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Got lots of candy left over? Don’t know what to do with it? No problem!  Here are some fun ways you can use that candy and have fun doing it!

Create a fun snack

Open those boxes of Smarties and M&M’s and add in some popcorn, pretzels, nuts. Voila your own Trail Mix.

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Use it as Learning Tool
Let kids practice counting or do their math homework with all the little candies. Or open a pack of smarties and have them count them out.

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Create an Advent Calendar

This year instead of buying an advent calendar, use your candy to create one. The kids will love it! You can use a large variety of candy and Chocolates.

 

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Arts & Crafts

There are so many fun things you can do with your candy and wrappers. Walk around the dollar store and you will be surprised what you can do with the kids. They have some great items that you can use to create your special pieces. Use the wrappers to decorate a frame or a jewelry box. Take the candy out of the wrapper and glue them on using a glue gun with parental guidance of course. You can also buy a laquer and spray the candy so they are nice and shiny. Check out some of these pieces I created.

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Baking

Going to visit family, bake some cupcakes and throw some candy on top as toppers. There are tons of recipes where you can add in smarties, M&M’s, and any other chocolates. Make it a fun surprise and your guests will love it.

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Trade them in

Give your children a choice. For every pound of candy they give you, they can get a new book or toy. You can even give them a max dollar value per pound. The more candy they trade, the more books they can get.

Use a scale to weigh their candy. Then take the leftover candy to the office and share it with your co-workers. Kids will love this idea!

 

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If all else fails… bring it into the office! Happy Halloween!!

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Do you have a picky eater? Have meal times become a source of stress & frustration? Are you tired of begging, bargaining or threatening to get your children to eat?

 

Join Registered Dietitian Robin Glance for this workshop to  help manage picky eating and restore peace at the dinner table.

Topics will include:

  • How much should my child be eating?
  • What about vitamins/ minerals/ supplements?
  • Why is my child refusing to eat?
  • Steps for a successful meal
  • Activities to encourage food acceptance
  • Kid-friendly recipes

The cost of the workshop is $35 per person. Here are all the details you need to know about this fabulous and informative workshop:

Date: Wednesday, September 21

Cost: $35 per person

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul. St-Jean

If you are interested, please email us your name today at info@westislandmommies.com to reserve your spot, space is limited!

Robin Glance is a registered dietitian with over 7 years experience at the MUHC. She has a private practice in the West-Island where she helps clients of all ages meet their nutritional goals. Robin has appeared on Breakfast Television Montreal, Global News Morning Show, CBC News and CBS Living as a nutritional expert. She is also a mom of two young boys.

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Mark your calendars! The West Island Mommies 5th annual Family Fun Fair is right around the corner! Last year was a big success, and this year will be even bigger. There will be over 40 different local vendors to meet, and activities/entertainment for children.  The event is FREE, so come on out and enjoy the day with us!

We will also have many things for the kids to do throughout the day. Here is some of the fun entertainment we have planned throughout the day:

  • All Day – Arts & Crafts with BBG Studio
  • 10:30am-11:00am – Monkey Rock Music Concert
  • 11:00am to 12:30pm- Meet and greet with Rubble from Paw Patrol and Cupcake Queen from Shopkins
  • 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Face Painting
  • 1:30pm – Blair Marshall Magician
  • Dance and singing Demos
  • and much more!

The first 200 people to arrive will receive a free re-usable bag and there will be baked goods for sale on site to snack on with the proceeds of those sales going to WIAIH.

DATE:   Sunday, September 18th, 2016

TIME:   10 am to 3 pm

LOCATION:   Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 6700 Trans-Canada, Pointe-Claire

If you would like to save the details on your Facebook events calendar, then go to our FACEBOOK EVENT and click on “Going”. We hope to see you all there!

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I had the pleasure of attending a special media event on Saturday to open the Centre Amusements Les Lapins Crétins in Pointe Claire. Got a sneak peek of what this entertainment center is all about. Located at the Mega Centre Des Sources in Pointe Claire, you enter the world of 15,000 square feet of fun!

It was awesome! So many amazing features for families to have fun. Learning, discovering, playing, so much fun for the whole family. Here is the story behind the center:

The rabbids have repaired an old submarine to go to the North Pole in order to approach the moon. Surprise: the vessel is high in the air! In flight, they have abandoned the commands to play the tag and they finished by crashing in Montreal. Researchers have observed these rabbits and have concluded that only children can understand the language and the behavior of rabbits. If you love thrills and adventure, welcome to the center of fun Rabbids !  BWAAAH!

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Here is an overview of the main activities offered:

the submarine: an area of activities which puts forward a submarine reinvented who declines on three levels. Obstacles, slides and more!

· the water treatment plant: an incursion in behind the scenes of the factory where the there are two swimming pools with balls, of guns to balls and a climbing wall.

· The laboratory: a space to stimulate the creativity which offers various activities including inspiring a wall Pixel Art and blocks of construction giants.

· The Farmhouse: a thematic area intended for toddlers from 0 to 3 years.

· the area of virtual reality: two Chairs of virtual reality to dive into the universe of rabbits .

· Three Rooms of thematic anniversary: to make the Feast with the Rabbits  in the rooms in Candy, Princess or pirate.

· An area of restoration: a menu of quality signed by Chief Jérôme Ferrer The restaurant europea.

· A Shop : a selection of products Lapins Crétins to continue the experiment at home.

There were many great details catering to families. They have a beautiful diaper change  and breastfeeding room. Diaper change stations and couche and chairs. In the regular bathrooms, built into the toilet seats are smaller seats for the little ones that need to go potty. Along with step stools to wash their hands.

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Along with a large seating areas, there is a well stocked  restaurant for those needing a little something to eat or snack on. While the kids play, mom or dad can use the free WIFI to get some work done as well.

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They have 3 themed party rooms to suit everyone’s taste. Party packages start at $169.99 and up. There are a variety of party packages available.

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The weekend of September 3 to 5 will be their grand opening weekend. There will be lots of surprises for the kids and parents alike. Be sure to bring along the whole family for some family fun!
Everyone must wear socks when in the center so be sure to bring a pair along. A large locker area with keys are available so you can lock up your belongings securely while everyone is exploring the center and having fun!

Here is the info on the admission prices:

Valid for per person per day:

  • Apprentice – 0 à 11 mois : Free Entrance
  • Adventurer – 1 à 3 ans : 7,99 $
  • Explorer – 3 à 12 ans : 14,99 $
  • Strategist – adulte : 6,99 $
  • Mentor – 60 ans et plus : Free Entrance

The Rabbids Center  is located in the Mega Centre  Des sources in  Pointe-Claire (2315, Trans Canada Highway). Open seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm, it allows for the entire family to spend an unforgettable moment together.

Be sure to head over and Like their Facebook page to stay up to date on all the upcoming events.

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Because one Rabbid is good! But four is better! The Rabbids Center offers families a unique offer, to join the troupe. This is a valid annual subscription for a family of four at the amazing cost of $ 39.99 . This offer includes: a point collection system to obtain rewards (for children 3 to 12 years), an exclusive drop-in service, discounts on birthday packages and more!

A super fun day for everyone is to be had at the amazing new Amusement center.
The center opens officially Monday August 29th, 2016.

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We have a special promotion for all our West island Mommies Fans!

Tickets still available for Ice age on Ice on August 24-27 at the Bell center.

20% discount for our  members (only applicable on  the representations of August 24, 25 and 26 at 7pm for price level #3).

Click HERE to purchase  your discounted tickets.

For tickets on any other day or time you can purchase them at Evenko.

 

evenko and Twentieth Century Fox are thrilled to present for the first time in Montreal,ICE AGE on Ice, from August 24 to 27 at the Bell Centre.

Stage Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced thatIce Age on Ice will tour 20 cities across Canada including Montreal, at the Bell Centre for6 shows (4 in French and 2 in English). Based on the incredibly popular Ice Age movie franchise, the all-new story and live show will bring an avalanche of adventure to audiences everywhere. Ice Age on Ice features the coolest crew on the planet including Sid, Scrat, Manny, Ellie and Diego.

Ice Age on Ice features stars from the whole herd including Scrat, the beloved pre-historic squirrel who gets the wake up call of his life when he buries his prized acorn in a once-dormant volcano that rumbles back to life. With an eruption threatening our sub-zero heroes’ home, they must find a way to stop a tidal wave of lava and save our gang from certain extinction.

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