My House Party: McDonald’s & Shrek End Of School Bash

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 Hand-posted by Jennifer


I discovered House Party quite some time ago when I read about it on another blog.  I try to share the latest House Party updates with you and absolutely love the whole concept of House Party itself.  Since learning about it I have applied to a several parties, been invited to a couple and have had the honor of being selected as a host a couple of times!  I was recently invited to host a McDonald’s & Shrek House Party

Did you signup for the McDonald’s & Shrek House Party?  Were you chosen to be a host?  I was!!!

I wasn’t the only one overwhelmed with excitement about this House Party from the get-go, the kids were too.  The party coincided with the end of the school year and the time that Papaw’s pool officially opens for the summer.  As soon as I was chosen to be a host I started phoning all my friends with children.  LOL, I was as giddy as all the school kids that were bubbling with excitement. 

Time went by and the week before the party and…”the package” arrived.

Getting that package was the highlight of my week.  I ripped it open and shuffled through all the things like a child at a birthday party.  As a host, House Party provided me with an amazing party pack including a Shrek the Third DVD, a $75 gift card to McDonald’s to purchase the food, two packs of party plates, cups, napkins, invitations, oodles of Shrek toys, a movie poster and cute happy meal boxes.  I mean, this box was loaded!

Another week went by after getting the package and…”It’s the Party Day”!

I was lucky that one of the McDonald’s nearby sold 50 piece nuggets for only $10!  So, 150 nuggets and 16+ fries later I still had enough gift card moula left to buy each guest their own Shrek glass from McDonald’s!

Getting ready for the party was a blast.  We threw the kids outside with some of the downloadable Shrek games and coloring stuff to keep them occupied.  The smell of McDonald’s and the thrill of the party didn’t keep them outside long.  When the table was ready the munchkins piled in the door for their chance to finally see what had been taking place inside.  It was finally PARTY TIME!

Each kid grabbed some food, a goody box and headed back out the door for a picnic.  Parents stood around listening to the chatter of the kids gabbing back and forth.  “What toy did you get?” “I got Donkey” “Oh, I wanted Shrek” “You gonna get the movie?” “Yea, I want to get it too!” “Which cup did you get?” yada yada yak yak. 

Did you hear that?  “The Sound of House Party Success”!

Seriously!  The whole idea of House Party is for a host to be selected and successfully throw a party while marketing the “package” they received.  Now, while it wasn’t too hard for me to sell Shrek let alone McDonald’s to a party full of kids do you know what else happened?  Every one of my guests that left the party with the Shrek glass I bought also went home and purchased the remaining glasses so they’d have a whole “set” of Shrek glassware.  Score for McDonald’s!  Score for House Party!

Click on the album above to enjoy some of the pictures from the party.  You can see part of the kids but alot of the guests were camera shy… Something about the pool and bathing suits.  Anywho, the main focus of the party was the kids and you can tell from the pictures because there are hardly any adults in the shots.  I promise there were several of us in the background.

Have you signed up for House Party yet?

I really heart House Party for giving me the opportunity to share this experience with all my friends and family and can’t wait to host more parties in the future. 

If you haven’t signed up for House Party then I really encourage you to do so.  If you have signed up for House Party and haven’t completed an application lately then I encourage you to checkout what’s available.

Go apply for some parties so you can join the excitement!


Disclaimer: I received a party package from in exchange for this review.  The opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own.  I received no other compensation for this review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.  Huge Thanks goes out to and McDonald’s for sponsoring this incredible party!


  1. Tiffany said...

    I signed up for this one but didn't get in. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I hope they have another kid one this summer we got the Hot Wheels one last summer and my son had a blast with his friends.

  2. Sharing Savings With You said...

    Looks like it was a blast!!

  3. Jeanette said...

    Just read about a recall on the Shrek glasses. We bought some too. You might want to let your guests know. The article says they contain a toxic substance and McDonalds will refund the cost.

  4. Jennifer said...

    Thanks! HouseParty is in contact with McDonald's and will hopefully have an update soon.

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