{CLOSED} Laotian Entertainment: Family Movie Night w/ “How to Train You Dragon 2” & Giveaway

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I can’t tell if motherhood has really screwed me over (more than it has) or if family movies have really stepped up their emo game. I have cried at commercials, sure, but an animated, action-adventure movie? This latest movie was seriously no exception because not only did wet, hot things roll down my face (again) but the kids and I were cheering on the characters. Seriously, the last time we did were all rooting at the screen characters was *cough* kidsstayupwatchingTheWalkingDeadwithus *cough* In “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (HTTYD2), we got all of it: action, friendship, and heroism. I especially loved the reunited love story the mostest. I’m such a sucker for reunions because I hate losing things, ‘know what I’m sayin? Ugh. You also can’t go wrong with dragons. DRAGONS! And especially, widdo baby dragons. So kewt.

Enough of the movie, let’s move on to the the best part of movie: snacks. The good people over from DreamWorks basically tossed us the awesome gift of calories and sugar, which I have never been mad at someone for doing so, for my family to enjoy while watching one of the best films of 2014. We got to nosh on buttery popcorn and candies like Red Vines and Sour Patch Kids (which are VEGAN, wut), along with some longer-lasting goodness in the form of the newest addition to our bare feet grenades toy family: Toothless action figure! Toothless is the dragon companion to Hiccup, the protagonist of the HTTYD movies, and he’s one of those cute dragons I was talkin’ about.

If you haven’t seen any of the films from the HTTYD franchise, go-go-go now and enjoy a family-friendly animation that will have you cheer and/or cry from start to finish. Yes, I cried at the old love reunion! I recommend this particular film because dragons are so in right meow and if you aren’t on that dragon bandwagon, this is a great way to get the whole family started! Also, it’s really fun animation with really memorable characters and that’s probably what you’ll get out of it rather than dragon pop culture. So, this will be a family favorite, for sure!

Continue reading for a special surprise just for my beloved Laotian Commotion readers…

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Haven’t seen “How to Train Your Dragon 2” but want to experience the animated adventure with dragons and their trainers in a faraway place?

Well, I’m hosting a DreamWorks giveaway that includes:

1) your very own copy of the Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital HD movie

2) a Toothless action figure to call your own

Here is how:

  1. Subscribe to TheLaotianCommotion.com on the sidebar all by entering your email. Don’t worry I’m too busy with life to blog everyday.
  2. Comment below on this post with your email and favorite movie time snack of all time. If it’s quinoa cakes, you might just be disqualified. Jk.

Giveaway ends Sunday, 12/14 11:59 PST and I will choose a random winner with details on a subsequent blog post so please subscribe, tweet, and instagram me!


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A Major Tip for Feel Good Mornings After Not-So-Good Nights: Drink More

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He knows what’s up.

The almost-three years of parenting has shifted my party girl status to the backlog. My current frequency of actually cavorting with alcohol is slim to none. Despite scary myths and unguided misinformation, I can enjoy a cocktail even while breastfeeding. As always, drinking in moderation is safest, if you choose to drink. The key to preventing your hangover headaches is to drink more but not of what you think. Here’s how to feel good the next day after a night of (too much) fun:

Pre-funk Up until you are ready to consume alcohol, make sure you are keeping yourself hydrated. Tip: keep a bottle of this with you at all times in the few hours leading up to your first drink.

Double-fist When drinking, make sure to order/prepare a glass of water to accompany your alcoholic beverage. Tip: keep the glass of water in your dominant hand to encourage more drinking (of H2O).

Chug You made it home safe (by taxi, by designated driver, or stumble) and ready for bed. Before you do, chug a full glass of water (or two) before hitting the hay.

Walk of shame How do you feel this morning? If you’re still a little hazy, (what else) hydrate some more as soon as you wake up. My favorite ways to speed up feeling better is with lemon, which help your body replace fluids lost by dehydration. Tip: this sparkling option has lemon essence right into it. Also, lime isn’t just for Cuervo.

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“lemon juice can actually help ease symptoms of a hangover such as headaches and migraines by making the body more alkaline.” – http://alcohol.addictionblog.org/lemons-cure-hangover/

What are your hangover tips?

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