Did you know that lowfat chocolate milk is the official drink of Halloween? This fun fact is something I learned a couple of days ago when my kids and I were invited to Paramount Studios in Hollywood by “Got Milk” to kick off the Halloween season and meet the new Milk Mustache celebrity mom. It was a really fun event with Quick the Rabbit, lots of chocolate milk and trick-or-treating on New York Street. New York Street is the “fake” city street that is a permanent set on the Paramount Lot. Songs are written about it never raining in Southern California. How ironic that it was actually raining, although sporadically. It hadn’t rained since last April. So my hair looks really bad and/or was covered by a baseball cap. The rain did not dampen our fun one bit and the good folks from “Got Milk” even provided us with chocolate milk colored umbrellas! It was fun to run into some of my blogging buddies, including Tara and Liz.
Angie Harmon was unveiled as the new “Got Milk” mustache mom. Angie was at the event along with her husband Jason Sehorn and their three daughters. I got to meet and speak with both Angie and Jason. We compared some notes about having little kids and being Republicans in Hollywood. Yep, uh-huh, just me and the famous actress and NFL player kicking back, sipping chocolate milk as our kids played in the bales of hay at a movie studio. Just an ordinary day for a Hollywood Mom like me…
Angie’s ad debuted in People magazine this week. It’s a beautiful picture of her with her three girls. Thanks to the wonders of technology, you too can make your own Halloween-themed milk mustache digital card using the “Make Your Own Milk Mustache Ad” tool online at WhyMilk.com. I learned quite a bit about lowfat chocolate milk: it is a major source of calcium and provides other important bone-building nutrients including vitamin D, protein, potassium and phosphorus. Each 8-ounce serving provides 300 milligrams of calcium—or 30% of the Daily Value for this vital bone building nutrient. Research suggests that kids who avoid milk are more likely to suffer bone fractures, have lower bone mass and may even be shorter than their milk-drinking peers. Well, if that doesn’t get you running to the fridge?!
Throughout October, the Chocolate Milk: The Official Drink of Halloween team will host free Halloween events at local children’s museums in 25 cities across the US. Check out the tour schedule below. Definitely visit WhyMilk.com for more healthy Halloween tips, to find festive recipes—such as Goblin Good Rice Pudding and Minty Witch’s Brew (which I sampled at the party and loved!). There is so much info on the WhyMilk.com site, including tips, contests and other fun stuff that I bookmarked it under my “mom stuff” tab. Yummy chocolate milk and Halloween go great together!
The Official Drink of Halloween Tour Schedule:
- Dallas (10/21) Museum of Nature & Science 11 am – 1 pm
- Greenville (10/21) Sky Top Apple Orchard 11 am – 1 pm
- Corpus Christi (10/22) Texas State Aquarium 2 pm – 4 pm
- Detroit (10/25) Detroit Historical Museum 1 pm – 4 pm
- Portland (10/26) Portland Children’s Museum 9:30 am – 11: 30 pm
- Lexington (10/29) Explorium of Lexington 12:30 pm – 2: 30 pm
- Denver (10/29) Children’s Museum of Denver 3 pm – 5 pm
- Madison (10/30) Madison’s Children’s Museum 6 pm – 8 pm
- Minneapolis/St. Paul (10/30) Minnesota Children’s Museum 10 am – 12 pm
- Boston (10/30) The Children’s Museum in Easton 11 am – 1 pm