Build A Bear Workshop- Making My Little Pony Princess Celestia @Buildabear #MLP #MylittlePony

Build A Bear Workshop- 
Making My Little Pony Princess Celestia 

By now if you know me, you know just how much our family adores Build A Bear Workshop.
Besides the fact that it was the dream child of Maxine Clark, it’s a place I know my daughter can
create a new friend. Build A Bear introduced My Little Pony to the family last year and since then we have added quite a few to our home and hearts. Since my daughter is eight years old, she is the perfect age to really get the full experience of making a new friend.
Recently we visited one of our favorite Build A Bear Workshops, nicknamed at this time of year as
Santa’s Workshop so Emily could make the latest My Little Pony, Princess Celestia. She has been counting down the days to this one. Princess Celestia is one of her absolute favorites, so I was just as excited to watch her make the pony as she was to be there.

If you have never been to Build A Bear, it’s quite easy to understand just what to do when you get there. First you check out all of the choices and pick the one friend that you plan on taking home. Emily always gives it a hug to see if it hugs back since she says that the friend actually chooses you. Princess Celestia was no different. They chose each other and it was off to the stuffing station where the helper had Emily choose a heart to put inside of her new friend. She made a special wish on the heart and then placed it inside of Princess Celestia. She also chose a lovely strawberry scent and the official My Little Pony tune that later would be played a zillion times over by pushing the hoof.
After a few foot pedal pushes, Princess Celestia came to life! She was ready for her first official hug! Emily’s smile could not have been any brighter! What a magical moment.

Next we were off to the fluffing station where a lot of fluffing and brushing took place. I mean, a princess has to look perfect before she gets dressed, right? Before long we found the cape, tiara and necklace set and pair of golden shoes that finished off the look! Princess Celestia was dressed and ready to go! We registered her and received an official adoption certificate! So much fun. If you are thinking of taking your child to Build A Bear, don’t delay. There are plenty of choices for both girls and boys- including Disney’s Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. By the way, Build A Bear is not just for kids, there were people of all ages creating new friends! Check out more about Build A Bear here: http://buildabear.com/

Check out our video making Princess Celestia!
http://youtu.be/n5jSwIOUwzA?list=UUR9Z0R9Mor-VCP05DRSdVgg

Disclosure: Build A Bear provided a gift card to create a new friend. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/ 3decades3kids. Contact Diane at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids.

Build A Bear Workshop- Making My Little Pony Princess Celestia @Buildabear #MLP #MylittlePony

Build A Bear Workshop- 

Making My Little Pony Princess Celestia 

By now if you know me, you know just how much our family adores Build A Bear Workshop.

Besides the fact that it was the dream child of Maxine Clark, it’s a place I know my daughter can

create a new friend. Build A Bear introduced My Little Pony to the family last year and since then we have added quite a few to our home and hearts. Since my daughter is eight years old, she is the perfect age to really get the full experience of making a new friend.

Recently we visited one of our favorite Build A Bear Workshops, nicknamed at this time of year as

Santa’s Workshop so Emily could make the latest My Little Pony, Princess Celestia. She has been counting down the days to this one. Princess Celestia is one of her absolute favorites, so I was just as excited to watch her make the pony as she was to be there.

If you have never been to Build A Bear, it’s quite easy to understand just what to do when you get there. First you check out all of the choices and pick the one friend that you plan on taking home. Emily always gives it a hug to see if it hugs back since she says that the friend actually chooses you. Princess Celestia was no different. They chose each other and it was off to the stuffing station where the helper had Emily choose a heart to put inside of her new friend. She made a special wish on the heart and then placed it inside of Princess Celestia. She also chose a lovely strawberry scent and the official My Little Pony tune that later would be played a zillion times over by pushing the hoof.

After a few foot pedal pushes, Princess Celestia came to life! She was ready for her first official hug! Emily’s smile could not have been any brighter! What a magical moment.

Next we were off to the fluffing station where a lot of fluffing and brushing took place. I mean, a princess has to look perfect before she gets dressed, right? Before long we found the cape, tiara and necklace set and pair of golden shoes that finished off the look! Princess Celestia was dressed and ready to go! We registered her and received an official adoption certificate! So much fun. If you are thinking of taking your child to Build A Bear, don’t delay. There are plenty of choices for both girls and boys- including Disney’s Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. By the way, Build A Bear is not just for kids, there were people of all ages creating new friends! Check out more about Build A Bear here: http://buildabear.com/

Check out our video making Princess Celestia!

http://youtu.be/n5jSwIOUwzA?list=UUR9Z0R9Mor-VCP05DRSdVgg

Disclosure: Build A Bear provided a gift card to create a new friend. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/ 3decades3kids. Contact Diane at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids.

Disney Into The Woods NYC Press Junket. #IntoTheWoods

Disney’s Into The Woods
Celebs In NYC
 There is pretty much nothing much more exciting than being invited to a Disney event. So, when my invite arrived for the NYC Into the Woods Press Junket I was beyond thrilled. Years ago I was lucky enough to go on a date with my now hubby of 25 years to see Bernadette Peters on Broadway starring in Into The Woods. I have pretty much been in love with the story since then and was chomping at the bit to see how Disney would magic up the story.

Our intimate group of Disney writers were invited to a Press Conference with many of the top names from the show. Three of my all time favorites were there: Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. There words danced like music as they each explained the glory of the the movie. Meryl Streep almost brought  me to tears as she spoke about the witch’s character as it relates to life and parenting and children growing up and moving away. It was bordering on heartbreaking to think about. Tracey Ullman was hilarious as ever while explaining her role as Jack’s mother and her death scene during the movie. Of course the glamorous Christine Baranski lived up with relating her character of Cinderella’s stepmother saying how all mothers want to see their children set. They want the best for both their sons and daughters and are willing to do whatever they can to help them along the way.

One of my favorite quotes of the day came from Emily Blunt where she stated that, “Wishes Come True-Not Free”. Her character of the baker’s wife is conflicted throughout the film. For her it all comes too late. She also let us know that her character’s biggest fear, like many of us is to be left alone to carry on. She takes us there though, Moments in the woods.

James Cordon, the baker, shared the joy of working with his  fellow actors saying, “They are a company where no one steals the limelight from anyone else”. Wow, what an amazing atmosphere to work in. No wonder the movie was so awesome! That love an respect for one another shines through both the movie and the interviews! Chris Pine, Cinderella’s prince admitted to never hearing about Into the Woods before. Well, that worked for him. My favorite movie line had to be, “I was raised to be Charming, not sincere”. How can that not make you smile!? He also let us know he enjoyed playing a two dimensional character.

As for Rob Marshall, director, he was thrilled to have an entire cast that had a background in theater.
His love of the movie was how everyone moved forward together, forming and reforming. The cast mimicked the film as they moved forward together- growing together and becoming one. Disney’s Into The Woods Press Conference was filled with laughs. You could feel the genuine love the cast had for one another.
Check out more about the Into The Woods here: http://movies.disney.com/into-the-woods/
In theaters December 25th!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was invited by Disney Pictures to the NYC Press Junket. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids.

Disney Into The Woods- Be Careful What You Wish For- A Day With The Stars Of The Movie. #IntoTheWoods

Disney’s Into The Woods
Celebs In NYC
 There is pretty much nothing much more exciting than being invited to a Disney event. So, when my invite arrived for the NYC Into the Woods Press Junket I was beyond thrilled. Years ago I was lucky enough to go on a date with my now hubby of 25 years to see Bernadette Peters on Broadway starring in Into The Woods. I have pretty much been in love with the story since then and was chomping at the bit to see how Disney would magic up the story.

Our intimate group of Disney writers were invited to a Press Conference with many of the top names from the show. Three of my all time favorites were there: Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. There words danced like music as they each explained the glory of the the movie. Meryl Streep almost brought  me to tears as she spoke about the witch’s character as it relates to life and parenting and children growing up and moving away. It was bordering on heartbreaking to think about. Tracey Ullman was hilarious as ever while explaining her role as Jack’s mother and her death scene during the movie. Of course the glamorous Christine Baranski lived up with relating her character of Cinderella’s stepmother saying how all mothers want to see their children set. They want the best for both their sons and daughters and are willing to do whatever they can to help them along the way.
One of my favorite quotes of the day came from Emily Blunt where she stated that, “Wishes Come True-Not Free”. Her character of the baker’s wife is conflicted throughout the film. For her it all comes too late. She also let us know that her character’s biggest fear, like many of us is to be left alone to carry on. She takes us there though, Moments in the woods.
James Cordon, the baker, shared the joy of working with his  fellow actors saying, “They are a company where no one steals the limelight from anyone else”. Wow, what an amazing atmosphere to work in. No wonder the movie was so awesome! That love an respect for one another shines through both the movie and the interviews! Chris Pine, Cinderella’s prince admitted to never hearing about Into the Woods before. Well, that worked for him. My favorite movie line had to be, “I was raised to be Charming, not sincere”. How can that not make you smile!? He also let us know he enjoyed playing a two dimensional character.
As for Rob Marshall, director, he was thrilled to have an entire cast that had a background in theater.
His love of the movie was how everyone moved forward together, forming and reforming. The cast mimicked the film as they moved forward together- growing together and becoming one. Disney’s Into The Woods Press Conference was filled with laughs. You could feel the genuine love the cast had for one another.
Check out more about the Into The Woods here: http://movies.disney.com/into-the-woods/
In theaters December 25th!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was invited by Disney Pictures to the NYC Press Junket. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids.
Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids.

#giveaway Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes January 2015 @disneyonice #GIVEAWAY

Giveaway: Disney On Ice
Princesses & Heroes January 2015
Disney on Ice anyone? How about the perfect holiday gift? We love to wrap up some fun when it comes to friends and family and gift tickets to a show. It’s the perfect gift for someone who already has every toy known to mankind! 
Disney on Ice is back in town with a wonderful show you will not want to miss! Disney on Ice- Princesses & Heroes kicks off on January 1st through 4th at IZOD Center- Rutherford, NJ and is followed by Prudential Center in Newark, NJ January 15th- 19th!

If you were wondering- Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen will now share their story of true love in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. Join Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen, and discover how an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt where believing is just the beginning!
Grab tickets to Prudential Center right here:


For tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

Ticket Prices: Starting at $15  *Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.
GIVEAWAY: Enter here! Win a 4pack of tickets to opening night at Prudential Center! Tickets GOOD ONLY January 15th 7pm show at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ. To enter please comment on our facebook page about WHO you would take to the show or who you would gift the tickets to and make them smile! Good Luck. Winner Chosen December 21st at noon and contacted immediately. IMPORTANT!!!: After you comment on facebook, please email me at ELGEorgia@aol.com with DisneyOnIce in the subject line so that I can contact you when you win!
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