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Finding the Best Baby Stroller

Finding the Best Baby StrollerOut For A Stroll — Finding the Best Baby Stroller

Babies aren’t too concerned about the brand names of their strollers . . . and neither should their parents be!

It may seem like just another thing to check off the list when expecting a new baby, but purchasing a stroller, can be quite a personal process. Rather than simply landing on the most well-known model out there, the one you and your family settle on should be a direct reflection of your particular lifestyle: where you live, how many children you currently have or hope to have, even how athletic you’d like walks with your baby to be!

First of all, do some research and determine a budget. Strollers range in price from comfortably affordable amounts to four-figure ones. Think about your other expenses and pick a price range that isn’t overwhelming. Also think about additions to your purchase: Want to add a cupholder for mom’s coffee runs? Extras can add up, so consider the whole package.

When you’ve got a budget in mind, think about you. Are you a mom-on-the-go, likely to be moving from kindergarten drop-offs on to the shops and then over to the athletic fields for after-school soccer games? Consider a convertible stroller, or “travel system,” which lets you detach an infant car seat from the legs of the stroller. Are you yourself the athlete in the family? There are many choices out there for runners who want to bring their babies on their daily jog. Lots of strollers feature wheels that essentially make them all-terrain vehicles, oftentimes with a lead swivel wheel for maximum maneuverability.

But as ever, most critical is your family’s safety. Look for locking wheels to prevent your stroller from veering out of your control, and practice pushing it around the store to ensure there’s space enough to move without bumping or bruising your legs.

Less common, but perhaps invaluable, are strollers that feature an auto-stop brake. Simply let go of the handle and your stroller comes to a halt. It might just be a must-have for families who’ve built their homes in the hills!

These are just a few simple things to keep in mind while choosing a pushchair for your child. Adhere to them and you can make life easier for yourself.

zulily Mountain Buggy – Nano Exclusive Sale and Giveaway {Ends 8/21}

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zulily Mountain Buggy – Nano Exclusive Sale and Giveaway!

This is for all of you new parents out there! zulily has just released the Mountain Buggy – Nano Travel System: a one-of-a-kind Stroller and Protect Infant Car Seat combination system that features the lightest car seat on the market and a stroller that folds ultra compact into a shoulder-strap bag, perfect for a family on the go! The best news — we can both win one! Here’s how… 

HOW TO ENTER: Starting today (8/19) through Thursday (8/21), you can enter the zulily Moutain Buggy – Nano Giveaway by sharing your favorite Nano color in the comments below. Zulily will choose TWO affiliates to win a Buggy, and those two winners will each get to choose a reader who commented on their giveaway post to win one as well. (I don’t have a young child, so if I win, I will giveaway mine as well!) Be sure to use the SHARE buttons on this post to share the giveaway. The more readers that enter, the better chance I have of being chosen as the winning affiliate.

zulily Mountain Buggy – Nano Giveaway!
I’m entering the zulily travel system giveaway contest and if I win one, so can one of you!

A little about the Mountain Buggy – Nano:
• Includes the Protect Infant Car Seat one of the lightest on the market at 8.3 pounds
• Lifts out of its sturdy LATCH base without disturbing Baby and into the Nano easy-push 13.7 lb stroller
• The stroller folds ultra compact into a shoulder-strap bag to simplify travel for a family on the go
• Available for $349.99 with free shipping! 


Top five list of eco-friendly school supplies

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Did you know, that if you switched away from using disposable lunchware such as plastic baggies and paper napkins, that you could save about $435 a year? Yep, our friends at ECOlunchbox did a study in 2009, that calculated the savings for a family that had two kids and one adult packing lunch five times a week. If you want to see the details, I’ve included the graphic below, feel free to use it on your site!

As Abe’s Market is focused on natural products that benefit the environment and your pocket book, we love working with ECOlunchbox! They have a “soup-to-nuts” lunchware line that includes super cute bentos, sandwich boxes, snack containers, lunchbags and more, all of which are plastic-free and waste-free and that help you and your family avoid health risks associated with vinyl, plastic, lead and aluminum.

Here’s a top five list of eco-friendly school supplies that make it easy to go green this Back-to-School season! Click here to see the whole line of super-durable, easy to clean, plastic-free lunchware.

5. Eco Chic Furoshiki Bento Box Kit 
The original eco lunchbag from Japan sewn from colorful fair trade textiles hand-printed by artisans using wooden blocks and wax batik techniques.
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4. Oval + Cup
This super-classy 2-piece lunch set includes a large oval container plus a smaller cup that’s ideal for sauces, dips or other wet foods.
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3. Three-In-One
With three nesting containers, this lunchbox is ideal for school lunches. Most kids pack a sandwich and two side dishes, this ensures their food won’t get mixed up!
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2. Solo Cube
This is a classic reusable sandwich box, durable and light-weight, but without the plastic!
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1. Blue Water Bento Lunch Kit
This is a fantastic leak-proof lunchbox without plastic! The silicone lid and the quirky screen-printed lunch bag are a crowd favorite.
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Fun House Bouncer #Giveaway {Ends 8/28}

Fun House Bouncer GiveawaySponsored by: – Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8

Please take a moment to read Mom to Bed by 8’s Little Tikes Fun House Bouncer review and see how a boring summer day can be changed in less than 5 minutes!

Kids can get their wiggles out with the ultra-fun Little Tikes State Fair Fun House Bouncer. This circus-themed set features lion, clown and dog silhouettes on the outside. A convenient exterior storage pocket offers a place to leave shoes. Three distinct areas, including a slide and ball toss area, provide plenty of room for play. High walls keep children within the unit as they jump, for reliable safety. The weight capacity is appropriate for up to three children. Assembling the Little Tikes Bouncer requires just one person, and the unit is constructed with heavy-duty PVC material. Mesh windows help parents keep a close eye on their jumping children.

Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman and Everything Mommyhood.

One winner will receive a Little Tikes Fun House Bouncer.

Giveaway ends August 28th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Little Tikes Fun House Bouncer Sweepstakes

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Success Creations $50 GC #Giveaway {Ends 8/27}


“Success Creations is a mask company proudly operating in Lakewood, NJ for over 25 years. We are unique in that we are one of the only companies in the entire USA that specializes only in designing some of the most gorgeous handmade masquerade masks ever created. Masquerade masks are all we do, and you will surely see that difference in the quality of our designs.”


Enter now for your chance to win your very own!

Dates : 8/13-8/27

1 Winner

Limited to the Continental US

Prize will be a $50 Gift Certificate

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ELPH + $100 Target Gift Card #Giveaway {Ends 8/28}


It’s that time of the year again: kids all over the country are headed back to school. While gathering those school supplies, it’s also important to remember your child’s safety. That’s where ELPH comes in! ELPH is a silicone wristband designed specifically for children, adults, the elderly, and individuals with special needs. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification, with clear instructions directly on the band, so you can be reunited with your lost loved one, although none of your child’s sensitive identifying info is directly on the band for strangers to see.

ELPH bands are simple to use. You activate and register the band, and in the event that your child is separated from you, a good samaritan can either call the toll free number or scan the band’s QR code to be directly connected to an emergency contact (you!). Ruth from Viva Veltoro recently had the opportunity to review the ELPH band. Be sure to check out her full review to see how cute and functional these bands are, and why they should be a must-have on your back to school list.

ELPH wants to help one lucky family get prepared for the school season,
so they’re giving away an ELPH and a $100 Target Gift Card to help with back to school shopping!

Connect: You can connect with ELPH on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Buy it: You can purchase your ELPH band on their website for only $19.99. This includes a year of their amazing service.

Win it: One lucky person will win an ELPH band of their choice (size + color) and a $100 Target Gift Card!

Open to the US and Canada, ages 18 and up. Ends 8/28/14 at 11:59 PM ET.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway. ELPH is responsible for prize fulfillment. Viva Veltoro, Thrifty Nifty Mommy and the participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please note, if the winner is Canadian they can opt for $100 PayPal instead. Please contact vivaveltoro{at} with any questions about this giveaway.

Accessorize Your Stash in August #Giveaway {CLOSED} #AccessorizeAugust


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Accessorize Your Stash in August Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

If you’re ready to accessorize your cloth diaper stash, you’ve come to the perfect Event! A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to help you do just that – with Cloth Diaper Accessory Giveaways! If you love cloth diapering, then you’ll love hopping around to see what each blog has in store for you and your Fluffy Stash! Don’t miss the Grand Prize which includes 2 Cloth Diaper Stash Must-Haves: a Hanging Wet/Dry Bag and a Diaper Sprayer!

The prized at this stop are coming from Amazon. These are affiliate links. I had planned to offer a wet bag for on the go, because my friends who cloth diaper highly recommend them, along with some cloth diapers. However, when I saw the 2nd item, A) it made me giggle B) as the mother of 3 boys, this would have certainly come in handy when mine were in diapers! So, at this stop, the prizes are Kushies “On the Go” 2 Pack Wet Bag, Green (Patterns and Colors May Vary)
and The Peepee Teepee for the Sprinkling WeeWee: 5 Blue Camo in Cellophane Bag


People Entered: 400

Total Entries: 17158

Entry Dates: 8/14/14-8/28/14

One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by


So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Accessorize Your Stash in August participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

#NutrishForCats Dinner for Two #Sponsored #MC #Giveaway {CLOSED}

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

We have had our cat, Bella, for over 7 years. We love her dearly, she loves our oldest son, Aaron, and tolerates the rest of us. He is her person. She spends the vast majority of her time in his room, only occasionally walking around the house to glance at everyone else. We treat our pets like members of the family, but Bella sometimes gets a little extra special treatment, because she is so comforting to Aaron when he gets anxious or overwhelmed. With all of our pets we take time to ensure that they are eating food that is made with real food. I love that Nutrish, from Rachael Ray, is an all natural food for cats made with Real meat, such as chicken or fish, and that is the first ingredient listed on the label! They don’t use by-product meal, artificial flavors, or preservatives. We love that we are able to feed her healthy cat food.

Nutrish For Cats

The generous people at Nutrish not only sent this fabulous package for Bella, they also included a gift card and recipes. I was able to take the gift card to my local supermarket and purchase ingredients, similar to what Bella was eating, and make us a healthy meal too! The recipe I chose to make was Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Whole Grain Rice. I had to make a couple of substitutions, due to a grocery store strike/boycott issue here in New England. All of the local stores are running low on a few things here and there, and being flexible with ingredient substitutions has saved us a lot of stress :) I will be sharing the recipe as it was given to me, but you will see in the picture that the rice I had to use was White (but whole grain), and I used caramelized onions in lieu of peppers and scallions. It came out great, the only request from my crew is that I double it next time, they all wanted more!

Teriyaki Chicken with Whole Grain Rice

4.0 from 1 reviews
Teriyaki Chicken with Whole Grain Rice
Recipe type: Chicken
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • For the Rice:
  • 1½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup brown whole grain rice
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ⅓ cup Tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Mirin (Rice Wine)
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 taablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 think slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • For the chicken:
  • 2 tablespoons high-temperature cooking oil, such as peanut or Canola
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt and coarse pepper
  • 2 mild frying peppers, such as cubanella or Anaheim, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2 inch pieces
  1. In a small pot, bring the stock and butter to low boil. Stir in the rice and cover; reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat; do not remove the lid and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Place the sauce ingredients in another small pot and bring to a boil. Let reduce by about half; 15 minutes at medium heat; at a low boil.
  3. Add about 2 tablespoons cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with light salt and more aggressively with pepper. Cook for 8-9 minutes, turning occasionally; remove. Add the peppers and stir for 2-3 minutes, but let them remain tender-crisp. add the scallions and toss for 1 minute more; remove from the heat.
  4. Slice the chicken across the breasts into ½ inch pieces.
  5. Arrange the rice on plates or in shallow bowls and top with the peppers, scallions and chicken, Drizzle the sauce evenly over the chicken and rice, then serve.

I tried and TRIED to get video, or even a picture of Bella enjoying her food. She wasn’t having it. The moment she heard me approaching she dashed into Aaron’s room to her hiding spot and wouldn’t come out. However, when I went back by the bowl later in the day, it was bone dry. She never empties her food bowl in a day, but she did with this food! Also, today, I pulled out the Big Ol Catnip Sack they sent as part of the package. I put it inside the brown paper sack, and carried it into his room. It must be some strong catnip because she was ready to pounce on that bag before I put it down! I turned on the camera, placed it down, and sat on the floor to see what she would do. I took a series of shots and put them into a collage so you can see how much fun she had. I even took a short video, it’s embedded below. I’ll be honest. We’ve had her for 7 years. She rarely plays with any toys, she mainly guards them. With this sack though, she went nuts! She was purring, rolling around, hugging it, licking it, and rubbing her face all over it. It was so much fun to watch!

Nutrish For Cats

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One lucky winner will win samples of Nutrish for Cats too! Contest Entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Mom Central Consulting.


The Frugal Way Back To School

The Frugal Way Back To School

The Frugal Way Back To School

Exhausted parents across the country may be looking forward to back-to-school day, but it can get pretty expensive, depending on how many kids you need to buy for during this season! Be sure you don’t miss our Back To School Giveaway, to help the winner with some back to school supplies, but don’t worry if you don’t win, there are plenty of other ways you can send the little ones off without breaking the bank.

Tips & Tricks

It’s a rare parent who manages to survive the new term without having to splurge on something the kids simply must have (Frozen, Minecraft, LEGO supplies, etc). All the kids seem to want at least a few if their supplies to be adorned with whatever “Theme” products are popular at the time.  There are some simple ways to save money. Start watching the sales early in the summer. Basic supplies go on sale,  many for under $1, and you can stock up for the year during those sales. Our town has a facebook group for parents in the district where we share information on school supplies sales, and clothing sales at local retailers. One parent noted that she starts budgeting for the next year on the first day of school. She takes the amount she paid out for the current year, adds about $25-50 to the total, and then divides that by the number of pay periods she has until the next school year. She sets her budgeted amount aside each pay period in a savings account. She’ll do a few odd jobs to make a few extra cents, take paid surveys, and try to find ways to earn while you’re enjoying herself, such as by playing the online slots after the kids have gone to bed, though there are easier ways! If the school year is coming up and she finds she needs more to meet her budget, or the amount is higher than she estimated, she’ll have a yard sale or sell some things on Craigslist/Ebay/Local Forum to come up with the extra funds, so she doesn’t have to take funds from another budgeted category. I love this idea, and with three kids of my own, can’t wait to apply this concept myself.


There’s simply no need to buy a whole new wardrobe for the new year, particularly if you’re only doing it because you think everyone else is (they’re not)! Assuming your children haven’t grown several inches during the summer, just add sweatshirts and tights to their warm-weather clothes. If they have shot up, add new items from the clearance sales, where summer clothing will be heavily reduced. There’s just no need to purchase a bulky winter wardrobe at the start of the school year. Kids hit growth spurts, and we can’t predict when they’ll happen! I make sure my kids start the year off with 7-8 solid outfits that can be mixed & matched, and pick up a few other items here and there as they go on sale in larger sizes. When they hit a growth spurt, we’ll have at least a few items on hand, so they don’t go to school in pants that are suddenly a few inches too short.

Tax Holidays & Coupons

Look out for sales tax holidays. Alabama, for example, has an allowance of $100 on clothing and $50 on school supplies from 1st – 3rd August this year. Maryland offers a full week of tax relief on clothing from 10th August; check the link for other state tax holidays. Here in NH, we are fortunate that we don’t have a sales tax. I know that friends in other states have said the stores were PACKED on Sales Tax Holidays in their areas, so prioritize and plan ahead of time.

Some retailers, including Target, offer apps that’ll give you coupons that aren’t available elsewhere. You’ll usually find that the exclusive coupons can be used with existing ones, leading to a double discount. Kmart and Sears also have similar schemes. I LOVE using apps to save money. We share ideas on this in several of my facebook groups, and I have a post planned soon, where I’ll share my favorite money saving apps with you.

Secondhand & Hand-Me-Downs

Don’t neglect thrift shops and secondhand stores. Not everything they sell is worn out, I’ve found brand new clothes with the tags still on at my local Goodwill! You’ll often find at least one or two pieces that are as good as new, and the savings can be seriously helpful. You might also enjoy the environmentally-friendly recycling aspect of it. It’s also worth looking at online consignment stores like for lightly-used clothing.

Finally, don’t forget your network of friends and family members with slightly older kids. How about those cousins with outgrown sports and other clothing? Try starting your own school equipment exchange network by passing on stuff that your children don’t need any more. Remember, that goes for pens, calculators, even computers – not just clothes! It takes a village :)

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$150 Target GC #Giveaway {Ends 8/24}

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Co-hosted by:

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Come and join us in this great giveaway

You can be the lucky winner


Target Gift Card $150

August 11  12:01 EST  To August 24  11:59pm EST.


Valid only in the Continental United States.

Void where prohibited


18 years or older to enter/only 1 entrant per household

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#off2school Back To School #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Welcome to the 2nd Annual “Off to School We Go!” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you’d want/need for your children to get ready for school! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!

*Post may contain affiliate links.
My prize will be for a: Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95 and a Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo, totaling $62!




People Entered: 397

Total Entries: 20732

Entry Dates: 08/11/14-08/25/14

One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by






The Grand Prize sponsors for this blog hop event is Zoey’s Attic Personalized Gifts, Spark & Spark and Umi Shoes! With the $35 Gift Code from Zoey’s Attic you can purchase cute back to school shirts among many items they sell. Michelle’s review highlights their school shirts and items available for purchase. Spark & Spark has offered a metal lunch up for grabs that is available in a variety of different themes, as well as customized with your child’s name on the front. Michelle also posted a review of their lunch box in which she uses for her daughter who started Kindergarten this year. Last but not least is Umi Shoes who is offering a $60 Gift Card. Children are always growing and in need of new shoes, but with Umi Shoes you can get tennis shoes and others in a variety of sizes ranging from baby to school children. Retail Value for this package is $131 and you purchase directly from their websites. Be sure to visit Mama’s Baby Cupcakes to enter for a chance to win this fabulous Grand Prize!

Disclosure: Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Off To School We Go!” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

$100 Kohl’s Gift Card #Giveaway {Ends 8/25}


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Welcome to the Kohl’s Back-to-School $100 gift card giveaway, sponsored by Kohl’s
and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro.

It’s that time of year again. Kids across the country are heading back to school this month and Kohl’s is here to make your shopping easier! This year, thanks to a cooperation between Kohl’s & Office Max, you can purchase not only the hottest fashions, but also many of the school supplies your child will need, including markers, crayons, backpacks, folders, paper, pens, pencils, and more, all at your local Kohl’s store (please note, these are not available online, only in stores)!
Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently wrote about shopping at Kohl’s for her children’s back-to-school needs, and now Kohl’s wants to give one lucky reader the chance to win a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card for back to school shopping!
This giveaway is open to residents of the US only who are 18 years of age or older, unless prohibited by law. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EDT on August 25th, 2014 and a winner will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries received. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!
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Disclosures: The participating bloggers have not been compensated for sharing this giveaway. Prize fulfilment is the responsibility of Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest. For questions about this giveaway, please email thriftyniftymommy {at}

Don’t Buy It, Rent It $500 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 9/7}

Don't Buy It Rent It Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Don’t Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

With special co-hosting blogs: Purple Monster Coupons, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman and Barbara’s Beat.

MPM is excited to share a way to help you save money on those high priced college textbooks. Rent your textbooks this year and save up to 80%.

With’s flexible rental program, you can keep your textbooks for a semester. Yes, all semester long and when it comes time to send your books back, they will even pay for return shipping. How awesome is that? All this means more money in your pocket for the things in life that can’t be learned from a book.

What are you waiting for? Rent your textbooks today from

One winner will receive a $500 Amazon Gift Card.

Giveaway ends September 7th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

Don't Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Disney Frozen Party in a Box

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Disney Frozen Party in a Box
Disney Frozen Party in a Box
As the mother of three children, I am well aware of how excited kids get when their birthdays approach. Typically, they want whatever “theme” they are into at the moment to be the theme of their birthday party as well. I was excited to see today that Birthday Express is now offering a Party in a Box feature for various themes! Once you select the theme, you can customize your box. To begin, they ask: “How many guests are you expecting?” Once you select the number, it takes you to another page where you select what supplies you’d like included in your box. When you purchase as a Party Package, you get a discount off of the price of purchasing each item separately. New party theme pages allow customers to pick and choose what items they want in their party pack and still receive the discounted pack price. Along with the ability to customize a party pack, each party collection page features lifestyle imagery.

For example, I chose Frozen birthday party supplies Party for 8, and this is what each option offered to start with. The cost is $25.49.

The Basic Party in a Box includes:

  • 8 Disney Frozen Paper Cups
  • 8 Disney Frozen Square Dessert Plates
  • 16 Disney Frozen Lunch Napkins
  • Disney Frozen Plastic Tablecover
  • 8 Disney Frozen Square Dinner Plates
  • 24 Candy Stripe Blue Birthday Candles
  • Hot Pink Forks & Spoons
  • Magenta with Pink Flowers Balloons
  • Lavender Matte Balloons
  • 8 Disney Frozen Invitations and Thank You Postcards
  • Perfect Purple Curling Ribbon
  • Hot Pink Curling Ribbon

Birthday Express
The Deluxe Party in a Box is $48.35 and includes all of the above, plus:

  • Party Girl Personalized Birthday Banner
  • Disney Frozen Foil Banner
  • Purple Foil Star Gleam N Burst Centerpiece
  • Bermuda Blue (Turquoise) Matte Balloons
  • French Violet Crepe Paper
  • Aqua Blue (Turquoise) Crepe Paper
  • Hot Pink Crepe Paper
  • Hot Pink Cone Party Hats
  • Aqua Blue (Turquoise) Curling Ribbon

Frozen birthday party supplies
The Deluxe with Favors for Guests Party in a Box is $66.27 and includes all of the above, plus:

  • Disney Frozen Sticker Sheets
  • Pink Bubble Wands
  • Light Blue and Lavendar with Stars Empty Favor Boxes
  • Tiara Haircombs
  • Heart Mirrors
  • Pastel Swirl Lollipops

Birthday Express $25 off coupon
When I first opened the website, it also gave me an option to enter my email address to get a coupon good for $25 off a $125 purchase. I don’t plan to spend $125 on supplies for our party, but I clicked to get the code anyway. It might be worthwhile to buy supplies for all three kids parties at once :) Today, the site also had a code for FREE SHIPPING when you spend over $75 and a Take 15% OFF – No Minimun! Code. Combine and save even more!!!
Ending 8/10/14 are these deals:
Get $20 off orders over $100 at Celebrate Express!
Get $10 off orders over $60 at Celebrate Express!