The Inn at Pocono Manor: A Wes Anderson Style Family Getaway

Last weekend my family I drove up to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains and went back in time to an earlier era during our three day, two night stay at The Inn at Pocono Manor. If you have ever wanted to live on the sets of The Grand Budapest Hotel or The Royal Tenenbaums, then this is the place. We had a otherworldly, magical, family-focused time. It was awesome! The ambiance of the entire hotel is like a retro Christmas dream, with dozens of decorated trees and holiday charm everywhere. We Read more...

NEW Dave and Buster’s in Downtown Silver Spring

Theres a brand new Dave & Buster’s in downtown Silver Spring! Located on the 5th floor of Ellsworth Place (formerly City Place Mall), this was the biggest and most beautiful Dave & Busters we have ever played visited. It's 40,000 square feet of top-of-the-line video games and a modern sports-bar style restaurant. The A Parent in Silver Spring kids and parents enjoyed playing as many of the 160 Dave & Buster's games in the Million Dollar Midway as our $10 game cards would Read more...

ICE! at Gaylord National Harbor: Christmas on the Potomac

Since Gaylord National Harbor brought ICE! and the Christmas on the Potomac celebrations to the Washington, DC area, our family has made this visit a treasured holiday tradition. It's the perfect way to get excited for the season! This year the theme is especially magical, Christmas Around the World! Celebrate a world of cultures and celebrations, all done in amazing ice artistry. To experience ICE!, you walk through an ice wonderland village of over two million pounds of colored Read more...

Shopping + Champagne Party on Saturday at Reddz Trading

Want to get out of the house on Saturday, January  30th for a glass of bubbly, a free manicure, hair braiding, treats, skin care love & shopping? Join me and other style bloggers at Reddz Trading in Bethesda from 12 - 3 p.m. After being stuck inside with my family for days and days due to Jonas, I can really use a day of pampering, and I know you can, too. This Saturday Reddz Trading in Bethesda presents Shopping & Champagne. Myself and other bloggers Spicy Candy DC, Guest of a Guest Read more...

EVENT CANCELED: Saturday Night Snow Day FUN: PopUp Play Zone Bounce Night Par-Tay! (Italian Ice on Me)

UPDATE: Event was canceled due to incoming storm.  Your Last Chance to Play at PopUp Play Zone Before They Close for the Season!  After being snowed in tomorrow during the day, head to PopUp Play Zone from 6-9pm for a fabulous family bounce night! The February 21st Saturday Night Bounce & Play Party at PopUp Play Zone is happening, no matter the weather. Get the kids out of the house for some cozy, crazy indoor play! Enjoy the best family night out in the DC area at the PopUp Play Zone Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Washington Auto Show 2015 – Kids 5 and Under Free!

Have you ever attended a car show? This one will be my first. I am attending the Washington, DC Auto Show as a guest of Chevrolet, and I hope you will join me, too! 10 Reasons to Attend the Washington, DC Auto Show 10. It is happening during the dreariest days of Washington weather, Friday, January 23 - Sunday, February 1. Rather than battle cold winds, you can enjoy the warm, welcoming auto and tech-filled glory of the Washington Convention Center. 9. You can SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick and Read more...

Mother Daughter PJ Party on Saturday: Pajama Glam DC

I know many of us have been spending a good deal of time in our PJs, what with all of the crazy snowed-in days. So why not wear them out of the house with your daughters on Saturday night for a great cause? Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Embassy Suites DC Convention Center 900 10th Street, NW Washington, DC The Tigerlily Foundation presents its annual Pajama Glam Party, a sparkling, all-ages fun event that invites women and girls Read more...

Family Offerings at Atlas Intersections Festival

BOLD. PROVOCATIVE. DYNAMIC. February 21 - March 8   The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from February 21 - March 8, 2014 is a unique all-arts festival which brings together more than 100 performing groups over eight days to offer intersections of music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken word. I have culled from the INTERSECTIONS website and press release the information about Celebrate Family performances and Family Saturdays events for families and children.  To see the full Read more...

Disney on Ice This Weekend: All Shows On!

Although Thursday's Disney On Ice shows at the Verizon Center had to be canceled due to the snowstorm (full refunds or exchanges were granted to Thursday ticket holders), the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday shows are ON! This is a fab, and very apropos way to find some indoor family fun during this snowy weekend.  You will see 65 of Disney's most unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses and other favorites including Read more...