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You’re Cordially Invited to See Beauty and the Beast at the Wick + TICKET GIVEAWAY

Be still my heart. No one was more excited than me (and #dailybocaavery…and maybe my mom) to find out that Boca Raton’s own Wick Theatre (7901 N Federal Highway) is putting on one of my all time favorite Walt Disney Broadway productions this summer: Beauty and the Beast at The Wick!

Not to mention some FABULOUS companion events for the whole family. Can you say tea time with Mrs. Potts?

So excited!

The tale as old as time, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, comes to The Wick Theatre this summer. The smash hit Broadway musical is based on the Academy Award-winning animated film and features music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman.

Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

The cast of Beauty and The Beast includes Loren Christopher as the Beast, Mallory Newbrough as Belle, Courter Simmons as Lefou, Jacob Thompson as Gaston and Jonathan Van Dyke as Lumiere. Dom Ruggiero is directing and the musical director is Eric Alsford.

To add to the enchantment of this summer production, Marilynn Wick has created special pre-performance events including Story Time with Belle, Tea Time with Mrs. Potts and Lumiere’s Candlelight Dinner.

Beauty and the Beast at The Wick
Belle at The Wick Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast
Here’s the scoop on Beauty and the Beast at The Wick:

Show Dates: June 8-July 9

  • Opening Night: June 10, 7:00PM (note 7:00pm NOT 7:30)
  • Wed, Sat, Sun Matinees at 2:00 PM
  • Thurs, Fri, Sat Evening at 7:00PM

Tickets: Adults $85, Children 12 and under $45, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333 (Must call for children’s tickets)

Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

Special Events during Beauty and the Beast at The Wick include:

Story Time with Belle| 12-2:00PM| Wednesdays & Sundays | June 14-July 9| $40 pp

Sit with Belle in her library as she shares her favorite story. Enjoy a fanciful light lunch, participate in sing-a-longs, create arts and crafts and take home a “goodie” bag and a specially designed photo memory.

Tea Time with Mrs. Potts |12:00-2:00PM| Saturdays| June 14-July 9| $40pp

Enjoy a fantasy tea party hosted by the magical Mrs. Potts replete with tasty treats, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts projects, theatre etiquette, photo opportunity and take home “goodie” bag.

Lumiere’s Candlelight Dinner | 5:00-7:00PM| Thurs, Fri, Sat| June 14-July 9| $75

Lumiere and his enchanting staff invite you to a magical candlelight dinner featuring a delectable “family-style” French-inspired carte du jour for adult and child alike. Live music by the magical staff, along with delectable themed desserts and drinks, along with special photo opportunities.

Please call the Wick Theatre box office directly for these events at 561-995-2333.

And did I mention Modern Boca Mom is hosting a TICKET GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away 4 tickets (2 sets of 2) to Beauty and the Beast at The Wick for the date/time of your choice!

Special thanks to Marilyn Wick for her generosity for MBMom readers!

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Hosted: This post is hosted by Beauty and the Beast at The Wick. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been hosted by The Wick with tickets and a special event passes, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 5.19-5.21

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for May 19- May 21, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, May 19th:

Last Chance to Register for Summer 2017 “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” for TODDLERS! Starts June 6th!

Summer 2017 Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Prep

Eyes to the Skies at Sugar Sand Park!

DATE: May 19th

TIME: 8:30 p.m.

COST:  FREE 

Join us as we explore the skies with our professional-grade 16-inch Meade LX Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. This month we focus on Jupiter.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


Aprés at the Beach Cocktail Festival in Delray Beach

DATE: May 19th-21st

TIME: Details below

COST: Tickets range from $99 – $299

Events include craft cocktail tastings, mixology and wine seminars, pop-up experiences throughout the weekend.
The creators of one of the Top 5 cocktail festivals in the United States, Aprés Ski Cocktail Classic in Aspen, are launching a Summer resort edition of the event, “Aprés at the Beach,” in Delray Beach. Aprés at the Beach (AATB) partnered locally with Breakthru Beverage and lead sponsors including William Grant & Sons, Stoli Group USA and Brown-Forman to provide event features that include events with craft cocktail tastings, mixology seminars, pop-up experiences.  Special food and beverage options  are brought to guests from some of Delray’s favorite restaurants and bars.
The weekend will wrap up with a Beach Pub Crawl, on Sunday, where guests can taste cocktails from 8 select locations vying for the title of the Best Après Cocktail.

For tickets and event information visit www.ApresAtTheBeach.com.

DETAILS:  
Friday, May 19th
Delray Beach Marriott, 10 N Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483
7-10pm: “Aspen in Delray: Craft Under the Stars” featuring DJ Vinny Vinsane.
7–10pm  Private Reserve Room / Delray Beach Marriott (VIP Ticket Holders and Media Only)
Featuring Master Mixologist Anthony Bohlinger mixing up signature delectables, elit by Stolichnaya Brand Ambassador Brent Lamberti hosting his caviar bar, and enough high marque samplings of incredible spirits like Balvenie 12 Yr, Balvenie 14 Yr, Glenfiddich 12 Yr,  Glenfiddich 14 Yr, Glenfiddich IPA, Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza, Compass Box Hedonism, High West, Michters 10 Yr, and a collection from CAMUS, just to name a few.
Saturday, May 20th
Delray Beach Marriott, 10 N Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach
8–10am:  Beach Yoga / Delray Beach Marriott (complimentary)
Sponsored by VOSS Water.  Bring your towel or mat!
10am-4pm: “Apres All Day” pool party and beach activities
Featuring Reyka Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider educating ticket holders on the different types of ice to use with cocktails; Bayou Rum Brand Ambassador Ava Kopieczek on the beauties of Rum; and Coopers’ Craft Cindy Sepulveda taking you through a fun how-to-make-at-home session with all things Bourbon goodness.
7-10pm: Tiki-Hula Dance Party with DJ Troubles
7–10pm  Private Reserve Room
Featuring Master Mixologist Anthony Bohlinger mixing up signature delectables, the elit by Stolichnaya caviar bar, and enough high marque samplings of incredible spirits like Balvenie 12 Yr, Balvenie 14 Yr, Glenfiddich 12 Yr,  Glenfiddich 14 Yr, Glenfiddich IPA, Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza, Compass Box Hedonism, High West, Michters 10 Yr, and a collection from CAMUS, just to name a few.
Saturday, May 20th
Death or Glory, 116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach
4–6pm  Après Presents…
A tasting and how-to session featuring:  Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador Sebastien Derbomez brings “Play With Your Whisky,” elit by Stolichnaya Brand Ambassador Fernanda Neves brings “Vodka Master Class,” and Brown Forman Brand Ambassadors Cindy Sepulveda & LaJuane Mack bring it with Jack Daniels Single Barrel PLUS a Woodford Reserve & Cheese session.  Master mixologist Anthony Bohlinger (aka “Tony Snowmass”) MCs the proceedings.
Sunday, May 21st
Downtown Delray, Atlantic Avenue
2-6pm Apres at the Beach Pup Crawl & Cocktail Competition
Pub Crawl includes restaurants: 32 East, Buddha Sky Bar, Death or Glory, Deck 84, ROK:BRGR, SandBar, and The Old Arcade at Caffé Martier
For tickets and event information visit www.ApresAtTheBeach.com.

Saturday, May 20th:

Especially for Kids event at Sugar Sand Park!

DATE: May 20th

TIME: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

COST: Free

Celebrating its third year, this is a free event for kids with special needs and abilities and their families. Enjoy exclusive access to the park “after hours”, including carousel rides and the Children’s Science Explorium, art activities, glitter tattoos, resource fair exhibitors, and more.   In addition, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will lead an open forum designed to help parents manage everyday issues surrounding kids with autism and related disorders. Sound modifications, limited registrations and a quiet room will be available.

This event is free, however pre-registration is required for all family members.


Pajama Jams Story Time with Miss Mij at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: May 20th

TIME: 10-10:45 a.m. (18 mos – 2 yrs) & 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (3-4 yrs)

COST: $5/child, drop in (Includes carousel token)

 Ages 18 mos-4 yrs

(Supervision required.)  Enjoy a rockin’ good time with stories, music & pretend play…all in your PJs! Each month has a different theme.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save the Tiger 5K at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: May 20th

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

COST:

 Age Range  Starting Price thru 4/2/17  Price Increase on 4/3/2017  Price Increase on 5/1/2017 Race Day Price
 Adult
18 and Older
$25
$30
$35
$40
 Student
 17 and younger
$20
$20
$20
$25

It’s estimated that there are fewer than 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild. Proceeds from this RUN/WALK help support our partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society at Endau Rompin National Park in Malaysia to protect tigers and their habitat. The course for this run takes you directly past our Tiger River habitat! Every runner gets a tech-style, short-sleeve, polyester, running shirt available in men’s and women’s sizes

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Eye of the Storm at the Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS)

DATE: May 20th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COST:  Cost of Admission

Get Ready for Hurricane Season!
 
Interactive Demonstrations
• Tropical Weather Briefings
• Hurricane Hunters
Pet Preparedness Tips
 
Explore the Museum’s Storm Center
• Meet our local meteorologists and do a hurricane broadcast together.
Live Theater Shows for all ages
• Professor Tinkermeister
• Owlie Skywarn
• How the Weather Works

401 SW 2nd Street

Fort Lauderdale


See School of ROCK at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! 

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Sunday, May 21st:

I Escaped the Mystery of Sherlock Room at Adventure Vault Boca Raton

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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Boca Birthday Vendors: Top Picks for Your Next Party

#dailybocaavery turned 4 y’all. Cue the tears. I have resisted throwing her birthday parties up until this point because…a. they’re a lot of work, b. they typically suck for the adults, c. she hasn’t cared, etc. etc. A trip to Disney or a small family party has done the celebratory trick til now! But this year, Avery really wanted to have her own get together. I allowed her to invite five of her friends over (and their parents because, well…the kids are only 3-5 years old) for a pool party at our home. For food, we kept it simple and ordered Chick-fil-A platters and a cupcake cake from Publix. These Boca birthday vendors, however, went above and beyond to make our party great. Here’s why you need to hire them…

Boca Birthday vendors
#dailybocaavery age 4
MBMom’s Top Boca Birthday Vendors
  1. Sweet Memories Photography: Because I was so busy I forgot to take a single photo

I’m so relieved that I asked Naomi from Sweet Memories Photography to come take pictures at Avery’s My Little Pony/Trolls 4th Birthday Party. Avery couldn’t decide on one theme, so we went with a hybrid. Whatever. Naomi took care of capturing all of the great memories from the day…including a ton I missed. How beautiful are these photos?

Boca birthday vendors
Cake by Publix

  • You can buy our giant birthday balloons through this affiliate link. They made such a statement and we were even able to re-use them!
  • The “My Little Pony Happy Birthday” sign can be purchased through this link.
  • All of the “My Little Pony” plates/cups/napkins/cutlery are available through this affiliate link.

2. Premier Bounce N Slide: Because you need the kids to work off all the sugar before you take them home

We rented a bounce house for Avery’s birthday party from Premier Bounce N Slide! Everyone loved it. Not only do they have traditional bounce houses for rent, but they also offer water slides, dry slides, obstacle courses, tents, tables, chairs and face painting! It’s a one-stop shop for parties.

3. Trusted Party Rentals: Because there’s nothing like seeing your child’s face light up when their favorite character shows up at home

We wrote all about the founder of Trusted Party Rentals HERE. I chose them as our costumed character vendor because they had PRINCESS POPPY! She’s from Trolls in case you didn’t know. Poppy had her own handler and arrived right on time.

MBMom Tip: Schedule your character to arrive 15 minutes before you cut the cake. You’ll have some super cute photo opps!

4. Event Yard Card: Because it’s the easiest (and cutest) way to dress up your front yard

Avery’s birthday certainly made a statement in our neighborhood with this display! You may remember me decking out my sister’s front yard when my nephew was born. 🙂 We love using Event Yard Card to celebrate special occasions.

MBMom Tip: The display is actually a rental that stays in your yard for 24 hours. You can choose any combination of colors, patterns and accessories right on their website! They currently service Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Happy 4th birthday #dailybocaavery!


Read more about Boca birthday parties:

Boca Raton Birthday Party Venues: MBMom’s Comprehensive Guide

Boca Birthday Party Venues: MBMom’s Comprehensive Guide Part II

Boca Raton Tennis Birthday Party Theme


Hosted: This Boca birthday vendors post was hosted by the companies listed above. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I received complimentary services for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Affiliate: This post also contains affiliate links. If you purchase any of the items above through these links, Modern Boca Mom may earn a percentage of your purchase. Thank you for supporting our website! 

Behind-the-Scenes: A Day in the Life of Boca’s Best Pediatricians

They say you have to see it to believe it. Especially when it comes to the best pediatrician in Boca who keeps South Florida parents raving since the office’s inception nearly 3 years ago! With one of the most exclusive waiting lists in town (that’s just beginning to opening up), it’s no wonder Boca VIPediatrics remains at the top of any parent’s list when choosing a pediatrician.

A concept designed BY busy parents, FOR busy parents, this pediatric smart office is way more than your average doctor’s office…it’s an experience! One that you have to just see to believe. Indeed there is a better way to take your children to the doctor.

I got a sneak peek behind-the-scenes tour of Boca VIPediatrics with none other than Boca’s best pediatrician (now pediatricians, plural!), Dr. Chad Rudnick, MD and Dr. Paul Gilbert, MD. Join me as we walk the VIPediatrics red carpet, go behind the velvet rope and find out just how these doctors make magic happen for Boca kids every day through a concept that is blowing the minds of busy parents.

Best pediatrician in Boca

Upon entering the office, you’ll find a beautiful empty waiting room. (Wait, what?) That’s because Boca VIPediatrics only schedules one family at a time for well visits to the office. Your child gets a completely private office visit, with no annoying wait times, and no sick kids anywhere in sight.

Best pediatrician in Boca
Often referred to as the “no-wait room,” we wait for you to arrive, instead of the other way around.

Suppose you don’t know whether you need to come to the office or not. We’ve all had those parenting moments of, “Should I take my kid to the doctor?” You don’t have to guess with these docs. Why? Because you can email, text, or call their cell phone directly 24/7.

That can’t be true, right? Oh, but it is. Within seconds of texting or emailing your question such as, “What should I do about this rash?” or “We have a fever of 102,” or “Can I send you a video of his inner ear so you can check for an ear infection?”, you get a response from the best pediatrician in Boca. And yes, their office has the tools and smart office capabilities that can turn your smart phone into an otoscope or stethoscope to screen for ear infections or listen to coughs from anywhere you might be!

Best pediatrician in Boca
Dr. Gilbert checking out a rash on his phone. He can diagnose and give a treatment plan without this mom having to leave the house.

If you do arrive at their office location in central Boca, you’ll be taken into one of the 3 exam rooms: The Rock Star Room, The Movie Star Room, or The Sport Star Room. VIPs may also find little surprises along the way like their favorite movie playing on the TV, a favorite snack, a virtual reality headset to help ease their anxiety, or even an impromptu bubble party.

Best pediatrician in Boca
Bubble parties are our jam!

Once it’s time for the exam to begin, you’ll find that Dr. Rudnick/Dr. Gilbert have no opening act and no understudies. Meaning quite simply, there are no other staff members poking or prodding your child. You get the best pediatrician in Boca running your entire visit, whether they’re administering vaccines or personally escorting your child to the lab, every single time.

Best pediatrician in Boca

Sometimes, the exam comes directly to you. That means the best pediatrician in Boca comes to your house for a house call visit (black bag and everything!). So rather than taking your newborn out and about to a doctor’s office, or your sick older child when it’s after hours and you’re trying to find an urgent care that’s still open…you’ve got a doctor on call for you and in your pocket 24/7.

Best pediatrician in Boca
A sensible light-saber battle before heading out to a house call on May the 4th (AKA Star Wars Day)

When it comes down to it, your family ends up having a real relationship with your pediatrician, so you have someone who knows your child when it comes to what’s most important…their health. And, these Boca kids aren’t complaining about receiving the VIP service (nor are their parents).

Best pediatrician in Boca
The house calls always remind me of the personalized style of medicine I set out to practice. I get to do my exam in the comfort of the family’s home and really get to know everybody.

Best pediatrician in Boca

Best pediatrician in Boca
With longer, unhurried appointments, we get to know our VIP families really well. This is the style of care practiced back in the old days, when the pediatrician knew the whole family!

Best pediatrician in Boca

Best Pediatrician in Boca

The cornerstone of any “best pediatrician” title is the reviews. With a slew of 5 star Facebook reviews from parents of kids of all ages, it’s no wonder families come from Ft. Lauderdale, Wellington, Palm Beach, and even Orlando (!!!) for their child’s care with Boca VIPediatrics. And with the convenience, access, and personalized level of VIP care, the reviews are not just ‘5 star’, they are glowing.

But don’t take my word for it! Check out their overwhelmingly rave reviews HERE.

I’m being told spots are going very quickly! To find out more about your child becoming a VIP with Boca VIPediatrics, fill out their online contact form here (www.bocavipediatrics.com/contact) or call (561) 923-9635.


Sponsored: This best pediatrician in Boca post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

MOMpreneur Monday: The Dreamland Company

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Lynn Sasso, local mom and founder of the Dreamland Company.

Tell us a little about your background…

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Miami at the age of 11. After graduating from Emory University, I attended The University of Miami School of Law where I also met my husband, Richard.

While working at a Miami law firm, I focused on plaintiff product liability litigation making big bucks traveling the world (oftentimes via private jet). I got married in 2005 and a couple years later decided to start a family. Unfortunately, we struggled with devastating fertility issues. 

Eventually I left my job and we moved north to Lighthouse Point. We now have two healthy and beautiful children – Tyler, 7 and Stella, 5. I learned so much from surviving our fertility issues. Life is precious and short. The most precious things in life cannot be bought and finding work that you love is priceless.

Dreamland Company

What inspired you to create the Dreamland shirt?

Even though I knew I could always go back to law, I wanted to create something for women like me. Women who had real bodies – of all shapes and sizes– whose bodies may have changed after bringing children into the world, from aging or sickness or being stuck with needles during struggles with infertility.

I always loved fashion, but my nights attending red carpet events and fancy charity galas were far outnumbered by the nights taking care of my babies. After number two, I was beyond exhausted caring for a newborn daughter and a wild two-year-old son. I would sleep in whatever was around. Nothing was flattering. Nothing felt special.

Dreamland Company

Determined to find something with a bit more style, I happened upon a super cute sleep shirt at a discount retailer. There was literally one…and all of my scouring and online searching fell flat.

It was a bummer because whenever I wore it, I didn’t feel frumpy, so it became my go-to. The shirt was flattering without being tight (which was great as I worked to drop my baby weight). It was the perfect sleep shirt for a new mom, offering both comfort and style. My husband loved it. My girlfriends wanted it. That’s when the light bulb went off!

What is truly unique about your product?

I knew I could create something that would make all women, especially moms, feel special, comfortable and pretty. So the dreamshirt was born! I designed the dreamshirt (the perfect mix of a sleep shirt and a nightgown) with ruching in the front and back so it hugs the body without being tight. Made of the most luxurious cotton jersey fabric, the ¾ length sleeves and length just above the knee are flattering on all shapes and sizes. 

Dreamland Company

Most sleepwear is mass-produced overseas. It isn’t designed to fit real women’s bodies. It isn’t special or particularly well made. The Dreamland Company knows that moms run the world! It’s a little reminder that we deserve to take care of ourselves. We deserve things that make us feel strong and valued and beautiful.   

The dreamshirt comes in solid colors and prints (our first collection has 6 solids and 3 prints). The prints are unique in that they are designed by us specifically for our customers. Our signature print, Daydreamer, features clouds and hearts.

Dreamland Company

After your business get started, what challenges did you face? How did you solve them?

After deciding to launch the dreamshirt, I called upon my friend Melissa Wexler to help. I had gotten absolutely stuck searching for the perfect fabric and manufacturer. Melissa owned her own clothing line that was sold in hundreds of stores along the West coast (BJOY) and had a ton of relevant retail experience. We discussed the lack of stylish and flattering sleepwear for women like us. Just like me, Melissa also faced her own health struggles.

When her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Melissa had herself tested for the BRCA gene and it came back positive. This prompted her to have an elective, preventative double mastectomy. When in the hospital, she wished she could ditch that dreary hospital gown and have something that would serve a functional purpose and be easy to get on and off. She also craved something that would make her feel both feminine and comfortable. When I mentioned my idea of bringing something to market that fit the bill, Melissa was thrilled and has been an invaluable asset to The Dreamland Company.

Why should Modern Boca Moms become your customers?

The Dreamland Company was created by two tired moms looking for a little bedtime style. We are your readers. We live for our children, but still value looking good and feeling good. All moms can sleep well in their dreamshirts knowing each one was sewn and packaged with love right here in Florida. They can sleep well knowing that by shopping with us, they are supporting a female-owned, local small business.

Our dreamshirts start at just $50 and are packaged in a reusable drawstring bag with an inspirational note inside. They are the perfect gift for moms, teachers, co-workers, friends and family.

Dreamland Company

What exciting things are coming up for your business?

Our website launched just a couple weeks ago! We were blown away by the feedback we have received so far. We have some pop-up shops planned in the coming weeks and are in the process of designing new prints and new styles.

What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

Having grown up here, South Florida is home. One of the best parts of becoming a mom was meeting my South Florida mom friends.  The support, advice, laughter and adventure they bring to my life is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The Dreamland Company was inspired by the women in my life and I hope our products make all women feel valued, beautiful and loved.


Dreamland Company


Connect with The Dreamland Company:

 www.shopdreamland.com

 https://facebook.com/thedreamlandcompany

 www.instagram.com/thedreamlandcompany

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Mother’s Day Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 5.12-5.14

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & Mother’s Day weekend family fun in South Florida for May 12- May 14, 2017! 


Mother’s Day Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, May 12th:

Pink Lemonade Tea Mother’s Day Celebration at the Schoolhouse Museum

DATE: May 12th

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

COST: Members $3; Non-members: $4 plus admission

129 E. Ocean Avenue

Boynton Beach


Friday NIGHT at the museum at Sugar Sand Park!

DATE: May 12th

TIME: 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

COST: Resident $20; Non-resident $25: $7 discount for each additional household child

 Ages 7-12: Hang out “after hours” with the Explorium staff, enjoy pizza, watch a movie, and conduct a science experiment.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


Sushi and Stroll is BACK at the Morikami!

DATE: Starting May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, & September 8

TIME: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

COST$8/adult (ages 11+); $6/child (ages 4-10); FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under

  • Tickets can be purchased online in advance at morikami.org, or at the door
  • There is an additional $3 fee for taiko drumming performances (6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.), sold first-come first-served during the event
  • Sushi & Stroll is a rain or shine event, and tickets are non-refundable

Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Morikami’s popular Sushi & Stroll series is back and better than ever, with a new picnicking area featuring local food trucks and popular Japanese snacks! Offering guests a tranquil, twilight stroll through the 16-acre gardens with memorable sunset views, this event has delighted visitors for 14 years, with the opportunity to enjoy the gardens during the slightly cooler evenings of the summer months and exhilarating taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko. The Cornell Café will be open, with a Pan-Asian menu to excite your palate, as well as premium Japanese sake and ice cold beer to refresh your taste buds. Guests can also indulge in shopping at the Museum Store, which features a wide variety of authentic Japanese items.

*Please note the museum galleries are closed during Sushi & Stroll. Food and drink are sold separately and are not included in the admission price. 

4000 Morikami Park Road

Delray Beach


Mother’s Day Gift – Free Golf & One-of-a-Kind Glow in the Dark Handprint Event

DATE: May 12th-14th

TIME: 12th & 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and the 14th from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Fun, Free Craft for all Kids this Mother’s Day Weekend May 12-14th

Monster Mini Golf is giving moms a one-of-a-kind gift – a glow in the dark handprint of their child/children. This Mother’s Day weekend Monster Mini Golf will host a Free Kids Craft starting on Friday, at both the Coral Springs and Miramar locations. Kids get to dip their hands in the secret glow-in-the-dark Monster Slime formula and give mom a unique and wonderful keepsake for Mother’s Day. In addition, each mom will also receive a Free Mini Golf pass for use on Mother’s Day!

Inside Monster Mini Golf, hundreds of glow in the dark handprints decorate the walls with dates and names, all prints are from birthday parties, which is the only time the secret Monster Slime is used. For the first time outside of a party, kids get to experience the gooey, slimly glow of the Monster Slime to make mom a special gift.

Monster Mini Golf in Coral Springs, 9533 Westview Drive and Monster Mini Golf in Miramar, 14435 Miramar Parkway


Saturday, May 13th:

Free May Faire Hosted by SeaStar

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DATE: May 13th

TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

COST: FREE

251 SW 4th Avenue

Boca Raton


Palm Beach Mini Maker Faire at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

DATE: May 13th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: This event is included in regular admission to the Science Center. $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors, $11.00 for children (3-12), FREE for children under 3, and FREE for members.

Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. The whole family experience DIY robotics, Maker Workshops, 3D Printing, Drones, Live Science Demos, Local Artists and so much more. It’s the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! For more information and to apply to be a maker, visit www.palmbeach.makerfaire.com

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


Roar & Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: May 13th & 14th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST:

Non-Member Adult (13+) $10
Non-Member Child (3-12) $7
Member Adult $9
Member Child $6
Toddlers (0-2) Free

The first Roar & Pour of 2017 kicks off presenting the amazing Heart tribute band… LifeLine! The whole Zoo is open to explore along with up close animal encounters – at 5:00 p.m. the Summer Grill opens with Seattle inspired menu items in honor of Heart’s hometown, the Tiki Bar also opens with beer, wine and a Due South Brewing tap-takeover!  LifeLine takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. with a 90 minute set of Heart’s biggest hits!  

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration at the Museum of Discovery & Science

DATE: May 13th & 14th

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: The event is free with museum exhibits admission. 

Dancers! Music! Drummers! May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands. Enjoy Polynesian dance shows and crafts and activities presented by Polynesian Proud Productions plus activities and performances by various community partners.
Cultural Demonstrations
• Live Music: Hawaii/Tahiti/Samoa
• Featured Performances by Polynesian Proud
• Palm Weaving and Lei Making
• Live Polynesian drumming
• Samoan Fireknife Dance
• Poi Tasting
 
Special Appearances
• Bird Lovers Club
• Natya Marga Indian Dance
• Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums
• Joe Keit Kung Fu/Lion Dance
• Marie and Keefer (Japanese Calligraphy)
• Origami Expert

401 SW 2nd Street

Fort Lauderdale


See School of ROCK at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! 

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Sunday, May 14th:

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Modern Boca Moms!

Treat Mom this Mother’s Day!

Enjoy brunch favorites from the seasonally changing menu featuring peak-season ingredients to make every bite a memorable one. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are also available for only $13.95.

Brunch will be served 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 – extend the celebration past 3:00 p.m. with signature dinner menu items and Harvest’s delicious farm-to-table cocktails! Make your reservation today and be entered for a chance to win gift cards from local businesses including fitness studios, spas and salons. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card for Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar.

Harvest Seasonal Grill is a green concept offering a mostly-under 500 calorie, seasonally changing, local farm-to-table-menu. Harvest offers 50+ wines by the glass, seasonal cocktails and local beer, along with eco-friendly décor, a patio, bar dining and private dining rooms.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 266-3239 or visit www.harvestseasonalgrill.com.

1841 S. Federal Highway

Delray Beach


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Nikita Hair Boca Raton Opened with FREE Cuts for All!

What does Scandinavia have in common with South Florida? GREAT HAIR! Nikita Hair Boca Raton, one of Europe’s leading hairdresser chains, will be the first stateside outpost of the popular salon.

And to celebrate,  Nikita Hair USA will offer FREE Haircuts for everyone in our fair city on May 17th! No appointments needed.

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Nikita Hair Boca Raton Grand Opening

DATE: May 17, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. No appointments necessary!

LOCATION: Nikita Hair Boca Raton at 193 E Palmetto Park Rd.

RSVP: YES, I WILL BE THERE

Nikita Hair Boca Raton

A little background on Nikita Hair…

Nikita Hair started in Scandinavia in 1984. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, they have stood the test of time with their stylists trained to the very highest standards and with true hair passion to give clients and guests a great feeling.

The salon presents a new concept focusing on wellness and treatments

Founder Inger Ellen Nicolaisen and her daughter Christinah Nicolaisen have enjoyed the success of not only growing such a monumental hair chain across Europe, but they will also reveal their new and bestselling product line, Eleni & Chris at their Nikita Hair Boca Raton grand opening. Exciting stuff!

Nikita Hair Boca Raton

Our hair can’t wait to see what it’s all about! Welcome to Boca Raton, FL…and the U.S. Nikita Hair!

Don’t forget to RSVP MBMoms. Just clickYES, I WILL BE THERE

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NEW Swim Program Introduced at South Palm Beach County YMCA

Summer is here mamas…despite the recent *bonus* cool front we received last weekend. That means swimming pools and splash pads galore to cool your kids off during the next 6-8 months of sizzling weather in South Florida! We are so excited to partner with the YMCA of South Palm Beach County (basically, the Boynton and Boca locations) to talk about swim safety AND the new YMCA swim program they just introduced.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program

The YMCA’s NEW Progressive Swim Program will help local parents make sure their kiddos learn essential water safety skills. This can open up a world of possibilities for children to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury. It is a necessity, especially in Florida.

The YMCA swim program is arranged by progressive stages and children are placed in lessons according to their skill and age. Within the levels, swimmers will learn skills such as personal safety, breath control and other fundamental swimming skills they will be able to use throughout their lifetime. Here’s how the classes are divided:

NEW Progressive YMCA swim program

What about the instructors?

YMCA swim program instructors are nationally certified and their training includes:

  • CPR
  • AED
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration

You’ll never have to worry that your child’s instructor isn’t anything less than top notch and professional.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program


Visit here for swim lessons information in Boynton Beach. For more information, please contact our Aquatics Director, Cindy Dube: 561-536-1406 or cdube@ymcaspbc.org.

Visit here for swim lessons information in Boca Raton. For more information, please contact our Aquatics Director, Clairissa Myatt: 561-237-0951 or cymatt@ymcaspbc.org.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program


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MOMpreneur Monday: Koala-T time Education Boxes

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Eli Guevara, creator of Koala-T time! It’s a collection of fun and educational boxes aimed at giving parents a tool to connect with their kids.

Koala-T time

Tell us a little about your background…

I’m a mother of two wonderful boys ages 12 and 8. I earned an MBA in Finance and enjoyed a very successful career working for two global companies. During that time, I traveled internationally and managed large budgets and financial reporting for senior management. Although I truly enjoyed my career, I began to realize my days were too short.

As a full-time working mother of two, I found it very challenging to spend quality time with my wonderful boys. So, I began using our nighttime tuck-ins as a way to have fun conversations and stay connected with them. At first, the conversations were the usual questions about their day, but then I became more intentional about using those 15-20 minutes to share more about life’s journey. I’d share ordinary life happenings of course, but was always included a life lesson as key takeaway. They loved it and wanted to know more and more every night!

I began including toys and activities to help our conversations along and that was the start of something wonderful! More than just “time” together, our Koala-T time became a way to proactively build up their character and talk about family and relationships in a fun and enjoyable way. I was encouraged by my sisters and friends to share these life lessons with other parents. So, I teamed up with a group of friends and creative moms to make that a reality. 

What inspired you to create Koala-T time and what is truly unique about your product?

My boys are the inspiration for Koala-T time, a collection of fun and educational boxes aimed at giving parents a tool to connect with their kids through games and activities while teaching them valuable life lessons.

Our focus is on simplicity and life lessons. There is no cutting, no gluing, which is perfect for busy moms. Boxes include a variety of games (puzzles, mini board games, and novelties) that are easy to do, yet allow us to bring up important topics in a very proactive way.

Koala-T time

Every box includes four topics that build up character, strengthen relationships, promote work ethic, and inspire a good outlook in life. Children learn best when they’re playing. Therefore, we have designed easy and engaging activities that both kids and parents enjoy. The box also includes a fully planned out “family date” based on the monthly theme.

Koala-T time

Why should Modern Boca Moms become your customers?

With all parents, each day seems to go by faster and faster! There never seems to be time to research and find fun activities that are easy to execute and have little prep or clean up!

Our activities are designed with busy moms in mind: Everything is easily labeled. The activities are simple, yet memorable and they take less than 15 minutes to complete. Everything needed is included in the box. We realize time is precious!

Koala-T time

What exciting things are coming up for your business?

We just launched the Summer Collection! This is a set of three boxes themed: Playground, Ice Cream and Flight. The games are super fun and include life lessons on honesty, respect, and teamwork. We are super excited to make these boxes available for busy families, so they can have something fun to do together every week this summer like making ice cream, parent vs kid competitions, and kite flying.

Koala-T time
What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

I love living in South Florida and consider it my hometown. My parents moved here from Venezuela when I was 12. One of the things I enjoy most is going to the beach or pool anytime during the year. Plus, this is a vacation state! Most people must plan a cruise vacation months in advance, but we get to go on “last minute getaways” anytime we want! I don’t think I would consider moving anywhere else.

Koala-T time


Connect with Koala-T Time:

 www.TimeWithTheKids.com

https://www.facebook.com/koalaTTbox/

https://twitter.com/@KoalaTTbox

https://www.instagram.com/koalaTTbox/


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 5.05-5.07


Friday, May 5th:

See Shrek the Musical at the Crest Theatre! Friday & Saturday Performances


Saturday, May 6th:

Story Time at the Zoo: A Real Page Turner

 DATE: Saturday, May 6th

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

COST: Included with Zoo Admission 

This popular event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission.

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd

West Palm Beach


Saturday Morning Art (smART) at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

 DATE: Saturday, May 6th

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

COST: Members: Free, Non-Members: $5 per family

Making art is cool, so join the Museum for a creative treat once a month! This family program features studio workshops for families/inter-generational groups that focus on artistic family fun for all ages to learn, create, and enjoy the visual arts. This month we’ll explore the wonders of watercolor!

501 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Calling all Mom’s! Join us for a Mom’s Night Out at Belly Love Spa

DATE: May 6th

TIME: 6:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Put it on your calendar! Call your Friends!  This is a night you do not want to miss!

Belly Love’s 2nd Annual Mom’s Night Out!

Mingle with your local Mom Businesses! Raffles,  giveaways
and more in an evening to unwind and have a little fun.

Admission is FREE, but to plan for the event please register on our Facebook Event Page  or email us at info@bellylovespa.com subject: RSVP ME!

3420 NW 62nd Ave

Coral Springs


See School of ROCK at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! 

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Sunday, May 7th:

Make & Take at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: May 7th

TIME: 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

COST: $5 per craft (drop-in)

 Ages 5 and up

This Month:  Birdy Marionettes

Kids will learn about the diverse world of birds and build something to take home.  Supplies are limited, so arrive early.

 300 South Military Trail

Boca Raton


One Big Celebration – 2 Anniversaries & Resource Fair at We Rock the Spectrum

DATE: May 7th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

COST:  $12.00 per child – memberships can not be used – parents are always free!

Come celebrate with us…….Tons of food, vendors, entertainment and open play along with many surprises!!!

 19635 State Road 7

Boca Raton


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