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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.

Ubitoyz Rent & Buy Toys Service

Ubitoyz Rent & Buy Toys Service

Have you heard about the new rent and buy toys shop in the UAE?.

Ubitoyz

Well no! then here’s all you need to know

about it…

Ubitoyz is the ‘one stop online shop’ for you to buy/rent toys for your child , a site that is accessible anywhere and everywhere.

The main purpose of Ubitoyz is to allow parents and children, an easy,convenient and affordable access to a variety of toys, all under one roof…. and the best part you can order to buy/rent toys from the comfort of your home and avoid the hassles of going to a mall just to buy a toy.😁

Just choose from a variety of toys ranging from  Legos, Board Games, Puzzles, Accessories, Musical Instruments and so much more or order according to your child’s age.

The two services they offer 👇🏻

Rental (Service)

An online subscription that offers a variety of toys online and getting  them delivered to your door step each month.

Once your child is done playing with the toy make a selection online of another one through your membership subscriptions and exchange your old toy for a new one.A delivery team member will bring the new toy in and take away the older one. As simple as that!

Worried about hygiene levels! Well Ubitoyz follow the most stringent methods to sanitize used toys to make them safe for your children.

One thing that has to be kept in mind while renting a toy is that when returning the toys they should be in the same condition as you had received them.Do make sure that there are no visible stains or dirt on the toy, while returning. (This applies to all the contents or parts of the toy that had been handed out to you.)

(The toy rental service is currently limited to Dubai , UAE)

Buy (Service)

At Ubitoyz you can buy toys from their vast online collection and get them delivered at your door step. Just by accessing the toy library online you can make your selections. The prices are competitive and the online system allows parents to choose suitable toys according to their child’s age.

(Services is available in the whole of UAE).

The delivery charges are included in the subscription fees, unless specified separately.

Definitely a great way to keep your child busy and happy.

What I ordered!

As I wanted to try out the renting service they offer.I ordered The Game – Hedbanz for ourselves

Hedbanz Game
The Hedbanz Game

Princess Z is into board games these days so choosing wisely I ordered something that she wanted and was suitable for her plus something we could spend some time together with.

(You can always Rent the toy before directly buying to know if you kids would like it or not and that’s what I did)

Princess Z Adjusting Her Handband
Setting In The Timer

The Game I ordered

The Game Hedbanz – known as the quick question game of What am I?
A very simple game in which all you need to do is ask yes or no questions to figure out the cartoon/card on your head.If it’s an animal, food or an object on your head.

Totally Entertaining
These Questions Cards Do Come In Handy

A game where everybody knows what’s on your head but you! 🙈.The first player to guess what you are! wins!

This game is surely lots of fun and makes you laugh louder than you ever have.Surely makes up for a fun playtime and motivates thinking skills and helps in logical reasoning.

Definitely a great family fun game totally non-stop entertainment that keeps everyone laughing from start to finish.

Includes: 6 Adjustable Headbands For Each Player, 72 Cards, 24 Scoring Chips, 1 Timer, 1 Instruction Sheet

The Contents Of The Game

Suitable for 2-6 Players

I loved Ubitoyz service  and the concept behind the it…super convenient and easy to access.Definetely looking forward to renting more toys in the future

Check out their website to know more  http://www.ubitoyz.com/en/

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

Cool & Cool Baby Products

Cool & Cool Baby Products

As princess Z has extra sensitive skin I am usually extra careful with the baby products I chose for her.So recently I came across and was introduced to the Cool & Cool baby products.

For those of you who don’t know:
Cool & Cool is a leading,international brand presence over more than 25 countries.They deal in a wide range of high quality products such as skin care,personal care,mother and baby care and much more

I was happy to be introduced to them as I have already been using some of the Cool & Cool beauty products on myself and loved them for their result and quality. So was pretty sure there would be something special about these baby products as well and Princess Z would love them too.

My basket of Cool & Cool baby products

The basket I received contained the following products:

1.Cool & Cool Baby Shampoo
2.Cool & Cool Baby Milk Lotion
3.Cool & Cool Baby Foaming Soap
4.Cool & Cool Baby Wipes
5.Cool & Cool Baby Oil
6.Cool & Cool Nappy Bags
7.Cool & Cool Baby Mist

1.Cool & Cool Baby Shampoo
-This shampoo contains natural ingredients,
-It’s free from colorants,mineral oils,PEG and ethoxylates
-It’s Soap free
-Moisturizes hair and leaves it shiny
-Gently cleanses the baby scalp
-Causes no eye irritation
-Has a thick texture when applied (more suitable for oily hair)
-Leaves the hair smelling great.

2.Cool & Cool Baby Milk Lotion
-One of my favorite of them all
-This lotion nourishes baby skins and leaves it moisturized for long
-Non greasy
-Absorbs quickly
-Prevents dehydration
-Gentle on skin
-Definitely great for sensitive skin
-Contains no colorants,mineral oils,PEG and ethoxylates

3.Cool & Cool Baby Foaming Soap
-Another one of my favorites
-Contains chamomile and aloe vera gel that cleanses and moisturizes the skin
-Very foamy and great for bubble baths
-Free from allergen/fragrance free
-Hypoallergenic soap
-Easy to use system
-Gently on baby’s skin

4.Cool & Cool Baby Wipes
-Soft,thick and moist baby wipes
-Great for removing make-up as well
-Ingredients contain aloe vera gel and pure water
-Chemical free
-Fragrance free
-Made from 99.9% of Water
-Perfect for all skin types

5.Cool & Cool Baby Oil
-Perfect for cleansing baby’s soft skin
-contains natural oil that helps retain softness
-Free form preservatives,contains no colorants,mineral oils,PEG and ethoxylates
-I use this on myself as well 🙂
-Leaves no oiliness behind
-Absorbs quickly

6.Cool & Cool Nappy Bags
-As princess Z is potty trained I use these for general waste
-Love the sense of smell each bag has to neutralize the unpleasant odors
-Easy to carry around
-Contains 250 plastic bags
-Perfect size for all kinds of waste

7.Cool & Cool Baby Mist
-Alcohol free
-Comes in non-greasy formula
-Has mild and refreshing scent
-Contains pro vitamin B5 and glycerin
-Comes in an easy to use spray bottle

I have tried each and every Cool & Cool product in the basket on Princess Z and was happy that they suited her sensitive skin and left it moisturized and nourished.Definitely stocking them up again.

Are you using any of the Cool & Cool products above?..Share your reviews below.

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.