Aquarium Pacific: International Children’s Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Post written in collaboration with Aquarium of the Pacific. All opinions are our own. Celebrate the talented children of many cultures from around the world! The Aquarium is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated. This festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance performances. Enjoy performances by a children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can participate in an international percussion circle, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, Pacific Islander traditional children’s games, and more! “Our International Children’s Festival is the culmination of all of our cultural festivals, where our various communities can … READ MORE >>

FREE Kids Fishing Derby – Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley!

Have you taken the kids fishing? Not sure if they will love it? Well, take the family and try it for FREE at the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Mile Square Regional Park on Saturday, March 14th! Thanks to OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles, kids ages 6 to 15 can learn about the sport of fishing, fish for free, and compete to win multiple prizes for finalists and champions in different age groups. We went a few years ago and had a great time. The North Lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of trout or catfish for the derby, and there … READ MORE >>

Mardi Gras Party Ideas + Easy King Cake Recipe from Scratch

You don’t have to live in New Orleans or wait for Mardi Gras season to enjoy a King Cake. My friend Caryn shared this recipe with me, and I have made it twice already. It tastes like a cinnamon roll, and I modified the icing to include cream cheese. My family and friends love it! Now that I found a recipe that I can easily replicate, I can make it year-round or whenever we want. It is definitely a crowd-pleaser. Some background information: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I did not grow up there. We still have family residing there so we visit often. One of my … READ MORE >>

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year

Written in collaboration with Universal Studios. All opinions are my own. Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 with special character appearances and a beautifully decorated Universal Plaza from Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, February 9th. You’ll find the plaza adorned with traditional red lanterns, plum blossom Wishing Trees, and themed food at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop! On select dates, you’ll be able to enjoy cultural performances featuring lion dances, choreographed martial arts, learn how to draw Po and more! Character Meet-and-Greets: Hello Kitty (Animation Studio Store) Illumination’s Minions Kung Fu Panda Po Kung Fu Tigress Mr. Ping Mandarin-Speaking Transformers MEGATRON Scheduled community cultural performances: Tyun Yee Tong (Jan … READ MORE >>

Disney Lunar New Year Celebration Dining/Entertainment Guide

Written in collaboration with Disneyland. All opinions are my own. LUNAR NEW YEAR is one of the most celebrated holidays among Asian cultures. Each country will observe it slightly different, but they all commemorate with loved ones to wish each other good fortune and prosperity for the new year. I love that Disneyland Resort designates an area of Disney California Adventure Park for about three weeks (Jan. 17 through Feb. 9, 2020) so everyone who’s in the park can join in on the festivities with their family and friends. For Year of the Mouse this year, guests can experience Asian culture through carefully selected food, music, and entertainment. I love what Disneyland … READ MORE >>