Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

MOMpreneur Monday: Chick-fil-A Delray Beach

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 businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas!


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Susan Leffert, operator of Chick-fil-A Delray Beach!

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Moms are Always a Champion® with Hanes

I hear it’s going to start feeling a little more like fall in South Florida later this week, MBMoms! I’m getting excited for some cooler weather AND to transition to fall in style…especially when it comes to my workout wear. I don’t know what it is about new gym clothes, but they really help to energize my fitness! I’m especially excited about the NEW C9 Champion ® line from Hanes.


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Boca Youth & Adult Sports Promote Healthy Living at the YMCA

With cooler weather coming (very, very soon I hope), that’s motivation enough for my family to get outside and PLAY at the YMCA! Did you know the Y Way to Play is a commitment for all to learn, grow and have fun through Boca youth and adult sports? Their Boca youth sports program helps participants build confidence while having fun and learning the fundamentals of sports.

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2017’s BEST Local Boca Halloween Events for Kiddos & Parents

I’m pretty sure Halloween is the best mommy blogger holiday EVER. We get to write about Boca Halloween events, decorating, cooking (PUMPKINS!), costumes and showcase adorable photos of our kids dressed up as all sorts of cute things.

Pre-baby, #modernbocadad and I used to rock the “couples costumes” in NYC. Oh yes! Our great friends throw an epic Halloween party each year, so I always felt like we really needed to work hard to come up with a great outfit! I’m pretty confident we succeeded.

Cruella DeVille & a Dalmatian in 2010
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Seneca Crane & Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games in 2012 (pregnant!)
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The “Big Apple” & Statue of Liberty in 2013
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Hunter & Peacock (plus a very cross Tinkerbell) in 2014

But now that we’re parents, our focus is on Boca Halloween events and #dailybocaavery:

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in 2015
Rapunzel and (Daddy) Flynn Rider in 2015
Star Wars 2016

I can’t wait to take her to all of the great, local Boca Halloween events coming up!


Here are just a few Boca Halloween Events to get your October calendars going…and we’ll continuously update this post as we find more!

The BEST 2017 Local Boca Halloween Events for Kiddos and Adults

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FEATURED: The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival at Mizner Park

We are so excited for this Boca Halloween event! The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is taking over Mizner Park with thousands of pumpkins, a pumpkin food court, and pumpkin beer bars! It’s a fall wonderland for the whole family!

Admission includes unlimited carnival rides, a kiddie cornstalk maze, scarecrow dress-up activity, beautiful photo ops, and live entertainment! www.bocapumpkinpatch.com 

DATES: October 14th & 15th 

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day

WHERE: 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Purchase Tickets Here!

Please note that by purchasing tickets via the above link, you will be supporting Modern Boca Mom, who will receive a portion of the event fee. Thank you in advance!


Boca Halloween Events

Check out Boca Raton’s “Boca Boo Days” website

All of the City of Boca Halloween events are listed in great detail including some of our favorites at Sugar Sand Park AND Gumbo Limbo!


Sugar Sand Park Shriek Week! 

Celebrating its 13th fear year, Shriek Week is two weekends of Halloween fun and entertainment for the whole family at Sugar Sand Park Community Center.

DATES:  Fridays and Saturdays, October 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 6:00-11:00pm, and a separate LITE NITE on Thursday, October 26 from 5:00-9:00pm, featuring a modified haunted house.

This event features an indoor haunted house (paid reservations required), outdoor haunted walkthrough, shows, games, train rides and family entertainment.

Timed paid reservations are required for the indoor haunted house, which is appropriate for ages 7-12.  The LITE NITE (Oct 26) haunted house is for ages 5-12, with brighter lighting, less intense scares and a modified soundtrack.  Reservations are $6.00 starting September 15, and $9.00 starting October 6.  Paid reservations can be booked in person, online, or by calling the Box Office at 561-347-3948. Reserve early…time slots do sell out.

Other family activities include:

  •  haunted walk-through attraction “Granny Grim: Alien Lab” (closed on LITE NITE, Oct 26)
  • LED lighted stilt-walking “robots” & DJ show (1st weekend)
  • Animal Tales “Creature Feature” show (2nd weekend)
  • glow-in-the-dark carnival games
  • trackless train rides
  • glitter tattoos
  • make and take
  • trick or treating
  • food for purchase

Entertainment and attractions require activity tickets, which can be purchased onsite the day of event with cash or credit cards.

Two new attractions are scheduled – an inflatable Funhouse Maze and the “Creature Feature” show by Animal Tales, a hands-on experience introducing kids to some mysterious animals, such as a boa constrictor, a hedgehog, a chinchilla, and more.

A free indoor Trick or Treat Trail will be featured nightly.  Local businesses interested in participating as a vendor in the Trick or Treat Trail may visit the website for details.

WHERE: 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Fall Festival & Family Fun Day! 

Join for the 7th annual free scavenger hunt and fall festivities. Enjoy hayrack rides, character appearances, live performances, magic shows and more.

WHERE: 11411 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton


Frightfully Fantastic Clematis by Fright! 

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate Halloween with a free and frightfully fantastic event, Clematis by Fright, on Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. This family-friendly event will feature live music by the Miami-based Latin/Funk sensations, The Spam Allstars, free kids’ activities ranging from hay rides to Ghoulish Games, and a costume contest for all ages for a chance to win over $7,000 in prizes.

WHERE: 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


Boca Halloween Events

A fun, safe, not-so-scary, Halloween experience for your kids at the Palm Beach Zoo! 

Special Evening Hours Fridays & Saturdays with trick-or-treating during these times…

  • 10/20 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/21 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/22 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/27 10am-4pm
  • 10/28 10am-4pm
  • 10/29 10am-4pm

The public is invited to have a howlin’ good time at “Boo at the Zoo!” Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contests, live music from a DJ in the Interactive Play Fountain area, giveaways, haystack hunt, face painting/airbrush tattoos, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more!

WHERE: 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach


Fall Family Fun Fest! 

Saturday October 14th, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Guests of all ages will fall in love with science at the 7th Annual Fall Family Fun Fest! This event features many hands-on activities, including an interactive Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA) traveling exhibit for children birth to five-years-old, courtesy of the PNC Foundation and Grow Up Great early childhood education initiative.

Guests are also welcome to enjoy our newest exhibit ASTRONAUT, along with themed crafts, face painting, a bounce house, live science demonstrations, carnival-style games and much more! Food is available for purchase from our WT Cafe.

Event is included with paid admission to the Science Center: $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 3-12, $14.95 for seniors and free for members and children under 3.

More Information Here!

WHERE: South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach


DATE: September 23rd

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us at Esplanade Park as we say goodbye to the summer and welcome fall fun at the 3rd Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival. Spend the day with fall carnival themed games, competitions, face painting, train rides on the Catabella Express, music and plenty of fun for the whole family.

There will be plenty of vendors and food trucks to satisfy your hunger for eats & sweets or to do a little shopping. This FREE event is open to all ages and well-behaved pets too (on leash). Feel free to bring along your lawn chairs or blankets for an afternoon of fun!

WHERE: 400 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale


DATE: October 27,28, 30 & 31st

WHERE: 9858 Clint Moore Road C129, Boca Raton

Jobella Girls Boutique 


DATE: October 27th

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 498 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton

One of our favorite Boca Halloween Events!


Gardens Mall Spooky Soiree! 

Friday October 27th, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pint-sized ghouls, ghosts, and goblins will do the mash – the “Monster Mash” – during the annual Spooky Soirée at The Gardens Mall.

The family-friendly Halloween event will feature trick-or-treating at participating stores, a children’s costume contest, and a Halloween-themed cocktail for adults. Admission is free.

More Information Here!

WHERE: The Gardens Mall

3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens


Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Events!


West Palm Beach FREE Halloween Nights!

  • Head to Clematis by Fright on October 26th for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes in the annual costume contest, Trick-or-Treating at the Haunted Hallows, and Latin/funk live music by DJ Le Spam & Spam Allstars.
  • Screen on the Green on Friday the 13th, which is a double feature of two creepy classics  Goosebumps and The Addams Family.

WHERE: Downtown West Palm Beach; More information HERE.


Downtown Delray Halloween Parade, Trick-or-Treating and Kidfest

DATE: Saturday, October 29th

Not far from our Boca Halloween events, “Trick-or-Treat Along the Avenue” from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All children are welcome to show off their Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat along the avenue and Pineapple Grove (between Swinton Avenue and the Intracoastal Waterway.) This event, which provides parents and children with a safe environment to trick or treat, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association and the Delray Beach Rotary Club.

Halloween Parade 1:00 p.m.

At 1:00 p.m., children are invited to begin lining up to participate in the Halloween Parade at the southeast corner of Old School Square Park. The Halloween Parade route will go east on Atlantic Avenue through downtown Delray Beach to Veterans Park. Free ice cream for the parade participants will be handed out at Veterans Park. This event is sponsored by the Delray Beach Rotary Club.

Kidsfest 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Immediately following the Halloween Parade, all children are invited to join the City at Kidsfest! Kidsfest is a free family event in Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street, that features live entertainment, a bounce house, food vendors, a make-and-take craft area and much, much more. In addition, local children’s services/organizations that target health, safety and fun will be featured to provide additional information to parents. New this year is a Halloween Theme scavenger hunt. Pick up a list from the Parks and Recreation Booth at Kidsfest when you arrive. Find all the items on the list and return it to the Parks and Recreation Booth for a special prize.

WHERE: Downtown Delray Beach. More information HERE.


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Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 22nd, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

East Ocean Avenue, in Downtown Boynton Beach, will be transformed into a lively pirate village, and mermaid lagoon, packed with fun-filled activities and entertainment for all ages!

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, pirate re-enactments and stunt shows, an interactive pirate ship, magicians and fairies, Captain Jack, a spooktacular haunted house at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center (admission fee). There will be live mermaids in a tank, children’s crafts, the Mermaid Splash Pageant, awarding prizes to Miss Mermaid and ‘Lil Miss Mermaid.

For more information, visit www.catchboynton.com or call 561-600-9093.

WHERE: East Ocean Avenue, in Downtown Boynton Beach


Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

DATE/TIME: Friday-Saturday, October 21st-22nd

Gear up for the 6th Annual Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival at Regatta Park in Miami!

The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch with 5,000 pumpkins to pick from! A full size carnival for ALL AGES! Included in the entrance fee are unlimited carnival rides, a hay & cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village, and ongoing shows & activities on our main stage! Attendees can also enjoy all the activities planned including the opportunity to decorate your pumpkins right on-site, as well as the Pumpkin Food Court offering savory & sweet pumpkin delights (and delicious fair food)!  Adults can enjoy a “cold one” at one of the Pumpkin Beer Bars!

COST:

  • $20 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & Up
  • FREE for Babies Under 24 Months old
  • VIP Tickets $40

For more information about this event, please check their Facebook page, or visit the event’s website at www.CoconutGrovePumpkinPatch.com.

WHERE: 2699 SW 27th Ave, Miami


Halloween Boo Bash at the Pompano Citi Centre

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 31st 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

 

Pompano Citi Centre is calling all little witches, ghosts, princesses and superheroes to join us for a Halloween Bash! Children ages 10 and under are invited to come dressed in their best costumes to enjoy a magical Wizard Show beginning at 6 pm. Halloween themed craft activities and giveaways begin at 5 pm and candy will be handed out at the Pompano Citi Centre table. Adult supervision is required and masks are only allowed on children under 10 years old and may be worn during event hours only. Admission is free. Ride the carousel during this event for only $1.

Halloween Bash!

COST: FREE

WHERE: 1955 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach


Halloween at the Y!

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 20th (Boynton Location) Saturday, October 21st (Boca Location) 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Join us  for our Annual Halloween at the Y events! This safe and fun family event will feature the best costumes, decorations, activities and the MOST fun you will ever have on Halloween!

Halloween at the Y Boca Halloween events* include:

Haunted Houses
Trick or Treating
Star Wars Jedi Training
Puppy Patrol Rescue Mission
Dance Party
Bounce Houses
Hay rides
Magic shows
AND MORE!


COST:

Advance tickets:
Y Members: One bag of candy/person
Non-Members: $5 Adult, $15 Child

Tickets Day of Event (10/20 Boynton, 10/21 Boca):
Y Members: $5 Adult, $15 Child
Non-Members: $5 Adult, $20 Child

Bring your candy or purchase tickets at the Front Desk of your local Y! This is a SAFE event for the whole family to enjoy together. For more information, please call your local branch:
DeVos-Blum Y in Boynton – 561-738-9622
Peter Blum Y in Boca – 561-395-9622

Halloween at the Y!

WHERE: 6631 Palmetto Circle S, Boca Raton

9600 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach


Hoot N’ Howl at the Daggerwing Nature

COST: FREE

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 27th 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Bring the kids in costume and enjoy not-so-scary Boca Halloween events, games and crafts* while learning about nocturnal creatures such as owls, toads, snakes and spiders! Remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray to continue the adventure outside along the boardwalk at night! *While supplies last. 

More Information Here!

WHERE: 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton


Laser Shows & Costume Contest at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. showings

Get ready to rock! The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is bringing back their popular laser shows-Performances honoring Queen, U2, The Beatles, Metallica!

On the second Friday of each month, the Science Center will host a show in their full-dome planetarium at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. starting with family-friendly performances and getting progressively more edgy as the night progresses.

For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or visit sfsciencecenter.org.

WHERE:  4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach


“Not So Spooky” Halloween Family Fun at Gulfstream Park

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 31st 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treating throughout Gulfstream Park; 7:30 p.m. Magic Show; 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interactive DJ and Face Painting

A one-stop destination for the ultimate in trick-or-treating happens at Gulfstream Park. Get the kids in their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the village at participating stops. Entertainment includes a DJ, face painter, photo booth, magic show and more. If the kids don’t have too much of a sugar rush, pop-in to any one of Gulfstream’s many dining options after you make your rounds.

WHERE: 901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach


Halloween Horror Story Night at The Addison Benefitting Slow Burn Theatre Company

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.

I am counting down the days until this adults only event! One of my absolute favorite event venues (and Boca Halloween events historical landmark) the Addison is opening its doors to the public on Halloween night for a unique event experience to benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center.

The Addison’s annual Halloween bash will feature foodie-approved fare, specialty cocktails, live music, and theatrical event productions. The Addison will be completely transformed for the Boca Halloween events, and each room will showcase music and décor following a different theme including: a haunted mansion, zombie banquet hall, 80’s horror movie homage, spooky graveyard, and a VIP room.

COST: $125 General Admission (Early bird available until Oct. 14th $100) / $2,400 VIP Tables Admission

VIP tables for up to 10 guests (limited availability) – includes complimentary valet parking, access to indoor VIP area, table-side food & beverage service, and champagne bottle service – in addition to General Admission. You can purchase your Boca Halloween events tickets by phone at 561-372-0568 or at http://addisonhalloween.com

Proceeds will benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company whose mission is to provide South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, daring, contemporary and intelligent works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. Slow Burn Theatre opens this season with Hunchback of Notre Dame on October 20, 2016 and will also produce Avenue Q, Titanic, Xanadu, Big River, and  Aida all playing at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. Past productions have included The Rocky Horror Show, Sweeney Todd, Bonnie & Clyde, and Heathers.

WHERE: 2 E Camino Real, Boca Raton


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