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Easy DIY King Julien Costume

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Crafts, Entertainment, Film, Halloween | 0 comments

 Sponsored There are many Netflix original series that my kids love to watch, but the one series that they enjoy watching over and over again is All Hail King Julien. The show is hilarious, and one that families can enjoy watching together. As Halloween has quickly approached, and we began discussing different costume options, my son immediately knew that he wanted a King Julien costume. The only problem is that it’s not a costume that can be found in a costume store. So, I put my thinking cap on and started to brainstorm about how I could make him a King Julien costume. First, I watched a couple of All Hail King Julien episodes with my son. We laughed hysterically together while watching King Julien and his funny antics. Then it was time to start putting the costume together....

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PEANUTS The Great Pumpkin Patch Express (Giveaway)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Events, Family, Giveaways, Halloween, Holiday | 32 comments

  PEANUTS The Great Pumpkin Patch Express is coming to Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA this October 15-16 and 22-23.Trains depart for an adventure to the Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch where passengers are greeted by Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Family-friendly activities at the Pumpkin Patch include kid’s concert, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, bounce house, face painting, vintage trolley rides and more. Each child may also select their very own pumpkin to take home! Children and adults are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for the trip! There will also be street car and trolley rides and an entire museum to explore. A visit to the Orange Empire Railway Museum is a trip back in time to when trains, conductors, whistles, bells and steam were a part of the way we traveled. Great Pumpkin Patch Express trains depart...

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Spooky Fun at Boo at the LA Zoo

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Events, Halloween, Holiday | 1 comment

  This Halloween season, BOO AT THE LA ZOO offers goblins and ghouls of all ages a chance to feed their imaginations with fang-tastic fun and spooktacular learning throughout the entire month of October beginning Saturday, October 1 and continuing through Monday, October 31, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm. BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO 2016 features daily activities such as spooky caves and a corn stalk maze, while weekends include a “Mad Science Fire and Ice Halloween Show,” “Musical Monster Mash-Up” puppet show, a costumes-encouraged dance party, boo-tiful Halloween themed crafts, strolling characters, pumpkin carving, special animal feedings and other family fun including a “Disney Activity Station” and costume character meet-and-greets with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig on select weekends. Activities at BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO, which is sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, are free with...

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Irvine Park Railroad 11th Annual Pumpkin Patch

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Family, Featured, Giveaways, Halloween, Holiday | 17 comments

  Irvine Park Railroad’s 11th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily at 10:00 am, beginning September 17th through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station. Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin! This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include: Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and a lot more! New for 2016:...

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It’s Trick-or-Treat Time at LEGOLAND California

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Events, Featured, Halloween, LegoLand | 0 comments

  Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND® California Resort, is back and sweeter than ever! The biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego offers children and their families trick-or-treating and entertainment throughout the Park. Every Saturday night (Oct. 1,8,15,22, & 29) starting at 5pm, LEGOLAND California transforms into a not-too-spooky Halloween party featuring a new Ghost Cruise adventure, a new pop-badge challenge through Fun Town, a new theater show in Castle Hill, a fall festival complete with a LEGO® pumpkin patch building activity and blue-grass style music in LEGO Friends Heartlake City, treat stations with specialty items including a LEGO® commemorative Brick, roaming candy carts throughout the Park and two bonus treat stations inside SEA LIFE® Aquarium. Plus, LEGOLAND® Hotel joins in the fun with its own Halloween party on Oct. 31 with candy giveaways, a dance party and a...

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High-Flying Fun at the 2015 Pumpkin Launch

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Halloween, Museums | 0 comments

 We are a Discovery Cube OC Ambassador Thousands of families from all over Southern California come together at Cal State University Fullerton for the annual Pumpkin Launch hosted by the Discovery Cube OC. This year was bigger and better than ever with more STEM activities, entertainment, food and pumpkin launching. I attended the event this year with my daughter, Ella, and we had the time of our life. We started the afternoon by watching the multiple handmade trebuchets launch pumpkins onto the field. Organizations and families used their creativity to make trebuchets that were sending pumpkins flying in the area before smashing on the ground. It is an epic experience to watch, and the stadium was full of families shouting and cheering with excitement as every pumpkin was launched. Once we were done soaking in all the excitement surrounding...

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Discovery Science Center Pumpkin Launch

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Halloween, Museums | 0 comments

 We are Discovery Cube Moms Families from all over the Southland are working hard to use their imagination and STEM skills to design a handmade launching device to test out during the 9th Annual Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton on November 7th from 10am to 2pm. Guess what? Your family is invited to watch the high-flying fun, and participate in interactive activities. Pumpkins will be flying, and creativity will be soaring at this epic post-Halloween family event. Families will have an immersive experience at the event with hands-on learning activities, and jaws will drop when witnessing the different handmade trebuchets in action. We have been attending the event for many years, and it is one of our favorite STEM events of the year in Orange County. Our kids favorite activity was getting to make their own mini catapults...

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Five Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

  It’s that time of year when our bellies fill with candy, creepy costumes are adorned, and haunted houses are the norm. However, with all the ghoulish giddiness of the holiday, it’s easy to forget the importance of keeping everybody safe. Be sure to follow these pointers when it comes to trick-or-treating: Go in Groups. Kids should not trick or treat alone. Walk in groups and always have a trusted adult tag along to supervise (depending on the age, of course). Glow With a Light. It’s a good idea to have at least one, if not more, flashlights, glow wear/sticks to help kids see when hitting up the neighbors. Go Slow on the Sidewalk. To prevent an accident, encourage kids to walk, not run—on sidewalks—and look both ways. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, “If there are no...

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Ultimate Teen Boy Halloween Costume

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 Review product received My brother was rethinking dressing up for Halloween this year, and I thought it wouldn’t be fun without him. He is always stressed out about going out to Trick-or-Treating because of his food allergies, and the fact that he usually can’t eat any of the candy. So being the fashionista I am I went on-line and found something that I knew he would like – awesome morph suits. My family and I surprised him with an awesome morph suit, and suddenly he wanted to go trick or treating again with us. He was so happy he wore it for most of the night trying to scare family members. The morph suit isn’t just a regular color morph suit; it’s a monster morph suit. The morph suit has foam teeth and a bunch of cool accessories. It’s...

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2015 Halloween Discounts and Deals

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Deals, Dining, Family, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

  Trick-or-Treat! Local businesses are offering some great discounts and deals for families on Halloween that are sure that make your kids “scream” with joy. From Free Scary pancakes to Free kids meals, these are some deals that you’ll not want to miss. Chipotle chipotle.com/boorito This Halloween from 5pm to close, spook them by adding something unnecessary to your costume and score a $3 burrito. IHOP ihop.com Kids are invited to create their own scary face pancake for FREE on October 30th from 7am to 10pm Ruby’s Diner (participating locations) On October 31st, kids in costume 12 and under eat for FREE from 4pm to closing. (limit of one free child’s entree per adult entree purchased. One free toy with every kid’s meal. Not valid at Shake Shack or airport. Cannot be combined with any other offer) Sizzler (Participating...

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OC Zoo Halloween Zoo-Tacular Event

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Events, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 We are thrilled that OC Parks is hosting their annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and under will trick-or-treat through the zoo and take part in a spooky scavenger hunt. Kids of all ages can create Halloween and fall-themed crafts and enjoy games and a photo/selfie spot with fun props. The OC Zoo animals will participate in the fun and receive treat-filled pumpkins and special Halloween goodies throughout the day. On October 31, the first 100 children ages 12 and under that visit the OC Zoo in costume will receive a special free holiday surprise. Halloween Zoo-tacular is...

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Five Best Halloween Haunted Houses in Orange County for 2015

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Best of OC, Events, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

  Looking for the perfect Halloween date night idea? Do you have a teenager in search of cool haunted houses to visit with their friends? We have the low-down on the five best haunted houses in Orange County to visit during Halloween weekend. Are you ready to get scared? Hurry..tickets are limited and selling out fast for these popular scare destinations. The Cemetery of Lost Souls 4965 Yorba Ranch Road Yorba Linda, CA 92887 Fri. 10/30 Family Friendly 5:00p – 6:00p Scream Time 6:00p – 10:00p Family Friendly Hour – Free tour Scream Time One Time Entry – $10 Scream Time Speed Pass – $20 Higgins Manor 23761 Singapore St Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Oct. 30 from 7pm until 10:30pm Oct. 31 from 7pm until 11pm Cost: FREE. Charitable donation are welcome to benefit the Greendog Foundation. The 17th...

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Scarium of the Pacific Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Events, Giveaways, Halloween, Holiday | 11 comments

  Booo! Bring your children to celebrate Halloween with all their favorite animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific during “Scarium of the Pacific.” Swim into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright! Discover the eerie creatures lurking in the depths at the Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids of all ages can hunt for creepy-looking animals while enjoying special Halloween activities and learning about the ocean. The event will feature various Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, face painting, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, the creepy coloring contest, other-wordly animals in the Great Hall, and much more. WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. COST: Included with...

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Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Events, Featured, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 We are a Discovery Cube OC Ambassador Are you looking for a fun Halloween outing where the kids can have fun while learning at the same time? Then Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC is the perfect place to go. The scientists at Discovery Cube OC have transformed into “mad scientists” and brewing up some exciting scientific fun for families until November 1st. When your family first arrives at Discovery Cube OC, you’ll begin your scientific adventure by looking at fun and unique pumpkins. Just like our kids – no pumpkin is alike, and kids can have a full sensory experience by touching the different textures of the many pumpkins on display. If you have toddlers in your family there, they can jump on a mini John Deere tractor and zoom around the interactive tractor track. While your toddlers...

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Favorite Family Memories from Mickey’s Halloween Party

Posted by on Oct 17, 2015 in Disney, Events, Featured, Halloween, Holiday, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Disney Our favorite family Halloween tradition is to create lifelong memories together at Disneyland during Mickey’s Halloween Party. The celebration at Disneyland has quickly gained popularity over the years, and tickets to the event this year were sold-out within weeks. I encourage families to start planning now and mark you calendar to get tickets early for next year’s Mickey’s Halloween Party. This year was the first year that our family all got dressed up together themed after one of our favorite Disney*Pixar films “Inside Out.” I was able to find pre-made costumes for Joy, Disgust, and Anger. Since I couldn’t find them in stories, I custom made an adorable Bing-Bong and Fear costume. These are our favorite family memories from this years Mickey’s Halloween Party…. “Spending time going on Space Mountain “Ghost Galaxy’...

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Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Events, Featured, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

  It has been a couple of years since bringing my kids to the Tanaka Farms pumpkin patch. When my kids had their early day out of school, we headed over to Irvine to see what was new at Tanaka Farms this year. We pulled into the dirt parking lot and got ready for an amazing afternoon of fun at this special gem of Orange County. When we first arrived, we were greeted by the sweetest people who helped us to select what we were going to purchase tickets to do. They now charge an admission fee, plus fees for all the activities except the corn maze. I decided to go with the admission and tractor ride…coming out to $28 for the three kids and me. Having spent a good amount of money for a tractor ride + admission,...

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Dino Charge Your Halloween with Power Rangers

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 Product received Dino charge your kids Halloween this year by morphing them into their favorite Power Ranger. My kids have been fans of Power Rangers since they were toddlers, and this year I surprised my two younger kids with the ultimate Power Rangers Dino Charge costumes. They put on their costumes with glee, and we went to Legoland California to go trick-or-treating. While they were filling up their treat bags with candy galore, we came across multiple kids also dressed up in Power Rangers costumes. Just in time for Halloween, Costume Express is hosting a fun Power Ranger “Pin-to-Win” contest where one lucky winner will receive a costume, Morpher, action figure and more! Check out the wide variety of Power Rangers costumes on the Costume Express website, and then share a picture of your little Ranger on social media...

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Ultimate Brick-or-Treat Halloween Party at LegoLand California

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Events, Featured, Halloween, Holiday, LegoLand, Theme Parks | 2 comments

 We visited as a guest of Legoland Get your kids Halloween costumes ready and prepare for the ultimate family fun at the Legoland California Brick-or-treat Halloween party happening on select nights throughout the month of October. Our kids got dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, and we celebrated my sons 9th birthday by trick-or-treating around Legoland California during one of their recent brick-or-treat parties. The park closes early on the select brick-or-treat nights, and the fun begins throughout the park. New this year, the trick-or-treat stations are not secluded to one specific area of the park, but can be found throughout all of Legoland California. Our adventure began by experiencing the all-new Candy Quest. Our kids had the adventure of a lifetime walking through the themed building while collecting candy along the way. They laughed, giggled, and answered questions...

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Top Five Halloween-themed Merchandise at Disneyland

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Disney, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Disney What kid doesn’t love getting a souvenir when visiting Disneyland? My kids will always bring their wallets to Disneyland full of their allowance money to purchase all their favorite Disney merchandise before we leave the park for the evening. This Halloween season, Disneyland has some of the cutest items available in their stores, and these are our top five favorite things to buy when visiting Disneyland during Halloween Time! Don’t miss creating spooktacular memories with your family during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort from now until November 1st. The Mickey and Minnie Halloween-themed coffee cups are my absolute favorite. The mugs are perfect for little kids to have a warm cup of apple cider on Halloween Eve. While the Mickey and Minnie 2-pack mug set is perfect for the kids, this...

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OC Market Place Halloween Festival Scares Up Frightfully Fun Activities

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Events, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

  Ghouls and goblins young and old can take in a full day of events, contests, and entertainment during the 18th Annual Trick or Treat Festival slated for Sunday, Oct. 25 at the OC Market Place in Costa Mesa.The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Themed “Frightfully Fun” the Festival will offer free daytime trick or treating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children, ages 12 and under, in costume from several vendors and Market Place operations offering free candy and treats. In addition the first 500 kids in line will receive a treat bag filled with goodies and a variety of local attractions tickets. There will also be free face painting and puppet making, magic shows, sing for sweets karaoke, sing-alongs with the Ukulady, games with prizes, strolling entertainment and an exhibition of snakes, reptile,...

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