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{Giveaway} Tickets on Sale for Adventure City’s BOO-tastic Halloween Party

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 
Have you been to Adventure City before? It’s known as “The Little Theme Park That’s Big on Family Fun” and we had a great time there last summer. Since October is right around the corner, families looking for something fun to do to celebrate Halloween should check out Adventure City’s BOO-TASTIC Halloween Party! This year, Adventure City will be hosting 2 kid-friendly parties on Friday nights in October, the 19th and the 26th, which will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. In addition to Adventure City’s 11 thrilling rides, guests at the party will be able to:

  • Walk through “Trick or Treat Street” to get candy and trinkets
  • Experience an all-new Vortex Tunnel for a dizzying delight
  • Go on a fun, Halloween Scavenger Hunt aboard the Express Train
  • Be a part of the Spooktacular Dance Party
  • Meet the Mad Scientist Magician for some astonishing tricks

Guests are also encouraged to show their Halloween spirit and wear a costume to the party. *Please see costume guidelines below! Tickets for Adventure City’s BOO-TASTIC Halloween Party are just $24.95 per person and are only going to be sold up until a limited quantity to help keep ride wait times at a minimum. You can purchase your tickets here.

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win a family 4-pack of tickets to their choice of party, either Friday, October 19 or Friday, October 26. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone! Who else is excited for Halloween?
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Kid friendly costumes only (don’t be scary). Ages 1 and up require a ticket. We will provide the trick-or-treat candy bags. Small toys can be substituted for candy upon request. One Trick-or-Treat Street entry per person per night. No coupons, discounts, daily general admission tickets or complimentary tickets accepted for this special event. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online to guarantee entry. Remaining tickets may be purchased at the main gate on the night of the event based on availability. Rides and Attractions availability subject to unscheduled closure. The event takes place regardless of weather conditions. No refunds for this special event. Some rides have height, size and weight limits. Rules subject to change without notice. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone wearing an outfit or costume it deems to be inappropriate. Additional park rules apply. For a list of these rules, please visit our website. 

*Some images are property of Adventure City and used with permission.

Spending Summer with the @OriginalBombPop….UNPLUGGED! {Giveaway} #BombPopMamas

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided with products and compensation for writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Summer time is my favorite time! Since the days are longer, there is so much more time to fit in all of the things that you normally can’t during the busy school year. Every day has the potential to be something different! Every day could technically include something new to write about in the Summer Bucket List Journal. The possibilities during summer are endless!

summer-bucket-list-possibilitiesI’ve noticed this summer differs from last summer and the summers before that though. What I’m referring to is the increase in the use of technology in our home. I, too, am guilty of this, since I spend a lot of time online, working on my blog and sharing on my social media channels. The part that I’ve really noticed is my daughter being online more now too though.  I monitor her use of the Internet and she’s mostly looking up recipes, DIYs, and watching mom-approved You Tube channels such as Brooklyn and Bailey and EvanTubeHD, but I’ve started to be bothered by a noticeable increase in her usage.

unplug-and-get-outsideSo, I decided to be proactive and do something about it! Well, at least for a day! I planned a good old-fashioned summer day for us to spend together…UNPLUGGED! Yep! I was really inspired to recreate a summer day similar to one from my own childhood, when I came across Original Bomb Pops at the grocery store. Oh my goodness! Talk about a blast from my past! I LOVED Bomb Pops when I was a kid!

who-remembers-theseThe difference between now and then is that back then we had to wait for the ice cream truck to come down our street to buy a Bomb Pop. Nowadays, they’re available at Pavilions and Vons stores! There is only one authentic and Original Bomb Pop! It’s red, white, and blue, has an iconic rocket shape, and includes cherry, lime, and blue raspberry flavors all in one!

bomb-pop-logoI used to love eating Bomb Pops as a kid because they made my lips red from the first layer and I would pretend like I was wearing lipstick when I was too young for makeup! Can anyone else relate to that?

originalOur day was so much fun! It’s amazing how much you can do that doesn’t involve technology! We drew and colored. We played Barbies. We played Monopoly. We had a picnic in the park. We rode bikes. We ate Bomb Pops. We went to the pool. We ate Bomb Pops! I know I already said that. We *may have eaten them twice during our day! They’re too good not to have two! Did YOU eat Bomb Pops as a kid? Have you eaten them recently? I feel like I’m late to the game, as an adult, but I’m going to be sure to keep this tradition going now with my own daughter!

enter-to-winI have something fun involving Bomb Pops and my readers! I’m part of a group giveaway with “Bomb Pop Swag” as the prizes! To celebrate the remainder of this wonderful summer, 8 lucky winners will receive a prize pack that includes a Bomb Pop hat, Bomb Pop beach towel and some special Bomb Pop stickers! Each prize pack will also include product coupons AND a gift card to your local retailer so YOU can buy your own Original Bomb Pops! How fun is that? All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below! Good luck everyone!

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Learn more about Original Bomb Pops here. Connect with Original Bomb Pops on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


You Are Invited to the Annual Easter Egg Treasure Hunt & Easter Bunny Visit at Carlsbad Premium Outlets ®

Easters-on-its-wayOn Saturday, April 4th, Children of all ages are invited to Carlsbad Premium Outlets for the annual center-wide Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. The fun-filled family event will be held from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Easter eggs will be given out at participating stores (while supplies last). On the day of the event, prior to the start of the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, parents can pick up treasure maps in Center Court.  Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Children are also invited to get creative with arts and crafts in Center Court from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

bunny-photos-at-the-carlsbad-premium-outletsCarlsbad Premium Outlets are located at:

5620 Paseo del Norte

Carlsbad, CA 92008.

For directions, hours, and a complete list of stores, visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/carlsbad or contact the Management Office at 760-804-9000.

carlsbad-premium-outletsConnect with Carlsbad Premium Outlets on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!