#Giveaway Win a Family 4 Pack of Tix to Sesame Place A Very Furry Christmas!

Giveaway: Win a Family 4 Pack of Tix to Sesame Place, A Very Furry Christmas!


Calling all Sesame Street fans young and old! There is one place you can find a full line up of your favorite Sesame Street characters decked out for the holidays and waiting to greet you- That place is right in Langhorne, Pa at Sesame Place! Sesame Place really knows how to do it up with it comes to Christmas and the holidays. They have special shows, holiday foods, a themed parade and more. My favorite thing is how all of the characters dress up for winter! There is nothing more precious than seeing Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe and others ready to give holiday hugs to their little friends (and of course to Mom and Dad, too)! 


When you do plan to visit Sesame Place during A Very Furry Christmas you will want to arrive in the day time and stay until dark! There is plenty to do and you don’t want to miss any of it! It will certainly be a day to remember for you and your family. After the sun goes down you can enjoy The Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade where you can wave, sing and dance along to your favorite holiday tunes. One of my favorite shows is when everyone gathers around the gigantic beautifully decorated Christmas tree (near the entrance) 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show! I guarantee you will love it!

During the day you may want to see any or all of the other shows: Elmo the Musical, Christmas!, A Sesame Street Christmas Show and Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show. Please don’t ask me which one I like the best! It may takes hours of me going back and forth deciding! They are ALL good! As far as rides go you will want to visit the Winter only ones for sure. Those are the rides that are only available during the holiday season. The Sesame Place Furry Express is little train ride that takes you through the cookie making process of how the Twiddlebugs make their gingerbread cookies! It’s great during the day or at night. At night everything is lit up, so you may want to do it both during the day and night! Check out more about the rides available here: https://sesameplace.com/rides


You also won’t want to miss Santa’s Furry Workshop where you can bring your letter Santa and get some beautiful pics with Santa! There is also Christmas Story time at Mr. Hooper’s Emporium which is located next to the Sunny Day Carousel. Don’t forget to catch a ride on the Sunny Day Carousel at some point in the day!

New for 2017 you can now meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer along with his friends Clarice and Bumble who are all available to take photos with you friends and family! Also, don’t forget to stop by the new games of skill and test out your luck. There are three new games! Good Luck!


You may also want to try our one of the dining options during your visit to A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place. There are a few different choices. You can dine with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Clarice. There is also Sweet Treats with Santa, Cookie Monster and Elmo! You might want to enjoy a delicious holiday themed dinner at Christmas Dine with Elmo and Friends or The Count’s Countdown to New Year’s Celebration. Check out more about dining and make a reservation here: https://sesameplace.com/dining


You can check out a full schedule of operating days, times and purchase tickets here. Sesame Place also has a Snowy Day policy, so you don’t have to stress over the weather. https://sesameplace.com/parkhours

GIVEAWAY: One 3decades3kids reader will win 4 single day passes to A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place. Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends December 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids has partnered with Sesame Place for this giveaway. All opinions are that of Diane, honest and do not in any way reflect the views of the partner company represented. Pictures are throughout the years so some experiences may have changed. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 

Netflix Renews Stranger Things for a Third Season! YES, That’s ME On the Couch!!

Netflix Renews Stranger Things For a Third Season!!


Anyone who knows me knows that I spend half my life in the Upside Down! Okay, well, maybe not the real upside down, but definitely watching the upside down on one of my favorite Netflix shows, Stranger Things! I have also managed to get my two sons and hubby obsessed with the show. They could take me saying I was spitting up pieces of a Demogorgon every time I coughed or asking who was coming through the wall when the lights flickered! They HAD to watch it, too and now they are superfans as well! How about you? Do you watch Stranger Things? TODAY was a BIG day for me! Netflix announced today via Twitter that Stranger Things will return to Netflix for a third season. A THRID season!! I already cannot wait! Being a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I am hoping they will TAKE me to Stranger Things!!! I NEED to see this first hand! Well, I can dream about it at least…….

The series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max, among others.


The series is created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. Stranger Things is a Netflix production.

Stranger Things received 18 Emmy nominations this year (with five wins) and was honored with the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as the 2017 Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television — Drama from the Producers Guild of America.

The series is critically acclaimed, currently Certified Fresh, with a 94% rating for both Season 1 and Season 2 on Rotten Tomatoes.

I did have a chance to visit the Stranger Things Pop-Up at Google in NYC recently and it was so amazing!! I sat on the couch, made a call from the yellow rotary phone and even was there when the string of lights started flashing!! Did I mention there were EGGOS on the coffee table?


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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Netflix Stream Team member and obsessed with all things Netflix!! How bout you? Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com, elgeorgia@aol.com or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. See you in the Upside Down!

A Great Wolf Lodge Birthday Celebration!

A Great Wolf Lodge Birthday Celebration!


This Great Wolf Lodge Birthday Celebration was hosted. We are especially grateful to GWL Poconos. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com

Birthdays are really special days and meant to be celebrated. There is nothing better than having your friends and family around you on your birthday and creating special memories. Recently Emily celebrated her birthday. Of course we had a home party and a class party filled with cake, candy and everything you could think of when it comes to celebrating. After losing so many of my family members in a short period of time my mom’s words just ring my ears, “Celebrate everything!”. I hear those words clearer and clearer as time goes by. 

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This past weekend our family spent the weekend at our favorite Poconos resort, Great Wolf Lodge. Little did I know that our weekend would be sprinkled with so many Happy Birthday surprises! If you don’t already know, our family visits Great Wolf Lodge a lot! Sometimes we visit as media, sometimes we visit just to visit, but no matter which way we go- one thing is always the same- we love it there! The staff and workers are amazing and always make us feel like family. Going to Great Wolf Lodge is like going home. 


Since Emily turned two we have celebrated her birthday at Great Wolf Lodge. We don’t usually hit on the exact day, but one thing is for sure- we always get there. We had no idea there were so many ways to celebrate your birthday at GWL. In the past we have brought along our own cake, some balloons and kept the party pretty much contained to our own room. This year was a little bit different. When the word hit GWL that Emily was arriving for her birthday I feel like an imaginary Red Carpet hit the floor. We were treated like royalty from the minute we arrived! 


We checked in and headed to our room. Emily’s eyes bugged out when she noticed the Happy Birthday sign on the door! She was SO happy! I can’t blame her it was such a great sign complete with the Great Wolf Kids friends and her name on the top of the poster! How cool. We have seen them on other people’s doors during other stays and now Emily had one to call her very own. Big moment!! We checked out our room and headed to the indoor water park for a day of splashes and fun! 




As the weekend passed we really celebrated! Aside from spending a gazillion hours in the waterpark (how can you not?), we spent time as a family. We let Emily call the shots for the day! We all knew that Howl at the Moon Mini Golf would be first up! She loves the glow in the dark mini golf! We headed from there to the Bear Paw for some ice cream. Emily was given a special pair of birthday wolf ears and birthday wristband at check in. With that combo she was treated to complimentary ice cream!! What flavor did she choose? Birthday cake, of course! Her and her Daddy spent time playing Magi Quest going from hallway to hallway trying to finally defeat the dragon! So much fun.


GWLbdayswimmIs wasn’t long before we all met back up for some dinner at the Loose Moose. The Loose Moose is a buffet style restaurant filled with delicious choices. Of course Emily always wants to go there because of the pizza, mac and cheese, fruit bar and desserts! A million choices and one more delicious than the next. The dinner ended with a surprise Great Wolf Kids character cake! How adorable! I don’t think I have ever seen Emily so surprised or smile so much. She just embraced the entire cake surprise and could not wait to blow out the candles and dig in. She did ask for the slice that had Violet on it. No one was surprised at all. Lol! 

GWLemilybdaycakeGWLemilybdaycake1Our evening was filled with playing at the arcade and some snuggling during the nightly story time. Following the story time there was a fun little parade around the main lobby. There were a lot of kids and most of them joined into the fun. By then Oliver led the crew over for a meet and greet. I love how available the characters are and how picture friendly everyone is during the stay. Time was ticking and we were all starting to want to head back to the room to relax for a while. The rooms are so cozy, we always try to spend time in them playing cards or UNO or whatever we have with us. As for the fireplace in the room, total plus!! Just as we sat down there was a huge knock on the door. SURPRISE!! It was a special Birthday visit from Violet! Does it get any better than that? Violet is a family favorite ever since she visited our home a few years ago! There were plenty of hugs and laughs during the visit and a million memories made that night.

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You don’t think the fun ended there, do you? The following morning, somehow Emily mentioned the fun she was having on her birthday weekend at GWL. Before you knew it a crowd gathered around our breakfast table, a candle was lit and singing was happening. So much awesome in one little weekend! She is still talking about the trip now…and so are we. Thank you Great Wolf Lodge for being the best lodge ever. You never let us down! One trip is better than the next! We cannot wait to visit again! 



Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect or represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me about collabs, travel or any questions about birthdays at GWL! at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids on all social media platforms.