Family Movie Night with MARS Ice Cream {Giveaway}

I try my best to not make promises to the kids that can’t be fulfilled because there is so much childhood hope in meeting your new friend at the beach – in the exact spot that you played in the previous weekend.  And at four and six-years-old, every summer day brings dreams of running in the ocean, basking in sprinkler parks, creating art with exploding glitter everywhere (everywhere!) or venturing to favorite museums.

Sometimes, things get in the way and disappointment abounds.  And although I want my kids to be resilient and understand that life will never always give them what they want – It was fun to remedy a downward spiral of despair with something that I’ve been hoarding in my freezer for a special day:


The glorious, real deal kind of ice cream, oozing with the “good stuff” like caramel, rich chocolate and M&Ms.

the best ice cream

In a perfect world, I would be an avid ice-cream consumer – but since that’s not in my cards, when I do indulge, I want it to be amazingly awesome.  Thanks to MARS, we had every possible kind of magnificent ice cream for our recent rainy family movie night.

Mars Ice Cream  the best ice cream

My plan to chop up the splendid selections into a delectable smörgåsbord didn’t go over so well.  Instead, my crew chose to inhale an entire bar, sandwich or cone of choice.

M&Ms ice cream cookies

It was so much better than standard movie night popcorn.


And everyone was happy. Even Mary Poppins.


WIN IT! I’m excited to give away 5 boxes of  ice cream! One winner, U.S only, will win five full value coupons for Mars Ice Cream products.  To enter, simply leave a comment below telling my something ice-creamy.  A winner will be selected at random in one week and announced below.

This post is sponsored by Mars Ice Cream via One2One Network.  Opinions, as always, are my own.