#Giveaway Sesame Place Opens April 29th For the Season!

Sesame Place Opens April 29th For the Season- We Have A Four Pack Of Tickets Just For You!


Sesame Place, the only theme park devoted to Sesame Street® characters opens its gates April 29th, 2017 for the season. Your family and friends can join all of their favorite furry friends on Opening Day, 10AM-8PM and help us kick-off a new season.  There will be a performance by the Oakcrest High School Marching Band at 10:15AM followed by a very special Opening Day parade at 10:30 a.m. showcasing a year of fun-filled and exciting 2017 events! You will definitely want to be there for the fun and excitement that only Sesame Place can bring on.


There is a spectacular line up of events that will have you coming back to Sesame Place over and over again throughout the season. These are some of the fun weekends coming up. You can check out all the details of each weekend here: SesamePlace Special Events

May 6 & 7 -Elmo and Abby’s Magic Weekend- Morley the Magician and Sam Sandler

May 13 & 14 -Elmo’s Train Weekend – Choo Choo Soul

May 20 & 21- Elmo’s Pirate Weekend

May 27 & 28-Memorial Day Weekend Celebration – Fireworks

June 3 & 4- Elmo’s Friendship Weekend- Teen Stars Live

June 10 & 11- Elmo’s Storybook Weekend- Curious George, Peppa Pig, Buddy the Dinosaur

June 17 & 18- Elmo’s Superhero Weekend- PJ Masks, Super Why

There are so many reasons to head to Sesame Place but the most important one is your little one. They don’t stay small for long so don’t delay your trip. As for our family, I can tell you first hand that you will not be disappointed and a one year old is definitely old enough to enjoy Sesame Place! All three of my children were not even walking when they first went through those wonderful gates.


If you are planning a trip, the best advice I can give you to get all of the information you can before you get there. If you visit from June on the park will be packed and the more you know, the more fun your visit will be. You can find Sesame Place on Facebook and on Twitter to answer all of your pre-visit questions or you can always tweet me at @3decades3kids  or leave questions below.


To make you trip extra special you might consider booking a special character dining experience or a sleepover at one of the nearby hotels! There is so much to do at Sesame Place. It’s a great idea to arrive early so you can enjoy all that the park has to offer. There are dry rides, waterslides, a lazy river, parade, shows, dining and more!

Giveaway: We have partnered with Sesame Place so that one lucky 3decades3kids reader can visit Sesame Place this season. The winner will receive four one day tickets to Sesame Place. Complete any or all of the entries below to win 4 single day passes to Sesame Place. Winner will be chosen May 7, 2017 at 11:59pm.

1. Answer this question in the comments below: What do you love about Sesame Street Characters? (You can come back and answer this every day!).

2. Like the page https://www.facebook.com/3decades3kids/ and comment that you want to win the tix!

3. Like the page https://www.facebook.com/SesamePlace/ ( Comment below that you liked the page and what name you used).

4. Follow https://twitter.com/3decades3kids on Twitter. (Comment below that you followed us and what name you used)

5. Follow https://twitter.com/SesamePlace on Twitter (Comment below that you followed and what name you used)

6. Follow https://www.instagram.com/3decades3kids/ on Instagram (Comment below that you followed and what name you used)

7. Follow https://www.instagram.com/sesameplace/ on Instagram (Comment below that you followed and what name you used)

8. Tweet this ( Or similar) I want to win tickets to @SesamePlace for summer fun! @3decades3kids [You can tweet once daily as an enrty]

9. Like and Comment on our Sesame Place picture on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/3decades3kids/ There will be a few pictures put up. You can like and comment on each one for entries. ( I will already have your Instagram name from the above.)

All entries will be numbered and placed into random.org to choose a winner. Winner will be posted and contacted via the email provided in the comments below. Good Luck! SOMEONE is GOING TO SESAME PLACE!! I can’t wait to see who it is!

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan has partnered with Sesame Place for the purpose of a giveaway. Opinions are our own and do not reflect those of the parent company represented. The winner will receive four single day passes. No parking, transportation or food included.  Winner will be emailed e-passes which can be printed and brought to the gates of Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. Contact us at Diane@3decads3kids.net and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Snapchat us at ThreeDecades.



#Giveaway Fathom Events American Wrestler: The Wizard

You Are Invited To American Wrestler: The Wizard In Theaters One Day Only



Dates and Times:

Wednesday, May 3rd at 4:00pm

Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:30pm



In this inspiring tale, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school’s floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero.



Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan.

#Giveaway Helen Ficalora “Mom” Necklace #MothersDay

Helen Ficalora “Mom” Necklace- A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Giveaway


From the moment, from the very first moment a woman becomes a “Mom” there is no going back. The minute you lay eyes on your little bundle of joy your life changes forever. As a mom of three I can tell you just how amazing it has been to be on a journey called, Mom. It has not all been a cake walk for sure, there have been tears and power plays and toddlers, tweens and teens, but along the way it seems that love outweighs all of the drama. If you are a mom then you already know how much work comes with the title. There are sleepless nights and everything else that goes along with it. If you ask me how to sum up being a mom I could do it with one word- Love. Being a mom is loving your children unconditionally. It’s doing things you never imagined you could do and being stronger than you ever imagined.



Every year during the month of May moms all over are celebrated! They are celebrated with good reason. It’s a great time to show your love and appreciation for your own mom, grandmother, godmother, aunt or special woman in your life. Helen Ficalora is a brand of jewelry I personally love. It allows everyone to tell their own story through the unique personalized pieces. You can choose a word that has a special meaning to you, a symbol or an initial. There are so many choices. I have the pleasure of reviewing the Sterling Silver “MOM” Disk Charm on a Sterling Silver 18″ Fine Chain. Before I even opened the box I was already impressed with the pretty pink box. Arriving in this beautiful box you already the contents are going to be very special.  Inside the box was a silver Disk Charm that was approximately 15.5mm X 14mm. This stamped disk charm is also available in 14k yellow gold, white gold or pink gold. The signature “MOM” charm is the perfect gift that would make any mom feel special. It’s a great “wear everyday” necklace and a simple reminder about being a mom. Every time I caught a glimpse of my own “Mom” necklace in the mirror I could not help but smile. The necklace is also sturdy. It is strong enough to wear on a daily basis and the clasp is durable and is also easy to work.  


mom8If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone special in your life this Mother’s Day, or any other holiday, this may be your answer. You will not have to go farther than http://helenficalora.com/. There is a huge variety of charms of every kind from name initial stamps, to beachy things and honestly- whatever you can think of. There are so many choices. I found myself just getting lost in the site pages looking and dreaming of which piece I would choose next. You can check out the details on the Helen Ficalora Mom Charm necklace.


GIVEAWAY: Our site has teamed up with Helen Ficalora to bring one lucky 3decades3kids reader a beautiful Mom Charm and necklace! This giveaway is for US Only, 18+ and will end on May 14, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST. One (1) winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by Helen Ficalora Press within two (2) weeks of giveaway end date. This winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim prize. Failure to respond will result in another winner being randomly chosen. Helen Ficalora will fulfill shipment directly to winner. No P.O. Boxes.  

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Helen Ficalora partner blog. No compensation was given for this post. A sample piece was provided in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are that of my own and completely honest. This post is part of our #MothersDay Gift Guide. Contact me for collabs at Diane@3decades3kids.net and @3decades3kids everywhere across social media. 3decades3kids.net Happy Mother’s Day! 

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Opens April 29th For Its 134th Season! #Roadtrip2fun

New Fun Debuting At Dorney Park This Friday As Park Opens For Its 134th  Opening Day is April 29th with Special Preview Night for Season Passholders on April 28th

DorneyParkSummer9It’s our family’s favorite time of year again theme park season. Every year around May our family starts to get this overwhelming excitement about our favorite themeparks opening for the season. Dorny Park and Wildwater Kingdom is one of our favorites and was could not be any more excited about everything NEW this year! There is no better time to visit Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.  The center of summer fun and family entertainment in the Lehigh Valley, will officially open the gates for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 29th  at 10:00 AM.  Season Passholders will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a Special Preview on Friday, April 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM.  New rides, new shows and new fun will debut this season, including two new family rides, new live entertainment, a new catering pavilion, new food & beverage offerings and enhancements to Wildwater Kingdom.

DorneyParkSummer8“We are always looking for ways to give our guests the ‘best day’ experience and the new additions for 2017 will complement our already impressive collection of family entertainment,” said Mike Fehnel, Vice President and General Manager of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.  Back by the popular demand of Dorney Park guests….bumper cars! Get behind the wheel of this midway classic and take a crash course in family fun. Dodgem is located next to Talon and will be ready for riders Opening Weekend! Guests can also test their thrill level with a spin on the all new Kaleidoscope, a circular ride sending guests on a counter-clockwise trip of weightlessness and acceleration. Riders will experience weightlessness, strong accelerations, and side-to-side movement.  This new ride is located on the main midway next to Coasters.


The addition of Parkside Pavilion will provide a catering facility for corporate, school, church and other group outings. Parkside Pavilion will have a chef’s kitchen offering extensive new culinary options and will comfortably accommodate over 2,000 guests.  Traditional favorites such as Dorney Park’s famous Fried Chicken and hamburgers will continue to be offered, but guests can also choose from themed options off the Chef’s Specialty Menu including a Hawaiian Luau, Fajita Bar and Taste of Italy.  Additional amenities include self-serving lines and digital signage.  Be one of the first guests to enjoy an event at Parkside Pavilion in 2017. Dorney Park’s expert sales team will handle all of the details, making your group’s event a great success without the stress or worry. Picnic menus are customizable to please every palate.  For more information please contact 610-395-2000. 

dorneyKaleidoscopeConstruction and maintenance crews are putting the finishing touches on Kaleidoscope and Parkside Pavilion, and they will be open for guests to enjoy mid-May! Seventeen new cabanas will be available in Wildwater Kingdom for guests who want to add some privacy and luxury to their day, for a total of 29 cabanas that will be available for rent. Cabanas provide the perfect amount of R&R and include private seating/lounge chairs, cabana-side food and beverage service and numerous other amenities. Wildwater Kingdom opens for the season on May 27th, with a special preview day for passholders on May 20th. Guests will be mesmerized as they witness the breathtaking stunts and aerial performances of Cirque Imagine! This thrilling 30-minute live show, perfect for families and guests of all ages, features acts including Trampolines, Cyr wheel, Aerialists, Hand Balancing and Bikes. Performances will begin June 17th in the Good Time Theatre and will run multiple shows per day Thursdays through Tuesdays.

DorneyParkSummer6Dorney Park continues to enhance the guest experience by expanding the dining services offered within the park, after all a day at the park can work up quite an appetite! New for 2017, guests can enjoy the Perfect Pretzel every time at Auntie Anne’s, Wildwater Kingdom guests can enjoy fresh-dough pizza made with fresh toppings and Philly Cheesesteaks at Papa Luigi’s, and can quench their thirst at the parks additional Coca-Cola® Refresh Station.  Try one of our money-saving dining plans – Single Meal Deal, All Day Dining, or All Season Dining for season passholders –  and choose from 95 different meal options at 19 different locations, including the popular Chickie’s & Pete’s Sports Bar.  Season Passholders who add a beverage option to their pass will have a new option for this season as well. With the new Season Pass Drink Plan, you can present your season pass at designated drink locations for a disposable cup filled with your favorite Coca-Cola beverages or get unlimited refills in a Souvenir Bottle, the choice is yours! 

DorneyParkSummerWant to know the fastest way to have fun all season? Add Fast Lane Plus to your Season Pass and speed past the regular wait lines on your favorite rides and attractions every time you visit the park in 2017. At only $99, it pays for itself in less than 2 visits. A very limited number are available so buy yours today. As part of its opening weekend, Dorney Park will open its doors on Friday, April 28th for a special Season Passholders Preview Night, an exclusive benefit to passholders.  Our most loyal fans will be able to enjoy their favorite rides and experiences before the park opens to the public.  Passholders can also join us for a Preview Night Tailgate, with Season Pass processing to begin at 3:00 PM and plenty of excitement led by the Park Ambassador Team, as well as appearances by the PEANUTS Gang.

DorneyParkSummer1Throughout the 2017 season, guests can enjoy an array of special events in addition to all the thrills and spills of the park.  Visit Fridays in May (May 5th, 12th and 19th) for a brand new event – Food Truck Fridays, giving guests the opportunity to try unique food offerings from local food truck vendors.  Join us May 13th – 14th for Mother’s Day Brunch and celebrate Mom at Dorney Park by treating her to a delicious brunch, and the opportunity to make memories as a family and enjoy world-class thrills all in one place!  Dorney Park will offer several special promotions over Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the official start of summer!  From May 27th – 29th, guests can chow down at the Memorial Day Cookout, take advantage of special ticket offers such as Season Pass Bring-A-Friend and Military Appreciation Days, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display! Other exciting returning events include Lemonade Days featuring a Lemon Run 5K and special Everyone Pays Kids admission pricing (proceeds to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation), Food Truck Rally in August and Dollar Days over Labor Day weekend. 

DorneyParkSummer5Guests can join the fun by purchasing or renewing 2017 Season Passes online or at the park for as low as six easy payments of $20.50.  In addition to enjoying unlimited visits to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, free season-long parking, exclusive passholder events, Bring-A-Friend-Days, in-park discounts on food and merchandise, passholders experience numerous other benefits which can be found at https://www.dorneypark.com/what-s-new/100-reasons.   Regular one-day admission tickets can be purchased for $58.00 for adults and $42.00 for seniors and children.  Platinum season passes, which provide you entrance to all Cedar Fair Parks, are also available for six easy payments of $35.00. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.”  In addition to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, two water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Visit www.dorneypark.com or connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and information about Dorney Park and seasonal employment opportunities.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the parent company represented. This post is part of our summer series #SizzlinSummer17 and our ongoing series #Roadtrip2fun. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Snapchat us at – ThreeDecades.

We’re Moms- We Drive Everywhere! The New York International Auto Show! #Giveaway


We’re Moms- We Drive Everywhere! The New York International Auto Show and GIVEAWAY!nyiasbanner

Let me start off by saying, we are moms- we drive, we drive everywhere! If you are mom like me, you are always in the car and driving somebody somewhere. On weekdays I start of my morning by dropping off my sons at the train for school and work and then take my daughter to school. Then I drive to the store or whatever other stop I have to make along the way home. The afternoon rolls around and it’s time for pick ups at the train and school and then whatever afterschool activities the kids are headed to every day of the week. The night brings late night train pick ups and forgotten school supply runs. So you get it, we are moms and we drive! Why is then that when you think of new cars sometimes people still equate it to a man’s life. I know when I am driving the school/train run I see plenty of other moms driving right alongside of me. Yet when I have gone to the New York International Auto Show in the past I have seen the place overrun with men. Where are the women? and the kids? This year I hope that we can spread the word that this is a women’s event! Don’t you want to see all the latest cars that are in the works? I know I do! I have my little mental bucket list of items I would love in my next car. Power rear lifegate anyone? I know I am so there! That liftgate is heavy! What about heated front seats? I am in awe of them. Someday- Someday soon that is!


Recently, I had the chance to attend a special preview event, Girls Night Out, courtesy of She Buys Cars, at the New York Auto Show. The show is currently running now through April 23rd at the Javits Center. During our time, I looked at a variety of vehicles across a number of manufacturers. These included cars from Mazda, Toyota, and Genesis. We got to hear about the upcoming vehicles that will be hitting roads soon, along with seeing some concept cars that will be making their way out over the next couple of years.
First off, we started at Toyota, where we heard a short presentation of the night ahead. We learned about some of the vehicles, which included the FT-4X Crossover, a car that will help in aiding a younger demographic on outdoor activities. There is also a GoPro camera built into the car to help capture the maximum amount of adventures possible. We also had a look at some other models Toyota showed off, along with some special cars like their M&M’s brand-based vehicle. Overall, their booth at the New York Auto Show displayed a variety of car types, whether they were more outdoor/offroads-centric or built for family and everyday life. Next, we headed over to Genesis to see the brand new vehicles that they have been working on. We were shown a preview of Genesis’ brand new GV80 Concept vehicle, which is an SUV-type car. Perfect for travel with large trunk space and a beautiful overall look, it was said that the car is still very early into its life. We heard from some of the people who even helped design the car, who told us afterwords that it will probably be a number of years before we see the GV80 Concept become a reality on the road. Check out more here: http://www.autoshowny.com/
My final and favorite stop was Mazda! Mazda is a brand I just love and have had my eyes on for the past couple of years. I’m obsessed with the upcoming Mazda CX-5 and could not get enough of it. If I could have driven it out of there, believe me, I would have! Mazda had an extremely varied amount of cars to show off. Some of these vehicles included the 2017 CX-5, the 2017 MX-5 Miata, and a handful of others. The most important thing I found out at the booth was the importance of building a perfect car just for yourself. It should be a top priority to find the perfect balance between affordability and high-performance. With the cars shown off at the show, I think that it is safe to say that Mazda hit the nail on the head with their newest line of vehicles. The Mazda CX-5 seats five which is perfect for families or moms that are taking along the kids’ friends. The car is sleek and has a million options from heated front seats to advanced blindspot monitoring to automatic rear liftgate. This car was hitting it out of the ballpark for me. Best part is that Mazda is affordable to regular people like me. It’s affordable to moms! When you are on social media follow the hashtag #MAZDACX5 for more about the Mozda CX-5. Of course Mazda has so much more to offer than just one car. That is why you need to get over the New York International Auto Show and check out what is right for you. Don’t forget to bring the kids along. There is plenty for them to see and do. You can even test out the cars and see how the kids fit inside of them!
TICKET GIVEAWAY: We are thrilled to team up with the New York International Auto Show and She Buys Cars to bring TWO lucky readers to the NYIAS! We have two pair of tix, each winner will get a code to redeem 2 tickets each. To enter please comment on any of the sites below. Winner will be chosen Tuesday, April 18th at 9pm and emailed  immediately. The winner will need to claim prize by responding. Then the winner will be emailed a code to redeem for two tickets. Good Luck! 18+/USA. No transportation/food/parking included.
Tweet this: I want to win tickets to the #NYIAS from @3decades3kids and @SheBuysCars
madzagnowheel Designer Bag Giveaway! Now for something you can just smile about! There is something for everyone and plenty of chances to win. I am hoping to see one of my readers strutting their stuff showing off one of the designer handbags that is up for grabs!  SheBuysCars has partnered with the New York International Auto Show, Mazda, Hyundai, Genesis, and Toyota to give away six designer handbags this year!

The directions are so simple! All you have to do is take and post a  photo of yourself and and the designer bag when you visit the show —you can enter at any of the partners exhibits. Mazda, Hyundai, Genesis, and Toyota will all have a Handbag Challenge sign in their booth to make the contest easy to find and so you will not forget.  Then just post your photo to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS You can enter as many times as you’d like. Good Luck!


  No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be randomly drawn from qualifying entries; one prize per winner. Qualifying entries must be PUBLIC if posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or emailed to autoeditor@shebuyscars.com and be accompanied by the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS. Each post or email qualifies as an entry; no limit to the number of entries per person. Entries must be completed by 6PM ET Sunday April 23, 2017. Contest open only to U.S. residents. Winners will be announced by SheBuysCars on Twitter and Facebook will be notified by email by April 24, 2017. All prizes carry a value of at least $100 and will be shipped to winners by May 1, 2017. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or other items; a total of 6 handbags will be awarded.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is New York International Auto Show Ambassador Blogger. This is a sponsored post by She Buys Cars. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and honest. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.