October 19, 2014

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My #PeabodyFrenchRevolution Party! #PeabodyInsiders @FHEInsiders #WABAC


Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN!  Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Directed by Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) and from the team behind family favorite franchises THE CROODS and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.

Looking for something fun to do  with the kids and add a flare of history as well?  Why not host a Peabody and Sherman movie event at your house around one of the themes!  I just hosted a  French Revolution themed party  at my house!

You can't have a party with out the invites, so here are some fun printable invites for you to use:

Looking for some activity ideas while dinner is cooking or in my case getting delivered?  Check out these activity sheets:
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Make a three cornered hat like above with these instructions here.   These were really simple and fun for the kids.  My daughter took it upon herself to trace out the pattern and cut them out for her friends.   We just used a pack of card stock paper from the craft store.  The pack was located in the scrap-booking area, a little more sturdy and colorful than construction paper.  Then they decorated with markers, feathers and other embellishments that I picked up/


Here are some food ideas to go along with the theme too!  Of course we had to have cake, or should I say cupcakes!    I made pink velvet cupcakes with silver liners to represent Marie Antoinette and her love of cake.  Head down the baking aisle at your craft store and pick up some frosting, fun sprinkles and candies to make the cupcakes complete.  I suggest lining your table with wax paper, this will save on clean-up of frosting and sprinkle spillage.


 
We also served pizza.  Nothing beats a movie night with the kids, then serving up pizza.   Check your local pizza shops for deals. 



The kids all snuggled up on the couch and love seat and I turned off the lights in the living room.  I only left on a couple of mood lights next to the TV to get a movie theater feel.   It also helped that we just got a new 71 inch TV!

The kids loved this movie as did the adults!  Soon after it was over, my son was using a cardboard box from the garage to make his own WABAC machine.  I loved the introduction of  so many historical characters and time periods.  The kids have not covered all the areas yet in school, so it was great to field their questions and explain more about those characters/time period. 

This is a great film that showcases an unconventional father and son relationship.  Mr. Peabody is a genius who adopts a boy (Sherman) and they go on many adventures in time. If a boy can adopt a dog, then why can't a dog adopt a boy?  Towards the end of the movie, be prepared to get choked up when Sherman announces he is a dog and his friends from time stand by him and chime in they are dogs too!

This is a great family film and we loved it, it was great to be able to host a party themed around a time period in the movie and share it with some neighborhood kids!

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October 17, 2014

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Earth to Echo Blu-ray #Giveaway #EchoInsiders


Earth to Echo
This wonderful journey, “full of adventure, bravery, excitement, and friendship…has something for audiences of all ages” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). The “lively and likable” (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times) tale is told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.


Earthly Adventures with Echo!
Earth to Echo is beaming down to Blu-ray and DVD October 21st!

Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever. To prepare you for this adventurous, exciting and heart warming film, we have compiled a list of the best ways to spend time with your friends- outside and away from your cell phones!


1.  Pick Up Games

There is nothing like starting a sports pickup game with all your neighborhood friends. Between sitting in class all day and coming home to do homework, a quick game, whether it is hockey, baseball, basketball or soccer, will let you use up some of that energy you’ve been storing! Not only this, but this is an awesome way to make new friends.

2. Bike Rides

With your parents permission of course, take a cruise around the neighborhood with your friends! Also, make sure you wear a helmet. You can use your imagination and make fun adventures out of your journey
!

3. Hide N’ Seek

A neighborhood game of Hide N’ Seek is the ultimate outside activity. With permission from your parents, and of course, using the buddy system when it comes to hiding, Hide N’ Seek is sure to be an awesome time. >

4. Backyard Campout

Ask your mom and dad to set up a backyard camp out for you and your friends! Start by setting up a tent and marking your territory with your sleeping bag! You can spend the night telling scary stories and eating S’mores!



5. Chalk

The most underrated outside activity has to be chalk! It is so much fun to create fun pictures and even games with all your friends. You can play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe or use your imagination to draw wonderful pictures!

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October 16, 2014

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Host a #PeabodyFrenchRevolution Party in honor of the movie! #PeabodyInsiders @FHEInsiders


Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN!  Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Directed by Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) and from the team behind family favorite franchises THE CROODS and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.

My Sherman and 2 Mr. Peabodys!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the kids and add a flare of history as well?  Why not host a Peabody and Sherman movie event at your house around one of the themes!  I will be doing the French Revolution at my house!

You can't have a party with out the invites, so here are some fun printable invites for you to use:

Looking for some activity ideas while dinner is cooking or in my case getting delivered?  Check out these activity sheets:
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Here are some food ideas to go along with the theme too!

I will also be doing some craft with the kids at my house, but you will need to wait till the after party post to see what goodies we made and all the fun we had!  Some goodies I will  be displaying as party pieces:



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Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  I will receive a copy of the movie and giftcard to purchase craft supplies .  No other compensation was received

October 15, 2014

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Dreamworks Animation Halloween Fun! #HowToTrainYourDragon2 @FHEInsiders

Halloween is rapidly approaching and we are so excited!  In the spirit of this spooky season, we have some fun How to Train Your Dragon 2 Halloween goodies!
I am totally loving these pumpkin carving patterns!

How about some super cute Halloween masks?  Just click to enlarge!



Click this link to take you to a PDF for how to make your own viking hat!


Looking for some festive treats and food ideas?  Then check out these:

October 14, 2014

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Great deals on #Olaf plush dolls. #FROZEN

The Elsa doll I posted yesterday sold out... so here is the next best deal!  Olaf plush!


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October 13, 2014

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Win a 4 pack of @CedarPoint #HalloWeekends Tickets! #OHIO #BloggingatCP



Cedar Point's annual festival of fright, HalloWeekends, driven by SafeAuto, begins this Friday night and continues every Friday night, Saturday & Sunday through November 1. Enjoy the NEW Hexed haunted house, an expanded Howl-O-Palooza family fun area, a new parade route, haunted houses, outdoor fright zones and more!

Plus, experience the new "Midnight Syndicate LIVE - Legacy of Shadows" in the Good Time Theatre. Or be mesmerized by the aerial stunts of the popular "Skeleton Crew" in Celebration Plaza! It all starts Friday night at 6!

Don't worry, there are tons of kid friendly activities too! From shows and performances to special areas and attractions just for them, kids will find both tricks and treats during HalloWeekends. New this year will be an expanded Howl-O-Palooza kids’ area, now located along the Wicked Twister Midway and in the Planet Spooky and Kiddy Kingdom children’s areas. Howl-O-Palooza will feature cornstalk and hay bale mazes, pedal tractors, trick-or-treat stations and much more! Kids will also delight in special live entertainment that is suitable for the entire family, including the always-popular “Monster Midway Invasion Celebration” parade, the hit “Skeleton Crew” show in Celebration Plaza, “The Monsters’ Trick-or-Treat” and “Peanuts’ Halloween Show & Kids’ Costume Contest” on the Howl-O-Palooza stage, “The Pumpkin Patch Party with the Peanuts” in the Camp Spooky Theatre and “Snoopy’s Halloween Hijinks” in the Planet Snoopy Gazebo.

Make sure you check out my review here!

Here is pricing info for planning your trip:
  • Fri or Sun Night Admission as low as $38.99 plus applicable taxes and fees
  • Saturday Night Admission as low as $45.99 plus applicable taxes and fees
  • Sat or Sun All-Day Admission All Day & All Night as low as $47.99 plus applicable taxes and fees

One lucky reader will win a family four pack of tickets to visit Cedar Point and HalloWeekend.
Cedar Point's HalloWeekends is only open for three more weekends - Friday nights (after 6 p.m.), Saturdays, and Sundays now through Nov. 2, 2014! Important: This giveaway ends at 11:59 on Thursday, October 16, 2014 and winner will be contact by email. If winner does not respond within 24 hours another winner will be picked at random. 

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Kohl's has the hottest #Halloween costumes and home goods! Plus score 20% off today! #sp

Don't go door to door to find spooktacular finds this Halloween! Kohl's and Kohls.com has the season's best costumes and enchanting home decor at prices you won't believe!

This year's hottest costume for her is the  Disney Frozen Elsa Deluxe Costume
 for $39.99 and for him Disney Pixars Lightning McQueen track jacket and track pants by Jumping Beans.   To decorate your home, make a bold and festive statement with a glow-in-dark pillow.

My daughter was so excited to receive the  Disney Frozen Elsa Deluxe Costume ($39.99).  She was going to be a homemade kitty cat, but as you can see she makes the perfect Elsa and we will be using this as her Trick or Treat outfit.  She just turned nine this past week and is on the tall size.  We were fortunate to be sent a 10/12 costume.  While it is a little big, that is perfect to add a bit of layers underneath if possible.  The gown is beautifully crafted and shimmers and shines.  Pair with some silver flats and you are Elsa ready!  This outfit even comes with the super cute crown!


Disney Pixars Lightning McQueen track jacket is currently on sale  for $19.00 (Original $38.0)  plus save  an additional 20% off with  code FRIEND20

Your Lightning McQueen lover will go crazy for this boys' Disney / Pixar Cars track jacket by Jumping Beans.
  • "Lightning McQueen 95" graphic on the back
  • Zip front
  • Long sleeves
  • 2-pocket
Disney Pixars Lightning McQueen track pants are currently on sale  for  $13.00 (Original $26.00) plus save  an additional 20% off with  code FRIEND20

These feature checkered side panels and a "Lightning McQueen" graphic.

My son is 7, but we were sent a size 5/6 in both the jacket and pants and they fit his wonderfully!  This is a great outfit for his to wear to school for his Harvest Party.  So many times it is hard for kids to get their costumes on themselves.  No need to worry with this one, just put on and wear to school.  You could accessorize even with a hat or pretend earpiece!


Halloween Haunted House Decorative Pillow is on sale for $17.49 (Original $34.99 ) plus save  an additional 20% off with  code FRIEND20
 
Add a touch of fun to any room with this spooky Halloween decorative pillow.
  • 18'' x 18''
  • Comfortable micropoly fill
  • Solid backing
  • Embroidered haunted house design
This is a super cute and plush pillow! I was not able to capture the ghosts glowing on camera, but the ghosts have a nice, subtle glow in the evenings when all the lights are out. We already have throw pillows from Kohl's on our new couch and love them and this holiday themed one is no exception. I am seriously in love with the throw pillows form Kohl's and will look o them for all my pillow needs!

If you are looking to get some items for the kids or house, now is the time with 20% off site wide with code FRIEND20 ends today at Kohls.com , Oct 13th!

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