All-New Harlem Globetrotters Pushing The Limits World Tour (Get 25% off-PROMO CODE included)

We had a blast!! It was classic family fun entertainment!  We giggled till it hurt, did the wave forward, backwards, and in slow-motion, got outta our seats with the “YMCA”, & enjoyed all the audience participation.

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This was definitely more than a basketball game. It was a show, a comedy with lots of tricks up its sleeve, acrobatics….mad dance skills! And the kiddos loved the 5th Quarter when they got to Meet their favorite Globetrotter court-side after the game and received autographs and got photos. FYI- basketballs are $25 😉

 

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When the Harlem Globetrotter’s larger-than-life world tour rolls through your town be sure to get tickets!!

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Don’t miss out – get your tickets today and save SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM Must purchase 14 days before Game Date. https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule

Share, tag family, friends, & enjoy the show!!

New Year’s Eve 2020 Countdown Bags!

Who’s staying in for New Year’s Eve? 🙋‍♀️ Whether you’re staying in to save money, for safety reasons, or wanna sleep, you can still have fun!! Throw a mini New Year’s Eve party. Put together Countdown Bags full of goodies to help you Countdown each hour until the New Year (or half hour…depending on age if your kiddos 😉).

Our activities include…getting festive with hats, masks, necklaces, decorating a glass to toast in the New Year, writing down everything we were thankful for this year, writing New Year resolutions on balloons that will be popped at midnight, & noisemakers, silly string, poppers, etc. to do outdoors at midnight. And it doesn’t cost a lot, all these items came from Dollar Tree 😉 what are your New Years Eve plans? Wanna add to the fun? Share, tag friends & prep your bags together, or better yet, divide & conquer the Countdown bags!

Toledo Winter Break 2019 Family Fun Guide

I will be honest, when I heard the kiddos break started on Friday Dec. 20th I got my calendar out and counted how many days until school resumed, in case you’re wondering, 18 days including weekends, 18! Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my kiddos but 18 days without a routine, scary! Thus in order to minimize the meltdowns here’s a guide of some fun ideas, day-trips, & places to take kiddos that’ll help make it a joy filled winter break! 😉

 

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Toledo Museum of Art Presents, The Great Art Escape 

Address: 2445 Monroe Street Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (419) 255-8000

Website: https://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/events/great-art-escape-0

Cost: FREE

The Great Art Escape is a FREE holiday tradition at the Toledo Museum of Art, where a number of special programs are planned Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020. Bring your family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities and more. This year will include a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.

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The 2020 Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and by members of the Museum. Here is a day-by-day schedule of events, all of which are mostly FREE!!! Click HERE for dates & times.

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Play:CLE

Address: 38525 Chester Rd, Avon, OH 44011

Website: https://www.playcle.com/

Phone: (440) 695-3565

Hours: Vary, click on website for schedule

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If you’re looking for the place to mix fun and fitness, you’ve come to the right spot. Play: CLE has created a unique mix of attractions that will have kids and adults’ alike running, jumping, climbing and challenging themselves!

  • Zip line
  • Ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • Ninja warrior course
  • Parkour course
  • Bouldering wall
  • Dining area (The Biner)
  • Kids’ area

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Outdoor Adventure Center

Phone: 844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367)

Address: 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48207-4020

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/oac/

Hours: Varies during the holidays, see website for schedule

Cost: Children 2 & under are FREE, Children 3-12-$3, & Adults- $5

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Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators — walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Address: Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085

Phone: 734-764-0478

Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

Museum Hours: Monday-Sunday 9AM-5PM

Admission: Free (suggestion donation of $6)

Parking: Good luck, lol! Just kidding…there is a parking garage on Forest Ave. Cost us $6

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You too can deny your child a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle and allow your inner child to come out and play at A Christmas Story House!!

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A Christmas Story House Tour

Address: 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109 in the Tremont neighborhood.

Phone: (216) 298-4919

Website: https://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

Hours: Varies during the holidays, see website

Cost: Children 2 & under are FREE, Children 3-12- $10, Adults-$13

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Harlem Globetrotters Pushing the Limits World Tour

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This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour! You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. The 5th Quarter – The game isn’t over after the final shot! Meet your favorite Globetrotter court-side after the game to get an autograph and photo. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!! Take the fam, your local basketball team, scouts/troop, and/or any tween/teen

WHERE:

Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

WHEN:

Monday December 30th @ 2pm

TICKETS:

https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule

 

 

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Toledo Botanical Garden’s Hidden Treehouse

Address: 5403 Elmer Drive Toledo, Ohio 43615

Phone: 419-270-7500

Website: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/toledo-botanical-garden/

Hours: Open 7 a.m. until dark every day

Admission: FREE

Amenities: Picnic area adjacent as well as restrooms

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Copper Moon Studios 

Address: 8007 Airport hwy Holland, oh 43528

Phone: 419-867-0683

Website: https://www.coppermstudio.com/

Cost: Varies, depends on project

Hours: mon – sat  (10-6) & sun (12-5)

 

My kiddos absolutely adore dropping in & making a Lil’Chips project! Deets in pic below.

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Share, tag friends, & make plans to meetup at one of these awesome kiddo fave hot-spots today!

 

 

 

Let’s get Social in 2020, Best Party Planner in Toledo!

Hot Cocoa Bar, pancakes piled high with whipped cream & sprinkles, cookie decorating, craft table, & more! It was legit a child’s dream come true! Oh, and best part, everyone got to come dressed in the PJs!!

My youngest & had had the privilege of attending Breakfast at the Barn, Presented by Social Events Company.  And I must admit I was blown away by the activities, food, presentation, attention to detail, etc.

First we had to hit up the bar, the Hot Cocoa Bar, ya’ll how adorable is this?

 

 

Then we hit up the pancakes….in fact, I do believe we managed to cover all but one of the major Elf food groups, we had candy, candy canes, & maple syrup….just needed candy corn & even Elf himself would have felt at home.

 

 

After our bellies were full we got to work, at the craft table making an ornament that now hangs on our tree reminding us of this awesome morning. Followed by cookies decorating!

 

 

And I absolutely LOVED this idea!! Each kiddo helped pack a blessing bag with toothpaste, snack, gloves, hat, etc. for those less fortunate this Christmas and were able to include a homemade card.

 

 

Lastly, apparently Social Event Company has the hook—up because look who made an appearance!!!

 

If you are looking for someone to help your host a company gathering, party, a house party, b-day party, Social Event Company has you covered….no party is too small or too big for them to take on. Looking to host an epic Moms Night In party? Have Social Event Company man the bar….they’ll bring in the bar, set everything up, provide bartender, etc.  Let’s ALL get social in 2020, let’s being back PARTIES!!!

 

Phone: 419-392-3569
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Social-Events-Co-2016376978669820/
Specializing in event design and planning, Social Events Co. is all you need to bring your event to life!
Social Events Co. has worked with several Toledo area nonprofit organizations to create the perfect fundraising event!
Social Events Co. offers mobile bartending + beverage planning; let our professional bartenders take care of all your bar needs!

 

Win a family four-pack to see THE ELF ON THE SHELF

 

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Cheryl Lehsten 

Check your email for details & Congrats, love!!  

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THE ELF ON THE SHELF, A Christmas Musical plays one night only at the Stranahan Theater, Saturday. December 21. When one Scout Elf gets assigned to a family struggling to rediscover the Christmas Spirit, he’s got to find a way off of the shelf and into their hearts.

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 WHERE:

Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43614

SHOW DATE & TIME:

Saturday December 21st @ 7:30PM

TICKETS:

Link to purchase tickets – https://bit.ly/33S1pgX

CONTEST

Enter to win THE ELF ON THE SHELF Family 4-pack tickets for Saturday December 21st @ 7:30PM

HOW TO ENTER:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2- Fill in the blank, The Elf on the Shelf didn’t move today because, _______? Comment on the BLOG (Have fun with it!)

Winner will be randomly selected December 15th