How to Host an Easy Boss Baby Party #BossNightIn
Disclosure: Our family received a copy of the movie to watch in celebration of The Boss Baby Blu-ray DVD release this week. It was a great excuse to get together for a fun family-night-in. All opinions are our own.
Who ARE you?
I’m the boss.
How do you feel when you’re 7, and you’ve just discovered your parents are about to bring home a new baby?
This is what happens to Tim Templeton. He suddenly finds his share of parental love plummeting when his new baby brother arrives—wearing a suit and toting a briefcase—and makes it clear to everyone that he’s in charge.
But, when Tim discovers Boss Baby is on a secret mission, he reluctantly agrees to team up with his pint-sized sibling for an epic adventure that might just change the world!
“That was fantastic”
“I wasn’t sure if I would like the movie at the start, but I loved it! It was so funny”
“It was very funny!”
Boss Baby was a big hit with the kids.
For us, there is nothing better than having a family-night-in to watch a movie, so this is what we did! Besides, we’ve missed our family!
For the past 5 months, we had been living in North Wales, where there were no nearby movie theatres. Not only did the kids miss hanging out with their Canadian cousins, they also missed out on watching a lot of movies.
We decided to have some fun and throw a Boss Baby party to go along with the movie. At our party we had the boys, their cousins and our backyard neighbour (my son’s best friend). The kids ranged in age from 11 to 5.
We are not ones to go overboard, but these simple details added so much fun to the evening.
Here’s how you can create your own easy Boss Baby Party:
Have guests come wearing a Boss Baby tie.
The kids thought this was really fun, rooting through their dad’s closets or tickle trunks.
They even managed to dress up the dog!
Raid Bulk Barn
I was like a kid in the candy store looking for treats that would go along with our theme. I found sour soothers, hard candy rattles and bottled powdered candy with tongue tattoos!
The detail is in the bags
I had a lot of fun putting together the treat bags. I labeled each bag with the child’s Baby Boss name. The younger ones thought this hysterical!
For the popcorn bags, I found plain white paper bags and glued on a construction paper tie I cut out.
With ties on and treat bags in hand, we descended to the basement to watch Boss Baby in our in-home movie room.
It wasn’t just the kids who loved the movie, the adults did, too.
The movie is so well-written, with jokes for parents (including a great one about Long Island iced tea!) and is a heart-warming story about finding family love when you least expect to, or don’t even want to.
It reminded me of the Japanese folktale where a young bride hated her new mother-in-law so much she went to find a potion to kill her. She was told to rub a lotion into her mother-in-laws back a few times a day for over a period of time, and that the potion would work its way into through the skin. Of course, over time, through this touch and time together, she began to love her mother-in-law and was thankful the potion was not actually poisonous.
Sometimes we have new people in our lives – a new baby or a step-sibling or parent, and it comes with mixed emotions. Boss Baby is a great launching pad and opener for those conversations.
My sister is 16 months younger than me, so I never remember a time I didn’t have a sibling. The same goes for my sons who are 18 months apart. But, for many kids, especially those who are more spread apart in age, the arrival of a new sibling can be a real issue.
This would be a perfect movie to especially show older kids who will be getting a new baby.
Or, just watch it, because it’s a really cute movie!
The finer details of Boss Baby:
Features the voices of Alec Baldwin (Boss Baby), Toby McGuire (Adult Tim/narrator), Lisa Kudrow (Mom), Jimmy Kimmel (Dad)
The Boss Baby special edition Blu-ray will be released on July 25, 2017 with many bonus features including:
- New Mini Adventure, a 3-minute action-packed journey through time featuring Boss Baby and Tim
- Deleted Scenes
Get your copy today and plan your only family-night in with Boss Baby! Cuddle up and enjoy your time together, because remember, you can’t be fired from your own family!