Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim has been open since March 15th. With 600 dining seats, two craft cocktail bars, two bustling kitchens, 20 bowling lanes and a covered patio with a stage that features live music 365 days a year, Splitsville makes a great option for special nights out with family and friends! We have been. The food is great, and the way they lay out the lanes, it feels like little private bowling parties. I mean have you been to a bowling alley that serves sushi? It’s fancy, right? They have other locations nationwide, but this location offers more than 40,000 square feet of entertainment space … READ MORE
John’s Incredible Pizza Company is celebrating their 25th Anniversary, and if you haven’t visited one, you’re going to wonder what took you so long. My kids love it! We go, because right now my kids enjoy arcades, and I go because their All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet has a wide range of options for everyone and it’s not terribly expensive. In Orange County, there is one at Buena Park Mall and now one at Westminster Mall. All You Can Eat Buffet! I remember the first time going to one of these, the biggest surprise is you can’t just walk in and play games. Purchasing their All-You-Can-Eat Buffet is required. So if you plan … READ MORE
What child doesn’t love bubbles? Adults still like them too. Just in time for Spring Break, BUBBLEFEST is back in Orange County, and they’re celebrating all-things-bubbles now through Sunday, April 8th at the Discovery Cube OC. Families can roll around in water spheres, take a family photo being inside a bubble, learn the science of bubbles in the Bubble Lab, watch an exciting performance of the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show performed by Deni Yang, and more! There’s even a Cube Jr. Playground area for the littles. It is an exciting way to enjoy bubbles for all ages! Activities Included: Mega Bubblefest Laser Show Large inflatable water sphere Bubble Lab Mega Bubbles Courtyard Mega Bubblefest Laser Show One of … READ MORE
You don’t have to drive outside of Orange County (or Los Angeles) to see snow this year, because winter is coming to us! Discovery Cube is hosting their annual WINTER WONDERFEST at both locations – Orange County AND Los Angeles! Beginning December 16-17 for opening weekend and open daily from December 22, 2017 through January 7, 2018, families can learn the Science of Snow with hands-on interactive exhibits featuring real snow by sledding down ice ramps, inner tubing, building snowmen or making snow angels, learning insulation and how animal adapts to the cold, and more! Activities Their holiday exhibit will include sliding down a 75-foot long ramp on inner tubes, a … READ MORE
We’re always looking for great options for playdates to meet with friends. The children like to run around, and although they’re more independent, we still want them to be safe. In Orange County, there are so many venues to choose from, and we are blessed with beautiful weather year-round. Playdates usually run about two hours so we don’t feel guilty being indoors. Most recently we were at Scooter’s Jungle, an indoor play arena in Aliso Viejo, for their first annual Halloween Bounce Party. It was pretty fun. It was on a school night but it was in the evening which gave us time to do homework beforehand, play for a few … READ MORE
Trampoline parks are not new in Orange County, and they are popular for birthday parties among the children. After been to several, I’ve noticed they’re all similar but have differences too. They all want to be family-friendly, accommodate play dates for small children, host teen nights and fundraiser nights for local schools, and they all want to be everyone’s birthday destination. Let’s take a look at Big Air Trampoline Park in Laguna Hills for example. I believe they were the first ones to open a trampoline park in Orange County. I’m not talking indoor bouncy houses but trampolines. I remember when they first opened in 2013, it was new and exciting. My kids were toddlers and preschoolers at the time, and they couldn’t contain themselves. It felt safe letting them run around, tumble, flip, jump off the walls, and jump into foam pits. Adults are welcome to join but why is it harder for us to climb out of the foam pits? My kids are second and fifth graders now and they still have a blast!
We’re wrapping up the last few days of October with a week to Halloween to go! I cannot wait for cooler weather after a week of scorching heat, but we still have time to have fun and visit pumpkin patches. Have you been to ZOOMARS Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano? It is a cute little petting zoo with more than 200 animals ranging from gregarious goats, sheep, potbellied pigs, exotic emu, humpbacked zebu cows, llamas, bunnies, and our favorite – the guinea pigs! I know you have seen photos of children hugging and feeding them somewhere. Well it is right here at ZOOMARS. They also have a kiddie train, pony rides, gold panning, a large play structure, and a corn box. During October, ZOOMARS is transformed into PUMPKINPALOOZA offering a family-style pumpkin patch with kid-friendly hay maze, pumpkin decorating, and all of the other activities mentioned above.
October is National Pizza Month! It has been an eventful year since we became official homeowners, and I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to throw a party in our clubhouse by the pool. My son’s birthday was around our one year anniversary so I jumped to the occasion. Planning has been stressful, because I waiting too long to purchase items for the theme (Shark Bite). They cleared the items from the shelves after Labor Day, and it was too late to order online to have them delivered without a rush fee. It was totally my fault, because I waited last minute. I eventually went back to the LEGO Theme which I have used before. The only item my son asked for was a LEGO Ninjago Movie Cake with Ninja Lloyd, and I found a local baker that was willing to do it for me. We couldn’t cook at the clubhouse so serving hot food was another issue. FRESH BROTHERS PIZZA delivery came to the rescue, and they made it easy for me. Not only did I not have to leave my party to pick up food nor burden someone else to do it, I didn’t have to worry about heating up food. It was a Win/Win.