One of the great things about being a blogger is that you get to go to fun, awesome events! This Friday I was lucky enough to be invited by The MOMS to join a number of fellow bloggers for a screening in Times Square of the just released Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted. To be completely honest, this was my first “real” event- and I was super nervous about rubbing elbows with a group of seasoned and established bloggers. So I brought along my sister, my best and most loyal wing-girl. However, there was nothing to be nervous about, The MOMS – Melissa and Denise- were super welcoming and made my sister and I feel right at home. Also, the cake pops helped too!
After the light reception, we got to see the movie (they gave us each a colorful afro, to match Marty’s). Which I totally loved! Trust me, Madagascar 3 really lives up to the comedic standards set by the first and second films from this series. And I loved the casting addition of Martin Short (from one of my film fav’s- Father of the Bride 1 & 2)! We got to see it in 3D- which really enhanced the viewing experience for me. I cannot wait to take my younger siblings to see this flick! You should totally go see it!
After the film, we actually got the chance to meet Jada Pinkett Smith- who voiced the voluptuous and adorable Gloria the hippo. Seated a couple feet away from us, Jada shared advice and a couple stories with an obviously captivated audience. She’s so tiny, and such a warm personality!
After chatting with Jada, guests had a chance to take a few pictures with her. I declined, since she was completely surrounded by adoring fans 😉
Last but certainly not least, we were sent away with an awesome swag back- my sister’s bag even had a $25 gift card to Aeropostale’s P.S. store in it (this is me pretending not to be jealous of my sister)!
I really enjoyed this event and would like to thank The MOMS for having us, and to Capri-Sun and their Super V juice (which is delicious! Believe me, I had plenty so I know what I’m talking about here!) for sponsoring the event. I had an amazing time and got to meet some really nice bloggers like Jennifer who writes the Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology blog, and Kristen from Hope With Feathers– both were really nice to lil ‘ol and I hope we get to hang out at BlogHer ’12 this summer! 😉
Update: The wonderful PR people for this event (hi there DKC Public Relations!!!!) were kind enough to send me not only a aeropostale PS gift but also 2 boxes of Capri Sun Super V, and an amazing cooler bag with a plug-and-play stereo feature! Thank you sooo much!