St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap & Bait

St. Patrick’s Day is rounding the corner. Whether you get decked out in green every year or never really celebrate, this craft is sure to get you and your family in the spirit! Make some leprechaun bait and a trap to try and catch one of those silly little fellas!

Leprechaun bait is a crowd-pleasing snack with a festive look and delightful taste. There is even a delicious healthy version! The salty and sweet mix is great for movie night while the veggies are perfect for an afterschool snack.

What’s more, Personal Creations created a tag for your leprechaun bait that makes for adorable goodie bags. Download the printable, cut and fold along the respective lines, and staple to your treat bag. Your little ones will love the cute rhyme!

Now that you have your bait, it’s time to lay the trap. Help your children cut, fold, and glue to build a tiny little leprechaun house. Add St. Patrick’s themed decor, such as a pot of gold, and your tasty bait to complete the trap.

Leave it overnight and check for a leprechaun in the morning. If you caught a leprechaun, he has to grant you three wishes in order to be released. It’s also possible that the pesky guy got away with some of your gold and treats.

Just like the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa, the whole family can enjoy the thrill of receiving a visit from a St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun!

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The Frugal Guide to a Great Day Out With The Kids

Frugal Guide to a day out with kids

A day out with the family is always a great way for everyone to be together. Planning the day can be quite stressful if you are on a budget, but there are a few things to consider to make it a bit easier. This guide will help you plan a fun day out which will be remembered for a long time. #

Set a Budget

The first thing you should do is decide on a budget. A budget is the best place to start with an outing because it allows you to have control over your spending and get the best out of your money and the day. It’s no good if you go to the beach and don’t have money for ice cream. Figure out how much you can afford to spend before you start making any plans, then you can work from there. 

Plan Where to Go & Check for Discounts

The second thing you should do is decide on what you are going to do. Having a plan in place will allow you to think of what you might need in terms of spending money when you get there. Of course, kids love activities such as visiting the zoo, going to the cinema or playing mini golf. However, some of these activities can cost a lot. So, check ahead of time and see if there are any discounts for booking online. You might also find special offers to make the day even better value. 

Free Days Out Can be Fun

There are plenty of fun days out which don’t cost any money too. Visiting the beach or going for a long walk can be fun for kids too. If going for a walk, try and choose a route with fun sights for them to see, or find a playground on the way. You could make a checklist of things for your child to spot, such as wildlife, plants or even types of vehicle. You could even give your child a clipboard and a pen for them to cross off their list as they find everything. 

Pack Snacks and Drinks 

If you are going out for the day, it’s a wise idea to take snacks, drinks and perhaps a packed lunch if you will be out over lunchtime. It’s amazing how much it can cost to buy a snack and drink each for everyone in the family. Whilst kids love going out for meals, you can make a picnic lunch really fun by packing their favorite foods and a blanket to sit on. 

Take Everything You Need

We know how important it is to prepare for all events when you have kids. Doing so will not only save stress on a day out, but it can also help save money. If you are going to the beach it is likely that you will need to pack some bottled water and sun cream. Take these items from home to avoid having to pay over-inflated prices when you arrive at your destination. 

Make a checklist before heading out, and don’t be afraid to prepare for all eventualities. Take items such as spare clothes, blankets and a first aid kit in case of emergencies. 

Before you leave the house you should go back over the checklist and make sure you haven’t missed anything. If heading out with babies, ensure you have enough supplies for diaper changes and feeding, if required. Not only will you save money by being prepared, but the day will also be more enjoyable if you don’t have to worry about where to buy supplies if you run out. You can visit https://whooopsadaisy.com to find more information about the essentials to pack in your diaper bag on a day out. 

Conclusion 
There are many ways to have a fantastic day out with the kids, even if you are on a tight budget. The most important thing is to spend time together as a family. Be sure to take your camera to capture the precious memories you are making so they can be treasured for years to come!

SPIDER-MAN: Into the SPIDER-VERSE DVD Combo Pack

Spider-Man

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • We Are Spider-ManExploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New DimensionWith a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse. 
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains whowreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

4K Ultra HD Disc Includes:

  • Feature film presented with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

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The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Edition DVD

“The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel—along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula—is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HDand Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™on Feb. 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.”

The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989, and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.

“The Little Mermaid” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES: BLU-RAY & DIGITAL

  • Sing-Along Mode
  • Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.
  • Alan Menken & the Leading Ladies Song
  • From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music of Alan Menken has scored the soundtrack for some of Disney’s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas Singing Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel)as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all…“The Little Mermaid.”In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grand piano.
  • “What I Want From You…Is YOUR VOICE”
  • Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of “The Little Mermaid” in their original recording sessions.
  • Stories From Walt’s Office Gadgets & Gizmos
  • Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some of the collections that Walt kept in his office in the third episode of this series.
  • #TreasuresUntold
  • Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series “Coop and Cami Ask the World” as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
  • DCapella “Part of Your World”Music Video
  • Classic Bonus Features
  • Revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including deleted Character: Harold The MermanoUnder The Scene: The Art Of Live Action ReferenceoHoward’s LectureoAudio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker, and Alan Menken
  • Digital Exclusives
  • “Part of Your World” -A 30-Year Retrospective–Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney “I Want” songs “Part of Your World” and discuss its impact since it was first heard 30 years ago.
  • Classic Bonus Features
  • Over 3 additional hours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!

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Benefits of Hiring Food Caterers for Parties

Benefits of Hiring Food Caterers for Parties

There was a time when organizing a party or an event was a troublesome task. It required huge attention from the part of the organizer. Every family member, even friends, and relatives, got involved in the management and organization of the event. But now, even large events can be easily hosted with the help of professional food caterers for parties. Let’s see how they help.

Why you Should Hire Food Caterers

Managing the food is one of the most important tasks when you are planning to host or organize a party. Food is something which the visitors pay a lot of attention to. It is just like a silver lining in the moon if there are several varieties of food and beverages in a party. This makes the party or the event more delightful for guests. You just cannot make such a huge variety of foods and drinks at home without the help of caters.

Undoubtedly, when the food is good, you have a positive vibe inside you as a host. This helps you keep yourself fresh and helps you interact with the guests in an efficient and better manner, instead of standing in the kitchen and making dishes.

There are many advantages and plus points of hiring food caterers for parties. Here are some of them discussed in detail.

Food caterers take away a lot of work load from you.

There was a time when people used to decide themselves what items they want to include in the menu of their party. They either cooked the dishes themselves or hired a cook to prepare them. People used to buy all the ingredients required themselves. This really was a very troublesome task was and a very big responsibility as well. But when you hire food caterers for parties, you don’t need to rush so much. The work has become hassle free. This has become possible only because food caterers arrange the ingredients themselves and cook the dishes in their own setting. This makes the host free from responsibilities, so that they can give more attention to their guests, decorations and other things involved in the event.

They provide a wide range of options in dishes and beverages

In terms of food and beverages, there are a lot of options that food caterers for parties can offer. These options enable a huge variety in your menu. Every food caterer now gives you an array of options to choose from. You just need to select the dishes that you want to serve in your eventful bash. Once you select the dishes, the caterers will solely manage everything from cooking to serving.

No wastage of food, time and money

One of the best things about hiring food caterers for parties is that the food is never wasted. The food is prepared as per the number of guests who have turned up. You have to pay only that much amount as per the guests arrived and food consumed. If you had bought the ingredients yourself and prepared the dishes on your own, and if the expected number of guests do not arrive, all the extra food would have gone wasted, and you would have ended up with so many unnecessary expenses. With food caterers, even if some food remains unconsumed, they take care of the leftovers and put it to good use.

Conclusion

Food caterers for parties have really reduced the amount of work and responsibility from hosts. They are experienced professionals who can help hosts to manage their parties very easily and effectively. As we know, food is a very essential component of any party irrespective of everything. Therefore, it needs special attention which is aptly undertaken by food caterers.

About the author:

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: catering, food, home improvement, business, health etc. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter for more updates.

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FIRST MAN on Blu-ray & DVD

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Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen and from visionary filmmaker Damien Chazelle, FIRST MAN is the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:

  1. Deleted Scenes
  2. Shooting for the Moon – Take an intimate look at the production of FIRST MAN and the collaborative relationship between Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling.
  3. Preparing to Launch – It’s difficult to believe that FIRST MAN is the first major feature film to tell the journey of Apollo 11. Hear from Director Damien Chazelle and his cast why now is the time to tell the story of this historic event.
  4. Giant Leap in One Small Step – A heroic character study, FIRST MAN sheds light on all the hard working individuals that got us to the moon and back.
  5. Mission Gone Wrong – Watch as Ryan Gosling reenacts a test piloting sequence gone terribly wrong. Go behind the scenes to see how he trained to nail the landing, performing the majority of his own stunts.
  6. Putting You In the Seat – Through the use of innovative technology, most of FIRST MAN was shot in-camera. Take an in-depth look behind the lens of this epic film.
  7. Recreating the Moon Landing – Filmed in IMAX to show the vastness of the moon, find out all that it took to recreate the most famous moment in NASA history.
  8. Shooting at NASA – Hear from Ryan Gosling and Director Damien Chazelle on how shooting at NASA brought unparalleled authenticity to FIRST MAN.
  9. Astronaut Training – Go behind the scenes of the three-day boot camp each of the actors underwent prior to filming FIRST MAN.
  10. Feature Commentary with Director Damien Chazelle, Screenwriter Josh Singer and Editor Tom Cross

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