3.26.2015

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for a Frozen Princess Party

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for a Frozen Princess Party - iNeedaPlaydate.com


I love celebrating the kid's birthdays with a party and sometimes a follow up dinner with family. 

I enjoy the planning and executing, and yes, praise for the job well done. I also have a formula for party planning, be it princess or tornado.

What's fitting for a five year old? A Frozen themed birthday party, of course.

Very similar to the generic princess theme we did last year but different in the sense that it is Elsa and Anna. That is a very important distinction (or so I'm told).

I put more effort into last year's party than probably any other party we've done for the kids and not because it was a princess party but, it was the first party, not in our home, that did not have built in entertainment like jumping on inflatables or trampolines.

This year I planned to make it easy, breezy and take Elsa's advice and "Let It Go." It being any and all expectations.


The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for a Frozen Princess Party  (or any party really)


1. Location

My ideal location is anywhere that is not my house. Sure, I've had two parties at my house for my son and it was fun but I don't feel my house will ever be clean enough for other moms.

I like locations that clean-up and serve. Yes, there is more of a price tag, but it saves me time in the long run that I can enjoy the party. Plus, we have a small house and want the kids to enjoy themselves.
Location - Malley's Cleveland Ohio
photo credit: Picturologist

Our choice is the same as last year. Not only does our kids love it, it is a neighborhood staple, but it's cheap to host a party. Plus, ice cream! We just bring the cake.

2. Invites

Invites for Frozen Birthday party - ineedaplaydate.com
Free printable! Edit it, print it, or use it to make your own.

3.25.2015

Northeast Ohio Bucket List of Family Friendly Events | March 26 - April 1

Spring 2015 Family Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Suburbs

We made new friends at Sesame Street Live!

I rarely enjoy seeing shows put on for kids. Occasionally, I even fall to sleep.


I can honestly say I enjoyed it but not nearly as much as my little one -


Bucket List Calendar - Events in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio for Winter 2015

3.24.2015

12 Funny Things My Kid Said This Past Year

12 Cute Things My Kid Said This Past Year

March 24.

4:24 PM.

One week after our third wedding anniversary.

Our little girl came screaming into our life.

Baby R
A rare moment of calm
If she wasn't screaming, she was smiling and babbling.

Before too long she was competing with her older brother for the funniest kid.



I wish I would have kept a better record of the things my oldest said when he was little.

You think you are always going to remember it, but don't. So, I started recording her quips on social media.

Looking back, it was hard to pick a few. I picked 12 out of a thousand things she said this last year.


3.19.2015

New Family Favorites on Netflix this April 2015 #streamteam

New Family Favorites on Netflix this April 2015 #streamteam

As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I received product to facilitate this post. I have not received monetary compensation and opinions are my own.

Can you believe that March is almost over and spring is almost upon us?

Here are family friendly new releases and last calls for Netflix.com in April 2015.


Netflix Originals

Netflix Originals this April 2015 #streamteam

All Hail King Julien Season 1, 5 New Episodes - 4/03/15
Derek: Special - 4/03/15

And, for moms and dads...
Marvel's Daredevil - 4/10/15
Chris D'elia: Incorrigible - 4/17/15

CHARLIE COX as MATT MURDOCK in the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil” Photo Barry Wetcher © 2014 Netflix, Inc. All rights reserved
CHARLIE COX as MATT MURDOCK in the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil” 
Photo: Barry Wetcher © 2014 Netflix, Inc. All rights reserved
I am especially looking forward to Daredevil. My husband is a big Marvel's fan and I hear a lot about how this may redeem the Ben Affleck Daredevil.

Personally, I am excited that Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Vincent D'Onofrio is Fisk. So excited!




New to Netflix Streaming in April

3.18.2015

Northeast Ohio Bucket List of Family Friendly Events | March 19 - 25

Northeast Ohio and Greater Cleveland Bucket List of Events for 2015

We are so ready for spring!

And, thanks to this past weekend's gorgeous temps - we were out in the fresh air!



Big Bird's Birthday is March 20 and...

Sesame Street Live's Make a New Friend is this weekend! Here is a promo code to save some money on tickets!


New sweepstakes for Northeast Ohio!





Bucket List Calendar - Events in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio for Winter 2015
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