Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension aired for the first time on August 5th. We let the kids stay up late to enjoy the movie with us, along with a few of their friends. Due to some last minute vacation plans, our party guests were fewer than anticipated, but we still had a blast, and enjoyed this movie so much we’ve seen it twice more since last weekend!
The folks at Disney sent us some goodies to share with our friends- super cute Phineas, Ferb and Perry drawstring bags that have made my kids the *envy* of camp this week, really cute but fall apart too quickly masks that I used packing tape to fix some of, and the rest, well, I stuck them around the house for decor- the kids thought finding them in the pantry was hilarious (hey, they are little. I have to get them laughing while they still think I am funny!!)
We had snacks, we laughed, the kids watched parts of the movie (not all- but they were so excited for an evening playdate it was hard to get them to do much of anything besides laughing and playing with every single toy in this house…
Some of the kids even watched parts of the movie (my kids watched it the next day. And the next. And on Tuesday night). Mostly we did Phineas and Ferb tattoos (Mr. Bargains was very excited to have Dr. Doofenshmirtz on his upper arm but refused a photo), colored some pictures, decorated paper cups with stickers from the movie and ran around like maniacs. Tons of fun. Definitely glad I had the foresight to record the movie since the kids who had so desperately wanted to stay up late to see the entire movie were too busy and distracted to enjoy it!
On the way out, the kids each got a Phineas, Ferb or Perry goodie bag filled with a mask, stickers, tattoos and character buttons from the movie. No one but me wondered why there weren’t any Candace bags…The kids were excited to have something to bring home and I know mine have loved using their bags all week!
One of the reasons that we adults find this show in general, and in particular this movie, so entertaining is that the humor reaches, like most Disney programming/movies/shows/etc, across generations. There’s layers of humor that you don’t get until you’ve seen something more than once, or until you’ve experienced things for yourself, or simply, gotten older- but that’s one of the things that makes me love Disney so much- young or old, there’s almost always going to be *something* you can enjoy about Disney stuff. All of it.
We’re still not sure where Perry is. I think the kids are hoping that we’ll be invited to have another party to find out where Perry really is…
Thanks to ChildsPlay Parties and Disney for the goodies for the party and the excuse to have a party!! We had a blast!