Embracing a Healthy Family: house party
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Showing posts with label house party. Show all posts

McDonald’s® McNuggets® and Shrek Forever After™ House Party™

I'm very excited to be a host for the McDonald’s® McNuggets® and Shrek Forever After™ House Party™!  If you haven't had a chance to host a party or sign up, you really should as you get some great items to host your party.  The site allows party hosts to exchange ideas and suggestions while posting the success of your party.  My kids love Shrek so this will be a fun one.  I'm trying to decide if we should have the party here or move it up one day and give the kids at school a special treat.

For the party, we get an Arch card to purchase McDonald's Chicken Nuggets and a host of other great favors, plates, cups, napkins and much more.  If we have it at the house, I will decorate with Shrek balloons and pictures along with the poster we are receiving.

These are the invitations I made for the party:

To go along with the McNuggets, we'll have a variety of sauces and to change it up to make it more healthy, apple slices with dip and salad in honor of being Shrek green.  For desert, I'll make these and it's as easy as printing out Shrek pictures and attaching them to toothpicks.

Of course, we'll have to watch our complimentary Shrek 3 movie and for fun, we'll play pin the tail on the Donkey, name that shape (small shapes like toys immersed in green jello), photos taken by the poster with the Shrek ears and each guest will receive a photo CD of all the photos (edited by me).
That's it for now!

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House Party and Jenny McCarthy's Fun, Fit and Guilt-Free Party Review

I was sitting trying to win at another Twitter Party and I had just wrapped up my second no win event.  When it appeared I wasn't going to win at my third one this week, I checked my e-mail and saw that if I were one of the few quickest to create my invitee list and party page, I could be a host for House Party's Fun, Fit and Guilt-Free Party.  Needless to say, I was on it and forgot all about the Twitter Party. 

Four things drew me to this particular House Party:
  1. I have a wii game system; 
  2. I'm trying to get in shape; 
  3. I love House Party parties as they are amazing!; and
  4. I love Jenny McCarty. 

Jenny is really a very funny person and being with Jim Carrey is so ideal given how the two seem to enjoy laughter.  Jenny also has an autistic son and fights for what she believes in for autism.  I applaud her for that as it's full of controversy but she sticks to her guns and raises awareness.

This party is about Jenny's new wii game to help you get in shape.  It's called Your Shape that builds in a workout program based on YOUR fitness level, goals and schedule.  After the party, myself and guests will get to indulge in Mousse Temptations compliments of Jello-O with only 66 calories!  What more can you ask for?  I'm so excited as this might be the thing to get me motivated.  Colleen and Mary Ann are leading the way in my fitness challenge so it's time to step up to the plate and get moving.  I also want to get in shape for my husband's deployment as I will need to be as healthy as possible to tackle working full time, two small children with chronic medical conditions and everything else that goes along with a house and preparing for our next PCS (move lingo for an Army's next assignment).

You can watch a video HERE with Jenny about the game.  Here are some of the features:
  • Personalized to You - Your unique plan is based on the results of your fitness test, combined with your personal fitness goals. This plan will mix the right level of intensity with exercises focused on achieving your goal.
  • You’ll Always Do the Exercises Correctly - The camera projects your image onto the TV screen so you can see yourself exercising next to Jenny.
  • Exercise Controller-Free - The camera sees you, so it works without requiring any additional hardware (such as Wiimotes, nunchucks, and balance boards), leaving your hands free to focus on the exercises.
  • Exercise That’s Fun and Motivational - not only is Jenny your in-game workout buddy, but you can choose from 6 background colors, 100 motivating animations, and more than 75 music tracks.
  • More Exercises Than Any Other Game - Your Shape includes close to 500 exercises – which means that your routine is always focused on meeting your goals.
Click HERE for a .55 cent off coupon on Jello-O Mousse Temptations.

My Review:

I've been using Jenny's game for a week now and I really like it although I think the movements are really fast. That will take a little time participating to get used to the exercise routines.  A nice start up routine for beginners would be of benefit. 

I read a lot of reviews about how the camera picks up everything in the room but I've not had that issue.  I also read that it doesn't track your movements that well.  I have noticed that the camera/game is very sensitive and you have to do it just like Jenny does.  One minor slip up, movement off or timing off, you will get the warning to follow her.  The primary thing to remember is even if you aren't perfecting the movements as needed, you are still moving and still benefitting from getting the exercise.  I'd suspect as time moves on, the ability to follow perfectly will fall into place.   I've lost 3 lbs this week so far.

For the Jello Mousse Temptations deserts....AMAZING!  These tiny deserts pack a wonderful, delightful punch without socking it to your calories.  At only 60 calories, they are perfections in a cup and will give you that quick fix for sweets.

I should be receiving the EA Sports Active and More Workouts any day.  I will provide a review of that product as well.  I'm still favoring Gold's Cardio for Wii.

*Disclaimer:  I received the Jenny McCarthy Your Shape Wii game, Dance Dance Revolution Wii game and free coupons for Jello Mousse Temptations to participate in the House Party.

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Better Bake Sale House Party Host!

I'm so excited as I was chosen as one of the Better Bake Sell House Party host sponsored by I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!

On September 26th, my party invitees will bake many delicious recipes using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and sell the yummy goodies at a bake sale.  Now I just have to decide who to donate the proceeds to:

  • Military Family Readiness Group
  • Local School
  • Local Church that feeds homeless people
Anyone have any great recipes you want to post?

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