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Spooky Date Night: Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Events, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

Spooky Date Night: Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

 We visited as a guest of the venue Who loves Halloween? We do, and this year the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is host to some of our favorite spooky mazes! You’ll experience just the right amount of curiosity, fear, and surprise among the featured seven mazes while strolling through the carnival-like atmosphere of the night. As you become immersed in the world of Clowns, Acrobats, Fortune Tellers, Freakish Marionettes, the Ringmaster and the many spirits who’ve returned to create a hauntingly fun night! Discovering the entrance to our first maze; Lullaby, we descend into the depths of the Queen Mary where Scary Mary is lurking everywhere. How does she move around so quickly? You’ll begin to see her haunting ways as she tries to find more playmates to fill her terrifying playground. Will you be next? Feast, another new maze had us walking briskly! You guessed it, just as you can imagine, you discover you’re about to dine with the dead, and you are the featured entree. This maze is frightful as the zombie-like waiters pass by you pushing noisy food carts you’d find in a suspenseful film, but not to worry they’ll offer to help you find the perfect table. Insert evil laugh, bahaha! You’ll be surprised with the clever and witty phrases that catch you off guard and just when you need it most. Feast really shouldn’t be missed. As you may find, mazes make you thirsty and hungry; so you’ll be happy to know you can find many private patios areas to relax in. We loved the hidden spaces that you discover as you give a secret code or correctly answer to Zoltar, so keep your eye for these little gems. If you spend a little extra, you can venture to the RIP Lounge on board the Queen Mary overlooking the monsters and mayhem below, while bartenders pour a variety of creative cocktails and you sink into comfy couches. Also, there are a variety of food vendors; indulge in a big slice, a hot dog on the go or seek out one of the healthier choices available. We found ourselves burning extra calories running through the mazes, so a big slice and hot dogs were our menu choices of the night; sometimes you just have to be a big kid! Note that it is a great time to play, have fun and explore the creative spirit of the Halloween season, even better if you have someone to protect you as you travel together through the night, it helps. This is one of our all-time favorite Halloween events, so much we might need come back before it ends. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has a great entertainment schedule with music, magicians, drumming, acrobats; and a wild display of spectacular sideshows and tricks. There really is something for everyone that loves Halloween, so go check it out but remember, the monsters are waiting for you! Hurry, Dark Harbor ends on November 1st. Tickets are currently available online. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802. Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things,...

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Join the Monster Academy at Discovery Cube OC

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Events, Halloween, Holiday, Museums | 0 comments

Join the Monster Academy at Discovery Cube OC

 We visited as a guest of the venue Endless spooky science fun awaits your children this Halloween season at Discovery Cube OC. Your kids will get to join the Monster Academy as they learn through play. This year is better than ever with an interactive stage show, slime making demonstration, and more. Tractor Trails For children under the age of five, they can ride a mini tractor along a spooktacular fun trail. While riding the tractors, they will bump into a familiar friend from the Happiest Place on Earth. Dress-up like a Scarecrow Your children can enjoy endless imaginary play when dressing up in one of the many Halloween costumes available. Spooky Shapes & Ladybug Match Using different shapes, your children can use their imagination to create different jack-o-lanterns. Once they are done creating a jack-o-lantern, they can play an interactive ladybug matching game. Skeleton Fun Children will learn all about the human body while trying to put the pieces of a skeleton back together. Once they have fixed the broken skeleton, they can examine some skeleton x-rays. Slime Slime is all the rage right now with children, and they can learn all about the science behind making the sticky and slippery slime. They have an opportunity to make clear slime and regular slime. Photo opportunities Along with all the science fun, your children can take a picture with an invisible man and a flying witch to remember their day at Discovery Cube OC forever. Spooky Science is included with the price of admission at Discovery Cube OC. Once your children are done enjoying the spooky fun, they can spend the rest of the day exploring Discovery Cube OC. Hurry, the fun ends on October 31st. Discovery Cube OC is located at 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, Ca...

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You’re Invited: Carlsbad Kidifornia Beach Party

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Carlsbad, Events, Travel | 2 comments

You’re Invited:  Carlsbad Kidifornia Beach Party

 Sponsored Visitors and locals are invited to attend the Carlsbad, Kidifornia Beach Party on October 21st, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Join the mayor of Carlsbad, Matt Hall, for a morning of kid-friendly activity on the sandy shores of the Beach Terrace Inn. There will be fun, games, and chances to win great prizes in Carlsbad, Kidifornia, including a two-night stay at West Inn & Suites, dinner at Bistro West, lunch Grubby’s and four park passes to LEGOLAND, and much more! Beach Party Activities: Mini-Mayor video filming: Take a pose in our Kidifornia photo booth and tape your winning video to become our Mini-Mayor. With your parents’ permission, we’ll help you to create a 1-minute video on what you most enjoy about the city, and enter you into the contest to win a two-night stay at West Inn & Suites, dinner at Bistro West, lunch Grubby’s and four park passes to LEGOLAND! “Sand Capitol” building contest: Do you have a talent for design? Sign up for our “sand capitol” contest happening from 10 am -11:30 am and help us create the new headquarters of Carlsbad, Kidifornia! We’ll have professional builders to help you and all the tools needed and a great prize—a full day of fun at Carlsbad Watersports—for the winning design. Kid’s Check Out Survey: What do kids love most about Carlsbad, Kidifornia? Tell us what you think answering a short survey and enter a contest to win four tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium! Music, games and sweet treats: Are you good at giant jenga? Killin’ it in cornhole tosses and kite flying? Join in on plentiful beach fun dancing to endless summer tunes with our DJ and enjoy tasty treats from our partners The Cravory, Earnest Eats, Suja Juice and more. What: Carlsbad, Kidifornia Beach Party When: October 21, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1 pm Where: Beach Terrace Inn, 2775 Ocean Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008 The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit visitcarlsbad.com/kidifornia and follow on social media @VisitCarlsbad...

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Free Equine Therapy for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Free Equine Therapy for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

  Horse Nation Foundation, a nonprofit that employs rescue horses that have been abused, neglected or abandoned for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to help people with emotional and physical challenges, will hold a free group equine therapy session for those impacted by the Las Vegas shooting. The Horse Nation Foundation treatment team specializes in PSTD, grief and loss. Each session is held in an open field with horses. This unique mental health treatment method provides healing and emotional support for those experiencing post-traumatic stress. WHERE: Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:00 to 7:30PM CONTACT: To reserve space, contact Michelle Desmond, (949)...

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The New Online Invitation for Hosts that Love Interior Design

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Birthday Parties, Events, Family, Parenting | 0 comments

The New Online Invitation for Hosts that Love Interior Design

 Sponsored Do you love interior design? Planning an upcoming party for a special occasion? Outlive Design is the newest online invitation platform designed specifically for hosts wishing to receive interior design as a present! It offers beautiful, customized online invitation with the added convenience of crowdfunding tool to help guests contribute towards the design project. We have all faced the frustration of a household filled with unwanted presents that our beloved guests spent hours searching for. Now, with Outlive Design, we can save everyone from giving and receiving unwanted presents in exchange for a well-designed space we had always been dreaming of! Because planning is the secret to great design, Outlive Design platform offers a list of local interior designers on its website you can make an appointment with to help you plan the design of your space, create an online invitation with the goal amount needed to complete the project, and enable you to execute the project yourself if you wish to do so. Once the planning phase of your space is done, send the invite out to your guests. They will be able to RSVP and give monetary gifts at the same time, which go directly to the host’s personal PayPal account. After the party, you’ll know what to spend the money on to bring the beautiful and functional design of your space to life! For your children’s next birthday party, you can use Outlive Design to invite guests and design their space as a birthday present. If you’re planning a baby shower, use it to design your baby’s nursery or if you’re getting re-married, design your new home as a wedding present! How Outlive Design helps plan and save money in these three steps: 1. You pay for the planning phase only by easily finding and hiring an interior designer listed on the platform for your convenience 2. Family and friends pay for the products by contributing towards the project via PayPal built on the invite 3. You and your partner execute the project as a team to save the hourly fee paid to the designer (from ordering, painting walls to placing products, etc.). Don’t fret if you need help; your designer will always be a call away to help you execute with perfection! What are you waiting for? Visit Outlive Design’s website today to learn more, find a designer to start planning your space, and connect on social media! One of the followers on Instagram and fans on Facebook will be randomly selected every month for special...

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