October 12th, 2014

Trick or treating, holiday crafts & The Lego Movie: This week’s top picks”

TOP PICKS FOR FAMILY FUN | OCT 13-17

ACTIVITY HOP
Create a Mexican sugar skull at the library, hang with new & expectant parents at the Mother of All Baby Showers in Davie, celebrate Columbus Day at MCM, check out student photography at Zoo Miami, or celebrate the season at Deering Estate with harvest crafts, family photos & outdoor fun

FIND FREEBIE FUN
Dive into holiday fun with a free pumpkin craft at the Falls, treat munchkins 7 and up to an interactive painting demo at Learning Tree of the Arts, grow a love of nature at Buzzy Kids’ gardening club or explore Colombian heritage at a Puerta de Oro workshop at Coral Reef library.

CHECK OUT A TRIAL CLASS
Explore baby & me in Brickell (RSVP required, click here), treat kids 3 and up to an exploration of rhythm, beat & voice in A Song to Play at Play In (RSVP required, click here), get the little ones moving in a kidokinetics class for munchkins 18 months and up (RSVP required, click here) or get yourself fit with an hour of outdoor fun at Baby Boot Camp Miami Beach.

CELEBRATE A NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN AT MCM
Get a jumpstart on spooky family fun with Miami Children’s Museum’s Not So Scary Halloween Bash. It’s five fabulous hours of trick or treating, gourmet eats, crafts & a haunted house! The fun runs Sunday (Oct 19) from 1-6pm and tickets start at $50, click here to snag your spot, support the museum & treat the kids to memorable holiday fun.

TREAT THE FAMILY TO “THE LEGO MOVIE” AT PINECREST GARDENS
Friday is family movie night! Bring the kids to Pinecrest Gardens to watch “The Lego Movie.” The fun begins with flashlight tours at 7:30 and 7:45 before the film starts at 8pm. It’s the full movie experience - outdoors! Tickets are just $5, click here to get details.

SHARE THE MAGIC OF LIVE THEATER
Make Tuesday theater day - Click, Clack, Moo takes the stage at Parker Playhouse! The show is a “moo-ving” musical about compromise and negotiations. Little ones and parents will love the oversized props, colorful costumes, singing & dancing. The show starts at 10am and tickets are just $7, click here for details.

October 5th, 2014

Trial classes, giveaways, Sesame street live & 10 picks for the week

Top picks for family fun Oct 6-10

ACTIVITY HOP
Check out a free “song to play” trial music class at Play In (RSVP required - click here), get a jumpstart on holiday fun with a Halloween mini photo session at Tutti Bambini, explore flower arranging at a Pinecrest Gardens gardening workshop, take a creatures of the night hike in North Miami, treat munchkins to Sesame Street Live at the Arsht Center or snag your early bird tickets to Green Baby Fair Miami (coming Oct 18!).
 
FIND FREEBIE FUN
Create a Mexican sugar skull at Allapatha branch library (RSVP required - click here), explore British culture at Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami, treat the kids to some family gardening in North Miami (RSVP required - click here), check out a morning of parent-child fun at a demo class at Play In (RSVP required - click here) or enter to win 2 free tickets to Green Baby Fair Miami.


TREAT MUNCHKINS TO LIVE THEATER
Make Saturday theater day - Click, Clack, Moo takes the stage at Parker Playhouse! The show is a “moo-ving” musical about compromise and negotiations. Little ones and parents will love the oversized props, colorful costumes, singing & dancing. Come early for pre-show art & face painting and stay late for post-show snacks. Tickets are just $16, click here to get info & book seats. (sponsored)

PARTY SPOTLIGHT: MY GYM
Puppets, songs, games & activities await at your munchkin’s My Gym party. Parties are personalized for each family with special song & game requests. It’s two hours of action-packed, effortless fun. Parties available in Aventura, Kendall and the Gables, click here for details. (sponsored)

September 28th, 2014

Pumpkin patches, family movies, freebie crafts & top 10 picks for the week

Hope everyone had a great weekend, lots of good stuff on tap this week…

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ACTIVITY HOP
Channel NASCAR dreams at Fast Lane Fridays at Homestead Speedway, explore nature at Fairchild’s Bird Festival, get creative with the kids at the Wolfsonian’s Discovering Design Family Workshop or get a jumpstart on fall fun with pumpkins, hide rikes, corn mazes & rides at the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch.

FREEBIE FUN
Check out arts & crafts at Gap Kids at the Falls, treat the kids to neighborhood storytime in the Grove, explore Thinking Adventures mommy & me in Brickell or book a free yoga, art, music or movement trial class at Play In.

TREAT THE FAMILY TO “OCEANS” NATURE MOVIE NIGHT IN PINECREST
Friday is family night! Bring the kids to Pinecrest Gardens to watch Disney’s “Oceans.” Your whole crew will love the documentary featuring adventurous animals & nature. Leave with educational activity sheets to continue the learning at home. The showing is part of Pinecrest Garden’s Nature Movie Series. Tickets are just $5 - click here to get all the details.

SNAG TICKETS TO GREEN BABY FAIR MIAMI
The fun comes back October 18! Join the Gathering Place, Munchkin Fun and tons of other great partners for workshops, kids activities, a mommy spa lounge, product demos & healthy family living at Green Baby Fair Miami. The fair runs from 10am-4pm and tickets start at $15 ($20 at the door). Click here to buy your tickets now!

PARTY SPOTLIGHT: MIAMI KIDS MUSIC
Welcome back to our weekly series highlighting birthday party options - venues, entertainers and characters heading your way once a week! Look for a new business every Sunday and click here to the master list anytime.

Miami Kids Music comes right to you for the ultimate musical bash! Kids of all ages will love singing, dancing, playing with instruments & props and serenading the birthday boy with a rousing “Happy Birthday” finale. Call 305-439-4444 or email MiamiKidsMusic@aol.com to get party details & make a reservation.

Want to add your business to the party list? Send us a note.

September 21st, 2014

Freebie fun, family crafts, Disney on Ice & 10 picks for the week

Hope everyone had a great weekend. One of our highlights was a trip to C.B. Smith water park in Pembroke Pines - definitely worth a drive if you haven’t been yet (tip - get there before 10 to avoid the crowds).


ACTIVITY HOP
Check out kids chiropracty on the Beach, hang with Munchkin Fun at the Ultimate Moms Night Out in Coral Springs, treat your munchkins to princess magic at Disney on Ice at the AA Arena, treat kids 2-13 to a day of fun & learning at camp Smart E Pants (there’s no school Thursday) or check out comic book day at MCM.

FREEBIE FUN
Explore a free Mucha Musica demo with Buzzy Kids in North Miami; make an autumn craft card at American Girl; check out a free mommy & me playdate in Palmetto Bay; explore live music, poetry & acting classes at AV Kids Miami’s Open House; or enter to win four free tickets to Disney on Ice.   

GET CREATIVE & CRAFTY AT PINECREST GARDENS
Treat kids of all abilities to the ultimate art class at Pinecrest Gardens. Creative Crafts runs one Sunday a month from 2-3:30pm and features an interactive themed activity (think pumpkin painting & Thanksgiving centerpieces). Parents can shop the farmers market while the kids create - a perfect Sunday afternoon. For children 6-12, limited to 15 kids - email Yvette Cotera to reserve your spot, first session is Oct 19.

PARTY SPOTLIGHT: MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Welcome back to our weekly series highlighting birthday party options - venues, entertainers and characters heading your way once a week! Look for a new business every Sunday and click here to the master list anytime.

Celebrate your child’s next birthday at Miami Children’s Museum and let them do all the work! All inclusive party packages include theme options, decorations, art projects, a party host, guided exhibit tours and invitations - parent bliss. Call 305-373-5437 or send an email to get details & reserve your date.

Want to add your business to the party list? Send us a note.

September 14th, 2014

Disney on Ice giveaways, kids cooking, freebie fun & 10 picks for the week

Hope everybody had a wonderful weekend. Lots of fall fun to keep us busy this week…

ACTIVITY HOP
Check out cooking demos, health screenings & kids entertainment at the Miami Family Wellness & Lifestyle Expo; explore the ins & outs of tigers at Zoo Miami; get crafty as a family at PAMM’s Bold Botanical: Family art-making class; celebrate Hispanic heritage at Dolphin Mall; or brush up on sports safety with a free seminar on young athletes & injury prevention at Baptist West Kendall.    

FIND FREEBIE FUN
Join Buzzy Kids for children’s stories and crafts at Chatterbox Kids, play for free at Deering Estate, hop on a voyage around the world at The Falls, flex some brain power at the Geek Squad Academy at the Science Museum, invite artists 4-12 to get creative at Locust Projects’ Little Lab or celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play at Miami Children’s Museum.

MAKE MUSICAL MEMORIES
Treat your munchkin - and yourself - to 45 minutes of magic every week with a Miami Kids Music Together class. Choose between the classic Music Together or the new bilingual Canta y Baila Conmigo and prep for a semester of singing, dancing, giggling & munchkin merriment. Sessions are offered daily at various locations throughout Miami, click here to view the master list & book today before all are sold out.

WIN TICKETS TO DISNEY ON ICE
Treat your munchkin to the magic of Disney on Ice! Lightening McQueen, Buzz, Ariel and Tinker Bell are skating onto the ice at AA Arena Sept 24-28 and we’re giving away 4 free tickets to opening night! Click here to enter to win and here to check out event & ticketing details.

NEVER STRESS ABOUT DINNER AGAIN
Once upon a time cooking dinner was fun. Then came homework, bath time and general 4-8pm nuttiness. The fun is back! Sign up for Moms Dinner Plans and you’ll get four family-friendly recipes and a detailed shopping list every week. All recipes are tested by real moms & real kids and are posted Fridays just in time for the weekend market visit. Plans start at $4 per month - less than $5 to never stress about dinner again. Click here to sign up today and get your recipes for this week.

September 7th, 2014

Sesame Street adventures, character storytime, freebie fun & 10 picks for the week

Hope everybody had a wonderful weekend. We’re just back from a family walk and there was the slightest chill in the air - the best weather of the year is coming! Lots of indoor & outdoor fun awaits its arrival…

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ACTIVITY HOP
Party with Elmo & Cookie Monster at a Tuesday morning Sesame Stree Party at the Miami Auto Museum, eat well & do good at the CFCE Friends night at BurgerFi Aventura, treat the kids to character storytime at the mall or explore the sites & smells of tropical fruit at Fairchild’s Jackfruit Jubilee.

FIND FREEBIE FUN
Make character masks, snap photos & dance your heart out at the Julius Jr. Experience at Dadeland; check out neighborhood storytime at the Bookstore in the Grove; explore games, books & specialty fun at the Children’s Trust Family Expo; celebrate Rosh Hashana with a pizza party & singalong on Miami Beach; or explore the Gables at Family Day on Aragon.

PARTY SPOTLIGHT: LE PETIT STUDIO
Welcome back to our weekly series highlighting birthday party options - venues, entertainers and characters heading your way once a week! Look for a new business every Sunday and click here to the master list anytime.

Treat your ballerina to the ultimate princess party at Le Petit Studio (a personal favorite at MF headquarters). Owner Bellinda and her staff will make your munchkin’s dreams come true with dancing, singing, bubbles, games, ballet, dress-up and lots of treats. Call 305-321-0919 or email bellindazt@yahoo.com to get details & book your bash before the date slips away.

Want to add your business to the party list? Send us a note.

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