McDonalds Hideaway Inside Macy’s Herald Square (34th St. NYC)

McDonalds
Hideaway Inside Macy’s Herald Square 
34th St. NYC
Every time I shop at Macy’s Herald Square NYC, I still can’t believe there is a McDonalds tucked away in the children’s clothing on the 7th floor.
Do cheeseburgers really grow on trees? At this location they do! Hamburgler also is on top of the sign to the entrance, so be careful!
So, if you are in the mood for McDonalds and do not want to fight the crowds of the outside streets, this is the perfect little hideaway. Good News: Same prices as the regular NYC MacDonalds.
Not a bad view from outside of the Macy’s either!




Harry Potter The Exhibit! Review and Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway!

Harry Potter The Exhibition
Open Now Through September 5th
Discovery Times Square
44th Street NYC
Recently I had the pleasure of attending Harry Potter The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square.
My entire family enjoyed the experience. My oldest son, now 20, has grown up reading the Harry Potter series and aged right along with Harry. So, Harry Potter is nothing new in our house. It’s been a household name for years and years.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will not want to miss this opportunity to become immersed in the wonder of props and magic of the Wizarding World.
Before even entering the exhibit, some lucky volunteers are chosen to try on the sorting hat. My 11 year old was one of the lucky ones. 
From that point you are free to enter the exhibit where you will be wowed by all of the props. One of my favorite was seeing the actual letter Harry received that he was going to Hogwarts. There is was right in front of me to read!
I also enjoyed hearing about background information on choosing Harry’s glasses. The actual pair was also right there! Be sure to take the option of the audio tour. It is well worth it!
We enjoyed seeing the Hogwarts beds
 that belonged to  Harry and Ron. 
It like being transported right back into the films.
Another part of the exhibit I found just fascinating was entering Hagrid’s Hut. Wow! It was wonderful to sit in his chair and get a sense of his size. I never wanted to leave. Buckbeak was there, too. I was intrigued to find out that every feather on him was hand cut and pieced on one by one.
Some family favorites we all agreed upon were being able to pull a Mandrake up and hear him squeal and also getting a chance to try your hand at Quidditch by throwing a quaffle! Fun!
Just when I thought the tour was about over, we came upon the “Forbidden Forest”. If you want a look at the never before seen Horcruxes this is your chance.
Even though the characters were cg, Kreacher and Dobby were also there!
This exhibition was a nostalgic look back though the past years of Harry Potter. It’s something a Harry Potter fan should not miss out on. Whether you have read the books, seen the movies, or both..this exhibit will definitely satisfy you.
Be sure to visit the extensive Harry Potter 2 room gift shoppe. 

For more information on Harry Potter the Exhibition:

3decades3kids is having a Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway to 
Harry Potter The Exhibit at Discovery Times Square.


How To Enter:  You may do one or all of the following! Leave a separate comment below this post for each option  to increase  your chance of winning and please write your email or twitter on each entry! 
  1. Follow 3decades3kidsBLOG  and leave a comment telling who your favorite Harry Potter character is.
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  7. Tweet about this contest! Make sure it links back to @3decades3kids AND @discoveryts in order for it to count. Leave a separate comment that you tweeted about the contest.

Example: I want to win HarryPotter tix @discoveryts and @3decades3kids 

                               

3decades3kids is participating in this Discovery Times Square ticket giveaway. This giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 11:00pm- EST. The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be contacted by email or twitter.  They will have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If there is no response, a new winner will be selected.  This giveaway is open to US residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter.  Good Luck and have a Wizarding kind of day! All opinions are that of 3decades3kids.




HOP screening

HOP
screening
review
Tonight I attended  the screening of 
Universal Pictures  
HOP
 in NYC.
HOP opens April 1, 2011

It’s been a few years or longer since,
 I have seen an Easter movie in the theaters. If you are looking for the Easter Bunny…or should I say the teenage son of the Easter Bunny…meet E.B.Bunny(Russell Brand), some hilarious chicks, jellybeans and an outrageous amount of fun, you will definitely not want to miss HOP.
E.B. Bunny is hilarious!


Movie Goodies!


This movie was fun for the whole family. I was there with two of my children that are ages 4 and 11. We all enjoyed it! 

Family Fun!


JAMES MARSDEN
RUSSELL BRAND
KALEY CUOCO
HANK AZARIA
GARY COLE
ELIZABETH PERKINS
DAVID HASSELHOFF
CHELSEA HANDLER
and
HUGH LAURIE
Executive Producer
JOHN COHEN
Produced by
CHRIS MELEDANDRI
MICHELE IMPERATO STABILE
Story by
CINCO PAUL & KEN DAURIO
Screenplay by
CINCO PAUL & KEN DAURIO and BRIAN LYNCH
Directed by
TIM HILL
Special Thanks To:


Macy’s Flower Show! Towers Of Flowers NYC

Macy’s Flower Show! 
Towers Of Flowers NYC
Spring has Sprung in the middle of NYC! You can find flowers galore in wonderful displays at Macy’s on 34th Street, NYC at the 
Macy’s Flower Show-Towers of Flowers!
The Flower Show is going on March 27-April 10, 2011. 
Even before you enter the doors to the Flower Show, you will be mesmerized by the beautiful window displays featuring flowers. My favorite featured a picnic at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. But, that is only the beginning.

As you step through the doors be prepared to be amazed! Before you hit the revolving doors, you will enter a “wall covered” room surrounded by four window displays showing different Fairy Tales like Rapunzel, Princess and the Pea, and Jack and the Beanstalk. 
That should get you into a “flowery” mood, but it’s only the beginning.

Once you go into the store the spectacular scent of floral masterpieces surround you. There are towers of flowers everywhere. There are flowers in every direction no matter where your eyes lead you. 

Some of the Featured Gardens on the first floor are:
The Tropical Garden
The English Cottage Garden
The Hydrangea Garden
The Orchid/Bromeliad Garden
The Antebellum Garden
The Japanese Garden
The Urban Oasis Garden
The Miniature Garden
The Desert Garden
The Rooftop Garden 



 As for my personal favorite. 
I would have to say it was the Bouquet of the Day by 
Jorge Cazzorla. (on display March 27-29) 
Jorge Cazzorla is President of the NY based company  Celebrate Flowers  /weddings, interior design, event planning.
While attending  the flower show, I had the pleasure of meeting Jorge. Let me tell you that his friendly personality  matched his breathtaking fragrant towering floral display. 

The floral scent of happiness still lives on in my mind and brings a smile to my face. Just the right variety of hand chosen flowers made this a unique experience and feast for the senses! Among the display were little special surprises such as a nested bird with eggs, while  a tiny hummingbird hid among the roses. 

Please be sure to take you time and experience the many varieties of  plants and flowers from all over the world coming together under one roof.


Also, available at the Macy’s Flower Show are free 20 minute guided tours. The tours leave every half-hour between 11am -4pm at the 35th St and Bwy entrance.
Before leaving be sure to stop at the children’s floor 7 to see the beautiful “Narnia” floral display.

If you are in the NYC area, do not miss
Macy’s Flower Show
Towers of Flowers
The Sky’s The Limit!
PS: Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary Offical Guide to the flower show at Macy’s information. Rub it gently to release a special fragrance! Enjoy!



Macy’s Flower Show NYC Towers Of Flowers