You should have seen the looks on my kids’ faces when I opened the Party Package from Oral-B and Disney! The Oral-B stages line is our family’s favorite toothbrushes and toothpaste. A few weeks ago we had run out of “kid toothpaste” and my kids have been miserable using our “adult” toothpaste. It’s been the cause of many bedtime tears. So opening a box brimming with our favorite toothbrushes and toothpaste PLUS popcorn and a movie was really exciting!
Our party package included popcorn, popcorn boxes (like at the movies!), gift bags, coupons, balloons, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Movie DVD, Disney Baby Lavender Wash, Oral-B Stages Toothpaste (Princesses, Cars, and Toy Story varieties), Oral-B Stage I toothbrushes and Oral-B Stage 2 toothbrushes. All the ingredients for one really fun party!
I’ll admit, I was a little nervous about how the party would go, given that our guests were all age 4 and under, but they loved it!
I started out the party by having the kids help prepare the snacks for our movie. We popped the popcorn provided in the kit, and then I helped them make “apple mouths”. Which were just apple slices slathered in peanut butter and topped with marshmallows and then another apple slice on top. That project was a little ambitions, yet surprisingly tasty!
We then headed downstairs, set up our concession stand and started the show. Some of the younger party guests (we had four guests under age 2!) had a hard time paying attention, but the older ones (my son in particular) loved the movie. They were giggling and delighted throughout and devoured their movie snacks! I should have taken a picture of my floor afterwards- it was like a popcorn factory had blown up in our living room!
During the movie I had a chance to talk with the other moms dental hygiene for small kids. We all agreed that having a product the kids are excited about makes the process more fun for everyone.
I paused the movie halfway through and we played the flashcard game provided in the kit. I asked each child one of the questions which were simple and age appropriate (What is this fruit? What color is this toothbrush? etc). When the child answered the question I gave them their goodie bag. Their faces lit up as they saw their toothpaste and the toothbrushes with the Winnie the Pooh movie characters on them.
After each child had a goodie bag we went and brushed our teeth together. One thing is for sure – brushing your teeth is way more fun with your six closest friends in the same bathroom! The kids loved it. The older ones were able to brush their own teeth and apply their own toothpaste, and we helped the younger ones. Everyone was excited and happy to be using such fun supplies.
Some of our friends had to go after our intermission (nap time!), but the rest stayed and enjoyed the movie. For the past several years Santa has put Oral-B stages toothpaste and toothbrushes in each of my kids’ stockings, we hope that tradition will continue this year so can keep brushing time tears at bay!
Thanks again to MommyParties, Oral-B and Disney for providing us with this great party kit and information!
*Thank you to Oral-B, Crest and Disney (through MommyParties) for providing the above mentioned products to hold my own Party. No other type of compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions and 100% my own.