Sing Saturday free movie screening 11/26

With an amazing cast and excellent story, Illumination presents Sing in theaters December 21. But for just one day, you can see it early at a free movie screening Saturday 11/26 at select AMC theaters. There are quite a few AMC theaters near my home on the location list so we will definitely be participating in Sing Saturday. The animated film stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and more. It follows Buster Moon, a down koala (McConaughey), struggling to revive Read More... {Read More...}

Snake Grape Wand Snack – The Wild Life movie giveaway

In anticipation of the new movie The Wild Life, in theaters September 9, I made snake grape wand snacks. The grape wands make a great after school snack and are a fun treat to celebrate the upcoming movie release. What's better than a fun snack to celebrate the movie? The chance to win a family four pack to see the movie early in Tempe, Arizona! The Wild Life is giving away FIVE family four packs to lucky Brie Brie Blooms friends to see the movie at Harkins in Tempe Saturday, September 3rd, Read More... {Read More...}

The BFG summer road trip activities

The wildly creative children's book, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, has been brought to life and is in theaters today, July 1st! The magical story of Sophie, the curious orphan, and her friendship with a big friendly giant is a wonderful story about friendship and imagination. This summer my seven year old daughter is reading the book and will be spending her time in the car on our summer road trip entertained by The BFG summer road trip activities and reading log. The BFG is a great movie Read More... {Read More...}

Free printable Finding Dory writing prompt

With a deep love for the ocean and marine animals, my seven year old daughter was very excited to see Finding Dory. Marlin, Nemo and friends are favorite characters and regularly revisited for family movie nights in our home. Finding Nemo taught us about family and not giving up but Finding Dory brings another important message: celebrating differences. We saw Finding Dory before it's release date in theaters and were deeply touched by the beautiful sentiment. We are all unique and Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Space Cake

Whether it's for a space themed party, a galaxy playdate, or a celebration in anticipation of the new Ratchet & Clank movie release, this easy space cake will be an exciting dessert for your guests. The best news is you just need a box cake mix and food coloring to make the treat that perfectly resembles a planet covered in craters. Today I shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. With the release of Ratchet & Clank in theaters tomorrow it was a great opportunity Read More... {Read More...}

The Jungle Book Red Flower Snack

Loving The Jungle Book as a child, I was ecstatic when the movie was remade and finally in theaters this month. The story of Mowgli, the "man-cub" growing up in the jungle as being raised by wolves does so much more than make you relive your childhood favorite. The original animated and the new live-action film have their similar storylines and characters but offer a much difference cinematic experience. You'll fall in love with Neel Sethi, the boy actor that transforms Mowgli from Read More... {Read More...}

Officer Clawhauser Donuts Recipe

Zootopia's Officer Clawhauser is everything opposite of what you would expect in a cheetah. He's not fierce. He's not fast. And he doesn't eat prey. Instead he is hilariously funny, eclectic and loves donuts. His admiration for sugar steals the scene in his first appearance in Zootopia. With the film now in theaters, the Officer Clawhauser donuts recipe is the perfect way to celebrate. Officer Clawhauser loves two things: pop star Gazelle and donuts. He is a joyful character and I would Read More... {Read More...}

10 Fun Facts about ZOOTOPIA from Producer Clark Spencer

Disney's Zootopia is sure to be your new favorite animated film. The animals, the storyline, the fabulous animation - my seven year old daughter and I absolutely loved Zootopia when we saw an early screening last week. Like so many Disney films before, I left the theater wondering about all the creative work that went into bringing the vision to life. Just days later I had the opportunity to spend some time with the film Producer and ask questions in a media interview panel. I'm sharing my Read More... {Read More...}

Polar Bear Cookies

It's no secret we are a little obsessed with polar bears. My daughter, the SeaWorld Guest Kid Blogger, loves sharing what she has learned about conservation and how we can all make a difference for polar bears in their natural environment. With International Polar Bear Day quickly approaching, the new Norm of the North movie is opening in theaters at a perfect time. We are celebrating the movie release with these fun polar bear cookies! The new film is in theaters January 15th but we have a Read More... {Read More...}

The Star Wars newbie tips to watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disclaimer: if you are my friend and a Star Wars fanatic, this confession may lead you to have negative thoughts about who you perceived me to be. If you would prefer to not hear about the absence of Star Wars in my life prior to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening, scroll to the bottom of this post to find movie reviews from friends that are real devoted Star Wars fans. I realize I might be standing alone as the only person to have no background information about Star Wars before Read More... {Read More...}