INDEPENDENCE DAY (PG-13)
Updated: Aug 26
"...We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!.."
- President Whitmore
The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived. Its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.
Energy Canon Soda, Berry Brave Skewers, Freedom Dogs and Out of This World Cupcakes
Berry Brave Skewers: Through out the moovie the bravery of man is tested and a lot of them risk their lives during this war with the UFO's so I thought these would be a sweet start to the meal. For step by step instructions click here.
Freedom Dogs: There wasn't a lot of food mentioned in this moovie but it takes place around and during the 4th of July so I went with our most traditional meal during this holiday HOT DOGS! Add your favorite side, I went with BBQ flavored chips since there was a lot of things that got barbecued in this movie (aka, a lot of explosions)
Energy Canon Soda: There were some very big explosions that happen in the moovie the most fatal were caused by the spaceships energy canon. Simply get some glow in the dark sticks at the #99centstore. Get the skinny ones that you can turn into bracelets and stick it in a cold glass of Squirt, the cloudiness of the soda will make it glow very nicely and if you add ice it will look even cooler. NOTE: Make sure you wash the glow sticks and make sure they aren't broken before sticking them in your drink.
Out of This World Cupcakes: My kids loved these and I very much enjoyed decorating them. You can follow the recipe here at sweetestkitchen.com or simply buy your favorite flavor of boxed cake and then decorate your cupcakes with your favorite lollipop flavor and some M&M's (that's what I did)
Tip: Remember those glow sticks you bought? Add them to this dessert as well (shown in the pic below). I placed them from the bottom up.
Tip: The little cups that cover the lollipops can be purchased at the 99 cent store.
Q&A with the kids
1. If we had an alien invasion and you can go live on any other planet you want where would you go? How would your life be different there?
2. Give an example of a time when you were brave. How did you feel afterwards?
3. What is the first thing you would do if you walked outside your house one morning and saw a very big UFO.?