LEGO® Annouces KidsFest Tour Locations for 2014

Lego 2014 Tour

Lego KidsFest is returning to Michigan!

Covering more than three acres of space, the traveling giant LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity- and entertainment-packed event for all ages and builders of all skills. 

 

Five sessions – all identical and 4 ½ hours in length – are held at each tour stop. You can find more information about the LEGO KidsFest Tour or purchase Tickets  at www.LEGOKidsFest.com.   

DISNEY ON ICE 100 YEARS OF MAGIC REVIEW

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WOW! Is literally all I can say! Just when I think, Disney on Ice can’t get any better – IT DOES! On October 18, 2013, our family was lucky enough to attend the show with our Daisy troop! Not only were we there for some family fun, BUT it happened to be Scout Night at the Palace. All the girls, received a commemorative patch and memories worth a lifetime. It was adorable to see how excited these 6 year old were. The show covered so many memories, it made me want to go back to Disney! I LOVE in the picture above just watching how in awe these little girls are watching all of the princesses, characters, and effects!!!

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We saw Mickey and the gang, Finding Nemo, Mulan, small stories about ALL the princesses, Pinocchio, It’s A Small World, The Lion King – and more! It went by so quickly, I didn’t want it to end! Each parent came to me and specifically thanked me for planning this trip for our troop! I was so happy, because the adults enjoyed it too! I would highly recommend attended this show if it comes back to Detroit, or near! We even got to see Jiminy Cricket!!! LOVE HIM!

IMG_1411fix (800x466)I would honestly like to thank Feld Entertainment for hosting such an amazing show and the Palace for creating these fun events for Scouts to attend! One more thing, just a side note – can we please figure out a better container to keep the $12.00 snow cones in??!!! Of the 17 girls from our troop that attended, at least 6 or 7 spilled it, my daughter included.

Furthermore, $12.00 for a snow cone? I love Disney, but I do not love snow cones THAT much!!! I wish they could decrease some of those prices a bit…. but to see the smiles on these adorable faces during the show, rainbow – from the snow cones, makes it all worth it in the end!!!! 

 

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Nestlé COFFEE-MATE® Introduces Girl Scout Pick for New Ad

 
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NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE® Introduces Star of New Commercial
Local Wisconsin Girl Scout Lands Dream Role
 
GLENDALE, CA (October 14, 2013) – In celebration of NESTLÉ’S special edition COFFEE-MATE® Girl Scouts® creamers, the brand conducted a nationwide “Scout the Girl Scout” casting call to find an authentic Girl Scout to be featured in its commercial.  Today, it announced that 10-year-old Abby, a Girl Scout Junior in troop number 53022 from Girl Scouts of Wisconsin and Minnesota River Valleys, will star in a nationwide television spot for the new Girl Scout Cookie™-inspired Thin Mints® and Caramel and Coconut flavored creamers, which will debut today on networks such as NBC, ABC and CBS. 
 
“We were thrilled with the response to our casting call and were so impressed by all of the submissions,” said Gabe Chua, COFFEE-MATE Marketing Manager.  “Abby won us over with her genuine spirit and talent because she truly personifies the values of the Girl Scouts organization.”
 
Abby was selected by a judging panel from among more than 600 online and in-person auditions, which then led to call-backs for subsequent rounds of auditions.  From those call-backs, the submissions were narrowed down until the judging panel landed on Abby as the star of the new COFFEE-MATE Girl Scouts commercial.
 
For Abby, being involved with the Girl Scouts organization is a family affair with her mother serving as her troop leader and her father as treasurer of the service unit.  When the opportunity to combine her love of acting and involvement in the organization came about, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to submit a video.  Abby has been actively involved in Girl Scouts since kindergarten and has completed several Girl Scout Journeys.  This year, her troop is pursuing the Bronze Award by raising awareness of pet homelessness and supporting the establishment of a local shelter through a pet food drive. 
 
After learning she landed the role and finishing her fifth grade homework, this small-town Girl Scout from River Falls, WI, was whisked away to the entertainment capital of the world.  While Abby has previously graced the stage at her local community theater, this was her first time seeing the Hollywood lights and starring in a mainstream commercial.
 
Donning a Girl Scout Junior uniform, Abby recently wrapped the new COFFEE-MATE commercial where she questions what an office worker did to deserve COFFEE-MATE Girl Scout Thin Mints flavored creamer, given that it is “one of the most delicious Girl Scout Cookie flavors ever.” 
 
In the short-term, Abby hopes to continue acting, although her career aspiration is to be a member of Congress. To view the newly released commercial and behind-the-scenes footage of Abby’s journey, please visit www.girlscouts.coffee-mate.com.
 
About COFFEE-MATE Girl Scout Flavors
NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE® was the first non-dairy creamer to transform an ordinary cup of coffee into a rich, creamy everyday delight.  COFFEE-MATE was introduced as the world’s first powdered creamer in 1961, and soon established its position as America’s most popular choice.  Now two of the most popular Girl Scout Cookie™ flavor profiles are the latest
additions to the growing COFFEE-MATE line.  The new COFFEE-MATE Thin Mints® and Caramel & Coconut flavors (SRP $2.69/16oz bottle) can be found in the dairy aisle of your local grocer nationwide and for a limited time.  For more information please visit www.coffee-mate.com and www.facebook.com/CoffeemateUSA.
 
About Girl Scouts of the USA Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide.  Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development,
and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories.  Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.  For more information on how
to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (800-478-7248) or visit us at  www.girlscouts.org or on Twitter at @girlscouts.  For more information about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org

Marvel’s Thor – The Dark World : 3 New Preview Clips!

I’m super excited for the release of this movie.  Check out these clips and you will be too!

 

 

Like THOR on Facebook: Facebook.com/Thor

 

Follow THOR on Twitter: Twitter.com/ThorMovies

 

Visit the website: www.marvel.com/thor

  

THOR: THE DARK WORLD releases in theaters on November 8, 2013!

Jo-Ann Invites You To Celebrate The Release of Disney • Pixar’s Monsters University!!!!

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I am not sure about you, but I absolutely LOVE Sully & Mike K.!!!! When we went to Disney in 2012 – we literally ran to meet them. They were super nice and funny! Now, for the exciting news!

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is hosting a free Simple Sunday Make It-Take It event on October 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at all Jo-Ann stores nationwide* to celebrate the release of Disney • Pixar’s Monsters University available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and HD Digital October 29.
 
“We are excited to partner with Disney • Pixar to celebrate the Blu-ray and HD Digital release of Monsters Universitywith this free Make It-Take It event for crafty fans,” said Beth Shivak, manager of special events for Jo-Ann. “Kids will love these puppets inspired by the characters’ time on the campus of Monsters University.”
 
During the Simple Sunday event on October 20, fans of the popular series can create their own Monsters Universitythemed puppets with the help of Jo-Ann Team Members. The event will last as long as supplies do, or until 3 p.m. – so come early!
 
Simple Sundays provide an opportunity for crafting and sewing enthusiasts to learn firsthand about the foundation of the Creativity Made Simple campaign: simple solutions to creativity. The simple solutions to creativity are simple skills, simple supplies, simple steps and simple shopping.
 
To learn more about Creativity Made Simple, including an entire list of this year’s Simple Sunday events, visitJoann.com/creativitymadesimple/.
 
Creativity Made Simple was developed to support the Craft and Hobby Association’s CRE8TIME movement. CRE8TIME is a movement designed to help people recover eight hours a month and devote it to their particular craft, and to create a place for them to share their experiences. You can learn more about CRE8TIME atCRE8TIME.org
 
To find the Jo-Ann store nearest you, use the store locator on Joann.com.
Hope to see some of you there! I know my daughter and I will be attending!!!
 
About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visitJoann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.
 
About The Walt Disney Studios
For nearly 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Disney|Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

Halloween Fun With Spot It! Halloween

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There are tons of fun things to do this time of year…..

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Visit the Apple Orchard

 

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Carve a pumpkin

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Well here is another fun thing to do – Spot It! Halloween. 

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It’s a fun card game for 2-8 players aged seven and up….. although we had a five year old playing it and she had a fun too! 

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The game consists of a deck of round cards with several Halloween symbols, you flip them over and the first one to find a match wins that pair of cards. 

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This game is fun to play and makes us scratch us our head and say “how do two cards always have a match?”.  The other night my husband and son were playing and told me they found a flaw in the cards – there was no match!  After further inspection we found a pair of blue mice!  The game retails for around $13 and is a limited edition.

 

You can find more information about this fun game by visiting http://www.blueorangegames.com/

 

I received a free Spot It! Halloween Party Game so that I could review it.  All photo’s and thoughts are my own.  

 

 

DISNEY ON ICE TICKETS – GIVEAWAY!!!

Win A 4 Pack Of Disney On Ice Tickets!

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As I wrote a few weeks ago, Feld Entertainment is happy to bring Disney On Ice back to The Palace of Auburn Hills on the following dates/times:

SHOW TIMES

  • Wed,  Oct 16 2013  7:30PM
  • Thu,  Oct 17 2013  7:30PM
  • Fri,  Oct 18 2013 11:00AM
  • Fri,  Oct 18 2013  7:30PM
  • Sat,  Oct 19 2013 11:30AM
  • Sat,  Oct 19 2013  3:30PM
  • Sat,  Oct 19 2013  7:30PM
  • Sun,  Oct 20 2013  1:00PM
  • Sun,  Oct 20 2013  5:00PM

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

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Now, even BETTER news! We are giving away a 4 pack of tickets good for either Wednesday, October 16 or Thursday October 17 at 7:30pm. CHOSE 1 ONLY PLEASE – ONLY IF AVAILABLE – if your first option is not available the next one will be provided for you).

Please enter the giveaway BELOW following the instructions on the rafflecopter widget. GOOD LUCK to YOU ALL! The giveaway BEGINS 10/08/2013 @ 12:00am and ENDS 10/12/2013 @ 12:00am!

If you chose to purchase your own tickets, all information can be found here...

Also, PLEASE do not forget about Scout Nights! Information can be located here on my last BLOG POST!

 

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Shop for Good: Ladies Night Out Takes a Charitable Turn on 10/3/13-Milford

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Ladies Night out welcomes shoppers, diners on Oct.3
Downtown Milford’s Ladies Night Out returns this fall for an evening of shopping and dining in the Village, from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. The highly anticipated event includes giveaways, discounts, storewide sales, freebies, complimentary snacks and beverages at all participating retailers, as well as specials at several of Milford’s restaurants.  While exploring downtown Milford, ladies can collect stamps for the official Ladies Night Out postcard at any of the participating businesses. Attendees who collect 10 stamps may enter to win one of 40 gift certificates, worth at least $20 each, by dropping the completed booklet off at any participating location.  This year ladies are invited to bring new women’s hygiene and beauty products for donation to Community Sharing. Designated donation boxes will be located along Main Street in downtown Milford.
  • Ladies Night Out is sponsored by the Milford Business Association.  For more information, contact Traci Goodnough at (248) 676-9080
  • Cutline Information: Ladies Night Out returns to downtown Milford with great shopping, dining and giveaways, Thursday, Oct. 4.

DISNEY ON ICE COMING SOON!

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On October 16th through October 20th, 2013 Palace of Auburn Hills will welcome one of my favorite events of the year – Disney On Ice 100 Years Of Magic!

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

SHOW TIMES

Wed,  Oct 16 2013  7:30PM
Thu,  Oct 17 2013  7:30PM
Fri,  Oct 18 2013 11:00AM
Fri,  Oct 18 2013  7:30PM
Sat,  Oct 19 2013 11:30AM
Sat,  Oct 19 2013  3:30PM
Sat,  Oct 19 2013  7:30PM
Sun,  Oct 20 2013  1:00PM
Sun,  Oct 20 2013  5:00PM

Purchase Tickets PLEASE CLICK HERE! Also, use the PROMO code MOM80 for $20.00 per ticket. The Code is good on Weekdays, which is defined as Mon – Fri matinees. Also good on Sat, Oct. 19 @ 7:30 pm. Must be purchased in groups of 4.

Not good on Front Row and VIP.

Also, remember that Feld events provide certain days/nights where Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts receive group discounts and patches!

Scouts, family and friends receive the $27 lower level tickets for $22 per person.

The $22 upper level tickets for $18 per person.

All Scouts receive a commemorative Scout patch which will be mailed about to the leaders about 2 weeks after the show!

Plus catch a glimpse of the “Behind the Scenes” magic right from your seat following the *Friday night performance only!

To order Scout tickets please mail, fax or email the completed order form. 

For more information please contact

Michelle VanZweden @ mvanzwedengroups@comcast.net

or call 248.977.3830.

Hope to see you there!

Disney’s “Frozen” Coming Soon!

The new feature from Walt Disney Animation Studio, “Frozen,” will be released this November.  This looks like it will be a cute family film.  Check out the extended trailer below!

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad)in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. 

 

“Like” FROZEN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyFrozen

 

Follow FROZEN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyAnimation

 

Visit the official website: http://www.disney.com/frozen