#Free #Screening #NJ When The Game Stands Tall #teens #highschool #bff #Football #WTGST @WTGST

You Are Invited To See
When The Game Stands Tall
ONE month early!!
Screening July 23rd at 7pm
In Theaters August 22nd
Calling all Moms with teens! You and your teen are invited to a free screening of the upcoming Sony Picture’s film WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL at AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus on July 23 at 7pm!  Starring Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis and Laura Dern  WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable true journey of legendary High School football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel). 

3decades3kids and Sony Pictures Invites You to:
When The Game Stands Tall
July 23rd, 2014
AMC Garden State 16
Paramus, NJ

 Download your free passes here:

Please remember to arrive early. Screening will be overbooked to ensure a full house.
Please tweet me at .@3decades3kids to let me know how the movie is and 
to gain early access to screening passes next time.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Sony Pictures movie partner. No compensation was given for this post. 3decades3kids wants to provide readers with movie screenings because of our love for the movies. See you at the big screen! Follow .@3decades3kids on twitter for early announcements on movie screenings. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com

#Giveaway ALEX Brands Has You Covered This Summer! Giveaway and Discount Code! @ALEXtoys

My Giant Busy Box
We Have One Just For You 
With Our Giveaway!
Summer is upon us! Actually I can hardly believe we are so far into July already. For the kids in our area school has been out for about a month. Many of the children in our town do not attend summer camps or day camps, so the parents and kids are looking for fun things to do to keep busy. My Giant Busy Box by ALEX has been a awesome addition to our summer. 
After trying to gather up my own ideas, believe me I do have a ton after being a teacher for twenty years. But, it’s always nice to have someone do the job for you. This kit from ALEX is amazing. Honestly I have never seen a kit so put together. It has everything, yes everything, you need to get the job done! This particular kit has enough supplies in it to complete sixteen different craft projects. As if having ALL of the supplies is not enough, the directions are simple! You look at the paper and follow the directions. No words! So, if you are doing this with a non-reader it’s a piece of cake. You child will feel so accomplished after each of the crafts. I absolutely LOVE this kit! 
Some of the crafts Emily has created so far are the cow and frog hand puppets. They were fun and included gluing with a glue stick, stickers and rolling the paper tongue on a pencil. When she was done, there was a puppet show! So doing the craft alone is great but getting to play with it is even more fun!
Another craft she created was the sticker pizza! It was simply a creative sticker work of art. The plain pizza came with a ton of different stickers to create your own pizza. Even though she likes her pizza plain, she topped it with olives, mushrooms, cheese, pepperoni, anchovies and more! This particular craft came with its own frame and even a place to write your name on the frame. Talk about feeling accomplished.
Some of the other activities include making molded dough animals, collage a farm and sticker art. Besides paper bag puppets there is also tissue art, animal punch outs, bright dough colors, peel and stick tissue art pictures, google eyes, pipe cleaners, crayons, glue sticks, clay dough, and more. 
What I love the most about this kit is that it makes your child feel so proud about completing the task!
They can use their artistic freedom and creativity! Bravo, ALEX! This is an amazing kit! I would recommend it to anyone with children 3+. We loved it and cannot wait to complete all sixteen activities! 
ALEX has been to kind to extend all 3decades3kids readers a 20% off their order to our online stores at Alextoys.com and Poof-Slinky.com usingcode: ALEXBGET20
ALEX BRANDSTM engages with kids and adults with arts and crafts, family game nights, scientific learning and creative playtime. Our family of brands includes ALEX TOYS®, POOF®, SLINKY®, BACKYARD SAFARITM, ZILLIONZTM, IDEAL®, SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER®, ZOOB® and CitiBlocsTM.  Learn more about our products and brands from our ALEX TOYSand Poof-Slinky websites, or through some of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram).

ALEX has been kind enough to offer one lucky 3decades3kids reader a chance to win their very own. Enter on the Rafflecopter or Rafflecopter link below. Winner must be a USA resident and 18+/ No P.O. Box. Prize delivery is the responsibility of ALEX. Contest ends July 28th at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a member of the ALEX Summer Blogger Program and was given the above kit for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given for this post. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else as .@3decades3kids. 

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Free Beach Towel Giveaway at Rings Fountain, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway on July 18th Hosted by Great Wolf Lodge New England

Free Beach Towel Giveaway at Rings Fountain,
Rose F. Kennedy Greenway on July 18th
Hosted by Great Wolf Lodge New England
Great Wolf Lodge New England, located in Fitchburg, MA
To celebrate the recent grand opening – GWL New England will be handing out free beach towels
The giveaway will take place at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Wharf District Parks, Rings Fountain (opposite the New England Aquarium).
The giveaway will take place on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All are welcome!
  • ·         More than 68,000 square feet of water-packed excitement
  • ·         Howlin’ Timbers Play Park with a multi-level ropes course, mini golf, bowling
  • ·         MagiQuest, Scooops Kid® Spa, nightly Story Time in the Grand Lobby
  •   1 hour from Providence, Boston, and Manchester, NH
  •   1.5 hours from Hartford, CT and Portland, ME
  •   2.5 hours from Albany, NY

A Glimpse Into Our Techlicious Lunch During CE Week NYC! @LGUS @Techlicious #LGUS #LG

A Glimpse Into Our Techlicious Lunch
During CE Week NYC

Recently NYC celebrated Electronics like no one else could, with CE Week! I was thrilled to be invited and treated to a private luncheon at BLT Fish, one of NYC’s finest restaurants, hosted by Techlicious . The lunch included special presentations of the leading products and services from LG, and TripIt, Phillips as well as one-on-one time with representatives from those companies.
LG showcased there latest televisions front and center, which HDTV lines were a major CE Week 2014 hit. Of course being a superfan of LG for many years, I knew I would absolutely adore whatever they were showcasing. Particularly interesting was their 55” Class 1080p Smart 3D OLED TV, the 3D capabilities were to die for, built-in wi-fi,and LG’s 4-color pixel technology. Did I mention that for the very first time there is “infinite” contrast ratio? The OLED TV also includes a wall mount that resembles a frame that is perfect for viewing art since it does come with a gallery mode. That will be a huge hit in our family and anyone that loves viewing their galleries! This feature also doubles as a speaker to keep the television itself nice and thin. Bravo! LG, You have done it again!!
Phillips’ presentation concentrated on their audio devices, which quite honestly I can never ever ever get enough of! Their line of water-resistant sports headphones can even be washed without damage to the product! This is a must for my family! They also revealed two different types of portable handheld speakers, and headphones of various styles. The price points were varied so the entire family could enjoy what’s new. Phillips also demonstrated a television of their own and much more.
Triplt was there also and it was a first for me. I had never really heard about them before. They showcased the trip planning services that serves as the basis for their site. TripIt, seems to be, “the world’s easiest travel organizing app,” was founded in October 2006, and has been making people’s lives easier ever since. Travelers can get an itinerary just by forwarding an e-mail, and also access their plans anywhere, anytime, and on any device. The way this family travels, I was completely impressed by Triplt! I have had the pleasure of testing it out since the luncheon and it does live up to its claims! Plan your next trip with Triplt.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was invited to this private event during CE Week. No compensation was given for this post. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com.

Madame Alexander Doll Company Introduces Legends Of Oz Cloth Dolls @AlexanderDollCo #NEW

Madame Alexander Doll Company 
 Legends Of Oz Cloth Dolls 
The Wizard of Oz has always been one of my favorite movies. I can remember as a child finding out the day it would be on TV and marking the date on the calender for a gigantic countdown. My daughter has carried  my love for The Wizard of Oz into her own childhood. Okay, I may have had a little bit of an influence on that. When we both heard that Legends of Oz the movie would be coming out it was wonderful to see that same excitement stirred up as she counted down until movie day.
Recently, Madame Alexander Doll Company released their very own set of Legends of Oz Cloth Dolls. Emily had no idea they were on the way, so when the box arrived I could not wait to share them with her. She burst into a tizzy of excitement as she realized exactly what was in that box of surprises. 
Before we even had the chance to actually look at the tags they were all in her all for a huge hug!
Needless to say they would be  any Legends of Oz fan’s dream come true.
Madame Alexander Doll Company created six different 12 inch cloth dolls based on the animated  movie, Legends of Oz: The Return of Dorothy. They are recommended for ages 3+ and are super soft and cuddly and great for play or to collect. My daughter immediately put them to the test acting out all of the scenes from the movie. 
Dorothy has pigtail braids made of soft yarn and cowboy boots! You’ve never seen Dorothy like this before. China Princess doll has dramatic green eyes and her hair styled just like in the movie! The details on her gown are just incredible: little golden specks and tiny red ribbons. Madame Alexander surely gave each one of the dolls intricate details that make them unique in the soft doll circle. As you may have guessed, Glinda was Emily’s favorite. She has a softness in her heart for princesses. Glinda comes dressed in a pink satin gown embellished with lace and puffy sleeves. There are even flowers printed on the gown. Her hair is in a flip and she is adorned with a satin crown! Honestly, she was my favorite, too!
Scarecrow is just a wonderful as you would expect. He is detailed in so many ways with straw yarn hair, red gloves, blue hat and even his official hat. The Tin Man is someone that has always captured my own heart even though he had a problem finding his! Rest assured his heart is right on his chest as the rest of him is made of a soft silver metallic knit complete with a funnel hat and bow time! He is definitely a keeper and will steal your own heart. Of course, I had to save that ever lovable Cowardly Lion for last. He is the biggest of the group and softer than you could ever imagine. His fluffy golden mane holds onto his crown of gold and he definitely deserves to be King of the forest! He even boosts a red bow on his tail.
If you have a Legends of Oz or Wizard of Oz fan in your house, checking out this collection is a must. They are perfect to role play with, cuddle with or just display! They are ageless in my opinion. Little ones will enjoy them just as older children and adults. They are going to make so many children and adults happy!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is honored to be a Madame Alexander Mom Advisory Board Member 2014. 3decades3kids is sent samples for the purpose of review. No compensation was received for this post. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else as .@3decades3kids.