With Christmas right around the corner you may be looking for some great ideas and recipes to make some fun Holiday Cupcakes. If that is the case then you will want to check out my Squidoo Page on Christmas Holiday Cupcakes where I share lots of great ideas for making some fun festive cupcakes you can easily make with the kids.
You will find Directions on How to make:
- Santa Cupcakes
- Reindeer Cupcakes
- Snowman Cupcakes
- Penguin Cupcakes
- Gingerbread Man Cupcakes
And lots of other fun ideas and treats for your Holiday Christmas Party including matching Holiday Party Supplies to go with each of them. So come check it out and have some fun baking with this kids this holiday season.
I am a huge fan of the movie A Christmas Story and I can watch it over and over every year. My older sister just recently told me she has never seen the movie and I almost feel off my seat. I thought this movie is one everybody has seen at least once, but I guess I was wrong. So my mission is to get her to see it this year – she has seen bits and pieces, but that is not good enough.
The reason it came up in conversation was because I happened to stumble across some Christmas Story Party Supplies and decided I would put together an entire party based on the movie. So I did a lot of thinking and created some great party games that can be played based off some of the best scenes from the movie and also some great finds to go perfectly with the theme. You can see the entire post here: A Christmas Story Party. The ideas are great for Birthday Parties and even for your Family Holiday Parties to give them some extra added fun.
Everything is there from How to make a Leg Lamp Cake to making your very own Secret Decoder like the one Ralphie got in the mail to decode the message “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine”. I am so excited over this party theme – I am very happy with how it came out and the game ideas are great so if you want a party for the holiday that will have the guests talking you must stop by and check it out.
I also did a Hubpage on Ralphie’s Pink Nightmare – if you saw the movie you will know this is the gift he received from Aunt Clara. It was one of my favorite scenes in the movie. Did you know you can buy the Pink Bunny Pajamas? It is true you can own your very own Pink Nightmare and I wrote all about it. Could you imagine wearing it your self or giving it to someone as a gift – how funny would that be. So stop by and check it out – I Triple Dog Dare ya!!!
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Ok Zhu Zhu Pet owners wait until you here this news: You can now find Outfits for your Zhu Zhu Pets. You heard me – you can dress up your favorite Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster. These are not official Zhu Zhu Pet items, but homemade to fit your on your Hamster. You can find lots of fun Zhu Zhu Pet Dresses in many great designs and for even more fun – How about a Zhu Zhu Pet Costume.
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I have also found lots of fun Zhu Zhu Pet Sleeping Bags with Pillows so they can rest comfortably at night so they are ready to go in the morning. Some are even sold with the matching dress – now that is smart.
I think this is a goldmine for those who came up with the idea of making an outfit for the Zhu Zhu Pets considering they are the Hottest Toy on the market this holiday season. I also think they make great stocking stuffers for the kids who love these Toy Hamsters. So have fun with your Zhu Zhu Pet Fashion Shows!!!
Hot Toys for 2009
I have just finished a new Squidoo Page titled – iCarly Dolls, Toys and More and I am still taken back by HUGE amount of merchandise available surrounding this TV show on Nickelodeon. Now my kids are big fans of the show and so am I – yes I must admit that I really laugh every time I watch it. Kids just love the shows cast Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Jennette McCurdy (Sam), Nathan Kress (Freddy) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer) – they are what makes the show so great – oh and of course some very good writers. I was inspired to make this page when I saw the new iCarly Fashion Switch Dolls and it snowballed from there. If you are or have an iCarly Fan living in your home – you do not want to miss this. I think I have covered what I think are the HOTTEST sellers.
Hasbro has done it again and they just came out with a brand new line on Littlest Pet Shop Toys called LPSO’s which stands for Littlest Pet Shop Online. They are a Littlest Pet Shop Plush Pet that comes with a secret code that gets entered online to bring your new pet into a virtual world full of fun and games for the kids. There is lots to do from caring for your pet, shopping, playing mini games, chatting safety with friends and so much more. Most parents like myself asked the question – Are these the same thing as The Littlest Pet Shop VIP’s? The answer is NO. Although they are very similar they are two completely different games. To play LPSO you need to purchase The Littlest Pet Shop Online Pet and the same goes for the Vip’s you must buy The littlest Pet Shop VIP Pet. It is just like buying a new video game – they both have lots of great features and games for the kids to play, but they are not the same.
So parents when your child asks for one of these on their Christmas List this year be sure that you are buying the correct one. It will say what they are on the LOGO on the package and look like this:
To learn all about them you can check out my Information Page:
Littlest Pet Shop Online – LPSO
You can also visit my Ultimate Shopping Guide:
Littlest Pet Shop VIP’s and LPSO’s
So my daughter sees a commercial for these Zhu Zhu Pets which are battery operated Hamsters that are suppose to be life like. Of course she is already begging to have them, but I told her she would have to wait until Christmas. So I looked them up to see exactly what they were and what they did. So I did what I do best and I wrote about them to help other parents learn all about them. You can see my page here: Zhu Zhu Pets. They are very similar to the FurReal Friends Pet line in the way that they come alive with movement, sounds and by touch.
The thing that I really like about these Hamsters is that my daughter has wanted a real one for some time now and it is just not possible in a house of 6 cats. My cats would end up hurting a live hamster and how devastating would that be to her? This may just fit the bill for now. I also like how they will move freely and play in their habitat of toys you can purchase to go along with them. But the best part really is no cage cleaning or funky Hamster smells to deal with.
There are a lot of playsets to go with them like Tunnels, Slides, Hamster Balls and more. So you can build a great place for them to play and add on pieces just like you could with a real Hamster Habitat. These are just being released now under the name Zhu Zhu Pets where as I believe they were once called Go Go Pets. I think with the advertising and the hype being out out there they will no doubt be a Hot Toy for 2009 Holiday Shopping.