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The return of The Powerpuff Girls was the most lit party at SXSW

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Kaitlyn Tiffany

Cartoon Network pulled out all the stops tonight for a party at Austin's Long Center Terrace in celebration of three very special ladies — Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. What's a party without pink, green, and blue cotton candy, blankets, glow sticks, t-shirts, popcorn, and... Macy's Parade-worthy balloons!

Hardly a party at all, of course. Which is why every other party at SXSW had nothing on The Powerpuff Girls' bash. When I arrived, the DJ was bumping 2009 Miley Cyrus and the sun was just setting over the Colorado River. Attendees saw the first episode of the rebooted series before anyone else on the planet (spoiler: it's good, funny, and contains a Dolly Parton reference), and everyone went home on a sugar high. Good party! If you missed it, you can watch the first episode of the new Powerpuff Girls — "Horn Sweet Horn" — on April 4th on Cartoon Network.

Powerpuff Girls SXSW party