We recently celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday and the birthday girl requested a Moana themed party. Even though we planned a very small family celebration, I love a good theme and can’t help myself from coming up with a few DIY projects to set the scene and make her day extra special. Continue reading “Moana Party Inspiration: DIY Kakamora Cups”→
The Lego Batman Movie is coming out this week and the kids and I can’t wait to see it in theater! We loved the first Lego Movie, and the new Batman version looks hilarious. I have been following The LEGO Batman Movie on Facebook and the clips they share always crack me up.
When I saw that the release date for the movie was just a couple weeks before my son’s 7th birthday, I knew immediately that it would make a great party option for him and his friends. I will admit that it took a little convincing to get him on board with the idea since he had his heart set on laser tag, but seeing the previews has made him just as excited as me. He is still a bit young for laser tag, so we will keep that as an option for a future birthday party.
Since a Disney trip is not in the cards for us this year, I decided to try and fill that void by booking us tickets to Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream. After reading glowing reviews online and seeing by my 3 year olds reaction to the commercials for the show on Disney Junior, I knew we would all have a great time. Continue reading “Disney On Ice: It Pays to Be Prepared”→
This week we are focusing our charitable efforts on a more global scale with the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box program run by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. The church my daughter’s preschool is run out of collects these boxes every year, so it was very easy for me to grab two boxes to fill and bring back. Annual collection week for all shoeboxes runs next week from November 16-22 so there is still time for you to fill a box and help make a huge difference in a child’s life.
The boxes are meant to be filled with a variety of toys, school supplies and toiletries. They are shipped all across the world to children in third world countries who might not otherwise receive anything for Christmas. The Operation Christmas Child site has great instructions on How To Pack a Shoebox, and I really love this expanded list of box-filling ideas from Passionate Penny Pincher.