Making Memories And Sharing Moments! #Pier1OutdoorParty #Giveaway @Pier1 #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.       This past Memorial Day, we hosted an Outdoor Oasis party in order to make some precious memories and to share special moments with our friends and loved ones.  It was very fortunate that Mother Nature was kind to us and graced us with some sunny and mild weather for our special event.  Since we were partying outdoors and expecting about ten guests, we were definitely hoping that it wouldn't rain and spoil all our fun.       We consider Memorial Day to be a very traditional holiday so we planned for our event to feel like a good old fashioned family barbecue which we knew everyone would enjoy.  As I decorated our outdoor space, I made sure that there were plenty of snack plates filled with chips and foods that all the kids would love.      Also, having beautiful new outdoor accessories … [Read more...]

We Had A Blast At Our #SkylandersGame Party! @FritoLay @PepsiCo @SkylandersGame #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Frito-Lay and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Last week, I shared with you all that we would be hosting a Frito-Lay and Skylanders home gaming party.  Frito-Lay and Activision recently gave families the chance to choose and name a new Skylanders character which will appear in the upcoming video game, Skylanders Trap Team™.  It's not every day that our boys have the chance to vote for the first-ever fan-selected Skylanders Hero!     Family parties in our home are very special occasions because it allows us to spend quality time with one another and to share common interests.  In this case, since we are huge Skylanders fans, we are thrilled to be voting for our favorite hero finalist!     Fans 13 and over can VOTE for their favorite next Skylanders Game character all day, since voting ends today, from the three … [Read more...]

Let Sportime USA Plan Your Child’s Next Birthday Party! @Sportime_USA #sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sportime USA.  They are sponsoring me to attend Blog Her 2013.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Last weekend was my son's tenth birthday and my husband and I spent a lot of time checking out different venues that cater to children's birthday parties in the New York Tri-state area.  We wanted a location that catered to children and families and that had the kinds of activities that would keep my son and his friends entertained throughout the party.  I remembered having gone to Sportime USA when I was a kid and I had great memories of being there so we decided to check out their website to see if they offered party packages.     For those of you who are not familiar with Sportime USA, it is Westchester's premier indoor amusement center.  It boasts over 150 arcade games, laser tag, rock climbing wall, 4 dimensional motion theater, bumper cars, amusement rides, batting cages, billiard tables, 3 level indoor playground and … [Read more...]

Stiletto Media’s Kick Off Your Heels 12′ Party Recap #SMLatinas

    As many of you already know, I have proudly been blogging as a member of Stiletto Media for quite some time.  I'm proud to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of Latinas and we also know how to get together and have a great time!  This year I was invited to attend Kick Off Your Heels 12' which was a held on August 2, 2012 from 6-8 P.M. It was hosted by Stiletto Media at Pio Pio Peruvian Restaurant which is located at 604 10th Ave. between 43rd and 44th Streets in New York City.     This event allowed all of us to network with one another and to strengthen our already wonderful relationships while enjoying Latin cuisine and sangria.  I cannot even begin to explain to you all how rewarding it was to enjoy this celebratory time with my colleagues in an informal environment without the pressure of professional deadlines or time constraints.     I felt like a VIP as I walked to the back of the restaurant and descended a staircase laden with tea candles on every … [Read more...]

Throw A Fiesta Anytime With Hormel®! #HormelFamily

      Last month was definitely a busy month for throwing fiestas with two major holidays including Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day.  The good news is that you don't have to have these days as an excuse to celebrate by getting together with friends and family to throw a party or small gathering.     The most important part of any fiesta is definitely the food.  One of our favorite cuisines is traditional Mexican food.  Mexican dishes are delicious and include a tasty variety of great appetizers, main courses, and desserts that will please the palates of all of your fiesta guests, regardless of their ages.     A staple of any fiesta party is tortilla chips.  CHI-CHI'S® white corn tortilla chips can be paired with delicious salsa like HERDEZ® salsa casera which contains traditional Mexican salsa ingredients and is available in hot, medium or mild.  You can even use any leftover tortilla chips to create your own yummy nachos recipe.     Another fiesta favorite is taco tortilla … [Read more...]

Jake And The Neverland Pirates-Party Kit Giveaway With Visa Gift Card

    To celebrate the recent DVD release of Jake and the Neverland Pirates-Peter Pan Returns, we are pleased to host another giveaway featuring Jake and his friends.  This new DVD encourages children to use their imaginations and adults to get in touch with their inner child.     My sons and my nephews had a great time partying with their favorite characters from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  We ordered pizza and used the party favors from the kit to just have a grand time.  The boys enjoyed acting out some of the scenes from the DVD and pretending to be pirates.  I thought it was hysterical how they spoke to each other using their "pirate voices."     We want you to celebrate this exciting release too by giving away a party kit containing everything you need to have your own pirate themed viewing party! Giveaway: Our sponsor would like to give one lucky reader a Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party Kit containing themed party favors, a copy of the Jake and the Neverland … [Read more...]

FyrFlyz Review and Giveaway

    I'm sure I don't have to tell all of you that children love toys that light up and that they can do tricks with.  Since I have two boys, ages 5 and 8, I am always on the lookout to review toys that they will truly enjoy playing with and that will keep them active and away from the video games all of the time.  When I asked my 8 year old son if I should review FyrFlyz he immediately smiled and told me that I definitely should.     FyrFlyz is a spinning toy that creates amazing light shows right in your hands.  By spinning them around, kids can create beautiful Large Orbits.  If they turn them sideways, they can create Sydwynders.  By pulling the strings tightly, they can create Black Holes or loosen them up and create Shooting Stars.  Basically, the possibilities are endless and kids just have to keep spinning them in order to do tricks with different light effects. We decided to get the whole family together outdoors in the evening to try out our new FyrFlyz together.  Each … [Read more...]