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La Dee Da Children’s Boutique end-of-the-year clearance sale

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

 La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is holding their end of the year clearance sale! 40%-60% off all retail footwear, apparel, accessories and gifts now through January 6th!

La Dee Da needs to make room for their gorgeous new spring inventory. So now is the time to save on brands like Bailey Boys, Letop, Mudpie, Anavini, Claire & Charlie, Lajenn’s, See Kai Run, Rileyroo’s, Stephen Joseph and much much more!

Kids are fun and unique and their style should reflect that. Visit us today to see why more moms and grandmoms choose La Dee Da. For more information call 912.295.5470 or find La Dee Da on Facebook here!

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is at 135 Goshen Road Extension in Goshen Park right on Hwy 21 in Rincon, For more info call 912.295.5470, visit www.LaDeeDaKids.com. or like the boutique on Facebook here! La Dee Da Children’s Boutique looks forward to serving you and your child. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

End-of-the-year portrait special from LeeAnn Ritch Photography

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Book a session this week with Savannah photographer LeeAnn Ritch & you will get TWO sessions with CDs for $600 or one session for $350 with a CD.

The Savannah family portrait photographer and mother of two specializes in newborn, baby, child, and family photography. LeeAnn is known for shooting warm, candid portraits like these pictured here.

Check out more of her work by clicking here.

Click here to book a session.

Be sure to mention SouthernMamas to take advantage of the end-of-the-year special.

To follow LeeAnn Ritch’s work and stay updated on her specials, be sure to “like” her Facebook page by clicking here.

LeeAnn Ritch Photography, 912.308.9327 or email leeann@leeannritchphotography.com , www.leeannritchphotography.com LeeAnn Ritch Photography is a SouthernMamas.com sponsor

See Winter from “Dolphin Tale” in Clearwater, Fla.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This holiday break, we trekked to Clearwater Marine Aquarium just outside of Tampa, Fla. see the movie star dolphin Winter from the hit kids’ movie “Dolphin Tale.” It was well worth the trip!

The movie “Dolphin Tale’’ made the aquarium famous by telling the story of one of the patients there, Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. The story really resonates with kids, especially those with disabilities. 

When Winter was rescued from a crab trap off the east coast of Florida, her tail was seriously damaged. She was taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and cared for by a team of specialists.

Winter’s injured tail fell off, causing her to swim with a side-to-side motion like a fish instead of an up-and-down motion like a dolphin. That unusual swimming motion began to seriously damage her spine.

Experts from a company that makes prosthetics for humans heard about Winter and decided to help by making her a prosthetic tail.

The impact of the movie has been dramatic. Projected annual attendance to the aquarium has mushroomed from about 180,000 to 500,000.

Read more about our visit here. To plan your visit to see Winter, click here.

Deadline approaching to enter to win jogging stroller from Savannah Baby

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The drawing for the Baby Jogger City Elite is noon Fri. Dec. 30 at Savannah Baby Co.. Facebook fans must also come into the store to register.

Savannah Baby Co. is giving away a Baby Jogger City Elite, valued at $399!

Here is how it works: Like Savannah Baby Co on Facebook by clicking here and come into their store at 5301 Paulsen St., Savannah to register. No purchase necessary.

This Friday, Savannah Baby Co. will draw a winner. For every person that registers, Savannah Baby Co. will give $1 to CURE Childhood Cancer! Help Savannah Baby Co. help CURE Childhood Cancer

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood, Monday-Friday, 10-6. Saturday 10-4. 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com, Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Activities in Savannah & the Lowcountry during holiday break Dec. 23-Jan. 2

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Happy Holidays, SouthernMamas.com readers.

For a complete listing of all the kid-friendly shows, classes, activities happening during holiday break in Savannah & Hilton Head Is., please visit the SouthernMamas.com Events Calendar by clicking here. Enjoy!

Look for our weekly e-letter to arrive in your email on Mon. Dec. 26. If not a subscriber to the free weekly e-letter, sign up in the left sidebar.

For the SouthernMamas.com guide to best home holiday lights displays in Savannah & beyond (including those fun computerized lights that flash off and on in sync to music), click here.

Don’t forget to enter to win the current SouthernMamas.com giveaway: four tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash coming Thu. JAN. 19 – Sun. JAN. 22 to Savannah Civic Center. To enter to win, click here.

Tots Music Class at Ms. Amy’s School of Music, Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ms. Amy’s School of Music schedule of classes has something for everyone. You can start your session any week, including this one!

10-10:45 AM Wednesdays: parent-and-me classes for toddlers
A joyful first music experience. Children, siblings, and adults will share in a music making program of rhythms, active movement games and singing. Come for the nurturing environment where an energetic connection is drawn between music and imagination. Meet others and learn some fascinating music activities that can be re-created at home.

10-10:45 AM Saturdays: Toddler classes
9-9:45 AM Saturdays: Musical beans class.
Enjoy playing simple, physical music games with your baby! Help babies develop musical skills, understand speech patterns, and movement skills. Through musical activities we stimulate baby’s brain development, build coordination, moterskills, enhance language, and problem solving skills. Most importantly, nurture a strong, secure, and loving bond between you and your baby.
11-11:45 AM Wednesdays: For that fun age between toddler and preschool!
This is an artistically conceived flow of songs, nursery rhymes, instrumental jam sessions, and movement activities that will keep your little music maker involved. This class is designed to support children’s developing competence in tonality and rhythm and have fun.

More details here.

Music with Mar music & movement class, Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Music with Mar. is for children ages 6 months-6 years old and a parent/caregiver. Savannah classes are taught by Carlyle Dorroh, a warm and personable mother-of-three with a BA in psychology, Masters in Education and over 12 years in the field of education as a teacher and school director/principal.

Classes will meet at 11 AM each Friday (starting Sept 16th). One aspect that makes Music with Mar. so unique is there’s no registration, no set sessions and all ages sing and learn together. (Great for families with multiple children!). Classes run continuously and families are encouraged to come whenever they can. Program founder, Mar. Harmon, is dedicated to offer a fabulous, developmentally appropriate, fun music and movement class for children at a very affordable price for families. Cost is $7/class per family (up to 4 children) or a block of 5 classes (to be used any time during a 4 month period) is $30.

FREE children’s activities at Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Interpretive Center hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
Come see the display of the Giant Ground Sloth replica, wildlife exhibits, live reptiles and birding station. Programs listed below meet promptly at the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted. Programs are free. $5 for parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

Wed., Feb. 29:
12 PM Interpretive Center Tour: Join a tour of the museum. See and touch fossils, reptiles, and more!
2 PM Sandpiper Nature Trail Hike: Come for a 1.5-mile walk to learn about native plants and animals that inhabit the marsh.
4 PM Knot Tying: Come learn some handy knots for everyday use.

For more free Feb. kids’ events at Skidaway Is. State Park, click here. For more information, call Skidaway State Park at (912) 598-2300.

New Years Special at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

New Years Special at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill!
Enroll for two consecutive months and receive the third month at ½ price. Enroll online at www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com . Visit Mommy & Me Play and Fitness Facebook page here for videos and pictures of classes!

Must enroll by January 31, 2012. No refunds for missed sessions.
Only 1 make up class allowed per paid month.

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness
2252 Hwy 17 (Pig-a-Dilly Plaza behind Augie’s)
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-756-2828
Email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com
Web: www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com
YouTube: mommyandmeplayandfit
Facebook: mommy & me play and fitness

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Donate to help end hunger in Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah Children’s Art Classes start Jan. 2012

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers children art classes as well as girls’ night out adult workshops where you can turn your favorite photograph into a work of art. For more information about sessions, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com. Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401. Scribble Art Studio a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

All American Pressure Cleaning in Savannah offers pressure cleaning special

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Scribble Art Studio art classes, portrait workshops, birthday parties, holiday workshops

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah now has a new class schedule available! Please check www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com for further details.

Sign up your son or daughter today and give them the gift of creativity.

Portrait workshops make a unique, fun gift for the holidays as well as wonderful birthday parties/ladies night out! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Holiday workshops available at a discounted price. Workshops are 2hours, include all supplies and light refreshments. You can drop off your child while you get some holiday shopping done.

Contact Carrie Christian at 912.323.0123 or email carriechristian@hotmail.com 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers children art classes as well as girls’ night out adult workshops where you can turn your favorite photograph into a work of art. For more information about sessions, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com. Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401. Scribble Art Studio a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

First Day Hikes at various Georgia State Parks

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

“First Day Hikes” Help Start the New Year with a Healthy Heart

Georgia’s State Parks host 12 New Year’s Day Hikes across the state, inviting families and friends to start the New Year with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to healthy living.

In Georgia, a dozen state parks have planned guided hikes where people can connect with nature and even re-connect with each other. The nationwide event is sponsored by America’s State Parks, with New Year’s Day hikes being led in all 50 states.

Kicking off the New Year with an invigorating hike fits into the mission of the Georgia State Parks Tons of Fun Initiative: to encourage citizens to lead healthier lifestyles through outdoor recreation. The TonsofFun.org website includes exercise ideas, healthy recipes, nutritionist and personal trainer advice, and more.

A list of all ranger-led hikes on New Year’s Day can be found here, and the entire calendar of events can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org/Events. Families may want to call ahead to make sure hikes are suitable for the youngest family members.

To see the various First-Day Hikes in Georgia’s State Parks held on New Year’s Day 2012, click here.

Register now for Spring 2012 Kindermusik parent-and-me sessions for children ages 0-7, Savannah

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Attention Families of Children Ages 0-7.

There’s still time to register for Spring 2012 early childhood music Kindermusik classes. The locally-based Kindermusik has wonderful assortment of musical adventures for you and your children in Savannah, Wilmington Is. & Richmond Hill.

You can join at any time and tuition is prorated!

Swing, sway, laugh, and play! Kindermusik is the #1 music and movement program for children newborn to age seven. For over 30 years we’ve helped children learn and grow in the Kindermusik classroom. As a parent, Kindermusik will strengthen the bond you’re developing with your child and give you tools to bring all kinds of learning home. Kindermusik classes are led by skilled, licensed educators, and our research-based programs will enhance your child’s development while instilling a lifelong love of music.

Classes include:

For the babies (ages 0-20 months): “Cock-A-Doodle-Moo” and “Dew Drops”. Cock a doodle MOO!! takes your little one on an adventure on a tractor through the farm, and all around town to meet many different animals. Dew Drops is a lovely curriculum, complete with Celtic music and Irish dances. Be ready to tap, bounce and fly together with your baby! This class is offered in Savannah, Wilmington Island and Richmond Hill. Class limit: 12 babies.

For the toddlers (ages 1.5-3.5 years): Hang on to your seats for “Away We Go!”. Experience life on a train, rocketship, submarine, boat and airplane as seen through the eyes of your active toddler. Hear the swish swish of the canoe paddles on the water, and fly up in the sky on human airplanes. This class is offered in Savannah, Wilmington Island and Richmond Hill. Class limit: 12 toddlers.

For preschoolers (ages 3 to 5 years): “Imagine That!” on Saturday mornings. The session is called “Toys I make, Trips I take”. Think of it like taking a course inside a child’s imagination. The class will use the theme of a toy shop to make pretend-creations, using rhythm and songs with every imaginary saw, hammer and nail. The result is building the preschooler’s sense of a sequence of events, which is good for storytelling, as well as making his ideas a reality. This class is only offered in Savannah on Saturday mornings. Class limit: 10 preschoolers.

For hearing babies ages 6-36 months: “Sign and Sing – Units A and B”. From the moment you as a parent meet that little one, there is a strong desire to understand. What is he thinking? Is he hungry, tired, too cold, content? Early on, every baby also has an innate desire to communicate. A Kindermusik Sign & Sing class (developed by Signing Smart)  gives parents the tools and knowledge to communicate with their babies using American Sign Language. Through songs and play, both parents and babies learn signs for words like ‘mommy’ and ‘eat’ and as well as practical signs like ‘more,’ ‘milk,’ and when he’s ‘all done.’ This research-proven signing class for hearing children speeds language development, eases frustration and enhances long-term learning abilities. This class is only offering in Savannah on Monday mornings. Class limit: 12 children.

Online registration is now available at www.88keysga.com  (click on the Kindermusik link at the bottom of the home page). Sibling discounts are automatically entered when you sign up online. All classes begin the week of Jan. 22, 2012 and go through mid-May, 2012. All classes are 15 weeks long, except for Sign and Sing, which runs 10 weeks.

Please feel free to contact Kindermusick with any questions. Share this info with out-of-town relatives or grandparents, as Kindermusik is happy to provide “Kindermusik semester” gift certificates all year round. Give the gift of music; the gift that they’ll never outgrow!

Marina Lindblom, 88 KEYS PIANO/Kindermusik, 912.988.KEYS (5397), email music@88keysga.com, www.88keysga.com . Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Giveaway: a family four pack of tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

UPDATE: Winner is Christina Muir! Congratulations!!!

SouthernMamas.com is giving away a family four pack of tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash coming Thu. JAN. 19 – Sun. JAN. 22 to Savannah Civic Center.

To enter to win, “like” SouthernMamas on Facebook here and then answer this question on our wall: In what fun way is your life (with the holidays, school break, young children etc) a little like a circus? We’ll pick a winner’s name and announce it here Jan. 9. Deadline to enter is Sun. Jan. 8!

SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT OFFER!
$10 per ticket!
Thu. JAN. 19 at the 7:30 PM performance.
(Excludes VIP and VIP Floor Seats seats. No double discounts. Cannot be used for prior purchases or group sales orders. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply.)

CLICK HERE to purchase.
Use customer code: Z5655
To order tickets by phone, call (800) 351-7469 or (912) 651-6556.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash introduces the Ringling Bros.® Ringlettes, who are the stylish hosts of the swankiest circus party in town. The Ringlettes are ready to invite Children of All Ages in on the hippest circus spectacular that The Greatest Show On Earth®has ever produced!

The fun begins as soon as the audience enters Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash with a rockin’ Pre-show party happening directly on the arena floor an hour before the show, free with your ticket. Party goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean, style in glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take photos with circus stars, and even step behind the curtain for an exclusive backstage experience which includes an up-close look at the most exotic animal menagerie only at Barnum Bash.

Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash has assembled the most amazing international acts including Dimitri the Strong Man, Motorcycle Mania, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel, and Hand Balancers. All are tricked-out for the circus party and ready to perform wild feats of wonders and strength, to contemporary pop music and in 21st century Barnum style. Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown, who just wants to be part of the fun. Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash is all the rage with outlandish thrills, hilarliarous high-jinks and majestic animals, but can Anton with his non-stop laughable antics persuade us all that there’s not just one right way to party!?!

BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION THAN EVER BEFORE! Purchase a VIP Floor Seat and watch as the show unfolds all around you!

Arrive an hour early for the All Access Pre-Show
FREE with your ticket!

CLICK HERE to visit the official Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Store before you go to The Greatest Show On Earth. Get all your official and exclusive Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merchandise here today!

Regular Ticket Prices
$35.00 VIP Floor Seats • $29.00 VIP • $20.00

Kids’ Activities in Savannah & Hilton Head Is. for the week of Dec. 19

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Local family activities

For a complete listing of local kid and family events, visit the SouthernMamas.com Event Calendar by clicking here.

Savannah kid-friendly events

The Puppet People presents “Friends” Shadow Puppet Show, Savannah
December 19-23 & 26-30.
10-11 AM everyday!
Details here

SkateFest 2011
Runs until Jan. 8 at Savannah Civic Center
Indoor ice-skating.
Details, cost & schedule here

FREE 12 Days of Christmas children’s activities, Westin Savannah
Through Sat. Dec. 24
Details here.

FREE Make It & Take It Holiday Craft, Savannah
Various days the week of Dec. 19 at various Live Oak Public library branches. Details here.

Babes-n-Buggies Stroller Fitness Boot Camp, Savannah
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Forsyth Park (across from Brighter Day Natural Foods Market
1-5 Classes = $15 Per
5-10 Classes = $12 Per
10+ Classes = $10 Per
912-660-4507 / info@trainme247.com
Details here.

Fall parent-and-me music classes at Ms. Amy’s School of Music, Savannah. Start your session any week, including this one. Wed Dec. 21 & Sat. Dec. 24. Details here.

Free children’s activities at Skidaway Is. State Park
Wed. Dec. 21-Sat. Dec. 24. Details here

Music with Mar music & movement classes, Savannah
11 AM Friday Dec. 16. For children ages 6 months-6 years old and a parent/caregiver.
$7/class per family (up to 4 children) or a block of 5 classes (to be used any time during a 4 month period) is $30.
No registration or set session. Just show up. Details here

Breakfast with Santa, Westin Savannah
9-12 PM Sat. Dec. 24
Details here.

Ongoing activities

FREE Gingerbread Village display at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Starting Sat. Nov. 26. Details here.

Early 19th Century Holiday at the Davenport House, Savannah
Through Dec. 31
Details here.

Visits and photos with Santa and holiday train at Savannah Mall
Details here.

Free Santa photos and activities at Bass Pro Shop at Savannah Mall
Until Dec. 24 2011
Santa’s Wonderland includes free kids’ activity tables, trains, kids’ crafts and Santa Bandz
Details here. For a schedule of activities, click here.

Visits and photos with Santa at Oglethorpe Mall, in the common area near Macy’s
Details here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, open 362 days a year. Details here.

Free Savannah Belles water ferry ride across the Savannah River
Details here.

Hilton Head Is/Bluffton Children’s Activities

No School Art Days Holiday Spectacular Camp, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Is
For Kids ages 6-12.
10 AM-2 PM Dec. 19 – 23
Details here.

Get Fired Up with Pottery, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, HHI
Tues & Sat. Dec. 20 & Dec. 24
Details here.

Read Christmas stories with Santa, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, HHI
10:30 AM Wed & Thurs Dec. 20 & Dec. 21.
Details here.

Last Farmer’s Market of Bluffton for 2011. Details here.
2-7 PM Thurs. Dec. 21

Free Gregg Russell Children’s Christmas Concert, Hilton Head Is.
7:30-9 PM Fri. Dec. 23.
Details here.

Holiday Craft at the Sandbox Children’s Museum, HHI
Sat. Dec. 24. Details here.

Weekend Road Trips

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. Details here

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights 2011, Charleston S.C. Details here

Noon Year’s Eve Kids’ Party at The Sandbox, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

You’re invited to a daytime New Year’s Eve party for kids 10 AM-2 PM Saturday, December 31 at The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museumon Hilton Head Is.

Help The Sandbox ring in 2012! Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up til midnight? Come to The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!

Featuring:
Special games, activities including our bounce house and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, lunch, party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon!

Adults & Children $10, under 2 Free! (sorry, coupons not valid for admission)

For more information, call (843) 842-7645 or stop by The Sandbox at 18-A Pope Avenue.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, 843-842-7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Harbour Town Lights, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Harbour Town Lights
November 23, 2012 – January 2, 2013

Stroll around Harbour Town and enjoy dozens of beautiful Christmas light displays, including lights on the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Harbour Town Lights, presented by Hargray, the Harbour Town Merchants, The Sea Pines Resort and The Greenery, will benefit The Deep Well Project and is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit while you do some shopping and dining.

Free Gregg Russell Children’s Christmas Concert, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Gregg Russell Christmas Concert
Friday, December 23; 7:30-9pm

Enjoy the spirit of the holidays with a special evening in Harbour Town. Longtime Hilton Head Island favorite Gregg Russell will play his guitar and sings songs of the season for all ages, and a special visit from Santa Claus will follow. To learn more about Gregg Russell or his concert schedule, please visit greggrussell.com. Complimentary

Get Fired Up with Pottery, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Get Fired Up with Pottery
Tuesdays and Saturdays
December 20, 24 at 9:30am
Create a holiday gift by personalizing a ceramic plate for a friend or loved one. $15 fee ($10 for members) covers your pottery piece, supplies, firing and the museum admission fee. Pick up your pottery piece the following Friday. Registration recommended for this popular program.

The Sandbox An Interactive Children’s Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Get Fired Up with Pottery, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Get Fired Up with Pottery
Tuesdays and Saturdays
December 20, 24 at 9:30am
Create a holiday gift by personalizing a ceramic plate for a friend or loved one. $15 fee ($10 for members) covers your pottery piece, supplies, firing and the museum admission fee. Pick up your pottery piece the following Friday. Registration recommended for this popular program.

The Sandbox An Interactive Children’s Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Holiday Craft at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Through the entire month of December
Come have a wonderful holiday time at the Sandbox. Make a special holiday craft. Each week there will be a different holiday theme craft. A sample is provided with all of the supplies to make it.
December 24: Reindeer Gift Bag

The Sandbox An Interactive Children’s Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Read Christmas stories with Santa, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Wed. December 21 at 10:30am
Thurs. December 22 at 10:30am
Join The Sandbox For a Special Visit From Santa! “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!” Join us at The Sandbox where Santa Claus will read traditional Christmas stories and listen to your Christmas lists and ask if you’ve been naughty or nice! Get Your picture taken with Santa and make your own frame!. Cost included in admission: $6 per person; under 2 free.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, 843-842-7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Kids’ holiday activity: Skatefest 2011 in Savannah

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

When you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this holiday break, don’t forget about Skatefest 2011 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena at the Savannah Civic Center
Dec. 9-Jan. 8 2011 The Savannah Civic Center turns into an ice rink for public skating.
Tickets are $7. Each session lasts for an hour and half. A 5-session pass is 30.
800.351.7469.
912.651.6556

For more kid-friendly holiday activities happening in Savannah & the Lowcountry, visit the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Guide here.

Children’s December activities at The Sandbox Interactive Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Wed. December 21 at 10:30am
Thurs. December 22 at 10:30am
Join The Sandbox For a Special Visit From Santa! “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!” Join us at The Sandbox where Santa Claus will read traditional Christmas stories and listen to your Christmas lists and ask if you’ve been naughty or nice! Get Your picture taken with Santa and make your own frame!. Cost included in admission: $6 per person; under 2 free.

Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids, Saturday, December 31, 10am-2pm
Come Ring in 2012 at The Sandbox!
Celebrate the New Year with the family without staying up ’til midnight! Join us at The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!
Activities include our Sandbox Bounce Castle, Face Painting, and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, and lunch. Party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon! $10 per person, under 2 FREE, Sandbox members $8 per person, under 2 FREE.

December 31, 2011, 7pm to 1 am
The Crowne Plaza Resort, The Crystal Ballroom
Featuring Live Music by Trey’s Alien – The Crowne Plaza’s New Year’s Eve Dining Extravaganza – Open Bar ALL NIGHT – Silent and Live Auction – Champagne Toast & Balloon Drop at Midnight. Separate on-site children’s party ($25 per child, ages 4-12)
Special room rates are available at the Crowne Plaza for $79/night
Tickets $85 per person, $165 per couple
Tables of 8 are $640, Tables of 10 are $800
Benefiting The Sandbox Children’s Museum. Sponsorship Packages are available. Call 843-842-7645 to make your reservation RSVP by December 28th. Log onto our website, www.thesandbox.org for info.

Imagination Hour Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Join The Sandbox for an hour of fun story time followed by a craft project. Program is included with admission cost to museum. First-come, first-serve, so sign up when checking in at the registration desk.
December 21 and 22, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Read by Santa himself!
December 29, A Very Special Snowflake

Holiday Craft Through the entire month of December
Come have a wonderful holiday time at the Sandbox. Make a special holiday craft. Each week there will be a different holiday theme craft. A sample is provided with all of the supplies to make it.
December 3: Hand and Foot Print Reindeer
December 10: Snowman
December 17: Christmas Tree
December 24: Reindeer Gift Bag

Get Fired Up with Pottery
Tuesdays and Saturdays
December 17, 20, 24 at 9:30am
Create a holiday gift by personalizing a ceramic plate for a friend or loved one. $15 fee ($10 for members) covers your pottery piece, supplies, firing and the museum admission fee. Pick up your pottery piece the following Friday. Registration recommended for this popular program.

The Sandbox An Interactive Children’s Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Noon Year’s Eve Party at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

Friday, December 16th, 2011

You’re invited to a daytime New Year’s Eve party for kids 10 AM-2 PM Saturday, December 31 at The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum on Hilton Head Is.

Help The Sandbox ring in 2012! Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up til midnight? Come to The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!

Featuring:
Special games, activities including our bounce house and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, lunch, party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon!

Adults & Children $10, under 2 Free! (sorry, coupons not valid for admission)

For more information, call (843) 842-7645 or stop by The Sandbox at 18-A Pope Avenue.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, 843-842-7645 or 843-290-4557 (cell), www.thesandbox.org

Holiday savings at La Dee Da Children’s Boutique, Rincon

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Please join La Dee Da Children’s Boutique this Friday and Saturday Dec. 16 & 17 2011 for HUGE holiday savings and open house.

All Holiday apparel will be 40% off. Take 25% off everything else!

Enjoy food, wine and amazing savings on names like Giggle Moon, Le top, Bailey Boys, Anavini, Claire & Charlie, Rileyroos, Kalencom, Mudpie and LaJenn’s.

Wine, dine and shop with La Dee Da Friday evening from 5pm-8pm as they celebrate the holidays with the moms and grand moms La Dee Da appreciates so much.

Looking for a great gift idea? Purchase a $100 gift certificate and La Dee Da will throw in a $25 one for free! Purchase a $50 gift certificate and receive a free additional $10 certificate.

For more information call 912.295.5470 or click here . “Like” La Dee Da on Facebook  here here to stay informed about great deals & events. Conveniently located in Rincon on Hwy 21 in Goshen Park next to Milano and Baibry’s.

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is now open at 135 Goshen Road Extension in Goshen Park right on Hwy 21 in Rincon, For more info call 912.295.5470, visit www.LaDeeDaKids.com. or like the boutique on Facebook here! La Dee Da Children’s Boutique looks forward to serving you and your child. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Children’s Birthday Parties: Puppet People makes parties easy & fun

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Stressfree isn’t the adjective typically used to describe childrens’s birthday parties. But that is exactly how I would describe my children’s combo birthday party this past weekend at Angela Beasley’s Puppet People “The Puppet Place” in Thunderbolt.

When it comes to children’s birthday parties, Puppet People do it all for you: from providing a fun atmosphere and a lively, animated puppet show as well as taking care of those pesky details like paper plates, utensils, even the matches to light the birthday candles.

The party hosts (who take care of keeping the kids entertained at all times) are not only energetic and upbeat, but also informative about puppets and puppetry as an art form. Our two-hour event included a puppet demo, a puppet show, a puppet-making craft – all interspersed with, music, fun games (limbo!) and bouncing balls to keep the kids stimulated. All I had to do was show up with cupcakes, popcorn & party favors.

The Puppet Place is a 1,000 square ft. indoor event space bedecked with puppet decorations and confetti-carpeting. It’s the ideal spot for a party when you don’t want to have to worry about the weather. And during good weather, you can extend your party to a backyard canopied with pecan trees and Spanish moss. Best of all, these creative birthday parties at Puppet People’s “The Puppet Place” are private. There aren’t other children’s parties happening there at the same time, as at some venues. Yours is the only party!

Explore Puppet People’s different packages listed here to learn about Puppet People’s parties and shows.

Contact Puppet People for prices and availability. Book Puppet People Party Place. Call 912-355-3366 or email puppets@puppetpeople.com

FOR CHILDREN
Here’s how it works, for the little ones:
•Choose your party theme
•Choose a puppet show from our “family-friendly parties” section
•Pick a date
•Contact Angela Beasley’s Puppet People to book it!

What’s included:
•A party host to tend to every need
•An interactive studio tour (you get to go behind the scenes!)
•Two hours in the fantasy-filled puppet factory
•Music, games and bouncing balls
•Puppet-making: each guest leaves with their own puppet
•Tableware

Price is dependent on time frame, number of attendees and themes. Puppet People can make your fantasies come true. Contact Puppet People today and they can create whatever you can imagine.

The Puppet Place, 3119 Furber Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405, 912-355-3366, http://puppetpeople.com. Email puppets@puppetpeople.com. Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Visit SCAD Museum of Art during holiday break

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Looking for something to do with the kids this holiday break?

Check out the SCAD Museum of Art, from its glowing outdoor chairs to the interactive one-of-a-kind touch table, the museum is sure to inspire.

Free admission for children under 14.

For more information visit, www.scadmoa.org  or call 912.525.7191. SCAD MOA is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, 31401