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We Loved Cirque Italia in Palmetto Florida!

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Cirque Italia Review

Last Saturday we had the opportunity to attend Cirque Italia in front of the Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto, Florida and it was amazing!

I had never been to a show like this before so I was excited to see what a water circus under the big tent would be like, and it certainly did not disappoint! 

When we arrived we grabbed some popcorn and light-up toys because, well, it’s a circus it’s a time for some extra fun.  Next, we went to find our seats, and because I was visiting on my own with the 3 kids I was very happy to see staff escorting guests to their seats as they entered the venue.  Little things like this make a mom whos hands are completely full’s life so much easier.

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As soon as the show started, and these two clowns came out, I knew it was going to be a great time.  They had everyone laughing from the moment they took the stage and came out between each cirque act with new shenanigans that the kids absolutely loved!

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The Cirque Performers were incredible, each performer had a unique talent that left us all in awe.  From tightrope walking to acrobatics, and even a cool rollerskating performance, this show was filled to the brim with amazing talent.

The water element of this show is something that makes Cirque Italia particularly unique, an ultra-modern water curtain surrounds the stage and controls every droplet that falls to the lagoon below, as words and designs are displayed on it throughout the performances.  

I can definitely give Cirque Italia two thumbs up!  They not only kept me in awe but also kept 3 kids entertained for the entire 2-hour show.  They were either laughing or staring with their eyes and mouth open wide in shock.

For more information and upcoming tour dates visit http://www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all of their social media accounts below.

GET SOCIAL WITH CIRQUE ITALIA

Twitter: @CirqueItalia

Instagram: @cirqueitaliashow

Facebook: @cirque.italia

 

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas & Cirque Itallia to share this upcoming tour stop with my readers, and am being compensated for this partnership. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

Cirque Italia in front of Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto Florida!

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This weekend, I am excited to attend Cirque Italia in front of Riviera Dunes Marina. Cirque Italia now has two traveling shows and for the first time ever, the new Gold Unit is coming to Palmetto, FL! With it’s state of the art technology, it’s sure to be a show you won’t want to miss! Keep reading through and I will share how you can get your children’s tickets FREE!

Event Info for Cirque Italia at Palmetto

When: February 1-4

Where: 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221

At: Next to 711 Gas Station / In Front of Riviera Dunes Marina

Intersection: Haben Blvd/Rivera Dunes Way

—Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent

  • February 1 – Thursday: 7:30pm
  • February 2 – Friday: 7:30pm
  • February 3 – Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm
  • February 4 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm, & 7:30pm

Here’s a bit more about the show:

Beginning in 2017, Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduced a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. Now for 2018, a brand-new performance has been created. With over 90% of their shows being sold out, they decided it was the best time to provide a substantial investment into doubling their presence at the national level.

This new performance features an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Audience members can expect to see words and beautiful patterns as the water falls to the ‘lagoon’ below. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent – the result is simply out of this world!

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 2nd unit is not any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. This production will feature acts all the way from Russia to Mexico. Cirque Italia believes in multi-culturalism as one of their strongest assets.

Packed full of incredible acts, there is no room for boredom. The variety presented is exceptional. For those who enjoy whimsy, they have an Avatar and not one, but two mermaids. There is almost no bodily limit for their contortionist, Ricardo, as he bends in ways you never would have imagined. Their incredible wheel of death performance features a front summersault flip, something you will be hard-pressed to see anywhere else. If that doesn’t get your head spinning, perhaps their 5 roller skaters and their incredible tricks and turns will. And although Cirque Italia does not use animals in their performances, this year they will be featuring amazing life-like elephant puppets. They are so well made, you might just think they are real. Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. One thing Cirque Italia sets out to accomplish is to create a type of world-class entertainment suitable for all age groups.

This new second unit also follows the same strict animal-free policy that makes the Water Circus stand out from other circus entertainment shows.

The “magic touch” of the Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, added to the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be amazed and transported to a fantastic realm where your deepest dreams can -and will- come true.

Now Get Your Tickets

Tickets can be purchased now, starting at $10.00 through$40.00 depending on availability. You can purchase tickets through their website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets😉 or by phone: (941) 704-8572. They also respond to text messages. Of course, you can also purchase them at the box office.

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on January 30th.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm

On show days: 10am – 9pm

FREE Child Admission

Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3, using the code in the image below. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals.

For more information visit http://www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all of their social media accounts below.

Get Social with Cirque Italia

Twitter: @CirqueItalia

Instagram: @cirqueitaliashow

Facebook: @cirque.italia

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas & Cirque Itallia to share this upcoming tour stop with my readers, and am being compensated for this partnership. All opinions expressed are my own.

5 Great Products and Tips to Make This Thanksgiving Extra Fun and Easy!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com all opinions are my own.

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week!  This year is certainly flying by, but I’m excited to share some great products and tips to make this Thanksgiving extra fun.

Let someone else take care of the centerpiece this year, and let it double as a dessert!  Order one of these awesome fall arrangements from Edible Arrangements.  I love sending Edible Arrangements as a way to say thank you or for special occasions like birthdays, but ordering one as a centerpiece for my family is a great way to cross some decorating off my to-do list and I get to enjoy the beautiful yumminess!  They can be ordered up till 11/22, the day before Thanksgiving!


We received the Salted Caramel Harvest Bouquet™ with Orange Swizzle Berries® which includes Salted caramel apple wedges, Chocolate dipped strawberries with festive orange Swizzle®, Playful pineapple leaves, Chocolate covered pineapple “apple”, and additional grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe in a keepsake pumpkin container that can be used again.

You can use one of these awesome coupon codes to save this holiday season:
Code: THANK17
$10 OFF $39+ ($49 for CA) valid 11/13 – 11/22, unlimited use, for fulfillment any time.
Code: FEAST
$20 OFF $99+, valid 11/13-11/22, unlimited use, fulfillment any time.

Skip the dirty dishes and get some canned beverages everyone will love.   Sipp Sparkling Organics has an amazing line of refreshing sparkling beverages that everyone in your party is sure to love.  I received a couple of these to try, and immediately went out and purchased more for myself, they are so delicious!  There are 6 flavors to select from and these are delicious chilled on their own or mixed with other juices or cocktails.  Created with a blend of fruits, herbs and agave into a lightly sweetened sparkling beverage.

For alcoholic beverages, choose a signature beverage or two for the day, to keep the bar stocked up easily.  Clean Cocktails for the Modern Mixologist from Blue Barn Publishing has countless ideas for excellent low calorie cocktails.  Holistic health coaches Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli bring a clean-living mindset to craft mixology. Their recipes use low-calorie spirits, fresh juices, clean sweeteners like honey and maple syrup, and anti-inflammatory spices.  Plus many of the recipes have pitcher sizes, which is perfect for holiday entertaining!  I can’t wait to create the Strawberry Limeade for my family and friends, this is one of my favorite cocktails ever!

Don’t forget your four legged family members!  Get them some extra yummy and nutritious snacks from Solid Gold!  Just in time for Thanksgiving, Solid Gold has came out with a new line of cat and dog treats featuring the flavors of your holiday dinner.  Brady loved these superfood chewy dog treats that combine flavors of turkey, sweet potatoes, and cinnamon!  They deliver a texture, smell, and taste in nutrient dense reward for dogs of all sizes.  Brady has been eating these up, and it looks like we found his new favorite treat.

Put the giving back in Thanksgiving with Petlanthropy.org a unique way to help animals in need!  The Petlanthropy Foundation was founded with only one goal, to help give all homeless cats and dogs a loving forever home.  This is a great cause to donate to during the holiday season, and all year long.

 

All these products awed certain to help you entertain your guests with ease, so that you can focus on giving thanks, making memories, and gathering around the dinner table!

Our Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Our Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

As a little girl, I remember waking up to a call from my Nana every Thanksgiving morning, asking if I was watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  My mother always hosted Thanksgiving dinner, however, Nana would arrive in the morning before Santa made his way down the streets of Manhattan.
I hold these memories close to my heart, and that is why I made sure to keep the tradition alive with my own children. 

We started another tradition a few years ago of spending Thanksgiving in Charleston, South Carolina with my brother and our parents.  We rent a large house on Kiawah Island and enjoy some family time, yet we still wake up every Thanksgiving to watch the dazzling floats and Character Balloons fill up the screen.

This year marks the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Macy’s has added some epic performances to the opening of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  It will feature an all-star cast of celebrities all singing and dancing together in a performance of Dancin’ in The Street!  Also, as part of the first hour of festivities, Gwen Stefani will perform White Christmas at the Bryant Park ice rink!  New York during the holidays is always a breath-taking sight, while I wish I was one of the 3.5 million spectators that will be lining the streets of Manhattan, I’ll have to settle for being one of the 50 million people watching from the home, and cozying up with some coffee and my munchkins sounds just as good.  I can’t wait to see these performances though!

Make sure to tune in at 9 a.m. ET to watch the new opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Do you remember the first time you tuned in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? What about the parade do you look forward to most each year?

The New Play Park at The Florida Mall!

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We were invited to see the new Play Park inside the Crayola Experience Wing of The Florida Mall and Aidan loved it!

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The Florida Mall is one of our favorite malls to visit because they offer so many family friendly attractions.  With the Crayola Experience, American Girl Store, M&M World, and so much more, it is one mall my kids don’t complain about shopping at.

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The Florida Mall has a brand-new attraction for kids, The Play Park.  It is an interactive play area for kids of all ages and the perfect spot for parents to take a break from shopping the gigantic Florida Mall. 

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This 3,000 square-feet Play Park features imaginative play in an enchanting, nature-inspired play space.
Play Elements include:

  • The Story Tunnel – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Piano Patio – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Kaleidoscope Mushroom – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Magic Doors – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Windy Wall – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)
  • Chasing Game – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Wind Tube – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • The Egg – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Spinning Top – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Digital Pond – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)
  • Talking Flower – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years and 7 years to 10 years)
  • Memory Game – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Pixel Wall – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Electric Maze – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Mushroom Run Interactive Game – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Glowing Grass – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)
  • Stepping Stones – (Zone: All zones)
  • Sound Flower – (Zone: All zones)

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Grand Opening

Tomorrow, May 20th, The Florida Mall is hosting a free grand opening celebration for the public.  Starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by an afternoon of family friendly fun from noon until 3 p.m.

Activities will include:

  • Thomas the Tank Engine™ Meet and Greet (adjacent to The Play Park near Dick’s Sporting Goods)
  • Live DJ featuring kids’ games, entertainment and a photo booth
  • Face painters, balloon artists, strolling entertainers and stilt walkers
  • Popular costumed characters including Beauty and the Beast, The Trolls and Snow White will be available for photos throughout the day
  • Crayola Experience will be offering an exclusive bag and a personalized crayon to the first 250 event attendees as well as character appearances throughout the day. Plus star in your own coloring page when you stop in to the Crayola Store and enter for your chance to WIN annual passes
  • Craft stations and mad science experiments
  • Food sampling from select Dining Pavilion Retailers
  • A scavenger hunt
  • Exclusive complimentary offer booklet from kids’ retailers offering exclusive weekend savings
  • Gift bags and exclusive swag for the first 250 children
  • 2 grand prize ‘shop and stay’ giveaways
  • Dance, karate and gymnastics performances by local youth groups

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Looking for some family fun this weekend?  Head over to The Florida Mall and celebrate this fun filled grand opening!
For more information visit shopfloridamall.com.

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