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Candy Corn on the Cob

With autumn just around the corner, we thought this weekend we would make some candy corn on the cob. This will be our contribution for the sweets table at the Vikings Kick Off party on Sunday.

All you will need for this sweet project is a tube of raw sugar cookie dough and a package of candy corn.  Start with a cob size of the cookie dough. Push the candy corns into the cookie dough only as deep as the white part of the kernel. Be sure not to push them in too deeply or they will collide and cause the cob to loose its shape. Layer the kernels by alternating the spacing of each row length-wise. As you can see in the picture, the rows with the kernels need to lay flat against each other. Chill at least an hour, then it will be ready for guests to pick the kernels off of the cob for an instant sugar rush.

Another easy peasy recipe for fun!

Toy Store Day 2014

SAVE the DATE!

Join Totally Kids fun furniture & toys for a day of Family Fun on Saturday, November 8th as we celebrate National Neighborhood Toy Store Day.

We are proud to be your Neighborhood Toy Store and we’re throwing a party to celebrate! Please join us!

Fun for the Whole Family

Bring the kids…and the grandparents and tell your friends to meet you here. This is an event you will not want to miss!

There will be so much to do, from trying out our favorite toys,  games,  winning contests and featuring face painting by Princess Christina!

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Play fun games and win prizes.

Each child who donates a new or gently used toy for families economically challenged by the affects of Autism will receive 25% OFF their favorite toy or game.

Register to win an Eco-friendly car, favorite toys and games, gift cards and a $500.00 SHOPPING SPREE!

All children will go home with a FREE toy prize.

Our experienced staff is looking forward to showing you the hottest toys for this holiday season.

Remember, as always there is FREE gift wrapping on toys.

All Green Toys and Melissa & Doug Toys will be 20% OFF all day.

Spider Woman

Our very own Spider-Woman Ana weaves her spooky webs in preparation for the National Costume Swap Day Party 2013.

National Costume Swap Day 2013

Hop on your brooms and fly in Saturday, October 12th for our annual National Costume Swap Day Party.

Bring in gently used child size costumes and go home with a new-to-you costume.  Exchanging costumes is a creative and eco-friendly way to get kids excited about recycling.
Join us for tricks, treats, fun games, and prizes.

Families are encouraged to bring in multiple costumes.  Any left over costumes will be donated to St. Joseph’s Home for Children, a charity that provides basic needs and emergency shelter for children.  Totally Kids fun furniture & toys and St. Joseph’s have successfully partnered in the past.  Last year Totally Kids was able to donate a carload of Halloween costumes to children.  Our goal for this year is to at least double that amount.

Batty

That’s a beautiful orange chandelier, but someone is trying to drive us batty. There will be a count the bats contest  where all kids will win a FREE prize.

This Tuesday morning an extremely rare event occurred. The shortest day of the year known as the winter solstice in astronomical circles and a lunar eclipse both happened on the very same day. The last time it occurred was more than 400 years ago and will probably take that long again before it happens again. It was rare,  it was special… and here in Minneapolis a blizzard blocked the night skies. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Moon In My Room

Moon in My Room brings the beauty and wonder of this celestial body right into your child’s bedroom. This remote controlled, glow-in-the-dark “mini moon” is contoured and textured to feature an authentically detailed lunar moonscape. A built in light-sensor illuminates a room when it gets dark and shows 12 phases of the moon. The phases can be controlled manually or set to rotate on an automatic function to change every five second, so that kids can follow the moon in the sky with the moon in their room.

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So, what fun things did you do on the longest night of the year? We had a jolly old time making Reindeer Root Beer for friends and neighbors.

All it takes is googly eyes, red pom pom attached with a hot glue gun and dark brown pipe cleaners to twist on top of the bottle. Then we enclose a message: with a message: We’re “rootn” that you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

We could not resist dressing the winter ale bottles for a party Wednesday night.

 

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Candy Contest


The winner will be the person that guesses the exact or closest number of peppermint candy in the jar. Leave your guess on our Facebook page and we will announce the winner December 30st.  You will receive a $25.00 Totally Gift Card! Good Luck!

GUESS HOW MANY PEPPERMINT CANDY  CONTEST?
The winner will be the person that guesses the exact or closest number of peppermint candy in the jar. Leave your guess on our Facebook page and we will announce the winner December 30st.  You will receive a $25.00 Totally Gift Card! Good Luck!

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Candy Jar Fill and Spill

Swe-e-et! This jar of treats includes a gingerbread man, a lollypop and two colorfully wrapped candies. Remove and replace these sugar-free goodies to develop fine motor skills while at play. Constructed of high quality fabrics and phthalate-free plastic, this soft and durable set will provide hours of no-cal fun!

A classic soft toy for little ones 6 months plus.

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Pretend Petite Fours

Add these life-sized treats, perfect addition to a play tea party. Each Haba petit four is uniquely and intricately designed from polyester fabrics to look almost better than the real thing. The Petit Fours come in a cute box set of nine, complete
with individual wrappers. These treats have such a delicious appearance that they should be kept away from small children, lest they mistake the play petit fours for the real thing.

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Peppermint Pie – Oh My! and easy enough for kids to try making.

20 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 carton (1.5 quarts) peppermint ice cream

1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Small candy canes (optional)

Chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce (optional)

COMBINE cookie crumbs and butter in large bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate. (9-inch prepared chocolate cookie crust may be substituted.) Freeze for about 15 minutes or until firm. Place ice cream in refrigerator for 15 minutes to soften.

SPREAD softened ice cream evenly into frozen crust. Pipe or spoon whipped topping around border of pie. Arrange candy canes on top of pie. Freeze for several hours or until firm.

TO SERVE, cut pie into 8 wedges. Place on dessert plates and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

MAKES 8 servings.

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Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

These are a teacher gifts easy enough for young children to make. Make and Takes once again has such a great idea and shows us how.

There must be a kids table at every Thanksgiving, it’s practically an American tradition. For me, growing up, it was most likely for the preservation of  fine china, crystal and family heirlooms from precocious little cousins.

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Creating a decorate it yourself table for your little guests will make them feel special, and best of all, does not need to take much time or planning. Emulating this kids’ table idea from Country Living by simply using a roll of craft paper and some crayons or markers, you can easily become the favorite aunt or grandma. Not only will kiddos think that they have the best seat in the house, but this budget friendly cover, provides doodling entertainment before, during, and after the Thanksgiving dinner while waiting for pumpkin pie.

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Life at the kids’ table begins here.

You’ll find a great selection of  at child size table and chairs at Totally Kids fun furniture.

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Keep your kids’ table guests happily occupied with a few colorful sticks of clay; allowing the adults more time to enjoy their meals. (Yay!) Ask the budding artists to create pieces that can be auctioned off for a few coins after everyone has finished their meals.

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After dinner have the adults hold an auction. Start the bidding on the new clay sculptures with a few pennies. The young artists can be encouraged to tell stories about their creations to increase the bids.

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Pass this tray of clay and tools around and let the sculpting begin. What will they make? How long can it take? Could you make something that you are thankful for?

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After dinner when the table covering has become over decorated, drop this Pairs in Pears game on the table for a fast, fun and requiring no pencil, paper, or gameboard challenge.

GUESS HOW MANY CANDY CORN CONTEST
The winner will be the person that guesses the exact or closest number to how many corn are in the jar. Leave your guess on our Facebook page and we will announce the winner December 1st.  You will receive a $25.00 Totally Gift Card!

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Congratulations Tanya George you are the winner and will receive a$25.00 Totally Kids Gift Card!

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