Take advantage of Free Roller Skating on New Year’s Day at Interskate Rolling Rink!
Wednesday, January 1st, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1408 TX 121 Business, Lewisville, TX
Interskate.net or (972) 221-4666
Free Admission- Skate Rental Extra
Take advantage of Free Roller Skating on New Year’s Day at Interskate Rolling Rink!
Wednesday, January 1st, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1408 TX 121 Business, Lewisville, TX
Interskate.net or (972) 221-4666
Free Admission- Skate Rental Extra
If you have a L.O.L. Surprise Doll or Num Noms fan you may want to head to Toys R Us today from 1pm to 3pm for a Trading Event!
They will also give everyone an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise keychain and a Num Noms activity book. View more details HERE.
See more online and retail deals HERE!
Take the family out this year for some fun Halloween events, carnivals and trick-or-treating around DFW! Tons of your favorite businesses host Halloween celebrations that you won’t want to miss. Let the kids show off their costumes, and enjoy some spooky Halloween events as a family. And don’t forget to check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes, plus Haunted Houses in Dallas and Fort Worth with discounts!
Join Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm on Saturday, Oct. 22 for fun-filled, Halloween-themed activities and entertainment for the whole family.
The center’s Halloween festivities kick off at noon with Bach & Broomsticks, which includes kid-friendly activities and family fun until 4 p.m. Concerts by the Creek from 7 – 9 p.m. featuring Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats wraps up the day’s events with a fusion of Bach and Gershwin in an eclectic and vibrant performance.
Detailed times and events are as follows:
Internationally Acclaimed Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival Returns with 90,000 Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash. More than 90,000 pumpkins are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this month, on their way to being featured in this year’s Autumn at the Arboretum national fall festival, made possible by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments. Named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel and “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, this year’s event at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin,” September 17 to November 23.
For the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of tens of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks. They will be used together to create pumpkin houses that represent naturally occurring patterns in nature to mirror the “Art of the Pumpkin” theme. Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage will also return, courtesy of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at White Rock, set amidst the garden’s remaining summer flowers, as well as 150,000 fall blooms like chrysanthemums, ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush, and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular Haybale Maze will also return with the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offering pumpkins for purchase, and the Great Pumpkin Search.
Oct. 15 – 16, 22 – 23, and 29 – 30, 1 – 2 p.m.
Stop by the Pecan Grove to enjoy the Art of the Pumpkin. Free pumpkins will be available, while supplies last, for guests to decorate at a painting table in a wide range of colors.
Family Fun Weekend
Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30
Come enjoy trick or treating in the Pumpkin Village. Additionally, families can enjoy face-painting, Kindermusik and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own trick or treating bags.
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, All Day
Wear your costumes to the Children’s Adventure Garden and meet our staff to discover the spooky-side of nature. Only the best ghouls and ghosts can collect all of the stickers.
Spooky Maze Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 29 – Monday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Enter the maze if you dare, because around each corner, there might be a scare. Don’t get lost in the haze as you make your way through the maze…in the Amazing Secret Garden.
September 21 – November 23
Buy one get one free general admission, which includes Nature Nights (through October 19), is available at the ticket booth, with a limit of one purchase per person.
Fort Worth Zoo prepares spellbinding fun and entertainment for annual Halloween event.
Boo at the Zoo for one weekend only on Oct. 28, 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will offer entertainment throughout the entire Zoo and plenty of treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.
This year’s Boo at the Zoo, presented by Central Market, will offer treat stations and Halloween-themed entertainment throughout the Zoo. In addition to trick-or-treating, guests of all ages will enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment, stage shows and a day packed with Wild Encounter keeper chats.
Zoo guests and members will receive six Boo at the Zoo coupons at the Zoo’s main ticket booth at no additional cost. Coupons can be redeemed at treat stations throughout the entire park. Additional coupons are available for purchase.
The community is invited to submit decorated pumpkins for the Boo at the Zoo pumpkin patch. Participants of all ages can transform a pumpkin into works of art using paint, stencils, accessories – whatever they can conceptualize and create. Pumpkins selected by the Zoo’s panel of judges will be featured at the event alongside creations from Zoo staff and local celebrities.
Boo at the Zoo is free with admission—$14 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, and free for children 2 and younger. The event is free for Zoo members. This is one of DFW’s most popular Halloween events.
Join us for free activities, bounce house, food truck, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, and craft fair. Saturday, October 15th 3-6pm. This event is FREE!
Sat, October 15, 2016 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The Goddard School
4051 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX
Bass Pro Shop is offering up some serious fun from October 24-31st. Monday – Friday from 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday from noon-5pm, and Halloween from 4-8pm, there will be TONS of great things for the kids to do. Get a $5 Photo pack ($10 value) with the coupon on this page (one 5×7, four wallets and a digital download. Plus, every kid that takes a photo gets a FREE kids’ entree at Bass Pro locations with restaurants. As far as Halloween events go, this is a great one!
4-7pm Face Painting
4-8pm Decorate Treat Bags
5-8pm Hot chocolate samples
22nd – 23rd October 2016
29th – 30th October 2016
Your favorite halloween activities return with Brick or Treat!
Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and get into the Halloween spirit with Brick-Or-Treat. Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities on weekends in October (Oct 22 & 23, Oct 29 & 30)
Bring your ‘lil pumpkin to our Fall Carnival event. There will be fun Carnival games with prizes, plus crafts, Spin The Wheel, Make Your Own Yogurt creation & more. Kids can dress in costume and strike a pose in our fun photo backdrop. We will distribute candy and other prizes at the Carnival stations. There will not be an organized Trick-or-Treat event on October 31 this year due to low retailer participation.
Halloween parade! Let the kiddos show off their fun costumes with Pottery Barn’s parade! Activities and treats from Annie’s will be offered, too. Even tis Saturday October 8th at 3pm.
Tricks, Treats, and Targets children’s event on October 29th for the first 200 kids until 11am.There will be a face painter, balloon twister, halloween games, and a costume contest.
Visit your local Toys R Us for their Make & Take Event: Build and take home LEGO Frankenstein on October 29th from 12PM to 2PM
Visit your local Williams-Sonoma on Saturday, October 8th at 10am for a Haunted House Decorating, suitable for ages 5-13. In this class you’ll assemble a spooky gingerbread mansion and decorate it as you please.
Sunday (10/3) and Monday (10/31), children get FREE admission when they visit the park in costume, with a fully paid adult admission! Valid only on admission purchased at the door. One free child in costume admitted for every adult. Halloween events at Dinosaur World? Yes, please! 🙂
Explore The Colony Shoreline Trail after dark with a guided Owl & Howl Prowl from 6:30pm-7:30pm on Tuesday, October 27th! You’ll see wildlife, and learn about nocturnal animals. The walk is about 1-2 miles round trip. Get more information by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krieger Orthodontics will be converting its practice into a Halloween haunted house for all ages. Treats will be provided and a $5 admission will get you into the spooky attraction. All proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Krieger will match the proceeds raised up to $1,000. 7pm – 9:30pm on October 31st. Located in the Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza
You won’t want to miss this year’s Fall Festival at the Plaza. This year’s event will feature a six-pony carousel, a longhorn photo-op, face painters, carnival games, hay rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts by Kiddie Academy, a pumpkin patch station, and much more! A DJ will keep everyone entertained with the hits of yesterday and today. Two $100 gift cards will be given away, so don’t forget to stop by the registration table. Also available will be free candy apples for the first 100 people and food for purchase. Pumpkins will also be on sale. The Kiwanis Haunted House will open at 4 pm and will be $5 for everyone. Also, the 6th Annual Progressive Beer Tasting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Participating merchants will offer free beer tasting. *Must be 21 or older for beer tasting. Valid ID required. Participating shops will be identifiable by a neon orange flyer in the window.
Halloween is here and Grapevine Mills is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event, located at Entry 4.
To add to the fun of these Halloween events, Twentieth Century Fox is also celebrating the Blu-Ray and DVD release of The Croods, Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around, DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. You won’t want to miss all of the fun activities and giveaways!
Join us afterwards for trick-or-treating around the mall! Trick-or-treating begins at 6:00 pm.
On Halloween day, download a list of photo challenges from the Southlake Library website, start your hunt for the required items, take the photo and upload to Instagram using the #SPLHalloween. This is pretty unique, as far as Halloween events go!
Complete the tasks to enter to win cool prizes. We’ll be watching!
Bring your family for a fun time at Halloween HullabaBOO!
In addition to trunk or treat, a cupcake walk, games and a bounce house, the children will enjoy a performance by an illusionist. New this year is a chili cook-off for adults.
This wildly-popular event features Trick-or-Treat stations, game booths, stage entertainment, great food, and the one-of-a-kind Haunted Hedge. Check back soon for additional info.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Event Hotline: 972.919.1433
Safari Run, Plano’s fitness-based entertainment center for children, will host a series of Halloween events from October 28 through October 31, including a special Parents’ Night Out on October 28.
Admission is only $10 per child and includes games, raffle prizes, trick-or-treating and Open Play time, which includes big mazes, zip lines, climbing tunnels, giant slides, a running track, an arcade, a separate toddler area and a parent’s lounge with free WiFi. Parents/guardians are always free at Safari Run!
Friday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Parents’ Night Out from 6 – 10 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bring THIS FLYER for $1 off admission!
4 – 9 PM on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT EVENT AT GRAND PRAIRIE PREMIUM OUTLETS
Area kids invited for a wicked good time!
WHO: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Children under 12 are invited to join Grand Prairie Premium Outlets for a Halloween Trick or Treat event from 4 – 9 p.m. on Monday, October 31. Families can enjoy collecting treats from participating retailers throughout the center for a safe and fun Halloween event*.
Participants will begin their adventure at Guest Services to pick up their first treats of the afternoon. Don’t forget to sign up for a complementary VIP Savings Passport while you’re there which treats shoppers to additional savings at over 70 stores at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets!
Participating retailers will have candy & treats for little ones and pumpkin signage in their windows. Come join us for a spooktacular event!
WHERE: Grand Prairie Premium Outlets – Guest Services
2950 W. Interstate 20 Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Welcome to our new series, “My Dallas Mommy’s Top 10”! Each week, we’ll highlight a top 10 list of our favorite things!
Dallas is an artsy, cultural, fast-paced modern metropolis, with a ton of personality. From Deep Ellum to Lower Greenville, Dallas boasts over 150 neighborhoods. It’s an impressive and eccelectic city that offers a little something for everyone. Whether you love live entertainment, or need something family friendly, Dallas has a venue. Here are our top 10 FREE things to do in Dallas:
Downtown Dallas, Inc. sponsors a fun lunchtime hunt on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pop over to Belo Garden a 11am for clues to get you started. You’ll take pictures of each place the clues lead you to, and post them on social media. You’ll be directed to shops, parks, landmarks and more. Once you’ve completed the tasks, go back to the Garden. The first one to finish receives a prize, and all who participate get goodies!
Get cultured, stimulated and educated for FREE at several Dallas museums! The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the hallmarks of the city. It features over 22,000 art pieces, too! You can also see The Samurai Collection at The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. The Meadows Museum of Art features a HUGE collection of Spanish art. And the African American Museum offers tons of history and pride. Check them all out for free admission!
Uptown Dallas, you’ll find Reverchon Park. It features tennis courts, baseball fields, hiking trails, garden area, a volleyball court and much more. It covers 41.3 acres, and a TON of possibilities for activities. It’s not quite as popular as other parks in Dallas, but it’s just as wonderful, and less crowded, too.
What better way to tour Dallas (or get around, if you’re local), then a classic trolley!? The trolleys – Rosie, Matilda, Petunia, Miss Daisy and Green Dragon – are restored, vintage trolley cars. They ramble along Dallas’ original trolley tracks through downtown. Temperature-controlled, 100 year old trolleys. We’re in! Ride are always FREE, and the service runs 365 days a year! Stop over here to see the route map and schedule.
As part of the Parks Concerts series, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra offers FREE concerts! As they move around various parks in Dallas, the orchestra sets up a casual, family friendly environment. Bring a blanket and lounge in the sun, while listening to amazing classical live music for free! See the website for locations and schedule.
Shakespeare in the Park might not be “free,” but it sure is worth it! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night performances ask for a donation to attend. Performances are in the amphitheater at the Samuell Grand Park. Wilt thou partake in a festival of thespian culture? 😉 Check the website for details about play schedules.
Monday through Sunday from 10am until 6pm, take a stroll through the Dallas Farmer’s Market. This 26,000 square foot food hall and artisanal vendor market also features more than just market fresh foods. There are four restaurants, and seating areas inside and out. Score some free samples from vendors, and relax while enjoying the Dallas skyline! Dallas Farmer’s Market is located at 920 South Harwood Street.
Every Saturday, Four Corners Brewing offers tours of their industrial-style, yet trendy brewery. Three guys started making beer out of their garage, and it blossomed into a hot spot in Dallas. Learn all about how beer is made, what inspires the flavors of Four Corners brews, and get some free samples, too! Find Four Corners Brewing just west of downtown at 423 Singleton Blvd.
Tuesday nights are open mic night. That means you can try your luck at some stand-up comedy, or watch other funny people on stage for FREE! If stand-up isn’t your forte, consider the free Improv Comedy Jam Session on the same night. Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, the Dallas Comedy house is located on Main Street.
And….. our number 1 pick for free things to do in Dallas:
Sundown at the Granada Theater offers everything you could need for a cheap date night, or girl’s night out. Get free entertainment with live bands throughout the week, and drink specials like 1/2 off bottles of wine and 1/2 price draft beer. Cuddle up on the roof and watch a movie with your date for free on Wednesdays, too. Even better, Wednesdays offer 1/2 price whiskey! Visit the Granada at 3502 Greenville Ave. This is number 1 on our list of free things to do in Dallas, because it’s unique, a little nostalgic, and makes for great memories.
There you go! These are our top 10 favorite free things to do in Dallas! What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments about your favorite free event or activity!
Have a little extra wiggle room in your budget!? Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth! Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more. GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment! Other ways to save going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!
Do you need a night out? Get your giggle going at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub in Fort Worth on Wednesday, August 17th! You’ll be able to score FREE tickets when you go to laughslive.com and use the promo code LAUGHS at checkout. Grab your tickets now, before they are gone, as there are a limited number available for free.
Dallas comedians Aaron Aryanpur will be there – he was named the “Funniest Comic in Texas” in 2012. Other big names that will be performing are CJ Starr, Lashonda Lester, Josh Johnson and Jay Whitecotton. Plus, there will be many more comedians performing.
Get your tickets HERE and get ready to plan a night of laughter and fun in Fort Worth!
The Pokémon Go craze has hit new levels. When is the last time my daughter wanted to hop in the car with me and drive endless miles and explore the city spending no money, but gas? Ugh like, NEVER!!!! Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go is the rage right now. Dallas and Forth Worth businesses and attractions are getting on the Pokémon Go bandwagon and offering deals, discounts and just plain fun.
Below is a list of Pokémon Go Pokéstops along with deals and discounts in Dallas-Fort Worth! I’ve also shared ways to save if you’re wanting to visit a local attraction to for hot Pokéstops! Feel free to leave comments about any deals you find and I will share with our readers.
Quick tip for saving at local attractions:
Read our DFW Summer Staycation Guide for TONS of great places that are sure to be Pokestops for FREE!
Pogo Pass . It’s a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas that are great for Pokestops! Head over here and use code MYDFWMOMMY and get 60% off (you’ll pay $49.98 instead of $124.95). Just Hawaiian Falls and the Fort Worth Zoo are over $40 by themselves!
CityPASS? is a booklet of admission tickets to the best attractions in a single city including Perot Museum, Reunion Tower, Dallas Zoo + more.
GameStop: Select GameStop locations around the DFW are now Pokéstops and gyms! Go HERE to find one near you.
Brookstone: Stop by your local Brookstone store and score $5 off your purchase when you show your Pokemon Go App to the cashier at checkout. For more information, visit the Brookstone Facebook page.
Sams Club: Sam’s Club is offering Pokemon Go players a free day pass to shop in its stores — and a free cookie to boot. Just head to your local store and show your phone to an associate — with the app installed, of course.
T-Mobile: As part of T-Mobile Tuesday, Pokémon GO players will be able to get free data for a whole year.However, the offer is not automatically applied to all T-Mobile customers and must be activated in order to obtain the benefits. In addition to the free data, the special offer from T-Mobile also contains the following extras:
The Shops at Legacy: The Shops @ Legacy! Huge spread of pokestops, lots of people this weekend (so lots of lures). There’s a Marriott on the south side of the area with a pond where we caught several psyducks.
Addison Circle Pavillion: Pogue Entertainment Group & Studio 7 Presents Pokémon Go Benefit Festival August 28th from 6-9pm. There will be $5 raffles for Pokémon Go merchandise, game coins and special items. Free lures, live entertainment and food trucks are just more reasons to attend this great event! All raffle proceeds go to benefit “Hearts of Maya” scholarship fund.
Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: Family Day is the first Saturday of every month. August 6th, they are featuring some neat information about samurai counterparts to your favorite Pokémon characters. This takes place between 1-3pm. There will even be prizes to trainers who catch Pokémon in the museum!
Pub Crawl: August 10th, High and Tight’s themed pub crawl is… you guessed it, Pokémon Go! Be sure to check out High and Tight, Twilite Lounge, Brick and Bones and Wits End for Pokéstops. There will even be drink specials! Get more information on their Facebook Page.
Pub Crawl Times:
High & Tight: 8:30pm-10pm
Twilite Lounge 10pm-11pm
Brick & Bones 11pm-12am
Wits End 12am-1am
Thunderbird Roller Rink: August 12th is PokeSkate: A Pokémon Party! Tickets can be purchased HERE, and need to be purchased in advance. They are $7 per person (2 and older). Skate rentals are an extra $2, but you can bring your own. Skating is not required. They will have charging stations for phones and free WiFi. Also included is fun 90’s music to skate to, prizes, games and more.
Klyde Warren Park: Pokéwalk Dallas will be from 4-9pm on August 27th. A pub crawl will finish out the night, for those left playing. This is a great way to meet some new Pokémon trainer friends!
Arlington Visitors Welcome Center: Stop by our Pokéstop in our Visitors Welcome Center, there might be an egg (we know we keep getting three poké balls every few minutes woo)! If you sign their guestbook,you’ll get a FREE APPETIZER coupon for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, which is also a Pokéstop!
Trinity River Audubon: Get some walking in with hiking trails! There are 3 Pokéstops at the Trinity River Audubon, plus exhibit halls and more. It’s only $1 for admission. Be sure you stay on the trails while hunting! This deal is good for the entire month of August. Get more information HERE.
Arlington: For a HUGE list of great spots in Arlington, go here!
AT&T Stadium: it has THREE GYMS!!! Outside of AT&T Stadium, there is a Pokéstop or two. Then take a tour of the stadium to obtain the stops inside!
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Dollar Days in August at the Arboretum offer some great fun! Get admission for just $1. Parking is only $5. And, $1 per person, check out the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden, too.
Pokémon players can enjoy over 30 Pokéstops and 3 gyms within a 66-acre area!
Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo welcomes all Pokémon trainers. We want you to have a fun and especially safe time while looking for the elusive Pikachu or fighting to take over the giraffe statue gym for Team Mystic. Save using City Pass!
Putt-Putt: All Tarrant County Putt-Putt locations (Fort Worth, Hurst and Arlington) are offering $2 off a game of golf when mentioning Pokemon Go. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! has two Pokéstops and a gym!
Six Flags Over Texas – there are three gyms and 26 stops.
Texas Rangers Games: There are THREE in Globe Life Park + 2 gyms! Check out our Ways to Save at Texas Rangers games here! Globe Life Park is a Pokéstop in itself, you can take a tour of Globe Life Park or attend a game there to get the two (or more) lurking inside. The Nolan Ryan Statue is a Pokéstop, and there’s also a mysterious “Classic Texas Rangers” Pokéstop.
Other Hot Spots:
American Airlines Center
Dallas Museum of Art
Check out Meetup.com for the Pokémon Go Club meet up schedule. You’ll be able to meet other locals and hunt together!
Heads up all you Pokemon Go fans! Amazon offers downloads of Pokémon Go: The Ultimate Hunter’s Guide 2016: An Unofficial Player’s Guide Kindle eBook for free.
That’s a $3 savings for this 24-page guide.
Here’s something different for Pokémon players! This Pokémon Pokéball with Pokémon inside is on sale right now for only $7.99! It’s normally $19.99 and a great way to start collecting some fun memories of this craze!
Pre-order this Pokewares Shield for Pokemon Go Plus for just $14.99!
This STrATO Pokeman Go Ball Portable Charger PokeCharge LED Power Bank Pocket Monster Balls is too cute! Grab one while they last for $35.99 and up your style while you hunt!
Are you searching endlessly for Pokémon on your bike? Cyclists (bikes and motorcycles) can score this Roam Co-Pilot Universal Bike Phone Mount for only $1.06 (or Black and Red for $11.98)!! This is compatible with iPhone 6/6s/Plus, 5/5s, Galaxy S4/S5S6 Edge and Note 5. Please be careful while hunting and riding!
Running around as a trainer means you’re burning calories, too, so take advantage! Track your fitness levels and keep track of them with a new Fitbit Flex for just $79.99.
Attention all Bud Light fans! If the political campaigns going on right now are getting a little too stressful for you, why not throw a little fun into the mix? The Bud Light Party Convention is hitting the campaign trail this Summer, and they are already in Dallas! The Bud Light Party Convention is a 13-city tour that will feature some hot musical talent, great fun, and of course, Bud Light. In fact, Jason Derulo and Brett Eldredge will be performing at this big event!
The Pub Primaries have already begun, and will run through August 5th. If you want to attend, just hit one of the local venues below, between 5-8pm. You’ll be asked to cast a vote for one of three local charities: Habitat for Humanity, Resource Center and Folds of Honor. The winning candidate will score a campaign donation and recognition at the Convention.
Dallas’ own JoJo Fletcher from “The Bachelorette” will also be attending this fun event at Klyde Warren Park on August 11th. Have your chance to meet her and join in on the fun!
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd and events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for our environment!
Here are 5 fun and easy at-home activities to do with your kiddos as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the bounty of our beautiful planet!
Peanut Butter & Pine Cone Bird Feeder~ You only need 4 components: a pine cone, peanut butter, twine, and bird seed. First, tie twine to top of pine cone to use later to hang your bird feeder. Next, using a spoon or knife, spread a thick layer of peanut butter all over the pine cone. Then, roll it around in the seed, making sure to press the seeds into the peanut butter and hang in your favorite tree!
Make Recycled Paper~ This slightly messy project requires some patience and preparation, but it’s not tricky and the process is worth exploring.
Supplies- Screen, Large Tub, Washcloth/rag/burp cloth/large piece of felt, Water, Torn paper from newspaper, tissue paper, magazines, etc. and a Blender Steps– Shred the paper up into little pieces (roughly 2″ square). Add paper to the blender, cover it with water, and run the blender on a low speed. (add more water if the blender doesn’t move easily) Continue to run the blender a little bit faster until you get the paper mixture into a nice, smooth pulp and add more water if your pulp is still chunky. Spread the pulp in a thin and uniform layer across the screen and cover this with a rag or cloth diaper to absorb the extra water, while also pushing the water through the screen into the tub. Place one hand firmly on top of the cloth and then flip the screen over onto a work surface. Remove the screen and put the cloth plus paper pulp in a spot where it could dry, undisturbed, for about a day. The thicker the paper, the longer it will take to dry.
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt~ Toddlers and preschoolers will a lot of fun playing this game that’s all about learning and searching for the colors of the rainbow. All you need is a camera and some time. To play, start with the color red. When your little one spots something red, snap a photo of it. Then look for something orange, and so on. Not only will they be learning the rainbow, but you’ll be tuning our eyes toward objects in your neighborhood and your local environment.
Mud Pie Kitchen~ This is a favorite for little boys! Go through your kitchen or head to Goodwill to find cheap pots, pans and cooking utensils. Then set aside a place in your back yard garden to be the dirt pile and make an area for working on such as an old play table or unused plastic crates. Set up the hose or buckets of water near your new mud kitchen and let their creativity flow!
Recycled Garden Collages~ Here’s a way to bring a beautiful garden indoors! Start by discussing things you might find outside like flowers, fences, bugs and more. Then collect cardboard food boxes, straws and lids to create a fun flower filled garden like the one pictured below!