Friday, January 25, 2013

Madly Madagascar - DVD Review and Giveaway

Your favorite Madagascar pals are back in an all-new adventure, Madly Madagascar, coming to DVD January 29.  Alex’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, brings hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang. Melman plans a big surprise for Gloria, Marty tries to impress a new friend and everyone wants to get their hands on King Julien’s love potion. You'll fall in LOVE with MADLY MADAGASCAR!

Me and the kids are Madagascar movie enthusiasts, so we were excited to watch this DVD for more hilarity and cheerfulness from the characters in this new short episode.  The show, featuring the all-star cast from the Madagascar movie franchise, is only 22 minutes long but it was delightful and the entire family enjoyed it.  The acting and plot is fun, and the episode is particularly great to watch for Valentine's Day.

Kids would love to get their hands on King Julien’s magical love potion – and now they can! Here are some fun, kid-friendly recipes to make “love potions” this Valentine’s Day.



BUBBLY PINK LOVE POTION

Kids will love this easy to make (and delicious) “love potion!” All you need 1 can of pink lemonade concentrate, 4 cups of raspberry sherbet, and 1 can of lemon/lime soda, and water. All you need to do is mix the lemonade concentrate with the amount of water it lists on the instructions in a large pitcher. Then, in a blender, combine the sherbet with 4 cups of the lemonade mixture, and pour about a cup into individual glasses. Lastly, fill each glass the rest of the way with the soda – the mixture will bubble and really look like a love potion!



LOVE SPELL PERFUME

Making perfumes at home is actually really easy and can be a fun activity for kids this Valentine’s Day! You need distilled water, fragrance oils (and scent you or the kids want!), and Polysorbate 80. All you have to do is mix your distilled water with the Polysorbate 80 in a spray bottle. Then, mix your fragrance oils in a separate container, and add them to your water mixture; shake vigorously. Use fragrances like rose, lavendar, etc. to really amp up the “love spell” part of this perfume!



MAGIC SAND

Using a glass bottle with a cork or lid and different colored sand is a fun way to create a “magic sand” love spell (and it makes for a great decoration)! All you need to do is layer different colors of sand in a glass container (colors like red, pink and white work best for V-Day). Before putting the cork or lid on the bottle, invite your kids to say a few words about something or someone that they love – then tell them that once the bottle is sealed, it will represent that person or thing, and to take care of the bottle and keep it close.



LOVE POTION TEA

Making this tea will require a little help from mom and dad, but it’s ingredients are rumored to spark feelings of love! You will need rosemary, black tea, thyme, nutmeg, fresh mint leaves, fresh rose petals, lemon leaves, and water. Put all of these ingredients in a tea kettle and bring to a boil. Serve with honey or sugar and lemon, to taste.

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63 comments:

RaettigFamily said...

Nothing really special to eat other than I always make a special dessert of some kind

sandy1955 said...

Love candy at Valentines day and enjoy going to school for my grandsons party
Sandy VanHoey

Janet W. said...

I like for my husband to take me out for a steak dinner!

Leslie Galloway said...

My hubby and I usually go to a restaurant called Gloria's for Valentine's day!

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aggie said...

I like to have a slice of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

Jennifer Hiles said...

My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries!

Elaine said...

For Valentines Day I like to make heart shaped sugar cookies w/ the kiddos

Elaine said...

For Valentines Day I like to make heart shaped sugar cookies w/ the kiddos

Nebraska Fillemans said...

We get a heart shaped Pizza.
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Sacha Schroeder said...

We usually have steaks and drink sparkling juice out of fancy wine glasses and then have a fun dessert! Love your punch recipe. Maybe we will try it this year!

Klydra Pugh said...

I like to do something special with my kids.
Thanks for the chance.

melissa said...

chocolate and a lot of it!

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Laura said...

we usually make a heart shaped craft of some sort. maybe this year we'll do a heart shaped food!

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Patty Schuler said...

I like to eat lots of chocolate on Valentines day!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Chocolate :)
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VickeC said...

Id drather go out to eat than get flowers or candy

Dianna said...

I would like to go to a movie with my husband only-- not in the house not with the kids--just the two of us

crystaley73 said...

chocolate covered strawberries

lag123 said...

A romantic dinner with my hubby.

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eclairre said...

chocolate!

Di said...

really good Dark Chocolate!

Janelle said...

We don't do or eat anything much different on Valentine's day. We did get a heart shaped pizza last year though.
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mummytotwoboys said...

I love to eat a box of chocolates sans guilt on Valentines Day

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flowerchild said...

I love to eat chocolate's on valentines day
thanks

Jennifer Young said...

Chocolate! Mmmm! :)

Jessamine Dungo said...

I love cake and ice cream :) And of course chocolates :)

janetfaye said...

I like to eat Valenine chocolates and go out to dinner.

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Scarlett said...

I like to make something special for breakfast like biscuits or scones with strawberries and whipped cream.

deanna said...

I like fondue!
xo

Kasi Hill Erwin said...

LOTS of chocolate!
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Amy Orvin said...

chocolates
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Erika E said...

I like to make dinner at home for my family with a special Valentine's Day cake covered in pink icing.

ksceviour said...

I like to eat chocolates..:) And I always make a heart shaped cake and/or cupcakes.
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leanne_mac said...

I usually make the kids special treats and we have a family dinner

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Kathy said...

I'm hoping to do a movie with my husband on Valentines Day.

Shannon said...

My husband usually brings me my favorite candy. :)

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Leah CB said...

We order a heart shaped pizza & have a dessert that I make (cupcakes or brownies) We usually celebrate the actual day as a family.

bison61 said...

I'd love to go out to supper for a good steak dinner

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debijackson said...

steaks and chocolates debbie jackson
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DEBIJOT said...

We like to go out to a steakhouse.

Kelly Grant said...

we like to go to a steakhouse

LauraJJ said...

Anything chocolate! :)
Laura Jacobson

Sarah Walker said...

I love to eat raspberry dark chocolates on V-Day.

ababe28 said...

We hardly ever get to go out to dinner, I'd like to have a nice meal without having to cook it or clean it up!

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Tammy D said...

Chocolates ,chocolates and more chocolates :)
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Carmen said...

Can't go wrong with chocolate :)

Maria Gagliano said...

Chocolate and lots of it

freddie said...

I would like to eat some chocolate covered buttercreams. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man I love a special treat of strawberry cheesecake!

jakiesmom said...

we play a game called love clues for small gifts

Matt S. said...

We always have chicken parmesan on VDay

Debby said...

Eat chocolate! lol We don't have any plans; quiet night at home...but it is the start of my birthday weekend!

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

Chocolate covered strawberries are my fav!!

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Wanda McHenry said...

My husband and I always have a quiet candle lit dinner of either lobster or king crab legs.

Wendy Rozema said...

i love eating chocolates!

Michele P. said...

hubby and I have a date night and usually go out to eat at a local Mexican restaurant called Margaritas.

Trisha V said...

My mom makes these big Valentine cookies. They are yummy. I am not sure if she will send one to me.

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Darlene ysaguirre said...

A big box of assorted chocolates

Wehaf said...

Chocolate is always delicious!

Michelle Frame said...

My husband always makes us heart shaped pancakes.

michedt said...

Chocolate covered strawberries. Love them!
Michelle Tucker

Tylerpants said...

I like making strawberry cupcakes for Vday. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

To celebrate Valentine's Day, I like to eat as many chocolate truffles as I can!