Dream a Little Dream with Disney’s Teen Beach 2

Enjoy wholesome family fun while sparking your child’s imagination with a family movie night watching Disney’s Teen Beach 2. We received a complimentary copy of the DVD, now available at retailers everywhere, from Click Communications to facilitate this post, but all opinions are entirely my own.

Dream a Little Dream with Disney's Teen Beach 2

Family movie night can be a pretty big deal around here. We take the time to select a movie everyone will enjoy, whip up themed food and drinks, or just pop some popcorn, then we sit down on the couch huddled together as a family and watch our new movie of choice. Kind of makes a mom’s heart happy so I try to encourage one every single week. This past weekend we had a lot to celebrate and one of those celebrations included watching the newly released DVD of Disney’s Teen Beach 2. Bug loved the first one and she watches it absolutely every time it comes on TV so she was especially thrilled when she found out this was the movie of choice this weekend. As for the rest of the family, anything with the word “beach” in it is alright in our books. As an added bonus, when you purchase the DVD at your local retailer, your Teen Beach fan will receive a free Lela’s Friendship Necklace inside the movie box to help transport them into the dream world that is Teen Beach (which in my opinion, is a better time and place).

Disney's Teen Beach 2 available on DVD on 6/2615

Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer’s over and school has begun, Brady and Mack’s relationship seems headed for a wipeout – until Lela, Tanner, and the “Wet Side Story” kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “real” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late? Packed with electrifying song and dance numbers, and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, Teen Beach 2 is “wow-abunga” fun for everyone!

  Teen Beach 2 Family Movie Night

There’s something for everyone to love. Song, dance, humor, and a whole lot of wholesome fun. There’s not even a need to go all out for this movie for your next family movie night. Just pop some popcorn, cuddle up, and get ready to be transported to a world full of song and dance. If you haven’t already, head out to your favorite local retailer and pick up a copy of this fun DVD. You won’t be disappointed. On the Bug and Christy scale, the sequel of Teen Beach 2 is even better than the original. That doesn’t happen often for us.

So, inquiring minds want to know, have you seen Teen Beach 2 yet? If not, what are you waiting for? It’s a whole lot of family fun that you’ll want to watch over and over again!

Strange Magic Party Plan: Everyone Deserves to be Loved!

Just so you know, I received an early release copy of Strange Magic on DVD and some other really fun products to facilitate this party plan post from Click Communications, but all ideas, opinions, and photos are entirely my own. 

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Oh my singing stars, y’all! Strange Magic was released in stores on DVD today, 5/19/15, and I’m in love. Have I ever told you about my love of musicals, and animation, and stories of true love? No? I’ve failed you. I was in my first musical production at the age of 11 (the cut off age was 12, but they made an exception because I was SOOO close and my audition was that awesome…so they said), and well…to this day, it’s still one of the highlights of my life. I was in a few more productions over the years and was bound for the big screen (in my head), but life got in the way. Mommyhood was my destiny and I’m totally cool with that, but I’ve never lost my love for musicals, the stage, and the silver screen in general. I try to pass that love along to my children, and when a new movie musical comes out, especially if it’s animated, we’re on the case. Thankfully, Bug shares my love for this genre so my excuse to watch animated musicals continues to be justified.

When I first heard of Strange Magic, I knew I’d love it. We all know about my aversion to movie theaters because of children who act up and germs and stuff, so I often skip the theater premieres, but I anxiously await the release on DVD. That was the case with this movie. Strange Magic is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters, including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy (my favorite), a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no “Prince Charming”. This is an enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy. So, to celebrate, we’re hosting a “Strange Magic” Party this weekend because “Everyone Deserves to be Loved”. We’re in the planning phases now and I encourage you to get your party pants on too!

Strange Magic Party Supplies

It’s important to have your party supplies in order before you actually start deciding on your party theme and filling out invites. We’ve got the coolest stuff for this party and I’m…errr…ummm…I mean Bug and her friends are going to have a ball! DVD…check! Nail polish to bring out our inner fairy…check. Electrohome Karaoke Speaker System to help us sing along…duh…check! Bracelets with party invites…check. Glow in the Dark Bracelets to make at the party…check. A menu plan fit for every fairy that shows up…check (be back to share that soon). Sounds like a fun party to me…no, I mean Bug. Of course this is her party! It’s totally HER party.

Strange Magic Party Prep

Step one: Gather your supplies and start filling out invitations. Let your little one do this to get them really excited for the party!

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Step 2: Have the perfect invitations to set the mood for the party.

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Step 3: Add that special touch to your invites. Bug made fun bracelets to let her guests know how much she appreciates and loves their friendship! It’s a party favor before the party that they can enjoy for years to come.

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Step 4: Invite your party guests in person. Don’t mail the invites, deliver them. It’s so much more personal and your guests are more likely to come if they know you took the time to visit them and invite them in person.

Step 5: Get ready for your party and have a good time. Don’t stress anything. The girls will have fun and you can sing along with them (even if/when they laugh at you).

I’ll be back next week to share the actual party details with you. In the meantime, I’d love to know…have you seen Strange Magic? What did you think? We loved it and we hope you do too! If you haven’t seen it yet, head out to your favorite local retailer and purchase it today on DVD. It’s totally worth the fun!

Spring Break Savior: Transformers Armada, The Complete Series

I should totally tell you up front that I received a copy of this DVD for review purposes fromClick Communications on behalf of Shout! Factory Kids. As always all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.

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At our house this week, it’s spring break. What does that mean? I have to entertain the kids. Have you met my kids? No. That’s not always an easy task. Luckily, this week, an amazing series was released on Blu-ray and DVD and Transformers is one of  Bubby’s favorites.  Woohoo and YAY!

This Collectible 8 DVD set offers them HOURS of entertainment and allows mommy some time to work, cook, and clean while they enjoy themselves. To me? That’s a total score! We got the set a week or so ago, but this week, it was available to the public so you can go out and buy it too. How cool is that?

“Brace yourself to relive some of the most astonishing TRANSFORMERS battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS through the complete series release of TRANSFORMERS ARMADA. In 2002, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to the animated television series TRANSFORMERS ARMADA. This is the unforgettable chapter of TRANSFORMERS lore and the first part of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADAENERGON, and CYBERTRON. OPTIMUS PRIME, his team of AUTOBOTS and their human friends stepped up the fight against MEGATRON and his DECEPTICONS for control of the universe and the power-enhancing MINI-CONS, a lost race of TRANSFORMERS. Valor, deception and unexpected twists unfolded in these captivating adventures, leading to an unlikely alliance between natural enemies in the face of a genuine evil known as UNICRON.”

My favorite part about these collectible sets is having the flexibility to watch short episodes, or sit for awhile and relax as we watch multiple episodes at once. Young children don’t always have the best attention spans and there isn’t always something on TV that they want to watch, so having DVD sets around is always a plus. Transformers Armada, The Complete Series, includes 52 episodes that the babies are sure to love.

This DVD collectible set arrived on shelves nationwide on March 11th, so what are you waiting for? Go out and get yours today!