Planning a party? How about a cereal party!
For cereal, no Trix that I totally had this idea a few years back about hosting a cereal party (but as usual I never got around to it). It is almost 9pm and as I am scrounging through the kitchen and reaching the cereal cupboard I remember my vision of this amazing magical party where we could all wear pajamas, eat cereal and watch cartoons. This made me wonder how original my idea was and through the Google I found that I am not as original as I had hoped (insert downtrodden look). Seems that during 2005 there was a cereal phenomenon to the point where cereal restaurants began opening up. That is a bit overboard, don’t ya think? The point is that my idea isn’t as original as I had hoped, but the way I present that you throw the party is.
First: Who brings what?
As the host you provide the milk. If it is a large party, consider having another person provide milk as well while everyone else brings one or two boxes of their favorite cereal. (There may be redundancies with this method so you may even assign or have a list that people sign up for certain cereals to ensure maximum assortment). Maybe even assign someone to bring bowls and spoons, or if you don’t mind doing some dishes just use what you got. Throw it down buffet style having an island or table packed with Boo Berries to Cracklin’ Oat Bran to Golden Grahams.
Second: Pick a good time.
I am partial to a Saturday morning to fully relive the nostalgic feeling of getting up early to eat Capn’ Crunch (with crunch berries!) and catching the Smurfs, He-Man and TMNT. Evenings could be a good time to throw the party as this is a good wind down from a long day.
This will depend on your generation. If you don’t own any cartoons on DVD you could try Netflix or sites like Hulu. Hulu provides quite the selection with cartoons like Pink Panther, Woody Woodpecker, Inspector Gadget, the Littles, He-Man, Gumby and a few others.
Fancast has the Smurfs, the Jetsons and Thundercats and a couple more.
And if you don’t mind annoying ads you can go to MegaVideo to catch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But if you are going to be doing regular cereal parties you may want to seriously consider starting your own cartoon library.
Just writing this has made me motivated to host my first ever cereal party. I will return and report how it went with some pictures of the event. If you beat me to it, please share your experience. Until then, as the Tick would say, “Spoon!”