TNT Mystery Movie Night Premieres November 29th We Know Drama

TNT Mystery Movie Night 
Premieres November 29th
We Know Drama
Recently, I was invited by TNT to attend their TNT Mystery Movie Night  event at the New York Times Center  NYC. After an intimate cocktail reception, the gathering of mystery fans entered the screening auditorium to the night of their lives. Anyone who loves mysteries would have died to have been there. We were delighted to meet six mystery authors in a conversation moderated by Tina Jordan of Entertainment Weekly.
We were lucky enough to be a part of the Q&A with the authors Scott Turow(INNOCENT), Sandra Brown(Ricochet), Lisa Gardner(Hide), Richard North Patterson(Silent Witness), April Smith(Good Morning, Killer), and Carol Higgins Clark(Deck The Halls).
Marcia Gay Harden was also on hand to introduce us to sneak peek of Scott Turow’s INNOCENT which is the first in a four week TNT Mystery Movie Night Series. INNOCENT features Scott Turow’s character Rusty Sabich(Bill Pullman) as a judge who is being charged with the death of his wife(Marcia Gay Harding), 20 years after he has been cleared from the death of his mistress. 
We were treated to the first 20 minutes of this made for TV movie and I must say I was very saddened when the movie was cut. I wanted MORE! I personally will be seated in front of TNT on November 29th for the premiere of Mystery Movie Night! Innocent is the sequel to Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.
As if the evening in itself was not enough, every seat was adorned with a wonderful TNT Mystery Movie Night Swag Bag filled with goodies that every mystery fan would love. Each gift was tagged with an evidence number. 
Loved it!
Listing of movies
Scott Turow-INNOCENT-Nov.29th-9pm
Sandra Brown-Ricochet-Nov.30th-9pm
Lisa Gardner-Hide-Dec.6th-9pm
Richard North Patterson-Silent Witness-Dec.7th-9pm
April Smith-Good Morning,Killer Dec.13th-9pm
Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark-
Deck The Halls-Dec.20th-9pm
All on TNT/EST

Disclosure: TNT provided me with tickets to this preview event and TNT gift bag.

Review: Disney On Ice Dare To Dream

Disney On Ice
Dare To Dream
Recently my family and I were thrilled to be guests of Disney On Ice Dare To Dream at IZOD Center. Anyone who knows us, knows that our middle name should be Disney! 
Since our children are 20, 12 and 5, we have been long time fans of Disney On Ice. It has been interesting during the past 5 years to see Disney On Ice through our little Princess’s eyes. She was very excited to hear we would be attending Dare To Dream, especially since it included some of her favorite Princesses. 
We had the chance to see three vignettes including Princess and the Frog, where you can see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen along with Louis the alligator and The Shadowman as they race against time to find true love. Sometimes kissing a frog does work out!
Cinderella followed, which is one of both my daughter and my favorite stories. Emily was mesmerized by the magical coach that carried Cinderella to the ball and also the beautiful glass slipper!
As the final act we were thrilled to see Rapunzel
along with Flynn Ryder, Pascal and Maximus as they skate to the adventure of  your favorite movie moments. Rapunzel’s tower just about reaches the sky and her hair could wrap around the entire audience! Delightful! 
I think  as a family we all really enjoyed the finale including ALL the Disney Princesses and of course Mickey and Minnie! It was like a trip to Disney World right in our own backyard! We also came home with some great Disney souvenirs including a Rapunzel doll, icee cup, and Rapunzel lantern light! By the way, the lantern scene during the Rapunzel segment is worth the entire trip!
Disclosure: Disney On Ice and Feld Entertainment provided both review/giveaway tickets.
All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan.

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place and Ticket Giveaway

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place 
and Ticket Giveaway
Open Now through Dec. 31st!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is around the corner. We have found a place where Christmas is in full swing! You don’t even have to go all the way to the North Pole to see Santa. Right at Sesame Place you can find a wonderful one of a kind celebration on. A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is in full swing! Enjoy all your favorite Sesame Street characters as they parade down Sesame Street in their holiday best! Although the water rides are not available, there is more than plenty. All the non-water rides are opening and decorated for the season. There are also day and evening parades, and three new holiday shows! Dine With Me is also a great choice, where you can feast on Holiday foods and meet your favorite characters and even Santa. If your not in the mood for that, there are other eateries open and also a real treat of having hot cocoa and kettle corn right on Sesame Street!
My family and I had the pleasure of being guests of Sesame Place for opening day or A Very Furry Christmas. We have been to the park many many times, but have never seen it like this. Seeing the Sesame Place sign as we pulled up all decked out and surrounded by lit up Christmas trees in primary colors, we knew we were in for a real treat! But, we had no idea just how wonderful our day would be. The first thing we spotted as we walked through the gates was a 25 foot decorated and lit Christmas tree. Wow! As we came to find out late in the evening, the tree is not only, it tells a story in sync with light motion and music, 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show. How beautiful!
We continued down Sesame Street and just had to stop and take in all the Christmas beauty. The park really outdid itself in holiday beauty and it transformed into wonderment as the evening approached.
Under the Mistletoe with  little sister. lol

We couldn’t help but grab some hot coca and a bag of Best Darn Kettle Corn. Our first stop was one of the three new holiday shows, we did see all 3 by the end of the night. My family loves the shows and each one was unique, but just as fun and filled with holiday cheer!
In between Elmo’s Cloud Chaser and The Flyin’ Fish we caught the afternoon Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade and could not help but sing and dance along to the Christmas edition of the parade. We also peeked at the night version of the same parade. It was even better at night, surrounded my lights!
For an up close character encounter, we made reservations at Dine With Me. 
Of course, one of the highlights of our trip was a visit to The North Pole, where elves were waiting outside to greet us and give the children a paper and crayon to write their very own list to Santa. Inside, Santa’s workshop is adorned with everything you could think of that put a smile on all of our faces. 
So, if you are looking for something magical to do with your children during the Christmas season, Sesame Place is a wonderful choice. It’s only 90 minutes from NYC and easy to get to. The prices are extremely reasonable for this kind of fun! PS: Bring your Sesame Street shopping list, there is plenty to choose from! Check out the park operating hours here!

A Very Furry Christmas Admission Charges:
Single-Day Admission $19.99(plus tax)
Christmas Pass available to 2011 and 2012 season pass holders $13.99(plus tax)
Children 23 months and younger FREE
Seniors (55+) $16.99(plus tax)
Sesame Place has been generous enough to provide me with a Family 4 Pack of A Very Furry Christmas passes. You can enter on 3decades3kids and NewarkMacaronikid
Good Luck! Contest ends Nov. 30, 2011
Disclosure: Special thanks to Sesame Place for providing review/giveaway tickets. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan.

Saturday-November 26th FOX Presents A Year Of A Million Moments Tour!

A Year Of A Million Moments
Mobile Van Tour
Hits The NYC Metro Area
For Its Final Stop
This Saturday November 26th
Sam’s Club
300 Park Place
Secaucus, NJ

Fox has something very exciting going on this year as it presents 
This is your last chance to catch the tour as it heads into the NY metro area.
Working arm in arm with FOX Gives, they have been traveling the USA on a 18 city tour in 14 weeks with a goal of donating ONE MILLION dvds! Nice work FOX!
As you for you, all you have to do is show up and you can recreate and be in a part of your favorite film. Using a green screen, you can choose from jumping off a building in Die Hard, chasing a bus in Little Miss Sunshine, showing your moves like Napolean Dynamite and more! How can you miss out on fun like this?
The tour van will also double as a dressing room, complete with hair and make-up!
This Saturday is your last chance at the fun! 
So come on out and be a star! 

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids.

Win A Family 4 Pack to A Very Furry Christmas At Sesame Place!

A Very Furry Christmas 
at Sesame Place
November 25- December 31st 
on Select Nights!
Family 4 Pack of Tix Giveaway!

Sesame Place, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, is now ready to celebrate the holidays with you and your family! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster and friends as the delight you with cheer during Sesame Place’s Furry Christmas. Be dazzled by over 300 Christmas trees, festive music and three special Christmas shows! There is also holiday shopping and a special Christmas Menu.  Ideal for families with young children, Sesame Place is the place where parents and children can share in the spirit of imagination and experience Sesame Street together. A Very Furry Christmas runs on select days from November 25- December 31st.

Our family is planning a trip very soon to check it out and could not be any more excited! Even though the water rides will be closed, there will be plenty to do between shows, games, rides, dining and the parade! We even have a dinner reservation to dine with the Sesame Street characters and Santa, too! A Very Furry Christmas admission tickets are available for purchase at $19.99. Guests with 2011 and 2012 Season Passes are able to purchase a Christmas Pass for A Very Furry Christmas at a 30% discount, $13.99. A Christmas Pass includes unlimited admission to all 19 operating days of A Very Furry Christmas and will also provide the pass member with a 30% discount on food and merchandise at Sesame Place during the event.  Here are some fun things you can expect from your trip to Furry Christmas!
  • 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show
  • Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade
  • Sesame Street Christmas Show
  • Elmo’s World Live! Happy Holidays
  • Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show
  • Rides
  • Visits and Photos with Santa
  • Christmas Dining
  • Christmas Shopping and more!

A Very Furry Christmas Admission Charges
Single-Day Admission                         $19.99 (plus tax)
Christmas Pass*                                  $13.99 (plus tax)
Children 23 months and younger       FREE
Seniors (55+)                                       $16.99 (plus tax)
*only available to 2011 and 2012 Season Pass Members
 Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City.  For more information, call 1-866-GO-4-ELMO or visit

 Win A Family 4 Pack of Single Day Tickets to  A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place!
Sesame Place has been generous enough to provide one lucky 3decades3kids reader with 4 one day tickets to Furry Christmas!
To enter please follow 3decades3kids on GFC (google friends connect) on the side bar.
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry below! 
Good Luck to you! Be sure to leave an email or way to get in touch with you if you win! 🙂
Winner will be chosen November 30, 2011 at 10pm and contacted by email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. 18+ USA residents only.Ticket Details: Four(4) Single Day Tickets to Sesame Place. Valid through December 31, 2011 Cannot be combined with any other offer.
The tickets can be not be redeemed and have no cash value.
Disclosure: Review and Giveaway Tickets provided by Sesame Place. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids.