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My review of The Princess and The Frog Movie

So on opening day of Disney’s The Princess and The Frog Movie – I went and saw it.  Just got back about a half hour ago. I decided to have a mom and daughter day and it is very rare that I ever see a movie the day it opens.  I am not one for crowds and busy theaters – just me.  I was luck that my local town theater was featuring this movie today – so I got extra lucky. So what did I think? I loved it – It is very rare that any Disney Movie would not be liked. The introduction of Princess Tiana was well done and it is nice to have a new Princess in the line up.

I think the movie sends a great message to younger children about working hard to achieve your goals and dreams. Yes of course there is also the fantasy of kissing a frog and finding your prince, but that is the fantasy part of the movie. I also really enjoyed all the Jazzy New Orleans Style Music throughout the movie and it really added to the charm. I think this movie had all the magic Disney Movies bring between the animation. music and the message. I came out of the theater with the thought – Dreams do come True and truly if you believe they will.

I give this movie 2 thumbs up and if you have the opportunity to see it – I say go for it. So once again – Welcome Princess Tiana – there is no doubt little girls everywhere are happy you have been created.

Now that I have seen the movie I will be making some changes to The Princess and The Frog Party Theme I have put together to reflect some ideas I have gathered from watching the movie. So be sure to come stop by and see.

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My Birthday Party Blog got a makeover

The Party AnimalI am so excited to share this exciting news – my Birthday Party Blog got a complete well needed makeover. It was not an easy task, but I did it. I will still make changes and be constantly approving and adding fun features, but for now it is up. So if you are looking for all the latest in Kids Birthday Party Themes and anything having to do with party planning I suggest stopping by. I also now offer a way to stay on top of all my posts via your email and you can sign up on my site. So now more excuses for not having ideas for those Children’s Parties anymore!!!

So come take a look – pass it to your friends and never be at a loss for party ideas again.  The Party Animal is on it!!!

 

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Princess and the Frog Party

The Princess and the Frog Deluxe Party Pack

I am so excited for the new Disney movie The Princess and The Frog and the introduction of Princess Tiana –  Disney’s first African American Princess. It has been a very long time since Disney has had a new princess for all the little girls to idolize. I have to share a great Squidoo page I put together that has everything needed to have a Princess and The Frog Birthday Party . I worked very hard on this one and it includes everything from the Official Disney The Princess and The Frog Party Supplies, Invitations,  Games, Crafts, Free Printable Games and a lot more. It is definitely a one stop shop to putting this theme together and I will keep it updated with all the latest supplies as they are released.

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In addition to that I have put together some great party kits to go along with this celebration on my website. I am now offering  Stuff a Frog Kits – these were put together to go perfectly with The Princess and The Frog Party Theme and specially priced. Each Kits comes with a Stuffable Frog offered in two size choices – 15″ and also 8″ included is a KISS Sound Chip, Pink Princess T-Shirt, Wishing Star, Stuffing, Custom Birth Certificate and Directions.  You will also find on my website Chocolate Covered Rice Krispy Treat Love Frogs and Kiss Lips that are also perfect to go along with this party theme.

I have to say I am so in love with the great party colors that were chosen for the party supplies – I think they are so pretty with the purple, green and blue. I give Kudos to the Disney people behind designing those – they are beautiful.

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I also created a Hubpage on Princess Tiana and some of the new toys starting to take over the market – and we all know they will take over the market. Disney never lets us down when it comes to marketing and Princess Tiana just opened up a new door to let the flood flow. I am looking forward to seeing how they will change all the existing merchandise to incorporate the new princess.  Something tells me we will see a Huge influx this 2009 Holiday Season as the movie is set to be in theaters in November.  Perfect timing Disney!!! So even with the number of toys currently available at this time – there is no doubt in my mind it will double.

Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee

Disneyland and Walt Disney World plan to add a Mardi Gras-style musical cavalcade called Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee for the 2009 holiday season, according to theme park officials. This sounds like so much fun.  This special treat is only for a limited time and opens in Disney World on October 26th, 2009 and will only run until January 3rd, 2010. I think if you can get there to see this it will magical. I am sure Disney Parks has something in the works for a permanent attraction based on The Princess and The Frog, but we will have to wait and see. Ya know my dad works at Disney World (yes I am lucky) so I will have to see if he has any inside information. Hmmmm.


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Is the Webkinz hype dying?

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There was a time when everyone had to have a Webkinz from Ganz – well all the kids at least.  I am wondering if the hype is now starting to fade away.  I just updated one of my many Squidoo pages about all the New and Upcoming Webkinz and as I was doing that I wondered.  Even though Ganz is still releasing new Webkinz Plush and other products its seems to me that things have slowed down in sales. Two years ago these virtual pets were one of the hottest toys on the market and I know first and being my daughter was all about them. Even my party business took off with my Webkinz Birthday Party Theme I created called the Webfriendz Party Package.  The party package is still available, but sales for that have slowed as well.  I have seen a jump in sales for my Webkinz Party Favors – KrispyKinz which are the Chocolate Covered Rice Krispy Treats that resemble Webkinz Animals, but my thoughts are Webkinz may soon fade out.

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There have been many attempts on other products from Ganz like the Webkinz Trading Cards, Webkinz Figurines, Webkinz Mouse Pads, Webkinz School Supplies, Webkinz Carriers and Purses, Webkinz Christmas Ornaments, Webkinz Beauty Line, Kinz Clothing, Webkinz CharmsOutfits for the Webkinz and more.  I think all of those have also faded out now and never really took off in my opinion. I think the kids just wanted the plush that they could play with online.

It has been awhile since I have looked at all the new Webkinz and some of the new ones are very adorable, but somewhere along the line I got lost in the over production of merchandise that came out all at once. I have a feeling as a parent I am not the only one. I think it became very hard for the kids to keep up on them all and most seemed to lose interest. Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen it up close with my own child and those around me.  I will be curious though to see how they fare through the 2009 Holiday Season and if they will stay a Hot item or slowly fade into our memories.  I guess every good thing must come to an end at some point.  I just also wonder what the next big toy craze will be and what my kids will be begging for next.

I will keep all my Squidoo Webkinz Pages fresh as possible  – I am working on cleaning them up now.  Just to note:  My daughter still plays with her Webkinz, but the plush and rarely goes online to play the games.  A complete switch from what it was in the beginning- go figure.  Maybe I am completely wrong, but it just had me thinking – so I thought I would blog.

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New Littlest Pet Shop Toys

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So like I said I was doing  some cleaning of my Squidoo Lenses and I turned my focus to all my Littlest Pet Shop Pages.  I have 3 of them: Littlest Pet Shop Toys and Gifts where you can find all the latest in Littlest Pet Shop Pets, Games, Bedding, Crafts, Books, Playsets and more. My daughter is a big fan of these and I have to say so am I – I really love the little Bobble Head Pets. The hardest thing for me to deal with is how to keep up with them all – there are so many of then and they are constantly making new ones. I did post some great handbooks that allow you to mark off the Littlest Pet Shop Pets you have. I think that is a great ideas for the fans.

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Then one of my most popular pages is on the Littlest Pet Shop VIPs – these are the plush that comes with a code you can enter online and bring your pet to life in an online virtual world. Now I must say this one took the longest to clean up and it truly is now your Ultimate Guide to Littlest Pet Shop VIP Pets. There is nothing else out there like it.  I have added all the current and new Littlest Pet Shop VIPs on. I was also very surprised to find so many I had never seen before. MY daughter has two of these guys and loves them – she just got a cat a couple of weeks ago. New to me are the Littlest Pet Shop Surprise Pets, Littlest Pet Shop BFF’s and Friends. So if you are shopping for a VIP then you must stop by my page to see all of the choices available to you.

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Now of course I also have a Littlest Pet Shop Birthday Party Page as well. Where of course you will find everything you need to pull off this party theme. So if a party is in your future and Littlest Pet Shop is the theme then stop by and see all the goods.

So I think I am done updating for the day – it is Sunday and I should really be relaxing. This is the problem with working from home – your work is always here and it is so easy to just get online and go. Maybe I need to set some hours for myself? I will have to think about that one.

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Everything Elmo

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I just updated my Squidoo Lens called All About Elmo and it now includes all the latest Elmo Toys for your Christmas 2009 shopping. One new product that is out for this year and will no doubt be one of those must haves like the Elmo Live was last year is Elmo’s Tickle Hands. The kids stick these hands on and listen to the new Elmo song called the Tickle Hand Groove. The kids will have so much fun as they feel the glove4s vibrate and say funny sayings from Elmo. In addition to the gloves you also get a DVD that will interact and teach the kids the new dance moves.

In addition to those you will also find of course Elmo Live, Elmo Books, Elmo Bedding, Elmo Birthday Party Supplies, Party Favors, Invitations, Elmo Games, Elmo Shirts and so much more. It really is All about Elmo.

Even though my kids are grown and the Elmo stage is done in my home – there is something about the Furry Read Monster from Sesame Street that I will always love. Maybe it is his contagious Giggle.

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Stuff a Plush Birthday Party

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Are your kids asking to have a Build a Bear Birthday Party? Build a Bear can be so much fun, but it can also be very expensive to bring a group of  kids.  You can consider having  a Build a Bear Theme Party at home and save some money and I can tell you how.  At www.The Party Animal.org (who is me) you will find one of the largest selections of stuffable plush. There is something for every theme whether you want to Stuff a Pink Poodle, A Cat, A Bear, A Unicorn, A Dog, A Doll etc…  I have it.  The hardest part is going to be what you choose, but if you already have a theme it will make it a lot easier.

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I provide you with everything you need – With Each Stuff a Plush Kit you get the Plush, Stuffing, Birth Certificate (which I can personalize at no extra charge), a Wishing Star and all the directions needed. There is no sewing required – all plush have a simple closure of Velcro or a Zipper.  The other difference between Build a Bear and my plush is that the kids get to stuff them by hand which is so much fun for them. Oh and did I mention the Stuffable plush will also double as your party favor for even more party savings. So now you have a party activity and a party favor all in one – it does not get any better than that. I ship anywhere!!!

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I  offer 2 sizes of plush – full size being 16″ and also Mini Plush which are 8″ so there is something for every budget as well. If this is something you are considering for your party then I highly suggest checking out my website to see all of the great choices available. You can also add on a T-Shirt to decorate and I offer a large selections of outfits to fit the plush as well.  So many choices!!!

Think how much easier and less expensive it will be to host this party yourself and avoid having to figure out how you will get all those kids to the mall. It is so easy to do and I will walk you threw all the steps you need to help you along.

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I will work with you any way I can to make sure your Child’s Birthday Party is the best ever. If you need game ideas or anything else – just ask – it is what I do and I always love a good challenge. Consider me your personal Party Planner without the extra charge and why do I offer that? Because I love what I do and it makes me happy to know I have helped make a child happy.

For more of my Birthday Party Ideas check out my Party Blog: Children’s Birthday Parties and stop by my website www.ThePartyAnimal.org.

You can also join my Birthday Parties for Kids forum and ask questions, make friends and get more party ideas.

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