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So, many of you thought awards season was over. But guess what? You were totally wrong! And if you have kids in your home, that fact is about to become very evident on Saturday, March 28th when the 2015 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards come bursting onto your television screen! In my home, we turn this kid-sized award show into a super fabulous celebration and since I know you’re more than eager to do the same this year, I figured it was only fair for me to share some of my Kid’s Choice Awards celebration ideas with you!
First, it’s important to share why we make the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards such a big deal in our home. Having a tween who is crazy about all things pop culture, it’s a night of favorite actors, long watched shows and music he can move to. But more than that, it’s a chance to sit down with him and get involved in the things that he is interested in and celebrate the awards that he gets excited about. Now, in the past we’ve always just watched the show with some popcorn. But this year, since he’s been talking about it for weeks, I decided we would take things up a notch and get creative! I wanted to incorporate snacks. And ballots for him to cast his very own Kid’s Choice Award votes. And of course a delicious Kid’s Choice Awards Signature Drink!
Armed with tons of fun ideas, I headed to Walmart to stock up on supplies. As I walked down the beverage aisle looking for that essential element that would make my Signature Kid’s Choice Awards drink special, my eyes landed on the Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters and inspiration hit! My son has loved Capri Sun for as long as I can remember and I just knew that this lightly flavored fruit beverage would be the key ingredient to our fun Kid’s Choice Awards beverage!
After deciding on a flavor, I added two 30 packs of the Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters pouches to my cart, knowing that cheering at an awards show makes you quite thirsty! And with only 30 calories per pouch, I knew I could feel great about my son consuming it before, during and after the show! I then quickly picked up the rest of my essentials for my kid-sized award’s night surprise and headed home to give my award’s night ideas a trial run to ensure they would be perfect for our celebration.
My plan of attack for our Kid’s Choice Awards included three key elements: a signature drink, a signature treat and a fun printable ballot so my son could cast his own vote in some of his favorite categories and see if he was on track with who he expected to win! Since I knew the treats needed to be made right before we had our Award’s Night Test run, I sat down and started work on my Kid’s Choice Awards Cast Your Vote Printable. Knowing that certain categories would be more fun for him to cast his vote on, I picked those and turned them into a fun way for him to get involved in the show.
Once my fun Kid’s Choice Awards Cast Your Vote Printable was ready and printed, I went to work on the food to go with it! I started by making Winner Worthy Kid’s Choice Awards Chocolate Pops!
What You Will Need:
Chocolate Candy Melts in Green, Orange and Yellow
A Round Cookie Mold
How to Make Them:
Start by melting your different colors of chocolate in three different bowls. Lay out your wax paper and place your round cookie molds on top. Then add a small amount of each color to the sides and middle of your cookie mold, making sure they are separate.
Using your toothpick, swirl the colors gently to create a fun kid-friendly pattern!
Allow your chocolate to dry completely.
Then gently work your way around the outside of the mold, loosening the chocolate and pushing your pop out of the mold! Finally, add your lollipop stick, secure it by pouring melted chocolate over the portion of the stick that is on your lollipop and let your chocolate pops harden for a fun treat that is definitely award worthy!
While my chocolate pops were setting, I set to work making the centerpiece of our whole celebration: Award Winning Kid’s Choice Punch! Made with our favorite Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters pouches, it was a fun and easy way to make a drink that felt pretty grown up!
What You Will Need:
Mason Jars (or your favorite beverage container)
Green and Orange Sorbet
How to Make Them:
Start by adding a few scoops of sorbet to the bottom of your glass, alternating colors in different glasses.
Then open your Capri Sun Roarin’ Water Pouch and squeeze over the top!
In seconds, your drink with turn into a better-for-you float that is just the right color to make your celebration shine! And did I mention that the combination of sorbet and Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters is uh-mazingly delicious?
With our fabulous drink as the centerpiece of our celebration, I called my son down to get his take on my Kid’s Choice Awards night ideas and of course, he gave them a tween sized seal of approval! In fact, as soon as his eyes lit on all the fun I had in mind for our award’s show celebration, the biggest smile broke out on his face! Because he instantly knew that I was embracing the things the loved and finding ways to make his award’s show just as special as the adult friendly ones had been!
He tried his signature Award Winning’s Kid’s Choice Punch and took a bite of his Winner Worthy Kid’s Choice Chocolate Pops as he case his vote for his favorite show, movie and more. And when he looked up from marking his selections, there was simple happiness on his face as he asked if he could invite his friends for Award Night to join in the fun celebration.
I, of course, said yes since I now had the perfect items to make the Kid’s Choice Awards truly celebration worthy! And in just a few weeks, I’ll print out more ballots, whip up more chocolate pops and make plenty of our Signature Punch as he and his friends gather on Saturday, March 28th for their very own award worthy night! I know without a doubt it will be a fun celebration of all things kid-friendly, including Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters!
If you have a kid in your home who is excited about the upcoming Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, take a few minutes to grab our printable, make our chocolate pops and more importantly whip up our Signature Drink with Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters from Walmart to ensure that your celebration is special enough to make you the real winner! After all, finding ways to make the events your child loves even more special is an all around score for everyone!
Tell me, how will you celebrate the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’s Choice Awards?