What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

Another Party Place January 29, 2011

Having a Winter birthday, we are always looking for places to have parties. I had no clue that Rita’s had a party room. Unfortunately they are closed during our birthday, but they should be open late February.

They have a Party Room available for your next function. The cost is just $3/person and that includes any kid’s size treat of their choice for kid’s 12 and under or a regular size treat for anyone over 12. I haven’t called them, but I bet you could bring in cake or pizza. During the summer you might have a party in the fountains.


Jump Around

Knoxville has another deal site! Be prepared for Spring Break, President’s weekend, not so snowy snow days, or even Summer boredom with this bouncing deal from Mint Magazine called Double Take Deals. Bounce USA has a certificate for two kids and two snacks during open play hours. It is good for about a year. The Open Play Hours are Monday & Friday: 10 am-8 pm, and Wednesday & Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm. Call or check website for weekend hours and directions to Bounce USA. Bounce USA Website

Link to purchase HERE.

Deal Locations:
Bounce USA
300 West Beaver Creek
Powell, TN 37849
(865) 938-2770

For the birds January 23, 2011

Filed under: Craft — Elizabeth @ 5:18 pm
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We are one of those bird-feeding families. When it snowed, we saw lots of great birds at our feeder. This feeder has thistle, and we had lots of Gold Finch show up and eat. Our other feeder had plain bird seed, and we had lots of Mourning Doves, Cardinals, Blue Jays, various Woodpeckers  and Towhees.

This kid-made bird feeder is perfect because it doesn’t use peanut butter. With all the allergies to nuts, I try to look for things that don’t include them to post for general public. This recipe from alphamom.com uses gelatin. Of course heart cookie cutters are great this time of year, but if you don’t have a heart-shaped cutter any shape will do.  If you make this craft, post some pictures on the page.


Ice Sculptures January 20, 2011

Filed under: Museum,Outdoor,Special Event — Elizabeth @ 2:35 pm
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Learn what it takes to turn a block of ice into a masterpiece at the Titanic Museum this weekend. It is Titanic’s First Pigeon Forge Professional Ice Carving Competition on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011. Hours are 9 am – 4 pm, and it is FREE!

“The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge will kick-off its first free, family themed, outdoor event with a major ice carving competition on Saturday, January 22 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., announces John Joslyn, Titanic Museum Attraction owner. Due to anticipated interest, visitors are advised to arrive early for the best views to watch all the ice-carving action.”