Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new Frozen featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE, opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film COCO on November 22nd!
Here is the new trailer for the NEW Frozen featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE:
My daughter has already watched it 10,000 times. It looks so good!
#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…
MBMom’s Top Boca Birthday Vendors
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?
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!
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.
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It’s a good thing Disney has an amazing coffee partner because this mama needs a constant dose of caffeine to keep up with everything the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year!
(HELLO- have you tried Joffrey’s Coffee yet?! It’s not all about Starbucks, people!)
As you may have read in our Disney Cruise post, Modern Boca Mom was invited to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!#DisneySMMC (for short) is an invitation-only conference where digital/social media influencers and bloggers are asked to come together, collaborate and learn. We were also filled in on many of the exciting developments (some even secret at the time) happening at Disney in 2017.
We already covered a few of them HERE and HERE if you want to check them out. 🙂
For the rest, we’ve narrowed down the major excitement to 5 top items. Some of which are happening now or REALLY, REALLY soon! Check them out:
5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this Year
1- Disneynature Born in China- Released on April 21, 2017
We had the opportunity to screen this stunning film in its entirety and absolutely loved it! Influencers were even part of a behind-the-scenes discussion post-film with producer, Roy Conli. This is definitely something the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year!
Narrated by John Krasinski, “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth. You will witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.
A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey, who feels displaced by his new baby sister, joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain. From the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, on the wings of red-crowned cranes, this film seamlessly ties the extraordinary tales together. You have to see it!
2- MagicBand 2 + MagicKeepers Accessories
I personally think it’s been a long time coming, but Walt Disney World is finally allowing you to take your MagicBands…and conveniently wear them in style!
With the launch of the MagicBand 2, which we got to try for ourselves during the #DisneySMMC, we found out that you can now easily remove the center disc. That allows you to place it in a keychain, pendant– you name it– to wear it how you want! Disney has dubbed these accessories: MagicKeepers. These are only a few of the design options Disney showed us during the conference:
How will you wear your Magic Band 2?
3- Disney Springs
Modern Boca Mom covered the NEW, improved Disney Springs at length in this blog post, but it’s important to note that us influencers did have a few hours of fun there during our trip!
Have you ever tried Disneybounding? I did for the first time during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and had a blast. It’s where you choose to dress in an outfit inspired by a particular Disney character.
Disney held a little social media contest for us and we were able to compete by either showing off our fashionable side, Disney fan side or our Disneybounding side! What do you think of my Maleficent?
You can purchase my Lilly Pulitzer dress through this LINK.
4- Pizzerizzo at Disney Hollywood Studios
Disney Hollywood studios needed a good pizza place after Pizza Planet shuttered last year. It now has that and more in quick service restaurant Pizzerizzo located in Muppet Square!
Stop on by for pizza, a meatball sub or antipasto salad at this friendly neighborhood joint run by Rizzo, the wise-cracking rat. The ambience is fun and casual…and you may even meet a few colorful characters…
The best part about Cars 3 was that we were able to see the Pixar short film, Lou, that will screen prior to the movie! The director of the film was even on hand to walk us through his creative process. It was fascinating!
This short is about a ‘creature’, named Lou, who resides in a school’s lost and found bin. After seeing the school bully, J.J., push the other kids around, Lou decides to take action.
It’ll make you laugh. It will make you cry. It’ll definitely be a nice visual appetizer prior to Cars 3.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Coco opens on November 22nd.
In this Marvel Studios’ film, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer. He finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. That is a major cast y’all! Can’t wait.
THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I’m absolutely giddy to be able to share with you the first official teaser trailer and teaser poster from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, which debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando!
This is where I would normally insert a film synopsis, but you don’t get that with Star Wars…please. Instead, try to insinuate what you can from this awesome trailer.
It’s going to be epic. Probably the top item the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year. December 15th can’t come soon enough!
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For my family, it was the first pop music my girls listened to when we graduated from Nursery Rhymes and The Wiggles.
They slightly alter the music to eliminate any questionable words or innuendos. Kidz Bop also has their own SiriusXM station-KIDZ BOP Radio on channel 77 and it is always on in our car. Sometimes I realize the station is still playing even when I’m alone!
Along with their radio station, they have music videos, a YouTube channel and best-selling compilation CDs featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids, for kids.” Their videos are filmed at fun locations and the kids wear colorful, age-appropriate clothes as they sing and dance. My girls are mesmerized when they watch their videos.
BREAKING: KIDZ BOP Coming to Miami Beach
The Kidz Bop Kidz also tour live in concert and we’re so excited they’re coming to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
It was also my older daughter’s first ever concert. This one coming up will be my younger daughter’s first concert experience. It was a great show that opened up with talented local children on stage. They were from different dance schools and performed/warmed up the crowd before the show. Then the Kidz Bop kidz came on and danced and sang to the most current pop hits!
I felt the concert was timed appropriately to keep the attention of the young audience.
So, if you’re ready to have the BEST TIME EVER, it’s time to get your tickets to the new Kidz Bop concert coming to Miami Beach! I know we’ll be there!
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It’s Disney news day! We have NEW featurettes from the film to share along with some awesome Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets to download and print for your Boca Belle…or beast. 🙂 We also have some details on the movie’s upcoming collaboration with HSN. Let’s just say the collection is nothing short of magical!
Having seen the first 8 minutes of the film at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (!!!), you MUST check these new clips out:
Download these Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets:
To recap, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. It refashions the classic characters from the “tale as old as time” for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
Bloggers and influencers had the opportunity to preview HSN’s offerings at the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and the collection was pretty spectacular– not cheesy at all like I was expecting! (You never know!!!)
I’m obsessed with that pillow.
On Wednesday March 1st, HSN will launch a digital storefront on HSN.com, with all of this special “Beauty and the Beast” merchandise. Beginning at 11 p.m. on March 14th through midnight on March 15th, HSN will invite customers to “Be HSN’s Guest” as it launches the exclusive collection via an interactive on-air shopping experience inspired by the Disney movie.
Items in the Beauty and the Beast collection include clothing, shoes, jewelry, china, glassware, home decor items and more!
Are you counting down the days until the movie is released on March 17th? I know we are. Hopefully this HSN collection tides me over in the meantime…
Um, I totally wasn’t ugly crying as I watched this…I swear. The new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEASTdebuted Monday night on ABC’s “The Bachelor” featuring new footage and Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the iconic song Beauty and the Beast.
OMG, it was actually good. Like really good! I’m so relieved because Celine and Peabo slayed that song back in the 90’s…I think it was one of the first music tapes I owned.
Directed by Bill Condon, the film brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. And, it looks so, so stunning.
On top of the new trailer release, our favorite store for girls right here in Boca Raton, JoBella Girls Boutique, just informed Modern Boca Mom that Mini Melissa has created special edition Beauty and the Beast SHOES inspired by the new movie! It’s coming out on March 17th by the way.
Beauty and the Beast SHOES!!!
How cute are these? I need them immediately.
These beyond adorable Beauty and the Beast shoes will be available at JoBella Girls Boutique in west Boca sometime in February (SRP $65). We can’t wait to see them in person and promise to keep you posted on their availability at the store.
Call JoBella Girls Boutique at (561) 617-5334 to reserve your pair!
9858 Clint Moore Rd C129
Boca Raton, FL
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Here is your FIRST LOOK at the character posters for Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. We’re so excited for these NEW Beauty and the Beast posters!
The NEW Beauty and the Beast posters feature:
Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and as the Prince. You’ll also see Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Josh Gad as LeFou. Look forward to Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette! And, who can forget about Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts?
Directed by Bill Condon, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life. The movie will be a stunning, cinematic event coming to theaters on March 17, 2017!
The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new MOANA sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure, coming to theaters nationwide January 27th!
MOANA Sing-along Coming to Theaters Nationwide
Fans are invited to warm up those vocal cords and set sail with an all-new MOANA sing-along version. It is launching in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on Jan. 27. Here’s a little preview:
MOANA audiences were swept away by the film’s original songs and score. The music comes from a dynamic team that includes:
Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda(Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”)
Mark Mancina(“Tarzan,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”)
Opetaia Foa‘i(founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka)
The sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics. Audiences can belt out the words to their favorite songs, such as the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go.”
Moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The sing-along run will vary by location.
MOANA has received, so far, nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature. The film’s uplifting soundtrack has dominated the music charts for more than six weeks. It peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart. The soundtrack is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services.
Audiences can also soon enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home. It will be packed with a variety of bonus extras when MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21. The movie will also be available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.
YAY, the kids are going back to school this week!!! BOO, the kids are going back to school this week. Sure, I am excited for my daughter to get back into her preschool routine. But, it’s also been so nice to spend quality time together over the past two weeks. We’ve truly had some amazing mother/daughter and family moments. From visiting local museums like MODS to a trip to the 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional, this holiday break was one for the books!
We visited the Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) in Ft. Lauderdale #hosted
We traveled to Epcot for the 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional #hosted
Modern Boca Mom was invited to let the memories begin during Epcot’s Holidays Around the World this season. Disney transformed their beautiful park into a holiday spectacular, featuring festive decor, diverse storytellers, spectacular shows and a Gospel choir.
We attended the Candlelight Processional(my first time!), a spectacular and wondrous show of pageantry that unites people from around the globe. Special guest stars like our narrator, Jodi Benson, recount the biblical tale of Christmas interwoven with rich orchestral music and song featuring a 50-piece orchestra and amazing choirs. It was spectacular.
Check out some of my photos and a short video from the show:
We threw a New Year’s Eve soiree for friends with kids
We survived winter in Florida!!!
All in all, it was a fantastic winter break. We hope you and your family enjoyed a great start to 2017 like we did!
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