprinkes that matched perfectly and the kids threw them all over the sides of the cake!!! Yup, cool mom status! I told the kids to throw sprinkles. We maybe ended up with a whole bunch all over the kitchen but oh well!
We also made Monster marshmallows which were super duper easy. We used patterned straws and just pushed them onto a marshmallow. Then using some candy melts, dipped the top of the marshmallow in, and then placed the eyes on before the candy dried! They turned out super duper cute, and were so easy for the kids to make themselves.
Watching the movie was a blast. The kids both started out sitting in their recliner and bean bag, but by the time their food was gone, they were up dancing and “scarying” just like the other monsters. I’m sure I missed parts of the movie the first time because I was watching them so much. But don’t worry, we’ve only watching it about 5 more times, so I’ve now caught all of the parts of the movie.
And of course the kids had fun, because it was movie night, tons of treats, and family time all together!!!