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What Events Are Hoppin? 2018 Easter Family Fun in South Florida

Happy spring Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended kids activities & 2018 Easter events in South Florida! They are organized by date, so take a look at what’s coming up…

***MORE 2018 EASTER EVENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE***


2018 Easter Events in South Florida

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Easter Brunch at the Addison

2018 Easter Events in South Florida

Hop to it! After my extravagant Valentine’s Day evening, I can’t wait to take my family to The Addison’s signature Easter brunch buffet, which includes live music, kid’s activities, and unlimited mimosas and bellinis.

Who can say no to that? Not this Modern Boca Mom…

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 1; Reservations start at 10:00 a.m.

COST: Brunch is $89.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and children under 12 are half price.

Check out the brunch menu below. It sounds amazing!

Call (561) 372-0568 to book reservations because they will sell out!

2018 Easter Events in South Florida


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FREE Play at Real Life Church!

DATE: April 1

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sundays until 6:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Real Life Church

4001 NW 63rd Street

Coconut Creek


Easter Bunny Photos at Town Center Start March 9th

2018 Easter Events in South Florida

DATE: March 9- March 31

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sundays until 6:00 p.m.

COST: Reserve Your Appointment HERE for $10.00

Time for photos with the fluffy guy! He’ll be waiting for you near Nordstrom Courtyard. It’s one of our favorite 2018 Easter events in South Florida!

Town Center of Boca Raton

Boca Raton


Easter Bunny at the Galleria Mall

2018 Easter Events in South Florida

DATE: March 17 through March 31st

Children with special needs and their families can partake in a magical moment with the Easter Bunny during a sensory friendly event on Sunday, March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In partnership with Autism Speaks’ Bunny Cares program, The Galleria has designed the event to allow special needs children to experience the beloved tradition in a comforting environment. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers and to accommodate physical and developmental needs. This will be a wheelchair-accessible event. Keepsake Easter photo packages will be available for purchase starting at $24.99 with a portion of proceeds to benefit Arc Broward. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance with the sensory Bunny at: www.AutismSpeaks.org/Bunny2018.

Visits with the Bunny are free; minimum photo package is $24.99. For more information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, or for a complete list of retailers, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Galleria Mall

2414 East Sunrise Blvd

Fort Lauderdale


Easter Bunny Moves Into The Gardens Mall!

DATE: March 17 through March 31st

This year, the Easter festivities also feature Garden Land, a life-sized board game. For $5, children can play on the giant board for a chance to win prizes from participating stores. Garden Land is a great way for kids to exert their energy while they wait for their time with the giant rabbit, and proceeds from the game benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida. Children’s Home Society provides adoption services, group homes, and shelters for runaways and troubled teens, along with family counseling and support for foster families.

Visit the Easter Bunny during The Gardens Mall hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The Garden Land game hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Gardens Mall

3101 PGA Boulevard

Palm Beach Gardens


Brunch with the Bunnies and Friends

 DATE: March 17

TIME: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

COST: $15 per person

Brunch buffet, games, crafts, animal encounters, an egg hunt and photo opportunities. $15 per person; babies under one year, free. Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs: sawgrassnaturecenter.org

Sawgrass Nature Center

3000 Sportsplex Drive

Coral Springs


Bunny Bites Breakfast & Party at the Palm Beach Outlets

2018 Easter Events in South Florida DATE: March 18

TIME: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

COST: FREE

Join us for Bunny Bites, Free Photos with the Easter Bunny and a Kids Fun Time Party By South Florida Parenting at our Food Pavilion.

Free Bunny Bites sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center

RSVP Required. Call 844-790-7315 (Space is limited. Ages 12 and under.)

Palm Beach Outlets

1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd

West Palm Beach


Easter Eggstravaganza in Delray Beach

2018 Easter Events in South Florida

DATE: March 24

TIME: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Big Apple Flea Market

5283 W Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach


Bunny Brunch at Brio Pembroke Pines

DATE: March 24

TIME: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

COST:

$12.95 per adult; $6.95 per child

The Easter Bunny will be bringing much Easter joy to BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, where kids and adults alike will enjoy a fabulous Bunny Brunch. BRIO will celebrate springtime with fun-filled Easter activities for kids, a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny himself (don’t forget a camera!), and of course, a delicious brunch!

Reservations are required for the Bunny Brunch and can be made online by visiting www.BrioItalian.com.

14576 SW 5th Street

Pembroke Pines


Celebrate The Easter Bunny with Hoffman’s Chocolate & LIME Fresh Plantation

DATE: March 24

TIME: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

  • The fun-filled day of family-friendly activities will take place in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill at The Fountains shopping center in Plantation.
  • Kids will have the opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny, and the first 400 children will receive an Easter egg from the Easter Bunny.
  • The eggs, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, will be filled with goodies and a voucher to redeem a plush toy from Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME.
  • Hoffman’s Chocolates will be stocked with Easter favorites such as scrumptious Dipped & Decorated Chocolate-Covered Oreos, Chocolate Easter Bunnies (available in different sizes), Gourmet Caramel Apples, foiled chocolate Easter eggs and other holiday treats.
  • Before filling up on sweets, guests can stop at LIME to enjoy flavorful items like tacos, burritos, guacamole and more.
  • The event will also feature additional family-friendly activities including a crafts table, giant Jenga and the Face-painter and balloon twister.

801 S. University Drive

Plantation


Downtown at the Gardens Easter Bash

DATE: March 24

TIME: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Easter egg hunt and family friendly activities, including a chalk artist, festive stilt walkers, DJ dance party, strolling juggler and Easter treats for kids from several businesses. Free. Downtown at the Gardens’ Centre Court.

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue

Palm Beach Gardens


Breakfast with the Bunny at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: March 24, 25 & 31

TIME: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

COST: Pre-registration is required. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! palmbeachzoo.org/breakfast-with-the-bunny-2018

Breakfast with the Bunny sponsored by FPL SolarNow
Hop on over to our Breakfast with the Bunny egg-stravaganza sponsored by FPL SolarNow! Registration is available for 8:30am seatings on March 24th, 25th, and 31st. Your reservation includes All-Day Zoo Admission, Hot Buffet Breakfast, Meet ‘n’ Greet with the Easter Bunny, Private Animal Encounters, Complimentary Carousel Rides, and an Egg Hunt. Find a GOLDEN EGG for your CHANCE TO WIN either a Flamingo Experience or an Anteater experience.

1301 Summit Blvd

West Palm Beach


South Florida Parenting Spring Fling

DATE: March 24

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

COST: $15

Egg hunts, family fun, music, face painting and more at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens. $15. Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny plus early admission, a factory tour and special activities for $30.

Hoffman’s Chocolates

5190 Lake Worth Road

Greenacres


Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

DATE: March 29

TIME: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

COST: FREE

Join the City of Deerfield Beach at one of its many cherished Easter Egg Hunts. Each Egg Hunt has thousands of prize and candy filled eggs for participants to discover. Find the “special eggs” and receive an exciting prize or Easter basket. Enjoy refreshments, outdoor activities with friends, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Registration begins March 15th (Hunt Wristband Required)

Pre-event starts at 6:30 PM Ages 7 – 12 at 8 PM Ages 13 – 17 at 8:15 PM Ages 18 & up at 8:30 PM

2841 West Hillsboro

Deerfield Beach


Easter Eggstravaganza in Deerfield Beach

DATE: March 30

TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Join the City of Deerfield Beach at one of its many cherished Easter Egg Hunts. Each Egg Hunt has thousands of prize and candy filled eggs for participants to discover. Find the “special eggs” and receive an exciting prize or Easter basket. Enjoy refreshments, outdoor activities with friends, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

445 SW 2nd Street

Deerfield Beach


Easter Egg Hunt at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach
2018 Easter Events in South Florida
DATE: March 31

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

COST: FREE to family member levels and above

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. The egg hunt starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Advanced reservations required, please call 832-5328

Children are invited to look  around the two acres of lush palms and native plants, along the garden trails and among the sculptures for brightly colored eggs to fill their baskets. After the Easter Egg Hunt children can take a picture with the Easter Bunny and cool down with an ice-cold glass of lemonade. The event is complimentary to family member levels and above.  Admission fees for non-members: $15 adults, $10 for seniors (age 65 and older), $7 for all children.

*Three Age Groups
3 and under
4 to 6 years’ old
7 to 10 years’ old

Please bring your own basket. All parking at Palm Beach Day Academy lot adjoining the property on S. Flagler Drive.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

253 Barcelona Rd.

West Palm Beach


Come to Lynn’s Egg Hunt & Men’s Lacrosse Game

DATE: March 31

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

COST: FREE registration at 5 p.m.

Bring the family to Lynn University on Saturday, March 31, for a free egg hunt, plus a Fighting Knights men’s lacrosse game. Admission and parking are free! We’ll have over 16,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes, including several golden eggs containing awesome gifts from our sponsors.

Registration starts at 5 p.m., followed by egg hunts starting at 6 p.m. Children 10 and under will be divided by age group, with different start times. Don’t forget to B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Basket).

All guests must complete a waiver prior to participating.

After the hunt, sit back, relax and enjoy a lacrosse game at Bobby Campbell Stadium—just steps away. The Fighting Knights battle Florida Southern at 7 p.m.

3601 N. Military Trail

Boca Raton


Flagler Museum Eater Egg Hunt

DATE: March 31

TIME: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

COST:

Pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, crafts, face painting, balloon sculptures and games. Adults, $18; children, $15. Commemorative Flagler Museum wooden eggs will be distributed to children at the conclusion of the event.  flaglermuseum.us

1 Whitehall Way

 Palm Beach


Boynton Beach Spring Eggstravaganza

DATE: April 15

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Ages 1-12. Rock wall, face painting and visits with Peter Cottontail. Free. Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park.

3111 S. Congress Ave

Boynton Beach


Delray Beach Annual Egg Hunt

DATE: April 15

TIME: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

COST: FREE

Egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit. Ages 1-10. Robert P. Miller Park. mydelraybeach.com

1905 SW Fourth Avenue

Delray Beach


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Top 10 Things to do at Universal Orlando Resort

Top Ten Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida

Top Ten Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida

  1. Diagon Alley

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, this addition to Universal Studios is THE PLACE for you to visit. You feel like you have walked into your very own Harry Potter movie! The world of Harry Potter is brought to life in an exhilarating way with all your favorite shops, treats, and characters.

Top Ten Things to do at Universal Studios

Make sure to stop by the London shopping district, with lots of featured shops from the franchise, as well as the Hogwarts Express and some exciting rides.

Top Ten Things to do at Universal Studios

When you are done having fun, grab your own wand at Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and curb your hunger with a chocolate frog.

2. Drink a Butterbeer

*this one gets its own number because it is such an experience.*

Top Ten Things to do at Universal Studios

You have to drink a Butterbeer to really experience the whimsical Harry Potter world. It is delicious, and kind of impossible to describe! It is a must try in Universal Studios, if only for the experience and Instagram photo. This is one of my favorite of the Top Ten Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida!

Top Ten Things to do at Universal Studios

3. The Incredible Hulk Coaster

I am totally scared of wild rides, yet love them at the same time. The only thing that is a real deal breaker for me is when a ride is super bumpy and rocky!

That is not the case with the Hulk coaster!

This crazy fun ride includes reaches an intense speed of 67 mph, after a speed increase from 0 to 40 mph in just 2 seconds! It is so scary yet crazy exhilarating and will have you wanting to ride again and again.

4. Visit Volcano Bay

This BRAND NEW water theme park features a TapuTapu™ wearable so there’s “no standing in long lines, carrying rafts around the park, nothing between you and a full day of fun.”

Click the link to read more about Universal Studios Volcano Bay.

I haven’t been yet because it is so new, but I can’t wait to rocket down that Volcano water slide! It looks amazing.

5. Meet the Characters

While these characters differ a little from the princesses and mice that are found in the neighboring Walt Disney World, the superheroes and interactive characters you can find in Universal Studios make it an experience of its own.

*Especially if you have young boys and girls. There are so many more options to keep both happy!

6. Explore Knockturn Alley

For a great break from the sun head over to this eerie and enchanted area of Diagon Alley. You get to experience the darker side of magic and explore a different side of this magical world.

7. Hit the Water Rides

While water rides are often not a first choice because you will be wet for the rest of the day, it is an excellent option when visiting Universal in the summer! Not only is it a way to keep the kids entertained, but you can also stay cool when the temperature is exceptionally hot!

*Pack an extra set of clothes, but if you don’t want to bring extra clothes, you can pay for the air dryers. 

8. Hollywood Rip Rock RideIt Coaster

When you get into this ride, you choose from a wide selection of songs from all genres that play while you ride at speeds of 67 mph, with a terrifying 167 foot vertical drop and a non inverted loop.

9. Head over to Universal’s CityWalk for a delicious dinner after a long day at the parks!

Don’t fall prey to the ever-so-easy chain restaurants or insanely overpriced tourist traps. Head to CityWalk for a delicious meal that is convenient and fun!

*Try the Vivo Italian restaurant for a delightful ambiance and exquisite cuisine.*

10. Visit some of the more classic rides

While these older rides may be a tad more dated, more classic rides like Men in Black Alien Attack or ET can take you back to a nostalgic time. When you are done with the newer and more exhilarating rides, taking a slower ride back through some of your favorite memories can be a great way to relax and show your kids the classics.


Have you been to Universal Studios Florida? What is your absolute favorite thing to do out of the Top Ten Things to do at Universal Studios?
To see more of what Universal has to offer: http://www.universalstudios.com/

Top Ten Things to Do at Universal Studios Florida

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond!*

Summer is almost here and as the kiddos finish school and the days get longer, you’ll want something to keep them busy! When you need to get out of the house, here are some of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond*!

Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  1. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

    At the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, there is always something happening! And Summer is even more exciting and full of plenty of fun! From the Science Summer Camp to Nights at the Museum to the Amazing Butterfly exhibit, there is an endless array of things to do! For more information: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/

  1. Palm Beach Zoo

    This summer, the Palm Beach Zoo will not only feature animal experiences, educational programs and nights out, but they are also exhibiting some amazing seasonal event! For more information:  http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/

  2. Lion Country Safari

    Between the drive-thru safari and awesome entertainment park (hello giraffe encounter!), Lion Country Safari is a great way to get out of the house and have some WILD fun! Don’t forget about the 2017 Summer Savings Pass! For more information: http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/

  3. PLAYMOBIL Fun Park

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  4. I-FLY in Ft. Lauderdale

    A super fun time for parents and kids alike; check out my full review HERE.

  5. Sugar Sand Park

    Featuring the NEW Science Playground, Explorium & Willow Theater, Sugar Sand Park is one of the best hidden gems in Boca Raton! (And one of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond!*). For more information: http://www.sugarsandpark.org/

  6. Daggerwing Nature Center

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  7. Boca Raton Museum of Art

    From the finest in adult exhibits to the fun and interactive sights for kiddos of all ages, the Boca Raton Museum of Art has some of the most interesting fun and activities you can find. For more information on what is going on: https://www.bocamuseum.org/

  8. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
  9. Boca Raton Children’s Museum

    The pinnacle of kids fun in Boca Raton, all you have to do is bring your imagination and flair for fun and games!

  10. La-La Land Fun Indoor Playground

    La–La Land Kids Indoor Playground is a 15,000 square foot indoor playground designed specifically to keep your children happy for hours. They have a three level indoor play structure (covering over 5,600 square feet) that has a variety of activities for your kids to enjoy such as: a giant 4 person wave slide, foam ball fountain, two foam ball dumping baskets, rainbow bridges, pyramid obstacles, web net bridges, two automatic foam ball loading machines, donut slides, ninja course, rope course, rock climbing wall. And if that wasn’t enough they have soft play rides like a spinning coconut tree.

  11. Bedner’s in Boynton Beach

    A farm fresh market where you can not only enjoy the outdoors, but you can also pick your own fruit and veggies when in season! For a list of what you can pick and when, look here: http://www.bedners.com/upick.html

  12. Butterfly World in Deerfield Beach

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  13. Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach
  14. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym

    A kids gym that is a safe, nurturing and sensory friendly environment. For more on fun events: https://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com/

  15. Patch Reef Park

Which of these top attractions in Boca Raton and Beyond is your favorite? Which ones are you dying to try?! Comment below!

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MOMpreneur Monday: Soft Baby Shoes

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 designer and entrepreneur Zsofia Inhauzer of Soft Baby Shoes Boca Raton.

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