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Not gonna lie. Nickelodeon is on quite a bit in our two houses these days. With four boys ranging in age from eight to twelve it’s safe to say we are very familiar with LOTS of Nick shows…including the fun Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. So we were pretty happy to get the opportunity to partner with Kraft and Nickelodeon to throw a Kids’ Choice Awards Show viewing party with our kids and their friends. But, we were even more excited that we were inspired once again to create something for all of our followers to use in their classrooms! Kind of what we are all about, right?
We started by heading to Walmart to pick up some Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters because they had a great deal and of course, all kids love Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters! Check it out: Walmart Prices for Capri Sun. We’ve even heard that some stores have a special display to look for. We wanted to create something fun to toast with so we took some orange soda and froze it into ice cube trays. This was what we used to chill our Tropical Fruit Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters, which we cut open and poured into clear plastic glasses along with the orange ice cubes and a fun straw. This was a BIG hit with the kids. Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters is a staple in our homes, so again…it was a twist on something they were very used to and loved. As moms we buy it because it is a lightly fruit-flavored water beverage that is another alternative to quench our kids’ thirsts. It is low calorie (30 calories per pouch) and has no artificial colors or flavors. Walmart has these at such a great price so we bought extra.
So let’s talk about the party first because it was super cute and super fun for the kids. We chose the color orange as our party “theme” because it completely makes us think of Nickelodeon. We grabbed some orange decorations including a tablecloth, plates, fun straws and some crazy daisies. Jill had some “movie” decor from a bulletin board she had outside her classroom (purchased cheaply at a party supply store) so we added that because it went so well with the Kids’ Choice Awards. We made some AWESOME printable signs to decorate our table. They are also something you can use in your classroom to go along with the ideas and resources we have included below.
STARS Circle Tags (we used these to create our cupcake toppers!)
We even encouraged the party guests to wear orange!
After brainstorming all yummy things orange, we narrowed our food choices to Velveeta (because…well…YUM), cheese puffs, cupcakes with orange icing (did you know you can buy icing already brightly colored now? No need for food coloring!) and carbonated orange soda.
Our main snack was “Nacho Shooters” since it made us think of shooting a movie. Teachers just LOVE themes, don’t we?!
- tortilla strip chips
- 1 pound ground beef
- taco seasoning
- 1 jar salsa
- sour cream
- 1 tomato
- shredded cheese
- any other taco toppings you would like to include
Step 1: Prepare the Toppings: Melt Velveeta in a crock pot with a jar of salsa. Brown one pound of hamburger meat and add taco seasoning. Cut up lettuce and tomatoes. Grab some shredded cheese and sour cream.
Step 2: Set up your toppings to create a nacho shooters bar. We put each topping in a little bowl alongside the taco meat and cheese. We also set out a bowl of tortilla chip strips and clear plastic cups for assembling. (**The tortilla chips we bought were the long strips, and our kids stood them up inside their glasses to dip after they filled their cups with nacho toppings. They had so much fun with this. Funny how something so simple can put a great twist on something ordinary!)
Step 3: Let the kids get to work!
They will then stick the tortilla strips into their toppings so that they stand up. (Or, they may taste a few before they make it into the cup!) Too cute and super easy!
We hosted kids from four other families at our Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards viewing party and they all had a blast. Felt like the kids’ version of an Oscar party and was so much fun for everyone. 🙂
Now for the resources and ideas for your classroom! YAY! We think kids would get so into creating their own classroom Kids’ Choice Awards, with a twist! We have created printables to help you organize your own awards for books. We have nomination and voting slips. Use these printables along with our party theme and you have a fun celebration for your classroom! You can download the printables here: Kids’ Choice Book Awards.