Please see edited notes at bottom of post.
My kids are huge fans of the Madagascar series.
So when they heard a third installment of the series was due out this month, they went bananas.
As a part of the Claritin Mom Crew, I was lucky enough to prep for the June 6, 2012 release of Madagascar 3 with a Madagascar party!
We received a copy of Madagascar (the Original) and Madagascar 2 to share with our friends.
I set up a small gathering of friends, complete with popcorn, Claritin samples (because allergies are still going crazy here in Florida), and penguin gummies.
We watched the movies, played some silly games and ate way too much popcorn.
All of the kids had a blast and so did the Moms because the Madagascar movies are funny and heartwarming.
Now all the kids are geared up for Madagascar 3 and are currently still singing the Marty Polka Dot, Afro, Circus song.
It's come to light that certain advocate groups have filed a complaint with the FTC regarding the use of cartoon characters in the packaging of Claritin. Since I am a part of the Claritin Mom Crew and this blog post was targeted by the New York Times as an example of moms using the Madagascar themed Claritin to peddle medicine to children, I felt like I needed to add a note to this post and tell you my thoughts about this. Yes, I am a part of the Claritin Mom Crew. Yes, I held a MOVIE VIEWING party with my friends courtesy of the Claritin Mom Crew. Yes, I gave my friends (wise, responsible mothers) samples of Claritin because they already give it to their allergy-suffering children. Yes, I am a mom responsible for purchasing all types of medicine that my children take. But no, I am not (or will I ever) be swayed to purchase a certain type of medicine because there are cartoon characters on the packaging. If as a parent, I am swayed by my child's screaming to buy a certain medicine and I cave, I need my head examined. It is my responsibility to my child (and to myself) to be a responsible parent and buy the type of medicine that will make my child's suffering alleviated, not to purchase certain medicines because I want to please her because it has a cartoon character on it. Therefore, this movie viewing party I held, sponsored by Claritin, was in no way harmful to children and there were no peddling of medicine because of characters on the box. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.
I received a party pack from the Claritin Mom Crew. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.