Movies Made Better with Mars Ice Cream {Giveaway}

Monday was the first day of school in our county, and I don’t think anyone in my family was quite ready to say goodbye to summer. It’s been a really fun summer for us! To end summer break with a bang, Grandma Laura and I threw an end of summer movie party on Sunday evening for my two nieces and some of their friends. We kept it simple by ordering pizzas and serving up a variety of Mars Ice Cream products for them to eat while watching the movie.

Movies Made Better with a Mars Ice Cream Party

This is a partnered post with Mars Ice Cream and One2One Network.

This was my kind of ice cream party – minimal preparation and cleanup. I don’t think the girls would have enjoyed this movie party anymore had I spent all day fussing with making food and decorating.

Movie night is much more fun with ice cream!

Movies Made Better with Mars Ice Cream

It didn’t surprise me at all that most of the girls went for the big M&M’s Ice Cream Cookies. Some of them even went back for seconds to try something else.

Movies Made Better with Mars Ice Cream

When it comes to finding the perfect treat this summer, there’s only one “real” decision to make – real ice cream.

A good movie and good ice cream is the perfect combination for a fun movie night!

Movies Made Better with Mars Ice Cream

Unlike so many “imitation” ice cream products, Mars Ice Cream’s portfolio of frozen novelties pairs delicious, REAL ice cream with the delectable chocolate flavor of candy brands you know and love. Our end of summer movie party featured DOVEBAR® Ice Cream Bars, M&M’S® Brand Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich, SNICKERS® Brand Chocolate Ice Cream Bars, and TWIX® Ice Cream Bars.

Mars Ice Cream products make a great treat to enjoy during movie night – adding a tasty layer of fun to an already exciting event. Pick up your favorite flick and a box of Mars Ice Cream party tonight!

Movies Made Better with Mars Ice Cream

Mars Ice Cream Giveaway
Want to host your own end of summer movie and ice cream party? Mars is providing one lucky About A Mom reader with (5) full value coupons for Mars Ice Cream products (coupon ARV $5.50).

Entering this giveaway is easy! Just leave a comment below telling how you would like to incorporate Mars Ice Cream into your end of summer celebration. Be sure you leave an email address that you check often, in case you win! Giveaway is open to U.S. readers, ages 18+ and ends on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:59pm ET. One random winner will be selected.

***8/18 Update: This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to our winner Kim B.

Will you be celebrating the end of summer with an ice cream party?

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  1. catherine sargent says:

    Would be great for our Sunday game night!! Lots of teenagers to feed.

  2. Jenny Q. says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun to have a end of Summer ice cream party with my kids!

  3. jennifer bielecki says:

    I would have a ice cream and pool party with my daughters friends before school starts.

  4. This would be a great addition and treat for our movie marathon night we have the last day of our beach vacation at the end of summer!

  5. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    Our kids still have two weeks before school starts and we usually have a back to school bash weenie roast. Some Mars ice-cream bars would be enjoyed by kids and adults.

  6. Tricia Martin says:

    My kids have already gone back to school but they would never turn down ice cream. :P And summer still isn’t over I suppose. We’d enjoy them sitting on the back porch, enjoying a cool evening watching the sun set.

  7. This would be great for a labor day picnic!

  8. We would enjoy ice cream on a hot sunny day.

  9. amanda whitley says:

    i would love to give it to the kids at our annual labor day cookout.

  10. Dawn Monroe says:

    I want to have an end of summer camping trip with my grandkids. We rent a cabin at one of the state parks and have a stress free weekend. After all the tent camping expenses its easier and cheaper to rent. These would be a great addition.

  11. Margaret P. says:

    I have a 3 year old who loves to have movie night! We rent a kid’s movie from Amazon & make Chef Boyardee pizza together…those M&M ice cream sandwich would thrill him. So much easier (and cheaper) than a trip to the theaters :)

  12. We are having a birthday party the end of August, and would combine it with a ‘farewell to summer’ party too.

  13. I would use them as a dessert at our big family picnic later this summer.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  14. would like to put them in our labor day picnic. thankyou, ken

  15. kim burnett says:

    We enjoy ice cream as dessert at our summer bbq’s!

  16. Janet W. says:

    I would love to have a little ice cream party with my grandsons and a few of their neighborhood friends! This would be the perfect treat for them on a hot summer day in GA!

  17. Mars ice cream products would be the perfect cool dessert for an end of the summer BBQ party!

  18. Michele Behlen says:

    My grandson will be spending two weeks with us before school starts. He would love to have an ice cream party.

  19. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    These would be great for our end of summer get-together. Actually, these would just be nice treats for when it’s hot outside.

  20. shelly peterson says:

    This would be some yummy treats to serve at a sleep over party.

  21. I would have a girls get together and eat some ice cream and watch a movie

  22. melina r says:

    These treat would be great for a saturday cook out.

  23. BBQ + ice cream = perfect

    pocketsizedgirl at gmail dot com

  24. Oh my gosh, these all look so good. I’d love to enjoy these treats while I have my end of summer movie fests with my kids.

  25. I would use these for my granddaughters birthday party the end of August.

  26. Hanging outside having ice cream is how we shall end the summer!

  27. We would have my sister-in-law and family over for a pool party, finishing the evening with yummy ice cream!

  28. This would be a nice treat for the first day back to school.

  29. i would have a neighborhood movie night all kids get free ice cream

  30. Brandi B. says:

    We usually have an end of summer BBQ , so winning this would help take care of the desserts! Great prize!

  31. I would incorporate Mars into my end of summer event by lighting a fire in the fire pit, some tiki torches, and sitting out on the back deck and eating ice cream with my kiddo before she starts college.

  32. Anna Smith says:

    We eat ice cream every night so a party would make it even better. Ice Cream Party Saturday Night at 8 p. m ya ya

  33. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I would use a choice of Mars Ice cream treats at the end of a buffet meal to celebrate the end of summer

  34. Amy Orvin says:

    I’d love to incorporate Mars with my Saturday night movie nights with my brother. We would both really enjoy eating some ice cream while watching a good flick.

  35. Mars ice cream would be great for an end of summer camping trip!

  36. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    This would be great for an end of summer pool party! What fun! Ice cream and swimming!

  37. Christina Foley says:

    I would stock up on Mars Ice Cream (the M&M Ice cream cookies are my kids favorites) for the end of summer gathering we are having next month!

  38. We would enjoy it on hot nights

  39. My son’s birthday is right when school starts so we will have ice cream with his birthday cake

  40. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to include them into our end of summer party!

  41. My family would enjoy a picnic on the deck with M&M ice cream cookies for dessert before school starts or anytime.

  42. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would add it to my sons bday at school! They are allowed to bring cake and ice cream.

  43. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    We’d celebrate together before my kids go their separate ways to school.

  44. Cynthia R says:

    I think I’ll buy some different kinds and have them at the birthday party, people can combine with cupcakes, with such a variety, everyone will be able to get their favorite.

  45. Cathy French says:

    It’s the perfect end to a bbq with all the trimmings.

  46. amy guillaume linderman says:

    my boys had a ton of summer homework, so this would be a fun way to celebrate their finishing it all on time!

  47. soha molina says:

    I’d like to have the ice cream at the beach.

  48. Cheryl B. says:

    We would hold a big kiddo get together, and an end of the years swim!

  49. I would love to have a movie night with my girlfriends with all the fixings – popcorn, junk food, and ice cream! :)

  50. After a hot day at work , ice cream cools and calms me.

  51. Amanda Alvarado says:

    These would be a great treat at the end of pizza movie night!

  52. Kelly Tupick says:

    This would be great to do as an end of summer camping trip we are taking. The kids would love this.

  53. Jenifer Moore says:

    My twin grandkids and I love Mars ice cream so much we would treat ourselves every morning day and night till it was gone!

  54. I have watched my 3 grandkids all summer long and we have baked and done crafts all summer and it would be so much fun to finish of the summer making home made ice cream sandwiches!!!

  55. Debra Hall says:

    this would fit right in with my son’s birthday bbq

  56. an ice cream party with my 3 g-kids

  57. Dorothy Teel says:

    We have a family gathering about once a month and my granddaughters (4) all come over with their parents and they love ice cream, I think they would be excited to get ice cream sandwiches or those great looking M & M Bars for desert, thank you for sharing this review

  58. Danielle Papsis says:

    I’d have a end of summer family barbecue with Mars Ice Cream.

  59. What a cool giveaway. This would be awesome for Sunday Playdate, when my son has 4 of his little friends come over. 5 – 3yr old toddler boys!!!

  60. The Mars branded ice cream bars are a unique variety of ice cream. They combine two things kids love, candy bars and ice cream. This makes a perfect summer treat, and with school coming soon, this would be a good way to end their summer vacation.

  61. I would have a movie, pizza, popcorn, ice cream night with my four kids!

  62. Heidi Bee says:

    This would be perfect for my kiddos birthday!! :) moo77hb at gmail dot com

  63. Cindy Merrill says:

    My grand kids love ice cream, so this prize may entice them to spend more time with us!

  64. Marti Tabora says:

    We would have these with a Labor day cookout, unless it’s too hot and then it would turn into a Labor day inside dinner.

  65. I would like to throw an back to school ice cream party for my daughter

  66. Mary Ann Atzrott says:

    Definitely an ice cream movie night!!! Nothing goes better with a movie!

  67. Jessica Menster says:

    I would love to have an end of summer celebration with my kids, my siblings and their kids and my parents! Fun outside activities with some delicious ice cream treats would be perfect!

  68. Terra Heck says:

    I’d take and use the Mars Ice Cream to the local park with my nieces and nephews. We’d eat the ice cream and play on the playground. Thanks.

  69. Jessica Snow says:

    Ice cream is such a great treat, especially on these hot summer Florida days.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  70. Oh I would love to use them for our weekly playtime with my nieces and nephews! During the summer we get the kids together to play once a week….what a GREAT snack idea this would be for them!!!

  71. Heather B says:

    The weekend before school starts my boys have a BTS party. This year we are setting up an outdoor movie night and ice cream would be perfect.

  72. christina says:

    ohh the kids would love this and so would there friends. how much fun :) we always have fun with movies but add some ice cream yummy..

  73. Kimberly Schotz says:

    School starts in a couple of weeks. This would be perfect for a Friday afternoon as a after school treat.

  74. Rebecca Parsons says:

    We have a youth group meeting in a few weeks so it would be really neat to have an Mar’s Ice Cream party before they all go back to school.

  75. christine j says:

    this would be fun to do for an upcoming bday party

  76. Susan Christy says:

    We’re having a family reunion of sorts and it will probably be pretty hot, so ice cream would be the perfect evening treat after a long day in the sun.

  77. Jennifer Rote says:

    This would be perfect for hot summer nights and so much cheaper than the ice cream truck!

  78. Holly Thomas says:

    I eat Ice Cream every night in the summer and Mars Novelties are my favorites!

  79. Sheila M. says:

    This would be a great thing to serve so my son could invite friends over for a final movie party.

  80. I’d have an ice cream social!

  81. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d have all my daughter’s friends over for a day in the sprinkler and some ice cream.

  82. Helga/billsn beaks says:

    I would share them with friends at the next summer get together.

  83. Stacey A Smith says:

    I like to have ice all the time not just the end of summer.but maybe a family get time together like a barbecue .
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com

  84. We usually enjoy popcorn with our movie night, but those ice cream cookies sure do look delicious! My son would enjoy any of the Mars products as well.

  85. janetfaye says:

    Mars Ice Cream products would be great at our family barbecue this month.

  86. We always make huge banana splits with the grandkids and eat them out on the deck. This would be perfect for that!

  87. I would use Mars ice cream to celebrate the end of summer at our annual Labor Day picnic.

  88. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I’ll incorporate them into my daughters birthday party, its the end of the summer, so she considers it the last party of the summer, lol.

  89. I love passing out fun treats to my kids’ friends when they are here. These would be the best! What a great treat they would be.

  90. I would love to share this ice cream with my family at our annual Labor Day BBQ. The kids (and adults) would love it!
    Thank you!

  91. Rebecca Orr says:

    We would have a cookout the night before school starts. My kids love these ice cream bars.

  92. Ice cream would be great after a picnic.

  93. angie pruden says:

    of course! I love ice cream and so does my little guy

  94. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I would gather all the kids from the neighborhood and set up a HUGE slip and slide! We would end our summer slipping sliding away while enjoying yummy ice cream!

  95. I would love to have these for movie night this summer.

  96. Chase Collens says:

    I would just eat them with my fiance…just pig out haha

  97. Would have to say that I would use to incorporate them on game night

  98. I would love to bring these bars to our annual family barbecue :)

  99. This would be neat to have when watching a movie for treats and or just hanging out together with grandson for something special. I have not seen these before.

  100. CHRISTINA DUTRA says:

    The ice cream would be perfect with the end of summer movies we watch every summer!

  101. Melissa S says:

    I would love to have an end of summer/bts celebration for my son. I would have the ice cream at our Labor Day party.

  102. Jennifer H says:

    These would be great for a back to school party

  103. Jessamine D. says:

    My daughters LOVE Ice Cream and since school has started last week already, we’ll have a post-first day of school Ice Cream celebration if ever I win these coupons. It’s still super warm here in SoCal (still in the 90′s!) so this would be a great treat for my daughters. :)

    jessamine _ marie _ tan _ ricafort at yahoo dot com

  104. Kids are already back-to-school here, so I’d use these as an after school treat.

  105. I’m so sad that summer is coming to an end. I’d love to celebrate back to school with ice cream though!

  106. My hubby’s bday is coming up. I’d love to use Mars Ice Cream to make him a sundae bar! tylerpants(at)

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