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May the 4th Be With You | SOLO: A Star Wars Story Coloring Sheets

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY! It’s an all-new adventure featuring the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. And on today, May 4th, we have some special SOLO: A Star Wars Story coloring sheets for you to download and print! Perfect for a rainy day!

Here’s what you can expect from the film: through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca. He also meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany. We are counting down the days until it’s released on May 25th!

SOLO: A Star Wars Story Coloring Sheets

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opens in theaters everywhere on May 25th!

YAHTZEE® with Buddies is Making My Marriage More Fun

My husband and I are avid entertainment consumers. Streaming TV bingeing? We’re experts. Planning vacations around our favorite movies and TV shows? We’ve already booked a summer trip to see the Harry Potter play and Downton Abbey Exhibition in New York City. We simply enjoy pop culture and entertainment as a couple! So, it’s no surprise that when I recently found out about this new game app, YAHTZEE with Buddies, I immediately made my husband download it. Why? Because it allows you to challenge a player to ongoing matches. Let’s just say that Yahtzee with Buddies has been making my marriage a little more fun lately…

DOWNLOAD NEW Yahtzee with Buddies

The NEW Yahtzee with Buddies allows you “to roll” with your friends anytime, anywhere! This re-imagined and updated sequel to the popular classic game lets you experience Yahtzee like never before. It features new styles of play, more ways to compete with friends and new ways to earn prizes.

DOWNLOAD NEW Yahtzee with Buddies

There are a few different ways you can play Yahtzee with Friends:
  • Player vs. Player (our favorite): Ongoing matches with other players
  • Dice Showdowns: Play against the app’s Dice Masters
  • Tournaments: Earn high scores to place in daily tournaments
  • Limited Time Events: Larger scale mini games allow players more ways to win dice!
Yahtzee with Buddies App
Look at our hilarious usernames!

What are these dice? I’m already the proud owner of lavender ones. 🙂 By playing matches, you have the opportunity to win vanity dice and bonus rolls with new Scratcher cards and a Vanity Dice Machine. You have to see it for yourself! There are hundreds of vanity dice available and new ones are coming out all the time!

DOWNLOAD NEW Yahtzee with Buddies

Yahtzee with Buddies

Playing on the app is pretty fun! And, I personally enjoy my special wagering matches with #modernbocadad, trying to win so I don’t have to do the dishes! It’s the little things when it comes to marriage, right? 😉

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Happy 1st Birthday Aden! | Elmo Themed Boca Birthday Party

This Elmo themed Boca birthday party post was written by my sister and Modern Boca Mom contributor, Lauren Ricks. I am so happy she decided to share my nephew’s birthday party details with all of us! Enjoy!

By the way, this post also contains affiliate links. If you decide to purchase party items through these links, Modern Boca Mom will get a little kickback. Thank you for supporting this blog!


When everyone told me that time would fly when you have your first child, they weren’t kidding! I blinked (and shed some tears!) and it was here: MY SON’S FIRST BIRTHDAY! Of course I wanted it to be perfect, but I’m a full time stay-at-home mom. This isn’t the time for my family to break the bank.

My son, Aden, made picking the party theme pretty easy because he LOVES Elmo and Sesame Street. It was an Elmo themed Boca birthday party for the win! Aden is also obsessed with balloons making those decorations a must for his 1st birthday celebration.

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

I decided it would be fun to focus on primary colors for the party and found a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. It helped a lot when trying to come up with affordable ideas that would be fun for both kids and adults!

Can you say Cookie Monster corn-hole?!

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

Most of our Elmo themed Boca birthday party was outside. We got lucky with beautiful weather on March 3rd! It was windy, but I was able to learn (the hard way) how to secure my centerpieces from Aden’s baptism celebration earlier this year (spoiler alert: sand). A lot of the party decor came from Dollar Tree and Amazon and just using creative ideas. This allowed me to keep costs down and still achieve a fun look.

Purchase our Elmo themed Boca birthday party tablecloths and plates by clicking HERE!
Purchase Sesame Street Party Hanging Honeycomb Decor by clicking HERE!

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

  • Like I said before, my son loves balloons (all of the Elmo balloons came from this awesome store Dollar Deals Plus in West Palm Beach). I tried to incorporate those in almost everything. We even had a life-sized Elmo balloon that walked!
  • I made this fun backdrop for his cake smash using only streamers and balloons.
  • Etsy helped me create the cute “Aden Street” sign. All I had to do was print it and hang it up!
  • The huge blocks were a Pinterest find. I decided to simply purchase plain boxes and paint them.
  • Who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane?! The baby photo banner was so easy to make using colored paper and cardboard. I printed out each month’s photo, punched holes for the ribbon and viola!

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

When it came to the food, I wanted to keep it simple.  Since the party was at noon, lunch items were an easy choice. There’s nothing better (or easier) than Chick-Fil-A nuggets, Publix wraps and subs, pasta and fruit salad!

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

For dessert, of course we wanted to have Aden smash his cake and boy did he! Publix made this cute little cake for him. For the rest of our guests, I wanted to mix things up a little, so I ordered these custom donuts from Nani’s Hand Crafted Doughnuts in Delray! They were delicious and so delightful to work with!

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

We rounded out the party with a few more fun activities including a ball pit, water table, bubbles and…cue Aden’s reaction to seeing him for the first time-you guessed it ELMO (Risa Teate)!

Elmo themed Boca birthday party
This smile made the whole party worth it!

Elmo was amazing and really interacted with the kids by singing, dancing, reading stories and playing pin the nose on Elmo! Elmo Live is a fabulous company to work with and we highly recommend Risa!

To book Elmo for your next event, call 561-502-2609.

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

I decided last minute to create a balloon arch and my sister in law came to the rescue putting it all together the morning of the party. It was a great place for a photo op! And speaking of photos…all of these beautiful shots were taken by our family photographer Naomi of Sweet Memories Photography. They are priceless!

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Aden’s Aunties

All in all, the Elmo themed Boca birthday party was a success and we can’t thank all of our friends and family for being so supportive and showing so much love during Aden’s first year of life! Now this Modern Boca Mom is going to sleep…we’re doing Disney next year 🙂

Elmo themed Boca birthday party

P.S. This post is not an advertisement. However, I highly recommend all of the vendors used for making Aden’s 1st birthday party a HUGE success!
To book Elmo for your next event, call 561-502-2609.

Reach for the Stars with Disney on Ice Near Boca Raton

Local moms take note! If you have a little one, performances of Disney on Ice near Boca Raton will soon become a reality. Disney On Ice presents Reach for the Stars is flying into town via a little pixie dust at the AAA in Miami and BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale from March 28 – April 8, 2018!

Save $5 on tickets when you use code KIDSAVE18 online at www.disneyonice.com!

Disney on Ice near Boca Raton

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars!

Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let it Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ‘80s pop montage.

Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle. You never know what unforgettable feats your whole family will discover when Disney on Ice near Boca Raton debuts!

Disney on Ice Near Boca Raton Performance Schedule:

Sunrise – BB&T Center

  • Wednesday, March 28 – 7pm
  • Thursday, March 29 – 7pm
  • Friday, March 30 – 10:30am and 7pm
  • Saturday, March 31 – 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
  • Sunday, April 1 – 1pm and 5pm

Miami – American Airlines Arena

  • Thursday, April 5 – 7pm
  • Friday, April 6 – 7pm
  • Saturday, April 7 – 11am, 3pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, April 8 – 1pm and 5pm

** Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Any child who has reached their 2nd birthday needs a ticket.

Save $5 on tickets when you use code KIDSAVE18 online at www.disneyonice.com!

Good for  Thursday, March 29 7pm; Friday March 30 10:30am; Friday March 30 7pm; Saturday March 31 11am; Sunday April 1 1pm; Friday April 6 7pm; Saturday April 7 11am; Sunday April 8 1pm.  Offer excludes premium and VIP seating; No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Tickets are subject to market supply and demand. Offer Valid 3/12/18 – 4/4/18.


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