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Build-a-Bear Workshop Experience

Build-a-Bear Workshop Experience

OUR BUILD-A-BEAR EXPERIENCE

🙌🏻

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.

Bridal Flower Paper Bouquet

Bridal Flower Paper Bouquet

Bridal Flower Paper Bouquet Craft 💐 

So here’s the craft you all have been waiting for.

This is one of the simplest craft to create with kids and once you  know the basics you can create as many as you want.

So you will need the following materials:

Bridal Flower Paper Bouquet
Supplies You Need.

Colored paper (as many)(for the bunch and the flowers) (preferred color for the bunch would be green or white)

Glue stick

A pair of scissors 

Pencil

For flowers:

Cut out as many different medium size flower 🌸🌼🌺 shapes as you want (to stick on later)

To start off:

1.Fold the paper into half (vertically)

2.Start cutting out strips like the picture below (making sure to leave space at the end)

Thick Or Thin Strips (Its All Up To You)

3.Glue the other end leaving a bit of space (see the picture below) 

Approx 1 inch space

4.Once dry start rolling over.. it should look something like this in the end👇🏻 (the more you roll the more layers you get).

Roll And Start Creating The Bouquet
Side View
Top View

5. Once you are satisfied.Glue the end to put it in place.

6.Now comes the fun part…ask your kids to start sticking flowers on top (as many as they want and as many as they like). There are no limitations. ☺

Bridal Flower Paper Bouquet Craft
The More Layers the Better ☺

And that’s it.Its done.

These surely are fun to create with the kids either can be used to play with (if your little one is pretending to be a bride) 🙈 or gift them to someone on a special occasion.

Pirates & Mermaids Brunch Buffet

Pirates & Mermaids Brunch Buffet

Pirates & Mermaids Brunch Buffet @ Mazina 

Recently my family and I were invited for a lovely and special Pirates & Mermaids brunch buffet at Mazina.Located in the heart of Dubai Marina and at Address Dubai Marina Hotel..Mazina offers a lavish buffet with a lot of seatings area and great views of the Marina shoreline.

I loved the way the theme goes where all the waiter and waitresses were dressed as Pirates and Mermaids,themed related decorations at every corner surely reminded of me being on a sea adventure.

The Buffet was categorized…offering a great variety of food from salads,meat,sushi,breads,and other asian and Indian dishes…which was  surely good to enjoy.The best part for me was  the dessert corner…everything here was so yummy and tasty from pastries,mousses,cake slices,sorbets and so much more..(no one can resist of not trying them all 🙂

Mazina brunch
The Bread Corner
The Seafood
The Chocolate Fountain Slide
The Dessert Shelf…Tempting isn’t it!
Beautiful Cakes on Display

While the adults enjoy their food the kids can also spend time and watch magic shows by MagicPhil or bounce around in a bouncy castle or get their face painted at the face painting corner.Not only this the kids can enjoy their very own buffet at the kids corner as well…offering kids favorite savory dishes like pies,nuggets,french fries,pizzas and sweet treats like jellybeans,gummies,cookies and many other kinds of different biscuits.

The Cute Displays
Waiting for MagicPhil to Arrive
Face Painting
Kids Buffet Corner

This buffet is definitely a fit for kids of all ages and happens to be every Friday and Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Pricing:

Dhs 316 (soft drinks) (those who Book via Time Out get 20% discount) discounted price Dhs 264
Dhs368 (house beverages)
Dhs 498 (bubbly)

For more information call 04-8883444

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/