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Moms’ Night Out!

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

There a new movie that just came out this weekend called “Mom’s Night Out”!  Have you seen it?  Did you love it!?  I’m going this weekend, and I can’t wait!

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MomSelect and the publicity team for Mom’s Night Out the Movie sent us a party in a box–all the things we needed to throw a let-your-hair-down kind of party to celebrate the opening of this new movie.

If you haven’t heard much about it, I’ll give you a summary: Its a family comedy (PG!) about four moms who arrange for a night to themselves, but pretty much everything goes wrong.  Of course, it all turns out in the end, but I’m sure its one of those movies where a mother can relate to almost every scenario and emotion!  Some of the cast includes Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), and Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle).

I got together tonight with ten of my good friends, and we ate and talked and ate and talked until almost midnight (which is a BIG deal when you become an old mom!).

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Here you can see the array of products provided for me to giveaway to my guests.  Unfortunately, the baby oil cream sample spilled during shipment, and made a few of the prizes oily and grease-stained, so I had to throw out that prize, and add a few prizes myself, like an electric knife set and a Silpat baking sheet.  It added a new level excitement to the party–knowing you might walk away with a prize!  Some of the prizes were a little underwhelming, but the best prize (in my opinion) was a free ticket to see Mom’s Night Out with me next weekend!  How fun to be able to take a friend!  You and me next week, Megan!

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The list of recipes and game ideas was helpful, though I never received a chalkboard that was supposed to be integral to one of the activities, so we had to cut that activity out.  Instead, we did play one of the suggested games where we wrote down the names of famous moms, then with each round, would would describe them or act them out and have everyone guess.  It was fun and everyone felt involved!  Not everyone at the party knew everyone else, but by the end, everyone had been introduced and looked like they were enjoying getting to meet new people.

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Overall, I’m glad we all had an excuse to get together and giggle.  I think I’ve fostered a little more interest in what this movie is all about, and that many of us will be putting it on our ‘to watch’ list.  I wish we had ALL received tickets to see the movie–then we could have extended our party even later!

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Pull that “Mother’s day card” and go see this movie with your girlfriends!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you fabulous mothers out there!!!

See’s Candies {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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“You had me at chocolate”, said a friend of mine when I told her I had 3 pounds of See’s Candies chocolate to review!  With such a splendor of goodness, keeping it all to myself would have been wonderful seemed silly when I could invite friends and make a “Chocolate Party” out of it!

Sees-CandiesCharles See opened the first See’s Candies shop in Los Angeles in November of 1921.  The sparkling clean, black and white shop was designed to resemble the home kitchen of his mother, Mary See.  Now you know why black and white checkers is their signature branding!  My stash included three different boxes of divine goodness.  First, Assorted Chocolates:

318asschocv3bigNuts and Chews:

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323chocvaryv3bigWhere to begin?!   Everything arrived nice and cool in a big box of very well protected foam and several ice packs.  Not thinking at all, I took the boxes upstairs to my sewing room (where I hide all the treats and untouchables from my boys!), and forgot about them for a few days, also forgetting that this room doesn’t get any a/c!  We had an awful heat spell and after a few days of what must of have been over 90 degrees up there, I remembered the chocolates and was sure they’d be a melted mess.  Not so!  They looked perfectly preserved and untouched, and our party was still on 🙂

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Of course, we loved every bite!  These chocolates are so filling, too.  The four of us ate to our heart’s content, filled up baggies to take home to the husbands, and I still had a full box’s worth at the end of the night.  If only one person was hacking away at a box, they’d be spoiled every night for weeks!

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Our thoughts: What a great variety!  Obviously, these are high-quality chocolates, and nothing waxy about them.  They each were creamy and flavorful.  A favorite of the night were the Scotchmallows, and you can actually buy an entire box of just these from See’s.  One of my friends was particularly excited about these because See’s are almost no where to be found on the East Coast.  We all remember seeing these in stores all over Utah and kiosks in nearly every West Coast airport, but they’re just not readily available in Boston.

We also decided that See’s has perfected their caramel.  Their caramel chocolates are not too chewy that you find yourself chomping forever on things stuck to your teeth.  One friend mentioned how she’s not really a nut person, but she really enjoyed chocolates from the “Nuts and Chews” box.

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 Another favorite quote of the night: “I never met a See’s chocolate I didn’t like”.  A box of chocolates really is the most wonderful gift, and you can’t go wrong with See’s.  I personally think a box of See’s would be the greatest birthday gift, anniversary gift, baby shower gift, get-well gift, graduation gift, etc.  Check out their many varieties, especially their fun assorted lollypops!  Great for summer!

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One lucky winner is going to win a $25 giftcard to See’s candies!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 30th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by See’s Candies, but all opinions are strictly my own

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