Kids Christmas Fashion
Christmas is just around the corner and of course the kiddos need the perfect outfits for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and to meet Santa! Here are a few of my favorite outfits for kids of all ages!
Kids Christmas Fashion
I’ve said this before but fall is my favorite time of year! We love doing fall family activities every weekend. I’ve put together a list of family fun events to do this pumpkin season! I will be updating it throughout the season!
HallowBoo at Idlewild
One of our favorite family fall fun activities is HallowBoo at Idlewild! We haven’t been in 2 years (the boys are so little here) but we are planning to go next weekend! Idlewild is famous for their Storybook Forest which walks you through all the famous nursery rhymes. For HallowBoo the kids can trick-or-treat through the forest and collect treats along the way!
After they are finished trick-or-treating the whole family can enjoy the rides in the park! Below is a list of dates and times they are open this season.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays October 5th-27th
Time: Gates and Storybook Forest open at 11:30/Rides open at 12:00PM- 6:00PM
Happy Hauntings at Kennywood
Kennywood has Halloween fun for kids geared towards 10 and under with Happy Hauntings! Kids can trick-or-treat through Kiddieland and ride their favorite rides. There is also hayrides and corn maze!
Dates: Saturday and Sundays October 5th-27th
Simmons Farm Apple Picking & Hayrides
Fall events at Simmons Farm start Saturday September 14th
Fall Festival Dates & Times:
Saturday and Sunday’s September 28th-October 27th
Fall Festival Dates & Times:
Saturdays and Sundays September 21st-October 27th
Friday Night Hayrides Dates & Times:
Friday September 27th- Friday October 25th
Triple B Farms
Pick Your Own Apples & Sunflowers Dates & Times
Saturdays and Sundays starting September 7th
Fall Festival Dates & Times
Saturdays and Sundays starting September 21st
We had such a great time in Disney! My favorite part was seeing the joy on the boys’ faces when they met their favorite characters! These are memories that I will cherish forever. I haven’t been to Disney since I was little and obviously so much has changed with the park but also with preparing for your Disney trip. I did a lot of research and asked my Disney expert friends what I needed to do and came up with a trip that was best suited to our family’s needs. Here are my Disney tips and tricks with what worked for us!
We purchased the 5 day Park Hopper Pass. We were able to go to all of the Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios) plus we were able to go to Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon with our tickets. We chose the Hopper pass which allows you to visit more than one park in a day. We felt this was good for us because we knew the boys weren’t going to last all day in a park. We wanted to have the ability to come and go as we pleased so we would go to the park during the day and take a swim break at the hotel and go back to the park if we wanted.
If you stay in a Disney hotel you will automatically get Magic Bands sent to you. If you don’t stay on Disney property you have the option of purchasing your own Magic Bands. I highly suggest getting Magic Bands for many reasons!
My Disney Experience App
Now that you have your tickets and Magic Bands it is time to plan out your trip. You can do this all through the MyDisneyExperience website and App. I used the website for my laptop and downloaded the App on my phone for when we were in Disney. This is where everything for your Disney trip is stored. This app is so user friendly and walks you through how to link your tickets to your Magic Bands, book FastPasses, dining and more.
I highly suggest purchasing the Memory Maker Photo Pass. There are Disney Cast Members all over the parks who take your photo in front of your favorite Disney attractions and character meet and greets.
Nick is a Hilton Honors member so were able to use his points for our stay. We stayed at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace which is located at Disney Springs. Being that we were not on Disney property I had to make sure our hotel had shuttles to the parks. So that is one of the main reasons we stayed here. The shuttles came to our hotel every 25 minutes starting an hour before the parks opened. Then we were dropped off just outside of security at each park.
On Sundays the Hilton Buena Vista Palace has a Character buffet breakfast. Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy go around to each table and visit with each family. This was awesome because I didn’t have to stress about booking a character breakfast within the parks. The boys had a great time!
We were also within walking distance to Disney Springs which is a great outdoor shopping and dining area. We went there just about every night for dinner. I had made reservations for restaurants in advance and I would definitely suggest you do this as well because it gets very crowded.
There are also a lot of great shops in Disney Springs. They have a huge Disney store so that is where we did most of our souvenir shopping so we didn’t have to carry our purchases around with us all day at the parks.
Another lifesaver for us was Amazon Prime Now. I placed an order with Prime Now at midnight the night we arrived in Disney and our order was in our hotel by 8:30 the next morning! I would highly recommend doing this because you can bring in food and drinks to the parks and this will save you money!
If you have younger kids I highly suggest the Pirates League Makeover where your kiddos can get transformed into Pirates or Mermaids. Also for your littles who love Princesses they can become their favorite princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Both are located in the Magic Kingdom. This was such an awesome experience. From the moment you walk in it is a Pirates Adventure where you get your own Pirate name, pick your costume, receive special Pirate goodies, and more. You need to make a reservation so you will need to call (407- WDW-STYLE) to book your experience.
We are heading to Disney in a few weeks! The boys are so excited and I have to say so am I. I haven’t been there since I was little and so much has changed. I have been doing so much research on the do’s and don’ts of the happiest place on earth! So as we prepare to head to sunny Florida I am going to share with you all of the essentials I have found for our trip!