Monday, November 30, 2009

Free Chanukah Fun and Entertainment for Toddlers and Kids: Dec 1-16

There are some amazing (and free!) Jewish crafts, cooking, and more from December 1-16 in Ambler.

The free activity schedule includes activities like Chanukah Shrinky-Dinks, Challah baking, candy menorah making, Chanukah stories, making Chanukah chocolates, Professor Bob Science show, pottery making, and much more.

Check here for the full schedule and more information.

All activities are happening at:

38 West Skippack Pike (near Butler Pike) in Ambler
For more info, call 215-591-9310

Also notable are the mall Chanukah activities:
- Sunday, Dec 10th at 7pm: Montgomery Mall featuring a giant Menorah, the Beth Or Jr. Choir, special Chanukah art project and free givaways
- Sunday, Dec 13th at 7pm: Plymouth Meeting Mall featuring a large Menorah lighting ceremony, the BTBJ and TBI Youth Choirs, a special Chanukah art project, and free giveaways
- Monday, Dec. 14th and 6:30pm: Willow Grove Park featuring a large Menorah lighting ceremony, the Temple Sinai Jr. Choir, a special Chanukah art project and free givaways.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

More stores opening in the new Horsham shopping center

I have been waiting to see what stores were opening in the vacant areas in the new Horsham shopping center (where the Babies R Us and Toys R Us is, as well as the new Corner Bakery). Recently, a new Verizon Wireless store opened (without a tech support center, only sales), and scheduled to open are a Great Clips store, an Ulta store, and Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.

I've never heard of Anthony's before (it's a Florida chain) but from the website and what I have read it looks like it is an Italian/pizza restaurant with a bar, offering both lunch and dinner. They are also supposed to have an outdoor patio area as well. I can't wait to try it out! (Slated to open in "early 2010")

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Please Touch Museum comes to the Plymouth Meeting Mall

Plymouth Meeting Mall shoppers will find extra fun and some unique gift ideas this holiday season thanks to a partnership between the mall and Please Touch Museum, the Children's Museum of Philadelphia. Please Touch is bringing its Play Patrol to the mall for four weekends in November and December and is opening a satellite version of its Kids Store in the mall, where shoppers can find unique gift ideas including tickets and memberships to the popular children's museum.

Please Touch Museum's Kids Store is a great place for educational and exhibit-themed toys for toddlers, children and even grown-ups. The Kids Store kiosk at Plymouth Meeting Mall will feature gift certificates and admission tickets to Please Touch Museum, T-shirts and other museum-branded merchandise, and Please Touch Museum Memberships for families of four or six, offering 12 months of unlimited museum visits and special members-only benefits.

Please Touch Museum's Kids Store will debut at Plymouth Meeting Mall on Friday, Nov. 27, and will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon-8 p.m. through Dec. 20. The Kids Store kiosk, which is located in the mall by Borders Express, will have special weekday hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 21-23, from noon-8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

30% off at Swoozie's in Warrington Thursday 11/19 only

I LOVE Swoozie's in Warrington for great personalized gifts (and lots of other fun gifts). Shop for a Cause at Swoozie's is tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm to 9pm. Bring 1 canned good/non-perishable and receive an exclusive 30% off ALL purchases for the evening. All goods will be given to a local food pantry.

Swoozie's Warrington
1520 Main Steet

Monday, November 16, 2009

Drop & Shop event! (for kids 10 months through 8)

Want to go Holiday Shopping while your kids are having fun?
Here's your chance...

Little Wonders (only 5 min from Plymouth Meeting Mall and 6 miles from King of Prussia) is offering a great Shop and Drop program on Black Friday and on most Wednesday's in December. Here are the details!

9:00AM - NOON OR 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Ages 3 Years to 8 Years Old (Must be Potty Trained)
Play, Run, Dance, Open Play, Interactive Games, Crafts*, Snack and a lot of FUN!!!
$25.00 per Child
*Each child will make a special gift and wrap it so it is ready to give to someone special. Additional Gifts can be made for an additional charge.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 9th, 16th
9:30pm - 12:30pm
Ages 10 mos - 5 years old
Circle Time, Movement & Games, Crafts*, Story Time, Snack and a lot more FUN!!!
$25.00 per Child per day
*Each child will make a special gift and wrap it so it is ready to give to someone special. Additional Gifts can be made for an additional charge.

Win a TOTS of FUN Kids Gym Program ($125.00 Value) -- every child enrolled in the Drop & Shop program is entered to win!

To register, call 610-275-KIDS (5437) or click here. Include your name, date(s) preference, child's name, child's age, contact phone number and address.

Space is limited
LITTLE WONDERS Child Growth & Development Center, Inc.
Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center
100 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Little Treehouse is now offering dinner service (and some great promos)

Starting Monday, November 16th, visitors to The Little Treehouse will be able to experience a whole new concept in dining out for families with young kids!

Remember those meals out spent keeping squirming 3 year olds in their seats, those moments avoiding the evil eye of waiters and child free diners as your mini escapee' who just couldn't sit still' roams the restaurant floor?

Those days are over! At The Little Treehouse, kids are encouraged to leave the table & play to their hearts content, safely within your view. You get to kick back & enjoy a meal & a glass of wine (yes, they are a BYOB restaurant) and some relaxed conversation in the company of people who speak in complete sentences. Everyone has fun - and you don't even have to hire a babysitter!

Their menu features simple yet sophisticated fare using fresh, locally sourced ingredients with a Mediterranean flair. They serve thin crust pizza cooked in a brick oven with a range of delicious gourmet toppings, as well as a selection of appetizers, home made soups, salads, panini, and a kids menu with plenty of healthy flavorful choices your little ones will love. They didn't forget desserts either: make sure to leave room for Uncle Dave's locally produced ice cream - it'll be the best you've ever tasted!

They'll be serving dinner from 5pm - 8pm Monday-Thursday & Sunday, and 5pm - 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Don't forget about their lunch service as well - 11am - 2pm daily.

Check out their complete menu.


To mark the launch of their dinner service, they're offering two great promotions to Little Treehouse customers:



Free Gourmet Pizza Offer!
Bring this coupon into the Treehouse to try out any brick oven pizza with the purchase of a kid's meal

Limit of one offer per family. One time use only.

10 West Gravers Lane
Chestnut Hill PA 19118

For reservations, birthday parties or general information you can call:

Friday, November 13, 2009

After Thanksgiving Sale at Learning Express 20-30% off

Every year I go to Learning Express in Blue Bell for their Annual Thanksgiving Sale! Everything in the store is 20% off on Friday November 27th, Saturday November 28th, and Sunday November 29th.

And if you get there between 6AM and 8AM on Friday morning, you receive an extra 10% off! This is a great deal if you need to stock up on Chanukah or Xmas gifts for the kids. (Or even birthday gifts!)

A couple things to know:
- during this sale they do not gift wrap (it's too busy and time consuming)
- if you get there on Friday morning (i.e. at 7:45) and are not done your shopping by 8am, you can still get the 30% off. They give you something to present at the cashier to get this discount. (At least this is what they did last year. Hopefully it will be the same this year)

Have fun!

ps. It gets very crowded, like all stores on Black Friday!

Learning Express of Blue Bell
Center Square Plaza
1301 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(610) 272-0777

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fashion Benefit at Bloomingdales WG for MS

Bloomingdale's Willow Grove
Invites you to a very special evening of
Gourmet Tastings, Music and Fashion to benefit
The MS Society

Please join us for a fashion show
presenting the latest designer collections
featuring friends and family of those affected by MS

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Reception at 6:30pm and show at 7pm
Bloomingdale's , Level 1

25.00 per person entitles you to complimentary raffle ticket for Designer items, Fashion Show and Gourmet Tastings

Pre-sale begins on November 24. Be sure to mention MS and 10% of total purchases will be donated to MS Society. Please save receipts to present at registration table on Thursday for donation credit.

*Ticket Purchase details to come with invitation.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Great Finds (and 20% off Friends and Family) at Willow Grove and KOP Bloomingdales!

Have some holiday shopping to get started? Now is a great time as Bloomingdales and some other popular stores are hosting their friends and family shopping events with 20-30% coupons. I was at the Willow Grove Bloomies today and saw some great items (like an single cup Keurig coffee machine, normally $139.99 which I got for less than $70!)

Anyway, do you need some coupons? Please check out my friend’s new shopping site, which has links to get the latest deals and friends and family coupons. (It’s called Mom Shopaholic, cute, right?) My friend started it to keep all of her fellow shopaholics apprised of the latest sales, deals, steals and scoops on stores and must have finds! Enjoy!

$1 cupcakes today only at the amazing Flour Pot!

I love the Flour Pot in Ambler. They have gorgeous cookies and cupcakes and other fun baked items.

To celebrate that they made Oprah's "O Magazine" this month, they are offering $1 cupcakes today only! Yum! What a fun thing to do! Bring your kids and enjoy!

Visit this link for more info.

The Flour Pot, 73 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002.
Phone (215) 542-5951. Toll Free (800) 281-6068.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Imagination Playzone open in Montgomery Mall

IMAGINATION PLAYZONE IS NOW OPEN in Montgomery Mall! Lots of fun to be had for children:

- moon bounces (Super Imagination Castle Moonbounce for all ages and toddler moonbounce)
- Seven swingsets with forts, slides, tire swings, rockwalls, and ropes
- Crawler zone with tunnels and tents to explore
- videogames, board games and books
- Kids Karaoke
- & even a parents lounge complete with a sofa and chairs, large screen TV, and free WiFi

I have yet to try it out but my mom said it would be a good place to check out. They also offer birthday parties starting at $195 (weekdays) to $375 (weekends).

For more info call 866-246-0202 or stop by and check it out!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Free for Kids on Sunday at Scoogi's

Did you know that kids eat free on Sunday night at Scoogi's? If you haven't been there in awhile this could be a good reason to check it out.

738 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031
(215) 233-1063

Sample lots of Thanksgiving food at the Fresh Market (Fri and Sat)

This weekend Fresh Market in Horsham will be holding their annual Taste of the Holidays Sampling Event. Stop in and stroll through their sampling stations where you'll find a broad selection of our holiday favorites including:

Our Fully Prepared Holiday Meal
Standing Rib Roast
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon
Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce
Super Crab Dip
Holiday Pies
Holiday Coffees & TFM Eggnog
NY Cheesecakes
Red Velvet Cake
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
...and so much more!

Friday, Nov. 6th: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, Nov. 7th: 11am - 5pm

Click here for more info.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fun events coming up at Bounce U in Horsham

Check out the fun Hannah Montana and Shop and Drop events below at the new Bounce U!

Hannah Montana Concert
Back by popular demand is our Hannah Montana Concert! (look alike) Come and watch our Hannah Montana perform! The event includes pizza, a bottomless drink, raffle prizes and plenty of opportunities to take pictures with Hannah! As always we will be bouncing!

Where: BounceU of Horsham
When: November 23rd 2009
Time: 5:30-8:00

*Reservations Required * Coupons do not apply

Drop and Shop
Yes, finally you and your kids can get your cardio at the same time!
You drop them at BounceU on Black Friday. ......they bounce and you SHOP! Everybody is happy!
It is that easy!
Time : 8:00am - 11:00am or 11am - 2:00pm
Place : Horsham and Langhorne
Cost : $10.00 includes pizza a bottomless drink and Bouncing!
* Reservations required

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Blue Horse Closed -- Domenico's opening

Blue Horse in Blue Bell closed last week and apparently a new Italian Mediterranean restaurant is opening called Domenico's. Not much info is available right now but they are currently hiring all positions for the restaurant so we should know more soon. Let's hope this is a new great place to eat locally!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Corner Bakery Grand Opening on Wed!

Grand Opening Event - Corner Bakery Cafe in Horsham, PA

Wed, Nov 4, 2009 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Corner Bakery Cafe (Blair Mill Road and Route 63)
100 Welsh Road
Horsham, PA 19044

Be one of the first 100 guests at the Horsham Corner Bakery Cafe on opening day and receive a FREE travel mug and FREE coffee for one year!

Kids U is closing :(

From Kids U this morning:

To all of our Kids U Clients:

It is with much regret to inform you that Kids U will be closing on November 1st. This was a very difficult decision for us to make.

Over the past week, we have been in touch with Mitchell and Toby Kantrowitz, who own The Little Gym in our area. We have met with Toby and Mitch, and find that their offerings and party curriculum is similar to that of Kids U. You can contact either location by phone or e-mail for any of your future needs. Please mention that you are from Kids U. The Doylestown/ Warrington location phone number is 215-343-9748, and the Springhouse location is 215-793-4883. The 2 websites for The Little Gym are and

We will miss all of you and thank you all for your support!!

This is very sad for our area. I wish Robert much luck!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Joy Stride Rite Sale this week!

The Joy Stride Rite sale is happening this week at the Holiday Inn in Ft. Washington. This is a great place to pick up shoes for the winter! Sneakers, fashion boots, snow boots, and more!

Thurs Nov 5th 9am to 8pm
Fri Nov 6th 9am to 7pm

Holiday Inn Ft. Washington
432 Pennsylvania Ave
Stride Rite Office: 610-825-7752