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Build-a-Bear Workshop Experience

Build-a-Bear Workshop Experience

OUR BUILD-A-BEAR EXPERIENCE

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After a few months of waiting..Princess Z finally got a chance this EID to experience and build her own bear at the Build-A Bear Workshop

This workshop is every kids favorite but for those of you who don’t know :

Build-A-Bear Workshop is the only company in the world that offers an interactive, make-your-own stuffed cuddly toy family experience! 

When you walk into a Build-A-Bear Workshop store you get to create your own cuddly toy, by choosing it, stuffing it, adding a sound and giving it a heart full of wishes. You can dress and accessorize it before making a personalized birth certificate and taking it home in its own special Cub Condo carrying case!

There are many Build-a-Bear Workshop stores here in Dubai but we decided to go to the DFC (Dubai Festival City) branch which we thought had the most options than anywhere else.

As we walked into the store I could see my little princess getting over excited 😆 with everything finding it hard to choose….but after a while of searching and deciding… Princess Z finally decided to go with the FROZEN (ELSA) TEDDY 👇🏻

The Frozen Collection

Next step was to chose her VOICE/SOUND…obviously as it was Elsa we went with the Let it go song…🎶

The STUFFING came in next….before sealing the Elsa teddy completely.We gave it a HEART ❤ (sealed with kisses and love) as well as added a BUBBLE GUM Smell (rubbing it against her and stuffing it in)….

Thus…The Elsa bear 🐻 was born ☺

Getting It Stuffed 🐻
Rubbing On The Bubble Gum Scent
Sealing In The Heart ❤

Next was Princess Z’s favorite part WASHING & DRESSING/ACCESSORIZING her Elsa Bear up..

Washing 🛁
Dressing Her Elsa Bear Up
Admiring Her ☺

Once everything was done we headed to one of the computers filled in the information… personalized and collected our Teddy’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE and headed to the counter for payment. 

Birth Certificate In Progress
Truly And Surely..

Total cost of our ❄🐻: 338 AED

*Note:everything is charged separately (accessories etc..) and prices may vary on selection 🙂

So happy to welcome a new member in our family…🐻This surely was a great experience for Princess Z and not only did she throughly enjoy it! We did too 🙂… 

I highly recommend going to the the DFC (Dubai Festival City) branch of Build-A-Bear Workshop…excellent service,super friendly and helpful staff… totally awesome 👏🏻 🙌🏻

*Great for kids over 4+ as they will be old enough to understand and enjoy this amazing experience.

Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

So as I promised I will be posting all about the Fairy Garden we grew together a few days back..

As I already told you guys Princess Z received this on her birthday and I had kept it hidden for a while..just to take it out to keep her entertained on sick days like these.

So firstly the Fairy Garden box includes everything you will need make an enchanting experience.

Ready To Grow & Play!

Contents;

1x Garden bowl
1x Fairy figurine
1x Shell (Water feature)
1x Fairy cottage
1x Clothes linen with Posts & Pegs
1x Blanket
1x Packet Of Grass seeds
1x Colored gravel
1x Fairy mushroom
1x Packet of stars
Flowers
Booklet
*soil is not included so you will need some of your own.

1.So we started of by filling in some soil in the garden bowl..Filling it up nearly to the top and firming it down to make a smooth and stable surface.

Fairy Garden
Step 1

2.Once we were done! We assembled the fairy cottage and placed it on to the soil in the center close to the rim of the bowl,pressing it in,a bit.

Our Cat Was Enjoying This As Well 🙈

3.Next with the help of a teaspoon we made a small hole in the soil on the left side of the bowl.Placing the shell in the hollow making sure the sides were leveled with the soil.

4.Then using the multi- colored gravel we created a path from the cottage to the opposite side of the bowl.

5.In the spare area of the garden we placed the washing line poles(cutting the cord to the length required).and hanged the pink blanket using the pegs.

Already Lookign Good …Isn’t It!

6.Next,we evenly scattered the grass seeds over the bare areas of the soil.(Sprinkling water over the seeds to make them a bit damp)

Almost Done

7.Now once everything was done it was time to add the decorations,flowers and mushroom and we did..placing them randomly around empty spaces.

Looks Wonderful ❤️

8.Last but not the least we poured a little water in the shell to make a fairy pond and Finally we sprinkled a bit of fairy dust(stars) all over…adding a bit of fairy magic.

And voila…it’s done … the only thing we need to do now is wait and watch the grass grow.

Our Little Fairy Garden

*you can add in a few decorations of your own if you like…like pebbles,small plants,sea shells,shiny objects and so much more..

I don’t know where to find it here in the UAE as it was gifted to us but you can check it out online on https://www.fishpond.com

All About Princess Z’s 5th Birthday Party

All About Princess Z’s 5th Birthday Party

ALL ABOUT PRINCESS Z’S ‘FROZEN’ THEMED 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY  

As you all know Princess Z celebrated her birthday a few weeks back.We planned to organize a surprise ‘Frozen’ theme birthday party for her in our backyard.This was to be her very first party in our new home and we wanted to make it very special.The preparations started a few weeks before… starting off with the Birthday Invitation Cards first. The cards we’re designed by us,(ourselves) but got them printed out urgently by http://ajooba.ae

The Inside Of The Invitation Cards
Sealed With A Hand Tied Blue Bow

The next most important thing we had to do was to look for a party event company who could arrange kids entertainment for us.

Finding a good party organizer was a challenge.We contacted many but got a negative response from them all. Some were fully booked and some didn’t have the items we wanted.After wasting a week on phone calls and visits , our hard work paid off and we finally managed to get things arranged/prepared for the event.

THE EVENT PLANNER

Twinkle party events : We got it organized by them.This event company was very affordable.Offering many party packages to chose from (according to ones requirements).The package we went with cost us approx 3300 AED inclusive of (all the items below) 👇🏻
-Large Frozen bouncing castle (suitable for 20 kids)
-Popcorn machine
-Cotton candy machine
-Table setup for 18 kids
-Face painter
-Magician
-Large Birthday Banner
-Assorted 50 Purple,Blue & White balloons
-6 ‘Frozen’ foil balloons (according to the theme)
-Cutlery (themed)
-Music System
-Bubble Machine
-2 Tables + 8 adult chair

The Main Attraction Of The Party

Not only this inclusive of 3 staff members who were very friendly,energetic and helpful as well

For more party packages and details visit their website http://twinklepartycenter.com

*The trampoline was our own 🙂

Down below is the list of everything else you need to know about Princess Z’s ‘Frozen theme birthday party 👇🏻

LIGHTING 

This was the biggest hassle for our evening party and huge space. We needed enough light to lighten up each and every corner so we made our way to Bur Dubai to a shop called Tarun Lights.Tarun lights located in the heart of Meena Bazaar is a place for all your electric needs.They sell all kinds of festive lights at reasonable rates. The lights we bought were 50m long and costed us 70 AED only.They fitted in perfectly (we got them fixed from one end to the other) but were not as bright as we wanted so our next stop was Dragon Mart 1. We picked up more heavier and brighter ones from here at a very reasonable rate as well.

BALLOON ARRANGEMENTS was done with the help of Balloonee https://www.gasntools.com

ASSORTED DECORATION
were collected/ bought from various shops Carrefour,Daiso,Shimmer Shine shop (beside Mister Baker in Karama) and the twinkle party shop in karama as well

THE SNACKS 

Most of the items like French Fries ,nuggets,veg.samosas very homemade but the other evening snacks were provided by MisterBaker http://www.misterbaker.com and included chicken patty’s,mini pizzas and chicken sandwiches

THE CAKE TABLE SETUP

The Table Setup

The three tier Cake 🎂 was done by MisterBaker http://www.misterbaker.com as well and the candy and sweets were all arranged by us which included

Cake pops made by Betty Crocker brownie mix covered in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with hundreds & thousands

Purple Jelly  a bit of blue food coloring was added to the red( strawberry) jelly to get purple color

Blue Drink was just Kool Aid blue drink available at chiotrams

Hershey kisses & Marshmallows

Last but not the least assorted Sweet Goodie Bags for kids arranged by us

Marshmallows Filled In A Regular Base:We Tied A Big Bow To Add A Little Sparkle
Marshmallows,Kool Aid Blue Drink & Homemade Cake Pops
Homemade Cake Pops
A Thank You Gift For All The Kids

Princess Z’s beautiful DRESS was from an online boutique http://ummbaby.com

Other than all this the biggest surprise for Princess Z and the other kids was Mr. Santa 🎅🏻 who popped in to deliver the birthday gift delivery from @mumworld http://www.mumzworld.com/

The Birthday Girl With Santa 🎅🏻

Getting the ‘perfect’ birthday party arranged for Princess Z was a hassle but everything fell into place beautifully and the party was a huge success.

The Klassik 5+ Matador Wooden Construction Kit

The Klassik 5+ Matador Wooden Construction Kit

THE KLASSIK 5+ MATADOR WOODEN CONSTRUCTION  KIT FROM EcoToys.ae TOY REVIEW 

About Eco Toys

EcoToys.ae is an UAE’s online store for Eco-friendly & safety certified wooden toys.All toys at EcoToys.ae are made from 100% natural hardwood and no plastic or toxic paints/colorants, nor any other harmful substances have been used in manufacturing them.

The EcoToys.ae. site offers a wide variety of toys which develops imagination and creativity through wooden blocks or construction kits and so much more! Impressed by the range of their wooden toys.I recently ordered The Klassik 5+ MATADOR wooden construction kit from them.

The Klassik 5+ Matador wooden construction kit

Princess Z Loving Her New Construction Kit

Princess Z was super excited to see her new construction toy and started building with it right away.Though in the beginning she needed a bit of guidance to hammer and twist but she loved it.It took time for Princess Z to learn but by the end of the week she could build things on her own and expand her imagination….At first we started off with a simple structure and then practiced and moved on building more complicated ones together.We even added our own mechanism in a few).You can say we ditched everything else and constructed something new every other week 🙈.

The Simple Structure We Started Off With
Hammering The Parts In Place 🔨
TaaDaa!! It’s Done
Tricycle In The Making
Building And Adding Some Upgrades
The Beautiful Structure We Built Together

This wooden construction kits consist of 222 parts including the building instruction and tools.It is a lot of fun and a great way of keeping the kids busy in something useful.Also it encourages the development of children’s imagination and helps them bring their ideas to life.

Princess Z loves her wooden construction kit and it’s suitable for kids age 5 and up.

EcoToys.ae. is a super easy site to navigate and you can choose toys according to the age of your child or a function (educational, activity, or outdoor). Placing an order was super easy and we received our toy in a few days time.

So if you’re looking for educational and creative toys for your children, EcoToys.ae is a great place to order and I guarantee you the quality of their products, and their safety standards are up to the mark. *the festive season is on and these toys are great for gifting as well

So shop now  via the link below 👇🏻 and order something unique for your child

https://www.ecotoys.ae

or check out their Facebook link and Instagram page to know more

https://m.facebook.com/ecotoys.ae

https://www.instagram.com/ecotoysuae/

Tales from the Treasure Chest

Tales from the Treasure Chest

TALES FROM THE TREASURE CHEST

Tales for the Treasure Chest written by Ayesha Marfani

Many of you might not know this by I am a book lover and love reading books (I don’t get much time now though due to my mommy duties) but I encourage Princess Z to do so and not a day goes by when I don’t read her,her favorite story book or narrate her a children’s story book through which she can learn something new.

Recently I took some time out and got the opportunity to read ‘Tales from the Treasure Chest’ and I loved it.This book is written and illustrated in a such beautiful way that I wanna tell you guys about it.

The book ‘Tales from the Treasure Chest’ is a collection of 3 short stories written by Ayesha Marfani (her first published children book) published by Crimson Cloak publishing.

About the Author 👩🏻
with multiple degrees in psychology, commerce, and education, Ayesha Marfani has always had an avid passion for learning. Her love of reading led her to take her writing hobby and turn it into a career.Her inspiration stems from her 9 siblings and her own family that support her passion for writing. A homeschooling educator, Ayesha understands woes that arise when one does not have a voice. Her work with counseling produces a unique perspective that allows her to take everyday triggers and weave stories that inspire and educate.

About the Book 📖

The book ‘Tales from the Treasure Chest’ is a collection of 3 short witty stories with moral lessons:

The first story tilted ‘Exhortation Valley’ is a story about two twins Sara and Saira who are not satisfied with themselves.
Saira-a beautiful girl but still ungrateful with the way she looks and wishing for more while her twin sister Sara-with beautiful pastel skin:still ungrateful for not being as beautiful as her sister.

One day they learn a lesson to appreciate the blessings of Allah and be content.Allah has created us with highest perfection and the story revolves around these facts,teaching the child to be satisfied with their looks.

The second story titled ‘Small Feet,Big Shoes’. evolves around the bitter relationship of Zainab and Ahmad and their parents.How the two kids exchange roles with their parents thinking that being a parent is an easy job and the parents accept the challenge as they want them to know that being a parent is not as easy as they think.I won’t tell you who wins the battle!.Read the book yourself to find out 🙂

The third and the final story ‘Being Human is Being Everything’ is a story about a boy Abdul Jalil whose fathers thinks he can’t do anything in life.Everyone around him thinks he’s a loser and can’t achieve anything.Struck by those words he decides to go on a journey to find a job, and prove his worth but becomes corrupt, a cheat,fraud and a cruel vicious person.Later on realizing that being a good human is a bigger challenge than having everything else.

Why Read This Book?

This 40 page book is an interesting and a wonderful read for children 6-10 years old/(also very interesting to narrate it to younger kids).A book which teach the kids as well as the parents moral lessons like

1.One should always be grateful with what they have rather than complain about what they don’t. (An important lesson every one should be thought)

2.Parent should be lenient with their children…avoiding too much strictness as this can lead their children to hate them.Similarly, children should be aware that being a parent is not an easy task and an ultimate responsibility.

3.Money is not everything in the world.

Tales From The Treasure Chest is an excellent read that will make your child know the importance of and make them learn and understand the little things in life

I loved everything about this book and think it’s an extraordinary read for both parents and children.

If you love reading than I highly recommend you get your hands on this book. 👍🏻

Check out 👇🏻 to know more about the author on

http://www.wordscatcher.com

and the book is available at Amazon

Buy it here https://www.amazon.com

Do let me know in the comments below 👇🏻 about any other books that you guys think is a must read for both parents and children.