Friday, July 31, 2015

DreamWorks Turbo FAST on Netflix!

Today is the DAY!


Turbo and his crew take Turbotown by storm in the all-new season of DREAMWORKS TURBO FASTpremiering 
exclusively on Netflix! The world’s coolest snails take a turn off the track and set off on a wild ride filled with hilarious hijinks at every turn.  You’ll laugh out loud when they launch into outer space, battle an apocalyptic robot, clash with a ninja stinkbug and escape a booby-trapped treasure hunt! 

Check out this clip of Dying in Space: The Musical


You know I'm all about taking things to the next level! Download a bunch of fun activity sheets for your kids to enjoy while streaming by clicking on the image below. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Disney Descendants!


Disney Descendants premieres tomorrow night on the Disney Channel and we can hardly wait! This live-action musical movie will explore the teenage lives of the children of some of Disney's greatest Villains as they attend prep school with the kids of Disney Heroes and Royals.

I love to prepare themed treats for my kids, especially when they're looking forward to something as awesome as the Disney Descendants. I have planned the perfect meal for them enjoy while watching the show. I am preparing an item to represent each Villain's child.


Jay: Mediterranean Dip, Pita Chips & Carrots
Evie: "Poison" Apple Salad
Carlos: Hot Dogs
Mal: Magic Milkshakes

Be sure to follow me on instagram @southinkucanmom to see these tasty dishes during the premiere!

You can get your little Disney fans ready for the premiere too with these fun activity sheets and games by clicking the image below:

Download Descendants Activity Sheets


Disney Descendants will also be releasing on DVD tomorrow so you can keep the party going for the rest of the Summer!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Paper Towns Giveaway!

 
Paper Towns is officially in theaters today and I'm offering a giveaway!
 
One lucky winner will WIN the following prize pack:
  • $25 Visa gift card
  • Paper Towns magnetic bookmark
  • Copy of the book (movie tie-in book cover)
 
To win, just complete the simple steps below and leave your email info in my comments section:
 
 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fandango Family: Celebrate PIXELS the Movie with a Pac-Man Party!

 
As a huge gaming fan I have grown up playing all of the classics like Galaga, Q-bert, Frogger, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Tron and Pac-Man. I shared my love for gaming with my children at an early age and now we enjoy playing videogames as a family. Needless to say, when word got out about Sony Pictures' new film starring Adam Sandler called PIXELS, I began counting the days until it's big release. We are so excited to see PIXELS in theaters this Friday, July 24th. Of course, we just had to have our very own Pac-Man party to get our friends just as excited as we are!
 
A Pac-Man Party is super easy and a lot of fun to host. We served a Pac-Pizza, Pac-Punch, Pac-Pucks and Power Pellets. I simply ordered a large cheese pizza and removed enough slices to make it appear as if Pac-Man was mid-chomp. The kids thought it was so awesome!
 
 
My Pac-Punch was a bubbly combination of Ginger ale and Orange Sherbet. It looks gross, but it tastes great and it was a big hit with the kids!
 
 
The kids really enjoyed their Pac-Pucks for dessert, which are just Ding Dongs with an image of Pac-Man from PIXELS glued on top. It doesn't get any easier than that!
 
 
No Pac-Man Party would be complete without Power Pellets! We had Yellow, Blue & Pink power pellets to help our Pac-Buddies defeat the ghosts.
 
 
After all that eating, it was time to get downstairs and really start our Pac-Man Party! The kids couldn't wait to get on the sticks and start chomping on ghosts. We played Pac-Man Party on the Nintendo Wii for the rest of the day!
 
 
Get ready to play for the planet when Sony Pictures PIXELS hits theaters this Friday!
 
Be sure to visit Fandango.com for more awesome ideas to help you host your own PIXELS inspired party. Just check out these Killer Donkey Kong Cookies that are just too cute to eat!
 
(Photo Credit: Fandango.com/Jenn Fujikawa)
 
Purchase your tickets to see PIXELS in advance at Fandango.com!

Disclaimer: As a Fandango Family Blogger, I received compensation from Fandango for my time and participation in the Fandango Family Digital Network. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions remain my own!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Movie Spotlight: Paper Towns!

 
Coming to theaters this month is another great film adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green. PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love. John Green is also the author behind The Fault in Our Stars.



Paper Towns hits theaters July 24th!

Monday, July 13, 2015

American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success & Giveaway!

This Summer has been off to a great start! I am so excited to share that on June 23rd, American Girl and Universal Studios Home Entertainment have released a new movie on Blu-ray and DVD. The American Girl movie is called Grace Stirs Up Success and tells the story of American Girl’s 2015 Girl of the Year Grace Thomas, an avid baker with an entrepreneurial spirit who is motivated to follow her dream of starting a baking business after an inspiring trip to Paris. When Grace begins her French baking business with her two best friends, they combine their talents and discover many sweet rewards!


I also want to share news of an exciting partnership with Williams-Sonoma that includes American Girl-branded baking sets, utensils, food mixes, and a cook book. These items are perfect for girls to explore the kitchen and bake alongside friends and family. All of the mentioned items will be available this Fall at Williams-Sonoma and American Girl stores, as well as online.

Mya couldn't wait to use her American Girl cookie cutter in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. She loves all things Paris and really enjoyed watching Grace Stirs up Success over and over again. We baked chocolate chip cookies and sat down to watch the movie for the 10th time!



GIVEAWAY:
 
I've got an additional copy of American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success available on DVD for one of my readers. To win, just complete the steps below and leave your email info in the comments section. A winner will be selected at random.
GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

L.A. Live Family Day Takeover!


The Minions will be invading theaters this weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a FREE Family Event in Los Angeles?!?!

This Saturday, July 11th, bring your friends and family down to L.A. Live for the Family Day Takeover and enjoy a day filled with activities, fun and Minions.

ENTERTAINMENT:
  • The Amazing Kid Company
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
  • Wild Wonders Animal Show
  • Minions Character Appearances
  • Face Painters and Caricature Artists
  • Hollywood Hotshots Break Dancers
  • Los Angeles Clown Company
  • Storytellers
  • Cool Down Misting Stations
  • Bubble Blowers & Jugglers
  • Sing-along with Ken Frawley
  • The Wacko Show
  • Crayon Walls
  • Hula Hoops & Cheerleaders
  • Urbansitter Arts & Crafts
  • Arty Loon Variety & Magic Show
  • AND MORE!!!
Local restaurants will be offering special Kid's Menus and discounted prices for little Minions fans at the event.
 

RESTAURANTS:


 
(Photo Credit: L.A. Live)