Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kings Dominion Spring Bloom Festival Review

We recently attended Kings Dominion and absolutely loved it! We really enjoyed the Spring Bloom food booths located directly below the Eiffel Tower. There are four different countries represented at the Spring Bloom festival: Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. The International Food Faire kiosks are open starting at 11:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays and close one hour before the park closes. 

Switzerland Food Booth:

Be sure to pick up a complimentary booklet that you can have stamped at each of the food booths

The swiss macaroni and cheese with bacon and smoked gouda was delicious! This was my favorite! 

The swiss waffle is delicious! It is topped with fresh glazed strawberries and whipped cream and chocolate sauce. This is a must try!

Irish Food Booth:
The Irish Banger pictured below was my husbands favorite dish! He loved the sausage, mashed potatoes and onions. 

The Irish Coffee and Chocolate dessert was fabulous! Be sure to try this! My children said this was their favorite! It is a trifle crumbled chocolate cake with chocolate whipped cream and coffee.

My kids had a blast at Planet Snoopy! They really enjoyed all of the rides but their favorite was the Woodstock Express! They also loved the Boo Blasters on Boo Hill ride. Joe Cool's Driving School was really cute and they had a lot of fun driving cars. It looks so real complete with little stop signs and road markings!

Joe Cool's Driving School was so cute!

Upcoming events at Kings Dominion include Memorial Weekend Salute (5/28-5/30), Star Spangled Celebration (7/2-7/4), KidsFest (7/16-7/24), BBQ and Brewfest (8/6-8/21), and Great Pumpkin Festival (9/19-10/30).

Be sure to follow Kings Dominion on social media:
Instagram: @kingsdominionva
Twitter: @kingsdominionva

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Just Released For 2017 To Alaska

In 2017, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe. That summer, Disney Cruise Line also returns to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. To learn more visit Disney's blog

Bookings open to the public April 14, 2016.
New Alaska itinerary: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier
New Europe destinations: Amsterdam and Stonehenge
New Disney Fantasy itineraries: Southern Caribbean
More Castaway Cay: Summer itineraries include 2 stops to Castaway Cay
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kings Dominion Spring Bloom Festival

I am super excited to attend Kings Dominions Spring Bloom Festival next Saturday April 16th! I have been visiting Kings Dominion ever since I was in high school and I can not wait to take my children for the first time! 

The fun is growing at Kings Dominion as flowers, food & family fun take over in a month-long celebration that spells fun for the whole family! 

It’s all about delicious food as Chef Paul takes us on a culinary trip around the world. During King Dominion’s month-long Spring Bloom festival, you’ll enjoy international inspired delicacies using fresh, local ingredients while listening to toe-tapping live entertainment. Other offerings at this festival include free family-friendly concerts, unique food offerings, and hands-on children’s activities—meaning there’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy.

Spring Bloom takes place Saturdays and Sundays from April 16th through May 15th.

Did you know that Kings Dominion is located just forty five minutes from Richmond, VA? And Kings Dominion is located less than two hours away from Washington, D.C. Kings Dominion has many attractions for children of all ages including a Dinosaur exhibit with life size dinosaurs! My 6 year old son is super excited to check this out. He loves dinosaurs. My 8 year old daughter is excited to ride my all time favorite childhood rollercoaster---the Anaconda! 

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Monday, April 4, 2016

2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Awards + Giveaway

We are very excited to announce the 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Awards, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. The Winter GSM Award Winners include many products designed to meet a unique need for families with kids and encourage sustainable lifestyles. Enter to win a collection of prizes sponsored by these awesome brands! 

1. Diaper Caddy + Sippy Cup. Award Details
2. ciao! baby portable high chair. Award Details
3. PouchBuddy food pouch feeding attachment. Award Details
4. Darlyng & Co. Yummy Mitt. Award Details
5. Milkies Milk Trays + Softies Nursing Pads + Milkies Nipple Balm. Award Details
6. Genesis 950 Cleaner - 1 gallon. Award Details
7. Liliputi Buckle Carrier. Award Details
8. Little Dundi Recycled Paperboard Clothes Hangers - 2 sets. Award Details
9. Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap + Cozy Blanket Pouch + Ocean Discovery Box by Revelae Kids. Award Details
10. MAM Baby Brush Set + Cooler Teether. Award Details
11. Silkberry Baby Organic Footed Sleeper - Silver Cloud Owl. Award Details
12. Choice of 1 Zippy OneZ, Zipadee-Zip, Flying Squirrel, or Trendy Teether by Sleeping Baby Inc. Award Details
13. Zipzicle Ice Pop Sleeves - 2 sets of 4. Award Details
14. Wristy Buddy Octopus teething wristband. Award Details
Winter Awards Giveaway Mommy Scene

Enter to win these fabulous prizes!

This giveaway is hosted by Mommy Scene and the sponsoring brands and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on April 29th, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

Other 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners

Buttons Cloth Diapers - Award Details
Coco & Kiwi Sydney Diaper Bag & Training Pants - Award Details
Crane smartDROP Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier & Travel Humidifier - Award Details
Winter Green Scene Mom Awards Mommy Scene
Enchanted Slumber All-In-One Organic Sleeper - Award Details
Wicks Beauty Baby Butter - Award Details
Woolino 4 Season Sleep Sack - Award Details
Woombie Air-Wrap & Organic Swaddle - Award Details

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