We are partnering with Frito-Lay and Skylanders and received a lot of Skylanders Swag including the Xbox 360 version of Skylanders Swap Force and my children have been dying to open it and play with all of it and I made them wait for the "Choose and Name a New Hero" party day. The party day finally came and now I’ll be lucky to rip the kids away from the Xbox at all this summer. Skylanders RULE!
The three Skylanders Trap Team™ hero finalist names and their fan-submitted inspirations (in alphabetical order by hero name) are:
"Bat Spin" submitted by Kimberly Josey from Charlotte, N.C., is a witch tasked with saving the underworld from trolls to prove worthy of joining the Skylanders heroes.
"Flip Wreck" submitted by Noel Foster from Clearwater, Fla., is imagined as half-dolphin and half-shipwreck, unlike any Skylanders the world has ever seen.
"High Five" submitted by Phylicia Nakamoto from Elk Grove, Calif., is the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies. Famous for his great speed, this hero can fly higher and faster than any other dragonfly in Skylanders.
The voting is over and the winning hero will appear on Skylanders packaging and in the Skylanders Trap Team™ video game slated for release in North America on October 5, 2014. The finalist receiving the most eligible fan votes will be awarded a $100,000 scholarship. To celebrate the promotion, fans will receive $10-off coupons for Skylanders SWAP Force™ Starter Packs in specially marked packs of Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs.
Now for the Fun….
We had the characters out and the kids role played with their favorite characters while I finished getting the final touches ready. We also had some Skylanders coloring sheets ready for kids that like to color.
I had so much fun setting up the party area because all you need is color when it comes to Frito-Lay and Skylanders. Another party activity we had was create your own Skylanders cupcake. I had a cookie cutter that I used to cut the shape out of a cake I made and then gave the kids the supplies and cupcakes were made.
Cupcakes or cookies
lots of icing options
This is the winning Skylanders cupcake:
The kids also had fun swapping Skylanders cards.
I was really concerned fighting would break out but it was so awesome, Miles and Zoe were able to make sure they had the same amount of cards and that Zoe had the “Strong” girls and Miles had the boys.
So for a party you need:
For the fun we had a ball toss game.
Each kid paired up and took one of the Skylanders Balls (inside them were Skylanders key chains)
They would toss the ball to their partner.
Then they take a step back.
Then they toss it again.
They continue doing this until someone doesn’t catch it then they are out.
Winners got a Skylanders prize.
Everyone had a great time at our party and we’re thrilled it was a success!
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