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TURBO Party Ideas And A Giveaway – [Closed]

Dreamworks Animation’s Turbo hits theaters Wednesday, July 17.
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of previewing this movie about a racing snail so stayed tuned for my thoughts. So in anticipation of it being the next hot theme on the party circuit, I’ve put together a few party ideas. Hang on to the end, I’ve got a fun giveaway for you.

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Snapfish has a entire collection of free Turbo printables and downloads filled with everything you will need, from a party kit containing invites, thank yous and party circles to coloring sheets and mazes for party activities.

No need to leave the comfort of your home for partyware. Birthday In A Box has a great selection of themed items, from table settings to balloons. Remember, you don’t have to buy everything themed, mix and match with solid colors to save money.

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I’m not a big fan of pre-packaged favor bags, but I really like their set filled with items the kids will actually use later. How awesome is the balloon-powered race car?

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Of course, this movie is about racing, so here is an awesome way to keep your guests entertained. For my little one’s recent birthday party, guests painted and decorated pull-back wooden cars (here on Amazon, but I found mine at a local craft store). We set up a track made from a roll of plastic tablecloth, and the kids spent most of the afternoon racing each other’s cars. It was a huge hit!

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What to serve to little bodies on the move? For our Cars party a few years, we used my favorite party trick…renaming our favorite foods! Pasta wheelies, fruit cars, and celery and carrot sticks become ‘dipsticks’ and a stack of chocolate donuts are tires in front of a garage. No need for extravagance, just a little cleverness.

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Now that I have you in party mode, to celebrate the movie’s release, the folks of Allied Integrated Marketing who are sending me to the movie preview are offering one of my readers a really fun Turboprize pack valued at $50. Inside are glitter tattoos, light up keychains, a Launcher toy, a Transforming Taco Truck and a light up headband (not pictured).

Winner update: Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky entry drawn is #7 Emily!

Complete for Entry (must be completed or all entries are invalid): 1.Leave a comment on this post; if you are planning on watching Turbo, who are you taking with you? Or if you are going by yourself, that is totally awesome too!

Optional Entries:

2.Pin this giveaway (link must point to this post) and leave the pin’s URL in a separate comment. Please note that pins to a secret board cannot be verified and will not qualify as an entry.

3.Tweet about this giveaway (link must point to this post) and leave the tweet’s URL in a separate comment. Please note that tweets from private users cannot be verified and will not qualify as an entry.

The fine details:

Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends July 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PT; winner will be chosen byRandom.org, emailed to the address provided and announced on this post. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Note: I am being provided with a free movie preview, and two prize packages to be given to entry winners. All opinions are my own.