I received a party package complete with decor and more from the National Mango Board in exchange for this post. All opinions and photos are my own.
We are big here on having a movie night once a week. We try to limit TV for our little guy so Friday nights are his big night. We make it fun and get cozy with snacks, a good movie and lots of cuddles after bath-time. But there is one thing that is better than movie night at home. Movie night with friends.
The Jungle Book re-release on Blu-Ray was the perfect excuse to have friends over for a movie night. We invited 13 of our little friends and their parents over for mango snacks and a movie night complete with a jungle face-painting station.
These cute little jungle truffles made by my friend Kari were a favorite item.The kids ran around and played for the first 45 minutes or so. When we started the movie, we were all really surprised that most of the kids stopped and watched the movie for a bit. :)
We served several snacks with mangos. Mangos are naturally sweet, pair well with almost any flavor and can make snack-time a little more exciting.
We included the Jungle Shortcake in a Jar and the Peanut Butter, Mango and Honey Roll Ups for our party. I also LOVED the Lion Pizza recipe but we tried to focus on snacks rather than dinner. I think we’ll make this one with Bodhi soon though. He’d love it! The Roll Ups were amazing! I even sent them to preschool with Bodhi this week for lunch. The Shortcake in a Jar was another favorite. I made them small because half of our guests were under the age of four and in the end we only had one left—the one I forgot in the fridge.
Did you know that you can’t judge a mango’s ripeness by its color? The best way to tell is to squeeze gently. A ripe mango will “give” slightly. Although we have mangos pretty regularly in our house, I never knew how to cut them properly until last week after watching this video on Mango.org.
A few facts about mangos
- A one-cup serving of mangos is just 100 calories and so delicious.
- Mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber.
- Mangos go well with sweet dessert type foods or make a great addition to savory dishes as well.
Now, head over to the Mango Board Facebook page. “Like” the Mango Board on Facebook and enter the Jungle Jetsetter Giveaway for your chance to win a Funjet Vacations family getaway to Punta Cana.
Visit Mango.org for more delicious recipes and information on working with mangos.
p.s. This party was so easy to put together and the kids had a lot of fun. My only regret? Not taking photos during the day. My camera and my photography skills just can’t handle the lack of light after sunset. Have a wonderful weekend!